Boost for ReCoTech industry at SLUSH

Welcome to a new networking event with opportunities for discovering new ideas, meeting new potential partners from various sectors, and, if all goes well, securing funding for your projects. We have the honor of organizing the first ever real estate and construction technology (ReCoTech) event as the official SLUSH side event. This free event includes a short breakfast seminar, a Speed Meet networking session, high quality afternoon session with awesome speakers customized ReCoTech pathways and an evening party, and we’ll also give our participants a 25% discount on tickets to SLUSH.

As an official side event of SLUSH, the event is seamlessly integrated into the SLUSH program and we’ll hand pick you the best that SLUSH has to offer for ReCoTech startups, combining it all in one convenient package.

The ReCoTech Meetup

Brings a new boost to the ReCoTech industry through digitalization and startups from various sectors: New products and services (resource efficiency, operations models, technology etc.) Developing your business through startups, with meetings and networking across various sectors.

Helps ReCoTech startups secure new partnerships and funding: The SLUSH funders and angel investors, harnessing the power of big ReCoTech companies.

  • FREE for the participant!



Speed Meets

The focal part of the ReCoTech Meetup is the SpeedMeets. Where ReCoTech forerunner companies meet smartest SLUSH startups. This is a unique chance to gain new valuable contacts. Explore the companies on the next page and book a meeting right away!

  • Get your own stand to meet the startups for 750 €.
  • Startups book a meeting for FREE!

Book a meeting

Program:  WED, NOV 30th

ReCoTech Breakfast @ Ravintola Vaunu 8:00–8:30 a.m.

Morning Session 8:30–10:00 a.m.

  • Welcome to SLUSH and ReCoTech!
  • Guest Prof. Stefan Engeseth: Overview of the ReCoTech market and its massive potential
  • Case #1: Stronghold Head of investment Realtech Daniel Wikström (, and Stronghold)
  • Case #2: Nestholma co-founder Antti Kosunen Why and how big companies should work with startups
  • Presentation of ReCoTech pathways based on a study on ReCoTech companies at SLUSH, Aalto University

SLUSH @ Messukeskus

  • Opening ceremony 10:00 a.m.
  • Opportunity to enjoy the tips offered by the different ReCoTech pathways independently

Afternoon Session and Workshops 1pm – 6pm

HESA-SAFA Lounge opens 1:00 p.m. – refreshments

Afternoon Talks 2:00-16 p.m.

  • Anne Stenros, Architect, Chief Design Officer of the City of Helsinki:  On Innovation
  • Daniel Davis,Architect and Lead Researcher at WeWork: Spatial Analytics – New Ways of Understanding Architecture
  • Annie Locke Scherer,Architect, Reasearcher at KTH Stockholm: Robotics and real-time sensor feedback in Architecture
  • Idil GaziulusoyAssistant Professor at Aalto University: How Many Ways to the Future? Urban Innovation in the Face of Climate Change
  • Wrap-up discussion & Cocktails. Discussion moderated by Hilla Rudanko,Architect,  Uusi Kaupunki Collective / Architects R+K

Speed Meets 1:00–3:00 p.m.

  • ReCoTech company stands and startups: meetings and networking

Evening Session

  • ReCoTech Pre-party 6:00 p.m. @ M.O.W.  There is an opportunity for startups to demostrate their solutions and we have open mic for pitches!
  • SLUSH Official Party 9:00 p.m.

Key note speaker

Author, CEO, Guest professor Stefan Engeseth brings very fresh thinking into built environment sector. He is very popular speaker and sparring partner for the companies. He performs regurlarly round the globe on most distinguished forums.

In his latest book Sharkonomics, Stefan focuses on changing markets. Lately he have sinked he’s teeth into the real estate and construction sector transformation, you may listen he’s fresh interview on AEC Business’ podcast. More of Stefan’s inspiring thoughts you find from the


HESA-SAFA (Finnish Association of Architects, Helsinki and Uusimaa Regional Department) joins ReCoTech Meetup. HESA-SAFA is producing an international afternoon seminar focusing on new innovations and future design solutions in architecture and urban planning. The program concentrates on spatial analytics, sustainable cities and robotics & manufacturing. All these new technologies and innovations will certainly have a strong impact on the future cities, architecture,  work / workplaces, living… in the wrap-up discussion the impressions about these will be shared – maybe the afternoon talks have given also some new ideas! Welcome to network with architects, urban planners, engineers, coders, start-ups etc.:

You get

ReCoTech Forerunners

  • Claim your own stand at the Meetup
  • Present what your company needs in an attractive way
  • Watch your calendar getting filled up with valuable meetings
  • Get a competitive edge with the help of a startup
  • Gain exposure and go global
  • Pick the best ideas from the SLUSH pathways
  • 25% discount on SLUSH tickets
  • Whole package for EUR 750

ReCoTech Companies

  • Enjoy the Morning Session
  • Soak up the inspiring atmosphere
  • Pick the best ideas from SLUSH following the pathways
  • 25% discount on SLUSH tickets


  • Customize your solution to suit the needs of the ReCoTech industry
  • Book a meeting with leading ReCoTech companies
  • Secure a funding or customership deal
  • 25% discount on SLUSH tickets

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Ravintola Vaunu
Ratapihantie 9

JUST 280m from SLUSH @Messukeskus


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