Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
To learn more about Accenture, visit www.accenture.com.
aedifion makes smart buildings possible by using a cloud platform to connect individual solutions in the building, improve building operation in an automated way and thus make the property more sustainable, efficient and comfortable. To make this possible, we can conveniently provide plug-and-play via edge device for the necessary data availability. In this way, we can provide convenient data availability, AI-powered operational optimization, and autonomous system control. All important data sets are then displayed in our web-based front end and can be evaluated and compared. For operators and facility managers, this makes things easier than ever, because all they need is a central platform for their building management.
Buildings simply made better.
Learn more: www.aedifion.com
We develop high-quality IT solutions for the today’s and tomorrow’s needs - and have been doing so for more than 20 years.
Our distinctive technology expertise is our guarantee of success for solutions and platform-based innovations. We use the technological possibilities of our strong partners and, with our understanding of digital transformation processes, create solutions to enable our customers to stay ahead in a world of constant change.
Our vast experience in real estate and facility management range from the introduction of effective data management to the establishment of flexible and powerful IT architectures to exceed today’s challenges and to meet tomorrow’s needs in enabling new business processes and models.
In addition to our process and technology competence, our extensive platform and integration know-how forms an important foundation for our solution-oriented consulting. Our powerful partnerships with Microsoft and SAP confirm this.
Many of our customers have been running great and successful businesses over hundreds of years. affinis is helping to make sure their future is as bright as their past.
Further information: www.affinis.de
We at agradblue follow the approach of integrated planning with sustainability, building performance and carbon analytics. Our services in these fields include all consulting and planning tasks aimed at optimization.
From sustainability certificates for new and existing buildings to ecological aspects in the choice of materials, carbon reduction strategies and scoring models, our interdisciplinary team offers you integrated consulting services.
With our energy audits, ESG tool box (Taxonomy Compliance Check, Sustainable Asset Check, Smart Asset Check, CO2RE) and portfolio analyses, we support your risk management and, if required, assist you in implementing regulatory requirements both in the company and in the property.
To learn more about agradblue, visit www.agradblue.com
Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG is an Asset Management company fully controlled by Allianz Suisse and exclusively serving Allianz Suisse investors. With a portfolio size of approx. CHF 5.5bn, it is one of the largest real estate investors in Switzerland.
All assets are directly held and managed by around 60 experts covering the major parts of the value chain - from Risk & Portfolio, Asset, Acquisition, Construction & Property Management as well as Finance, Operations and Business Development.
The headquarter is based in Wallisellen with offices in Berne, Lausanne and Geneva. Allianz Suisse Immobilien is primarily invested in office and residential real estate. These are widely diversified geographically and mainly located in the major centres of Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern and Basel.
To learn more about Allianz, visit www.allianz.ch.
As a dynamic consulting company and agile mastermind alpha inside consultants create lasting success in real estate management with enthusiasm and expertise. Our employees are visionary thinkers, experienced experts and creative minds. We see ourselves as pioneers for a new, more sustainable understanding of values in real estate management. Partnership, self-determination, sustainability and quality are our organisational major values.
With 20 years of expertise in real estate management in the DACH region and partners all over Europe, alpha inside consultants support our clients in generating the right strategy for their goals and implementing this at product, service and portfolio level.
Through state-of-the-art facility management and smart building consulting, we ensure optimal and efficient building operation and support in developing specific sustainability and digitization strategies.
Our goal is to take organizations and consulting Services to a new level: from the BETA to the ALPHA version.
Our consulting portfolio includes the following branches:
- Strategy & Organization
- Facility Management / Services
- „Green Building“, e.g. LEED, DGNB, BREAM
- Sustainability - ESG
- Energy & Technology, Commissioning
- Climate & Building Simulation
- Digitalization, Connectivity
- Workspace Performance
- Technical Due Diligence
If you would like to learn more about us and our understanding of values, please visit our website: www.alpha-ic.com.
alstria office REIT-AG is a German stock corporation in the legal form of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), which invests in office real estate in the major German economic centers. REITs are long-term portfolio holders of real estate assets and are characterized by solid balance sheet structures and high payout ratios. The legal basis for German REITs can be found in the REIT Act. As a fully integrated company, we manage our properties throughout their life cycle. From the acquisition to letting, ongoing management, modernization up to the possible sale we possess all expertise around the property. Our corporate strategy is based on three pillars:
LETTING We hold real estate for long-term letting. In this way, we achieve stable and predictable rental income that generates steady corporate profits. This profit is the foundation for the distribution of attractive long-term dividends to our shareholders.
