Introducing Living & Working Top 10

Introducing the Top 10 innovations! After exciting speed-dating sessions at Amsterdome, the jury narrowed down the number of innovations to our Top 10 who are ready to join the Finals.

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.

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