Fifty pioneering contech, proptech, infratech and energy start-ups from 21 countries, including the UAE, Oman, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Austria, Finland, and Kazakhstan, will unveil their transformation solutions at the event’s Start-up City. The show sector and start-up pitch competition are supported by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, BuiltUp Ventures, Enterprise Greece, and Contech Construction Innovation Center, as well as 12 ecosystem and community partners, including StartAD, Plug & Play, and Founder Institute. Contenders include Oman’s Innotech, the region’s first hardware start-up to become a unicorn; the UAE’s Opteam, the first local company to utilize decision intelligence AI to automate infrastructure planning; Hong Kong’s viAct, whose proprietary algorithms provide granular insights into work sites; Israel’s Ception Technologies whose AI-based systems reduce accidents and boost productivity and the profitability of heavy equipment on construction sites and Greece’s TEKMON, whose software solutions enable remote briefings and site access security.
The special features will be complemented by a host of free-to-attend CPD certified Technology Talks, which will explore the trends, techniques, and technology being embraced by the industry to improve safety, quality, and productivity. The comprehensive education programme will host 27 sessions, with topics ranging from the use of drones and swarm robots in construction, AI in estimating and bio-cementation for soil stabilization in civil infrastructure developments, and the future in home and building automation, to a panel discussion on digital twins welcoming speakers from leading industry players such as ROSHN, Red Sea Global, ALEC, MIRAL and BSI Group.
The Big 5 is free to attend for industry professionals and expects 55,000 attendees from over 150 countries this 5-8 December.