MODERNIZATION We continuously invest in the quality of our properties and create modern office space that will remain attractive for our tenants in the long term. The continuous quality improvement increases the company value permanently.
GROWTH Through selective acquisitions, we continuously expand our portfolio and generate steady corporate growth. The increase and optimization of our portfolio furthermore creates synergies in the management of our assets.
To learn more about alstria, visit www.alstria.de
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
The approximately 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions.
Worldwide BASF is situated on 1,100 sites in 90 countries. Further information at www.basf.com.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros.
For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
We want our customers to fully benefit from the opportunities presented by digital planning, construction and operation. It was to facilitate this that BKW Engineering established the BIM+ Competence Center (BIM+CC). We see BIM as the foundation for the digital construction of the future. Our ambitious goals are extending the BIM method beyond planning, focusing in particular on making the interfaces to digital construction and operation applicable and developing them further. Here, we offer the customer the consolidated BIM expertise from all of BKW’s fields of activity.
The BKW Engineering network brings 40 successful companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland together under one umbrella. With its regional base and international network, BKW Engineering offers comprehensive, integrated solutions in the areas of construction, transport and civil engineering, water and environment, architecture and energy – a competent partner at the customer’s side in every project phase. BKW Engineering can call on a network of around 3,000 experts in more than 100 locations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Finally, the competencies of the Engineering network are complemented by the broad-based expertise that the BKW Group brings to the role of developer and operator of infrastructure projects. Thanks to this unique combination, the BIM+CC also ensures that BIM isn’t just a planning instrument, but a method with proven practical application.
To learn more about the BIM+CC, please visit www.bkwengineering.com.
BuildingMinds was founded to transform the way building portfolios are operated and managed by providing a platform that offers data-driven insights powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. These comprehensive insights offer a single source of truth and the best-possible foundation for decision-making in all aspects of a portfolio, which can coordinate and communicate thanks to an industry-specific common data model.
The Berlin-based team of over 75 experts is supported by founding partner Schindler and technology partner Microsoft, pooling decades of building expertise and technological innovation. The pairing of an integrated cloud platform with a digital building twin offers previously impossible insights, creating a more transparent, efficient and effective way to manage portfolios.
To find our more about BuildingMinds, visit www.buildingminds.com.
ChillServices evolved from EU’s main climate innovation initiative: EIT Climate-KIC and was founded in 2016. As a technology developer in the cooling technology and digitization sector, we transform expertise derived from international research projects into products and services that can be scaled up economically in order to jointly reduce CO2 emissions and simultaneously strengthen the competitiveness of our customers. ChillServices provide customers a bridge to the academic sector and access to leading research outcomes and innovations.
ChillServices supports operators in the areas of energy efficiency and digitization including customized measurement. In the field of digitization, we collect and manage context data – based on developing mobile apps - that supplement existing energy monitoring data. Through this, we provide our customers with valuable overviews of the technical inventory of their buildings, second, enable more efficient energy management, and third, link them to solutions such as predictive maintenance, automated troubleshooting, and plant optimization.
To read more about ChillServices, visit www.chillservices.com
CoreNet Global is a non-profit association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), representing more than 11,000 executives in 50 countries with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. The organization’s mission is to advance the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations and networking in 46 local chapters and networking groups globally.
To learn more about CoreNet Global Central Europe Chapter, visit www.centraleurope.corenetglobal.org
Smart strategies for sustainable development
Coros is an integrated real estate company that covers all relevant services along the real estate value chain in high quality: from acquisition and financing, through planning and construction development, to the active management of our assets. This enables us to optimally develop the individual potential of a property and actively shape our added value.
Our experienced and dynamic team integrates a variety of complementary disciplines into a unique competence model. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a high level of analytical competence, we employ smart strategies for the sustainable development of urban spaces. In this, we are as much a laboratory for new trends and innovations as we are a reliable executor of individual projects.
