New at ORGATEC 2018:Platform for architecture startups

Startups from the architecture and construction economy have the
possibility for the first time from 23 – 26 October 2018 to present
their ideas and products in the context of ORGATEC in Cologne. Not only
the founders profit from this offering: the international trade public
becomes familiar with the wealth of ideas of young companies, and the
around 700 exhibitors from around the world have the unique opportunity
to draw the attention of young creatives to their companies. All of that
will be possible in the Startup Corner at ORGATEC 2018.
Young companies and startups interested in participating in the Startup
Corner at ORGATEC 2018 can apply until 31 August 2018 under A total of 15 to 20 startups will present their
visions of the modern architecture and construction economy in the
special area and in this way enable trade visitors access to innovative
products, services and ideas from the architecture, construction and
technology, engineering, building management, IT & services and work
world segments. The exhibition space also offers adequate space for
exchanging ideas, networking and establishing new partnerships.
In addition to the exhibition area, the STARTUP CORNER has a stage on
which an exclusive programme will be offered over four days from 23-26
October. This will be ensured by both the young founders in the form of
daily pitches, and by successful experts and representatives of
established companies who will share their opinions, experience and
knowledge on current themes from the field of architecture with the
They include, for example, Raphael Gielgen, Head of Research & Trend
Scouting at Vitra. His lecture is entitled “Reboot your office for the
next economy”. Raphael Gielgen has spent most of his career making the
world of work a little better. Curiosity about architecture, technology
and the societal transformation in the context of work worlds are his
fuel – always linked with the question of how the globalised world of
work is changing, and what influence this is having on the existing
business models. “Build digitally with artificial intelligence” is the
advice of Dr. Alexander Rieck. He is a scientific employee in the Smart
Urban Environments department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial
Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart, and a partner and director of the
international architecture agency LAVA. Rieck currently works as Head of
Corporate Projects on the implementation and realisation of the research
project Morgenstadt (city of tomorrow). He is also designing a science
city in Riyadh with his architecture agency.
STARTUP AWARD: founder prize in the architecture and construction
The event is concluded with the presentation of the “STARTUP AWARD
Architecture & Building“. The award distinguishes future-oriented
technologies and services that are designed to promote the continuing
success of the construction economy. A jury of architects, entrepreneurs
and investors with international experience will decide on the recipient
of the award. The award ceremony takes place on 25 October 2018 at 5:00
p.m. in the context of a festive ceremony at ORGATEC 2018 in Cologne.
Architecture & Building Startup Corner
The number of young entrepreneurs from the architecture and real estate
industries is very low, and there is still too little visibility and too
few platforms for startups from this specialist field. In order to
change this, ap35, the agency for architecture marketing, together with
Peter Förster, are bringing the Startup Corner to life at ORGATEC 2018.
In addition to representatives of established companies, startups from
the architecture and construction economy will also have their own
exhibition area at their disposal for the first time. The offering is
directed at all those who follow their vision with great passion and
free of traditional structures and create innovative solutions. We
promote them with the right network and the space for all kinds of
imaginative ideas for changing the modern world of work.