Top 20 solutions for more resilient infrastructure

The Top 20 teams of InfraChallenge 2021 were revealed. 20 innovative solutions, from 13 countries, featuring technologies from artificial intelligence and 3D printing to data mining and more.

Top 20 solutions for more resilient infrastructure

This year, in the context of an ambitious infrastructure agenda, the Italian G20 Presidency decided to support the Global Infrastructure Hub’s InfraChallenge, calling on all the brilliant minds around the world to participate in a competition with innovative and transformative ideas and projects, to ensure that future infrastructure is sustainable, resilient, smart and accessible to all.

Applications closed in March 2021 and the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) received high-calibre entries from 30 countries, encompassing solutions for transport, energy, social infrastructure, water and sanitation, and communications infrastructure.

Just a few days ago, the Top 20 teams of InfraChallenge 2021 were revealed. These 20 innovative solutions, from 13 countries, feature technologies from artificial intelligence and 3D printing to data mining and more. View the Top 20 applications to discover their pitch videos, presentations and executive summaries here.

The Italian Presidency is glad to see such brilliant and innovative ideas and is proud to note that three of the 20 innovative ideas come from Italy.

What’s next for the Top 20?

This month, each Top 20 team will begin an intensive six-week mentoring program with an infrastructure and innovation expert to build up their idea and pitch for a place in the Top 10.

In June 2021, the Top 10 will be announced. They will have until September 2021 to prepare for the InfraChallenge final and pitch their ideas to win the top prize.

About InfraChallenge 2021

Delivered by the GI Hub, the annual InfraChallenge competition aims to create a more resilient and quality-focused infrastructure ecosystem. The winner of InfraChallenge 2021 will receive an AU$50,000 funding package to help implement their solution, as well as other support.

Infrastructure is one of the least technologically transformed sectors, with crucial components like construction ranking second to last in digitisation. Technologically enabled infrastructure has the potential to change the cities we live in and, more importantly, help achieve broader goals around sustainability, social cohesion and inclusive economic growth.

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