Together with private and institutional investors, such as German retirement and pension funds, we realize modern office properties and urban quarters in major German and European cities.
To read more about Coros, visit www.coros.de.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 290,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS enables building owners to obtain granular carbon footprints of their assets, analyze financial climate risks of buildings, and provide decision criteria for optimal building decarbonization.
The growing requirements for reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption of real estate can only be effectively managed by granular and dynamic insights into the actual building performance.
DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS provides a software service that enables building owners to automatically measure carbon footprints and use artificial intelligence to derive climate-related financial impacts over the entire building lifetime. The Zurich-based team is excited to advance sustainable real-estate finance in the Building Minds ecosystem.
To learn more about DATA AHEAD ANALYTICS, visit www.dataaheadanalytics.ch.
The German Business Initiative on Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) was founded in Berlin in 2010. As the first independent and cross-sectoral network of more than 180 front-runner companies in the field of energy efficiency DENEFF strives for more ambitious and effective energy efficiency politics.
To learn more about DENEFF, visit https://www.deneff.org/
DVLTN [Devolution] develops land. And we talk about it openly.
While many industry players keep their experiences to themselves, we offer owners, investors, and users our entire know-how and network as an advisor. On demand and with a flexibly scalable team of project developers.
Providing building plots, assisting with acquisitions, cooperating with capital partners, or addressing tenants and buyers: We lend a hand and go the decisive extra mile.
In this way, our customers reduce overhead and planning costs, minimize time risks, and always have access to our team of experienced experts.
We help to develop projects that make a positive contribution to society, sustainability, and economy.
To learn more about DVLTN, please visit https://dvltn.de/
Dussmann Service Deutschland GmbH is the next level partner for outsourced facility services. It supports clients from many different sectors with integrated facility management in addition to individual services such as technical services, cleaning, catering, security and reception services.
Dussmann Mobility Services GmbH (DMS) is a Dussmann Service subsidiary. It plans, installs and operates charging solutions for electric vehicles. Dussmann Service creates concepts and solutions customized for client and sector-specific requirements with a focus on innovation, digitalization and technology. It is the largest company division of the Dussmann Group, a family enterprise providing services for people, by people, with 64,500 employees in 22 countries.
To learn more about Dussmann Service Deutschland, visit https://www.dussmann.com/
ekkodale GmbH is an internationally operating company that is specialized in the development of software in the construction industry. The enterprise is involved in innovative projects for leading customers from the industry using the most modern digital methods. They support the project participants throughout the entire life cycle of a building, to design and simulate its virtual image, to provide it with high-quality data for the construction phase as well, and to efficiently carry out its operation later on.
To learn more about ekkodale, visit www.ekkodale.com.
Buildings are an extremely important sector when it comes to achieving climate targets and using energy in an efficient way. Digitalisation offers an important tool for this and can improve the well-being of the residents. In order to contribute to the climate and energy goals, the interaction of the individual trades, disciplines and technologies must be improved.
That is the aim of the project "Connectivity in buildings" initiated by energie-cluster.ch. Leading companies and organisations in the building sector, along with a range of research institutions, will be contributing to this process with the help of an extended network of small and medium-sized enterprises and with the support of EnergieSchweiz and the Digital Innovation Office SFOE. The results are expected to promote digitalisation in the building sector and to help enhance its potential.
To learn more about this project, visit www.energie-cluster.ch.
EVORA Global Germany GmbH is part of EVORA Global, a professional real asset sustainability consultancy business. Since EVORA Global’s inception ten years ago, we have grown from three founding partners to a team of over 100 passionate and empowered professionals, with common values to support one another as a cohesive team which enables us to provide the best possible solutions and services to our clients.
Through a focused and client-centric approach, we are able to provide an end to end, full-service sustainability offering to the real estate sector encompassing strategy, data management and reporting, building optimisation and certification through a unique combination of resource expertise and our own proprietary data management software, SIERA.
We have worked with many real estate organisations over the past ten years mobilising and managing sustainability data for approximately 6000 assets across 38 countries. We work with many European companies, with business fluency in 5 European languages and offices in Germany and Italy, further extending our European reach and capability.
