Start-up Revitalyze impresses jury in Mexico and takes home the coveted award
David Plaseller, alumnus of the bachelor's and master's at the MCI department of Tourism & Leisure Business, has been awarded the prestigious Umdasch Research Prize with his start-up Revitalyze. Revitalyze is a young company based in Austria that specializes in optimizing the process of reusing building materials to reduce waste and environmental impact.
Plaseller founded Revitalyze and developed an innovative platform that helps construction companies make the reuse of building materials more transparent and easier. From request to payment, Revitalyze offers a comprehensive solution where transactions, logistics, document management and communication are handled via the cloud.
Out of 67 submissions from around the world, seven ideas were selected for the shortlist, and three of them were chosen as finalists. David Plaseller and his team from Revitalyze impressed the jury with their innovative idea and sustainable approach to the construction industry, ultimately emerging as the winners.
Receiving the Umdasch Research Award is a great honor for David Plaseller and his team at Revitalyze. His studies and mentoring of the Entrepreneurship & Start-up Team at MCI have equipped him with the knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions for the construction industry. With their innovative approach, they will undoubtedly continue to have a positive impact on the construction industry.
Umdasch Research Prize
The umdasch Research Award was established in 1990 by Hilde Umdasch and Alfred Umdasch, the current owners of the Umdasch Group. The prize was named after their father, Josef Umdasch. Since 2018, the prize has cooperated with the World Summit Awards (WSA) and is increasingly aimed at start-ups, entrepreneurs and future-oriented thinkers worldwide who can inspire with innovative project ideas.