Meet the Class of 2020

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Meet the innovations that are shaping the future of our eight themes.

Challenges In Keeping Smart Life Sustainable

Millennials and Generation Z work to live - and not only for a living. They expect buildings and work spaces that support productivity, creativity and community. Digital technologies have become an integral part of lives to an extent that hyper-connectivity stops people from physical communication. Reaping the rewards and improving everyday life requires innovative minds. Creating smart homes and offices will not be enough – we need to make entire cities smart and sustainable, and finally take our digital well-being seriously.

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Digital Well-being

36% of Europeans feel overwhelmed by the amount of information they are exposed to.

Smart Home

Household penetration in the Netherlands is 27.3% in 2019 and is expected to hit 48.0% by 2023

Future Of Work

In 2025, machines are expected to perform more current work tasks than humans compared to 71% being performed by humans as of now.

Future of Cities

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050.

"When you are announced as the program winner, I believe you can say that your startup is doing well. The lesson in the run-up to the finals was: ‘Know where you are going’. You’ll get a clearer view of where you are standing now, what you want to do and when.

—Baback Mirzaie - Expivi. AIA18 Living & Working Winner