For further information please see www.evoraglobal.com.
Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.
Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.
Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. More than thirty medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Moreover, for the twelfth consecutive year, Roche has been recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the Pharmaceuticals Industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2019 employed about 98,000 people worldwide. In 2019, Roche invested CHF 11.7 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 61.5 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit www.roche.com.
The Center for Real Estate & Organization Dynamics (REO) at Münster's University of Applied Sciences focuses on Real Estate Management and organizational dynamics and development.
The REO center focuses its activities on the integrated, sustainable, and life-cycle oriented management of real estate and physical property. Our research implications derive not only from operation, control, and maintenance issues but also include the continuous changes in markets, technologies, and processes. Our center provides insights and response mechanisms toward these dynamics on strategy, business model and business process level. We offer new perspectives on how to implement them effectively through theory-based change management and leadership.
Our research interests in Real Estate:
- Corporate Real Estate Management
- Portfolio, Property and Asset Management
- Facility Management and Facility Services
Our research interests in Organization Dynamics:
- (digital) Business Models and Business Process Modeling
- Change Management and Organization Development
- Family Firms & Entrepreneurship
For more information, please visit www.fh-muenster.de/reo.
FIBREE - the Foundation for International Blockchain Real Estate Expertise, founded in July 2018 as a non-profit organization, aims to be the leading international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry, the IT sector and blockchain technology. In 3 years the organisation has grown into a global network active in all continents with a team of 118 regional chairs at 81 locations in 40 countries. FIBREE brings together already more than 10.000 dedicated real estate professionals, blockchain specialists, legal experts, governmental representatives and academic or corporate researchers from around the world to exchange their expertise, considerations and best practices. With its Academic Advisory Board and different specific topic-oriented global Working Groups FIBREE creates comprehensive and realistic expectation patterns that enable the real estate market to gradually discover and exploit the true potential of blockchain technology. One of the FIBREE Working Groups focusses on the development and implementation of Unique Object Identification (UOI), a universal open source connector-code that can be applied to any property related dataset or application worldwide in order to enhance interoperability and sharing of data and improving the data quality and efficiency of real estate processes.
To learn more about FIBREE, visit www.fibree.org.
GEFMA is the German Facility Management Association and represents an industry that creates a GVA of EUR 134.28 billion and employs around 4.7 million people. Counting more than 1,000 member organisations, the association is the largest network of FM professionals in Germany. GEFMA is characterized by quality standards that are recognized from both corporates and service providers: GEFMA guidelines and certifications in the areas of sustainability, CAFM/IWMS software and education. Sustainability, digitisation, qualification and management concepts for operators are the defining themes of the association. GEFMA is committed to understanding, fair and responsible cooperation between all market participants. The GEFMA initiative 'Die Möglichmacher - Facility Management' positions the industry as an employer with a wide range of job and career opportunities.
For more information, please visit www.gefma.de
At the Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences tradition meets innovation. The institution offers a wide range of Business and Management degree courses as well as degree courses in Psychology and Social Work. The study programmes are continuously developed to train and educate the next generation of specialists and managers.
The Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg is a state-accredited institution based in Baden-Württemberg and is part of the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, which has almost 17,000 students at various campuses throughout Germany. There is also a campus in New York.
To learn more about Hochschule Fresenius Heidelberg, visit www.hs-fresenius.de/standort/heidelberg
The aim of CRREM (Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor) is to establish it as a global standard for developing long-term decarbonisation pathways in the real estate sector based on a transparent and scientifically rigorous methodology, in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to below 1.5°C or 2°C until 2050. CRREM covers 28 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific across the commercial real estate sector, including retail, offices, and logistics, as well as the residential sector.
The pathways will help market participants meet the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).The downscaling pathways identify annual energy-and carbon-intensity trajectories until 2050 across real estate markets and sectors that are consistent with keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. This is a policy goal endorsed by most municipal and national governments and thereby constitutes a plausible scenario against which future climate-related transition risk can be assessed.
To learn more about CRREM, visit https://www.crrem.eu/
The Institute of Technology and Management in Construction (TMB) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examines the management practices during the whole life cycle of buildings. Within this institute, the professorship for Facility Management, which was founded in 2000 as the first nationwide chair in its own field, tackles with the challenges of operation and maintenance of buildings.
