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Nordic PropTech Awards 2021 finalists elected - Rapal represented on jury

Dec 1, 2021 10:45:10 PM

A brand-new ecosystem acceleration & recognition program launched in a joint venture by the Nordic PropTech associations of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, & Finland. The jury comprises industry experts from across the Nordic region, who have been selected jointly by the national associations and are altogether nestors with proven track records in real estate, finance, and tech. And here they are: The jury members and competing finalists have officially been announced, at ReCoTech Finland on November 30th.


The finalists have now officially been announced, at RecoTech Finland, and four companies have been selected within each of the five tracks as the most innovative and promising startups/scaleups in the Nordics.

All nominated companies are no older than 7 years old, they have a maximum of 75 employees, and they have an established presence in the Nordics. Four companies have now been selected within each of the five tracks as the most innovative and promising startups/scaleups in the Nordics. In the Spring of 2022 in Copenhagen, the first annual Nordic PropTech Awards will be awarded to Nordic-based startups with solutions that help the real estate industry create new efficiencies.

The nominees have now been boiled down to the the finalists, who were announced at the ReCoTech event in Helsinki on November 30th, 2021. The five tracks and finalists are:

Space-as-a-service: Good Monday, LifeX, NORNORM, Spotly

Property Management: Autility, Parakey, Plaace AS, Unloc

Sustainable & Healthy Buildings: ClevAir AS, Ento Labs, Envera Sverige AB (Smartvatten), IISY Oy

ConTech: COBOD International, GBuilder, Material Mapper, Modulize,

Real Estate FinTech: Legacy, CubiCasa, Fairhomes, Picadon

Pontus mvPontus Kihlman, Head of Business Development at Rapal, who has a proven track record within Proptech, the built environment and business development, was hand-picked to serve on the jury of the Space-as-a-Service track, particularly for his future-oriented industry leadership and activism around workplaces and the future of work and commercial real estate. Space-as-a-Service solutions provide digital solutions making us access, use, experience and organize workplaces, housing, and other spaces in better, more flexible, and seamless ways as well as solutions making new services, amenities and conveniences available to us in our buildings.
"I am honored to have been selected as one of the seven jury members across the Nordics on the Space-as-a-Service track, and contributing to the Nordic PropTech Awards 2021", Kihlman posts on LinkedIn.

"We look forward to shining a light on the brightest & most innovative solutions in real estate and proptech - recognizing Nordic-oriented startups for innovative and state-of-the-art solutions that help the real estate industry create new efficiencies", he continues.
"This week in Helsinki continues to do so still in a big way, as the yearly SLUSH event takes place at the same time, where so many great new Nordic startups in the past have been recognized, and new ones find a place to shine. I plan to attend there and see what's going on and stay up-to-date."

The Jury members for the Space-as-a-service track are:

The NPA finals will be held in January when each company will be pitching live to the jury within their respective track. The winner within each track will afterwards be announced in Copenhagen, at PropTech Denmarks annual event, Proptech Symposium: Real Impact.

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About Rapal 

Rapal is the Finnish market leader with SaaS solutions for workplace management, lease management and infrastructure cost  management, helping professionals in the sustainable management of the built environment by providing software and data services. Rapal is part of Ørn Software, a leading Nordic software company within digital solutions for industry and real estate management. Read more at 

About Ørn Software 

Ørn Software is a Nordic provider of SaaS solutions enabling efficient operations and maintenance  across a wide range of asset-heavy industries, including real estate, manufacturing, food & beverages, and aquaculture. The Group's software provides customers with improved insight through data-driven operations and contributes to increased efficiency and reduced costs through digitalization of rental processes, data-driven maintenance scheduling and energy optimization. Read more at 

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