50 startups had previously participated in the BUILTWORLD Innovation Contest semi-finals in London. 25 startups were then selected by an international expert jury to exhibit at the BUILTWORLD Innovation Forum at EXPO REAL 2019 as a contest finalist, and to pitch in the five categories “Invest & Finance”, “Manage & Operate”, Market”, “Plan & Build” and “Next City Solutions”.

Presenting their solution to help cities design more efficient clean air action plans with the power of the internet of things and artificial intelligence, Breeze Technologies was selected as the overall winner of the “Next City Solutions” track.