Our researchers deal with relevant and current challenges in building lifecycle, which have practical economic relevance. Therefore, we are in a constant exchange with industry partners to develop methods with practical implications.
For us, new, innovative and creative approaches are very important. One of the important topics at our institute is the generation and adaptation of a digital twin. In this regard, machine learning and artificial intelligence help us to digitally transform the building portfolios. With such comprehensive insights, a unique live image of reality should be created which provides us a sound and best-possible foundation to make holistic decisions. Our research creates the future today.
To find out more about the TMB at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, visit www.tmb.kit.edu.
LIBAL® is the owner's Common Data Environment, which integrates all partners involved throughout the entire life cycle of an asset. In real time, data, documents and key figures are made available in the required quality. This ensures efficient and sustainable operation.
By practically providing the necessary information requirements, our customer defines what should be included in the information model. They increase quality by clearly defining the scope of delivery in defined data fields and information delivery schedules. Project managers control and automate internal and external workflows by assigning delivery deadlines to data and documents, thus ensuring complete documentation. With clearly defined processes, they always retain control over your project progress and can thus manage complex information procurement processes.
LIBAL® customers operate their buildings & facilities over the entire life cycle and increase cost efficiency. The LIBAL® system offers a simple overview of installed components, including all necessary maintenance/service work and official inspection intervals. Facility Managers operate their buildings & facilities efficiently and integrate suppliers and service providers who enrich the information model with data and information. The resulting information model forms the basis for further operation and maintenance. This allows them to easily integrate internal and external partners within the LIBAL® system.
To learn more about LIBAL®, visit www.libal-tech.ch.
LineMetrics provides a leading solution which makes it easier than ever to collect different kinds of sensor data from existing buildings. It combines IoT hardware, cloud services and connectivity to enable a broad range of use cases such as increasing energy efficiency / sustainability, monitoring indoor climate, analyzing space occupancy, preventing issues via predictive maintenance and many others.
The unique plug & play self-installation approach makes the rollout easy, fast and cost-efficient. This allows companies to connect many buildings in their portfolio more scaleable and with much less resources than in the past. The acquired data can be accessed via the LineMetrics Cloud web frontend, a mobile app or from other software services via structured and standardized interfaces.
LineMetrics has been founded in 2012 with a single goal: enable customers to monitor any kind of sensor data without any technical overhead. We believe that this lean approach is a key driver for digitalization in the real estate industry.
To learn more about LineMetrics, visit www.linemetrics.com.
Madaster offers a cloud platform providing a ‘one stop access point’ to leverage property data to meet environmental, regulatory, health and financial driven ambitions across the lifecycle of the object. Construction object information (digital twin) containing asset, product and material data can be stored, enriched, shared and managed. Madaster automatically processes IFC files (BIM software) and enriches them with data from other public and non-public sources.
Madaster creates transparency about material assets by generating material passports. It generates insight in the financial valuation, embedded carbon, toxicity and reuse potential of applied materials, components and products.
The platform provides a trusted source of data for an ecosystem including marketplaces, designers, financers, valuators and regulators. These third party services are accessible through the platform on request of the users. Data security, privacy and availability is supervised by an independent entity.
To learn more about Madaster Germany GmbH, visit https://madaster.de/
Metabuild empowers project developers and consultants to design better buildings faster and with less risk. Using building simulations and cloud computing, our AI-driven software drastically improves energy-efficiency, occupant comfort and cost-effectiveness of new buildings and renovation projects. Based in Berlin, Germany, we are a team of experts bridging the gap between architecture, engineering and software development.
To learn more about Metabuild, visit www.metabuild.io
MeteoViva enables the future of building management with MeteoViva Climate: predictive, self-learning, with over 3.5 million operating hours of experience in buildings worldwide - and ISO 27001 certified. The model-based process produces an optimized indoor climate while significantly reducing operating and energy costs and C02 emissions. MeteoViva Climate is the intelligent solution for owners, facility managers and users of commercial building portfolios. Whether new construction, existing buildings or retrofit - MeteoViva Climate makes every building smart and connects it to the future.
To read more about MeteoViva GmbH, visit www.meteoviva.com.
