Climate Solutions Challenge

October 16, 2023 December 15, 2023
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Climate Solutions Challenge

Ready to take your business to the next level? Azora and CBRE have joined forces to launch the Climate Solutions Challenge, a new initiative that aims to highlight companies offering solutions to decarbonise the real estate sector. The goal is to contribute to fighting climate change and create real benefits for the whole of society. The challenge is open to companies operating at the European level, proposing solutions in at least one of the following areas:

  • Urban solutions. Examples include smart building technology, climate control and ventilation systems, water treatment, waste management solutions for properties and urban transport and logistics.
  • Energy Solutions. Examples include clean or renewable energy, energy performance and storage, carbon certification and industrial and commercial applications.


  1. Business Acceleration. Opportunity to scale your business with support from CBRE and Azora
  2. Investment. Opportunity to secure investment from Azora
  3. PropTech community. Membership of Spain’s number one PropTech community, where you will join more than 900 other companies benefiting from exclusive information on the latest sector developments.

Key dates



Climate Solutions Challenge submissions open



Deadline for project submissions



Selection of finalists



Winners announced

Conditions for entry

Candidates must submit a completed application form along with the following documents:

  • One Pager giving a brief summary of the project and key points.
  • Investor Deck presenting the company’s vision and value proposition, potential market, main competitors, team, business model, technology applied, etc. (for further details, see T&Cs).

Take part

The application deadline for the Climate Solutions Challenge is now over.


Azora & CBRE

The Azora Group is a collection of companies based in Spain focused on managing and investing in real estate assets and sustainable infrastructure. Founded in 2003, the group has since secured approximately €6,700 million in national and international institutional capital and currently manages circa €9,200 million in assets under 18 financial vehicles.

CBRE (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2022 revenue). The company has been active in Spain since 1973, providing an extensive range of real estate services including Advisory & Transaction, Property Management, Corporate Finance, Debt Advisory and more. CBRE launched PropTech in 2017 to galvanise the digital transition in the real estate sector.

The partnership between CBRE and Azora responds to the need to stimulate investment in support of ESG priorities and take action towards a decarbonised real estate sector.

CBRE PropTech Challenge

This initiative is part of the CBRE PropTech Challenge, the first competition of its kind in the sector, the PropTech Challenge is designed to support the entrepreneurship ecosystem and drive innovation as a response to the key challenges in real estate. 

Since CBRE first launched the initiative in 2017, it has seen over 900 startups from more than 50 countries take part in the project. Competition winners and top participants get the chance to work with CBRE and raise their profile among key sector players.


  • Robert - Jan Foortse

    MD Europe Real Estate at APG

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  • Idriss Goossens

    CEO at Proptech Lab, founder at RELEVATION and co-Founder at RecAp ESG Accelerator

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  • Antoni Ballabriga

    Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA

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  • Bruno Sauer

    CEO at Green Building Council

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  • Lucas Aranguena

    Global Head of Sustainable Tech and Energy Transition SCIB

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  • Line Verroken

    Senior Director at CBRE Investment Management

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  • Cristina García-Peri

    Head of Business Development & Strategy at Azora

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  • Santiago Olivares

    Senior Partner European Climate Solutions at Azora

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  • Fernando Gómez

    Investment Director European Climate Solutions at Azora

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  • Adolfo Ramírez-Escudero

    CEO CBRE Spain & CBRE Latam

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  • Patricia García de Ponga

    CFO & Head de ESG at CBRE Spain

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  • Will Wells

    Founder at Hummingbird and Venture Partner at firstminute

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  • Jacobo Anaya

    Director of Energy and Sustainability at BBVA Spain

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  • Javier Torralba

    Managing Director at BREEAM Spain

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  • Sergio López

    CEO of Viviendea

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  • Miguel Fernández


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  • Alfredo Díaz-Araque Moro

    Founder at Spainsh PropTech

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  • Juan de la Peña

    Strategic Account Technology Strategist at Microsoft

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  • Carlos Olmos

    Senior Advisors to Real Estate companies and founder & Former MD at urbanData Analytics

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  • Miguel Linera

    Founder at Silk

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  • Daniel Vinuesa

    Associate Director Private Equity, Climate Solutions at Azora

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  • Eduardo Rodríguez

    Technical Construction Director at Azora

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  • Leyre Echevarría Icaza

    ESG and Sustainability Director at CBRE Spain

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  • Pablo Fergusson

    Associate Director ESG at CBRE Spain

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  • Carlos Casado

    Chief Operating Officer at CBRE Spain

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  • Arturo Carballo

    Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at CBRE Spain

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