A large Hanseatic delegation is attending Europe’s leading property and investment fair, Expo Real in Munich underway until Wednesday (October 7-9, 2019). A total of 62 companies are presenting their latest projects and services under the motto “Future Hamburg” at a joint stand with particular emphasis on digitalisation. Three fledgling, Hamburg-based property start-ups, Diconnex, Reos and Zinsland, are among the exhibitors. Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator for Development has also travelled to Munich.
Proptechs as drivers of innovation
“New technologies and digital change are changing the property market,” said Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of Hamburg Invest. A large number of promising start-ups in Hamburg exemplify how the property sector can seize the opportunities of digitisation. “We are taking some of them to Expo Real this year,” he added. They include DiConnex, which specializes in digital real estate twins while Reos focuses on digitized property management, and the crowd-funding platform Zinsland. The start-ups are eyeing new business contacts in Munich and the latest developments in the industry.
Laboratory for future mobility
HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is highlighting the last available properties in the Elbbrücken district. Two urban planning procedures on the Elbe and Bille rivers are also pivotal to the future of Hamburg. “All our activities are done under the theme of Future Hamburg,” said Strittmatter. Hamburg hopes to play a pioneering role in developing future mobility and to turn the Port of Hamburg into a smart harbour. The city is undertaking joint projects such as HEAT with partners in industry and science and is testing autonomous e-shuttles in HafenCity presently. The events are all being held in the run-up to the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress, which Hamburg is hosting from October 11-15 2021 with the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.