Microsoft Switzerland empowers every person and every organization in Switzerland to achieve more.
The Swiss subsidiary of the global technology company was founded over 30 years ago and is nowadays an integral part of the Swiss economy and society. In close collaboration with its 4,600 partner organizations in Switzerland, Microsoft enables large corporations, SMEs, start-ups, schools and educational institutions as well as the public sector to respond, recover and re-imagine their businesses in these extraordinary and challenging times. The 600 employees work remotely or in Microsoft spaces in Wallisellen, Zurich, Bern, Scuol, Geneva and Lugano.
Since 2019, Microsoft Switzerland has been operating its own data centers, which enable customers to store data locally in the Swiss Microsoft Cloud.
To read more about Microsoft Switzerland, visit www.microsoft.com.
Founded in 2016 with its roots in Berlin, Germany, Next Big Thing AG (NBT) is a venture studio for the Machine Economy that co-founds deep-tech ventures with aspiring founders and corporates to deliver real-world impact. With its diverse portfolio of IoT, AI, and DLT projects, NBT provides long-term support for B2B companies, including the full scope of development toolkits, innovation strategies, mentorship to entrepreneurs and startups, engineering know-how, and smart financing — all to empower a more prosperous, sustainable, and democratized world.
To find out more about Next Big Thing AG, please visit: https://nextbigthing.ag/
Complex technical infrastructures in buildings and energy services need to be constantly monitored and adapted for changing usage, effective maintenance and optimal energy consumption. We help facility, property and asset managers to seamlessly plan, understand and optimize the operational, financial and environmental performance.
By combining various planning and measurement data as well as the explicit engineering knowledge about the technical infrastructure, e. g. from a digital twin, in one interactive analysis tool, we enable our users to derive value from this wealth of information by making better informed, data-driven decisions.
To learn more about Plutinsus, visit www.plutinsus.com.
pom+ is a Swiss consulting company that provides services for real estate, infrastructure, companies and organizations in the fields of construction, facility, property, portfolio and asset management.
Core competencies of pom+ include performance measurement, strategy development, resource optimization, technology deployment as well as digitalization strategies and digital solutions whereby life cycle assessment always plays a key role in all operations. More than 80 employees, most with degrees from universities and higher institutions, impress with specialist knowledge, in-depth experience and know-how from around 6,000 projects.
pom+ was founded as a spin-off of the ETH Zurich in 1996. While still headquartered in Zurich, the company today has offices in Basel, Bern, Lausanne, St. Gallen and Frankfurt and has been advising over 600 clients in Switzerland and abroad.
To read more about pom+, visit www.pom.ch.
Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.
To learn more about Project Haystack, visit www.project-haystack.org.
RGM Facility Management GmbH, Berlin, is one of the leading real estate service companies in Germany with a focus on technical and integrated facility management as well as industrial services and real estate consulting.
In 2019, around 4,200 full-time employees (FTE) generated a total output of around 400 million EUR. RGM Facility Management GmbH is a company of Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG, Berlin.
To learn more about RGM Facility Management GmbH, visit www.gegenbauer.de.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a globally recognized professional body and promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our work with others provides a foundation for confident markets, pioneers better places to live and work and is a force for positive social impact.
With over 134,000 highly qualified trainees and professionals, and offices in every significant financial market, we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed our standards within local marketplaces in order to protect consumers and businesses. In doing so, we can innovate and progress the development of spaces and places so they are fit for future generations, in addition to the challenges faced in the present.
To learn more about RICS, visit www.rics.org.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company's success are over 66,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
To learn more about Schindler, visit www.schindler.com.
Sensry GmbH develops, produces and markets universal, freely configurable sensor platforms that are intended for use in IoT applications and that are equipped with high computing power, state-of-the-art security concepts and a large number of communication interfaces. The sensor platforms offer a wide range of detectable measurands, enable sensor and data fusion as well as a high degree of connectivity.
The free configurability, in the sense of a construction kit, allows great freedom in the selection of different individual sensor components and, thus, detectable measured variables. It also allows the recorded measured values to be evaluated on the spot and to react to the measured results as quickly as possible. Type, speed and scope of the reaction can be defined flexibly and application-specifically. This approach of the greatest possible flexibility is supplemented by the choice of all common transmission protocols, wireless and wired, so that the products of sensry GmbH can be easily integrated into any industrial and end customer applications of the IoT.
