Honeywell and YBF launch the PropTech Showcase

Honeywell, a global leader in connected buildings, and YBF, Australia’s leading teach and innovation hub, are seeking to hear from Australian innovators to enable safer, healthier environments.

The world as we know it has changed drastically. Change also creates a need for innovative solutions to help us adjust to, as well as define the ‘new normal’ of 2020 and beyond.

Honeywell, in collaboration with YBF Ventures – Australia’s leading tech and innovation hub, would like to invite you to apply to the inaugural PropTech Showcase of 2020.

The PropTech Showcase is an exclusive opportunity for Australian innovators to present their solutions to Honeywell Australia’s senior executive team and associated networks.


What we are seeking

We are seeking a range of innovative solutions to support healthier community environments, such as work, travel, events and education.

These can be either hardware solutions (i.e., sensors, automation/robotics, beacons, edge devices), software solutions (i.e., AI, APIs, ‘big data’) or a combination of the two.

Importantly, these solutions must be secure, scalable and able to be integrated across various environments and platforms, solving critical issues such as contact tracing, social distancing and monitoring.


Example – Contact Tracing

Different sites have different contact tracing solutions in place – each talking a different language.  This limits the ability to trace between sites effectively. How can this data be integrated into a single portal, whilst maintaining the anonymity and privacy of the individual?


Why you should apply:

The PropTech Showcase is primarily an opportunity to present innovative solutions to Honeywell and a panel of judges to address the challenges in the new normal.  Primary outcomes for participants include:

  1. Exposure – Visibility of your solution
  2. Mentoring – For earlier stage solutions, guidance and mentoring on development and commercialisation
  3. Community – Engage with the wider YBF and Honeywell PropTech community
  4. Publicity – Leading solutions may be marketed across Honeywell and YBF channels


What is the process

The five to six leading solutions will be invited to present (remotely) to a judging panel on Wednesday 2 December 2020. Each team (or individual) will have five minutes to present their solution, plus an additional two minutes of Q&A.  All presenters will have the opportunity to engage with Honeywell prior to the event, however, one ‘winner’ will be selected on the event day.


Key Dates

  • Applications open: 10 November
  • Applications close: 27 November
  • PropTech Showcase: 2 December

We look forward to seeing your submission. Any questions, please reach out to the team at