THE 2021 SILEX AWARDS
In the context of a hibernation economy caused by COVID-19, PropTech Lab is happy to launch the “SILEX AWARDS”, rewarding - with humour - the non-innovators in construction and real estate. After 3 years of investigation, research, reports and dissemination about the reasons why construction and real estate professionals must innovate, PropTech Lab wanted to reward, with a symbolic trophy, the less innovative construction and real estate corporations for their tenacity to keep working with pen and paper, and not to become “Tech-powered” or “Digital native”.
THE T-REX THEORY
“Long time ago, the T-Rex was on the top of the food chain and ruled the world, but due to its inability to adapt in a fast-changing environment, T-Rex finally disappeared”.
[Thomas Vandenbergh, Chairman of BESIX Innovation Board, and CEO at A-STAY]
Today large construction and real estate corporations are in the same situation : their agility capabilities will define their survival. In order to raise the awareness of the construction and real estate sector, but also the awareness of the public authorities, and of the final user, we decided to create Silex Lab, the community of the real estate non-innovators. We also launched the Silex Awards, to be aligned with the T-Rex allegory.
Silexlab is by definition the opposit of ProTech Lab, the belgian Construction and Real Estate innovators network. At PropTech Lab, we connect and relate companies, startups and investors, in order to underline the new trends of the market, to promote industry advancements, to contribute influencing and educating the market, and to foster collaboration and innovation in the Belgian Real Estate community.
We produce specific workshops & conferences, and our mission is to deliver great content presented by first class speakers sharing their invaluable experiences, insights and strategies for success.