The customers of sensry GmbH have several advantages:
- With the products from sensry, customers gain easy access to the IoT and the possibility of digitizing existing business processes and designing new, digital business processes and thus realizing new sales opportunities.
- Customers use the latest technologies in semiconductor production and packaging without having to carry out lengthy, expensive development projects or investments in-house.
- By using the universal sensor platform, sensry customers can optimize their own variant determination points in their value chains as desired, thereby achieving flexibility, fast time-to-market and very good economy-of-scale for themselves.
- Sensry supports its customers extensively from the definition of the target architecture to the conception and adaptation of the universal sensor platform to the explicit customer needs, assistance with the commissioning of the new IoT products, integration into the target application environment (hardware and software) including documentation up to the volume ramp-up.
To learn more about sensry, visit www.sensry.net.
The vision of Sevan Multi-Site Solutions is to be the best in the world at delivering innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics to organizations with multiple sites.
Sevan helps iconic global brands including Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, McDonald’s, BP, Chipotle, Starbucks, 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amtrak, DaVita, HCA Healthcare, Hallmark, HEB, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Marathon, Office Depot, Sunoco, and Zaxby’s. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 49 states and has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states.
Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 21,000 retail stores and 14,000 restaurants, and completed more than 28,000 surveys. Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.
To find out more about Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, visit www.sevansolutions.com.
Singular is a prop tech startup founded in 2018 in Zurich. Our employees are active in the areas of digital planning, business development and software development.
Our interdisciplinary team develops a scalable SaaS solution that ensures and redefines quality in BIM projects at all levels. We are a team of entrepreneurs and inventors who value focus, commitment and goal orientation.
By automating quality assurance in BIM processes, we improve the everyday life of all project participants and create time for the relevant things. We have made it our mission to simplify digital planning and construction with Building Information Modelling. In this way, we improve the cooperation of all planners, coordinators and builders.
To learn more about Singular, visit www.snglr.com.
From Switzerland and since 2018, STREETS empowers the digital evolution for real estate stakeholders by providing a Portfolio Management System based on a state-of- the-art technology.
We support asset owners, asset managers, property managers and their stakeholders in the real estate industry to collect, analyze and control all their real estate asset data. Uniting around a secure frame of reference, STREETS enables our clients to focus their time on strategic decision-making and maximizing their asset performance.
To read more about STREETS, visit www.crossing-tech.com.
TheSmarterPlace is a swiss based, digital end-to-end real estate platform company, connecting real estate management back and front end services with AI and IoT driven analytics, automation and optimization.
Our clients value the efficiency, scalability and reliability of our real estate service platform, integrating communication and data on all levels of real estate management.
To find our more about TheSmarterPlace, visit www.thesmarterplace.com.
vrame Consult was founded in 2015 by its two managing partners Jens Bredehorn and Marc Heinz. The company’s 18-strong interdisciplinary team provides specialized consulting services on BIM and digital information management out of offices in Berlin, Oldenburg, Rosenheim, Erfurt and Dresden.
The company plans and iplements BIM-based processes and strategies based on its clients’ individual data requirements. As experienced BIM managers, vrame recognizes that a building owner, for example, has different needs and objectives to a property developer. The company’s goal is to implement digital information management systems for the entire lifecycle of a project that not only include BIM models, but also address the client’s entire data requirements.
vrame’s clients include Deutsche Bahn’s DB Station & Service, BMW, Siemens, numerous well-known private and public clients and companies from the infrastructure and CREM sectors.
To read more about vrame, visit www.vrame.com.
Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations.
As a leading sustainable real estate investor and a founding member of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Zurich is transitioning its global real estate investments as part of its overall portfolio to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The USA, UK and Swiss portfolios are benchmarked against the leading portfolio-level benchmark for ESG performance in real estate, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
As part of its investment philosophy Zurich Global Real Estate follows a thorough due diligence process in which specific parameters for energy, greenhouse gas emissions and other aspects of sustainability are clarified and considered.
To learn more about Zurich, visit www.zurich.com.