Named ‘JLL IDEAs’ - Industry’s first such collaboration, JLL, AGNIi and Startup India plan to announce a series of Proptech initiatives

by Priya Jadhav
Invest India supports Country’s Biggest Real Estate Proptech Accelerator launched by JLL 
·         The initiatives will focus on identifying and supporting real estate technology startups and innovative technologies from individuals
·         The collaboration which will begin with a hackathon, invites applications from startups and individuals with innovative solutions from 23rd August onwards
·         Winners to receive awards including potential funding opportunities by JLL Spark, mentorship from industr y leaders, incubation opportunities and client meetings to test and pilot their solutions in a real world environment
Mumbai,August 2019: JLL, leading real estate and property investment management consultants and Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation agency, under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, jointly announ ced the launch of JLL IDEAs today. JLL IDEAs is a collaboration between JLL and the initiatives housed at Invest India, - Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations (AGNIi) and Startup India. AGNIi is the national technology commercialization programme, from the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India and Startup India is the government’s flagship initiative to boost the startup ecosystem in the country.
JLL IDEAs is India’s biggest real estate proptech accelerator that will promote startups working on cutting edge, disrupti ve technologies and solutions impacting developers, investors and occupier clients in the country. The programme will run multiple proptech hackathons and innovation challenges to select the best startups in real estate and aims to create India’s biggest platform for convergence of technology in real estate sector.
Winners of this hackathon will receive awards including potential funding opportunities through JLL Spark, mentorship from real estate leaders, incubation opportunities and client meetings to test and pilot their solutions in a real world environment. With US$100mn of investment fund, JLL Spark is focused on creating new products, investments and supporting startups in the real estate tech industry.
Prof. K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India said, “It is AGNIi’s constant endeavour to support the ongoing efforts to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country. Through this collaboration with Startup India & JLL, we aim to connect innovators across industries, and help commercialise their technology and solutions for the larger good of the real estate sector in India. We are delighted to collaborate with a global organisations such as JLL on this initiative. JLL IDEAs will create a platform for innovators with use case in Real Estate so that the expertise and solutions can be infused into the market.. This partnership will help discover promising startups with sustainable and innovative solutions that can transform this sector.”
“India is now the 2nd largest startup ecosystem in the world. With a clear focus to promote innovation in the country, it is the right time for industry to come forward and be a part of the New India story” added Deepak Bagla, MD & CEO, Invest India.
Ramesh Nair, CEO & Country Head, JLL India said, “The proptech space offers limitless opportunities in India and is the single biggest lever to benefit millions of consumers, end users and occupiers alike. This JLL initiative will bring together the industry to better understand how to utilise the latest innovations to better service our clients whilst advancing the sectors in which we work.”
“We look forward to working closely with our partners. AGNIi and Start up India, initiatives of the Government of India, which work with numerous innovators and startups across the country , thus ensuring that the most pioneering solutions are adopted in the country to further support its proposition as a world leading business hub and investment powerhouse,” Nair added.
The programme is targeted at early stage startups and individuals, with a clearly defined solution, product or a technology impacting real estate scenarios like asset valuation, smart buildings, employee experience, sustainability and a lot more working with technologies like Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning, IOT etc. with an objective to empower investors and tenants, drive efficiencies, increase profitability a nd enhance safety and trust. 

Applications for the hackathon are invited, starting from 23rd August onwardsThe winners from this hackathon will be further invited for a proptech open innovation challenge, which will also serve as a thought leadership platform for RE & Tech leaders to engage in meaningful conversations. Top investors, VCs, developers and occupiers will act as mentors and the jury for this challenge.
About JLL India:JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specialising in real estate. With an estimated revenue for FY 2018-19 expected to be approx. INR 4,000 crore, the Firm is growing from strength to strength in India for the past two decades. JLL India has an extensive presence across 10 major cities (Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Coimbatore) and over 130 tier II & III markets with a cumulative strength of close to 11,000 professionals.
The Firm provides invest ors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services. This includes leasing, capital markets, research & advisory, transaction management, project development, facility management and property & asset management. These services cover various asset classes such as commercial, residential, industrial, retail, warehouse and logistics, hospitality, healthcare, senior living and education.
JLL India won the Five Star Award for ‘Best Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2018 -19. The Firm was also recognised amongst the ‘Top 100 Best Places to Work in India’ in 2017 & 2018 in the annual survey conducted by Great Place to Work® and The Economic Times. It has also been acknowledged as ‘Property Consultant of the Decade’ at the 10th CNBC-Awaaz Real Estate Awards 2015. For further information, please visit
About Invest India:Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation agency. Invest India, promoted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry is mandated to promote and facilitate foreign investments into the country. Several key government initiatives like AGNIi and Startup India are housed within Invest India. AGNIi is the national technology commercialisation pr ogram which aims to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country. Startup India is the government’s flagship initiative to foster the startup ecosystem in the country. For further information, please visit