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Much of the innovation happening in housing today in the United States was first spotted across the pond in Europe. Here is a list of some of the most cutting-edge start ups that are making an impact on construction and housing overseas from EU-Startups.

Construction is a huge industry, expected to be worth $10.3 trillion in 2020. Traditionally a slow moving, manual sector, construction is finally starting to digitise. It’s embracing transformative technologies such as data, building information modelling (BIM), smart materials, digital twins, and collaboration platforms and apps in order to make construction more affordable, efficient, and sustainable for the inevitable infrastructure challenges that will arise as cities grow.

Here are 10 European construction tech startups to watch out for in 2019:

Habx – Buying your future home is one of the most important decisions of our lives and Hbx wants the customer to be the heart of that purchase. Created in 2016, this Paris-based startup offers a digital platform that allows future homeowners to shape their future housing according to their needs, by choosing the location, budget and characteristics of their future home. Then based on their two algorithms, Localizer, a geographic recommendation algorithm, and Pricer, a financial estimation algorithm, Habx matches the customer’s expectations with available real estate programs.

Klarx launched an online platform for renting construction equipment in 2015 and since then, customers like Strabag, Max Bögl and Deutsche Bahn have been able to find the machine they are looking for in just a few clicks. With over 200,000 machines available, Klarx enables building projects to be planned in a more predictable, faster and cost-efficient manner. In 2018 they raised €4 million and just raised another round of €12.5 million, positioning themselves as pioneers in the digitalisation of construction machinery rental.

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