When do applications close for InfraChallenge 2021?
Applications are now closed. The deadline for applications was 11:59 PM AEDT (UTC/GMT +11 hours) on 12 March 2021.
What are the important dates for InfraChallenge 2021?
03 Feb 2021 - Applications open
03 March 2021 - Information Session: Why InfraChallenge matters for the infrastructure industry, government and applicants
12 Mar 2021 - Applications close at 11.59PM AEDT (UTC/GMT +11 hours) on 12 March 2021
April 2021 - Announcement of the Top 20; 6-week mentoring program begins
June 2021 - Announcement of the Top 10
Sept 2021 - Final event held, and winner announced
What types of solutions is the InfraChallenge competition seeking in 2021?
This year, we are again seeking specific types of solutions, as reflected in our 'challenge statement'.
The challenge statement for InfraChallenge 2021 calls for technology-based solutions to building better, more resilient infrastructure and maintaining existing assets to enhance quality and resilience.
The purpose of InfraChallenge 2021 is to find technology-based solutions for better and more resilient infrastructure. How does the GI Hub define resilience?
For InfraChallenge 2021, the GI Hub is using the Rockefeller Foundation definition for 'holistic' resilience, namely "the ability of individuals, institutions, businesses, and systems within the community to survive, adapt, and grow despite the chronic stresses or acute shocks [they] experience. ‘Stresses’ and ‘shocks’ could stem from the rise of climate change, natural disasters and pandemics, or other sources. InfraChallenge 2021 seeks technology-based solutions for resilience, by this definition.
How will the InfraChallenge mentors help the Top 20 finalists?
The primary role of the mentors is to help the Top 20 teams develop and enhance their applications for further assessment by the InfraChallenge judges, ahead of the final competition phases.
What are the evaluation criteria for the InfraChallenge 2021 competition?
Assessment of your application will be based on the following:
My solution is highly specialised and complex. Will your judges be able to understand it?
Yes. Our evaluation team and judges come from a mix of backgrounds with years of industry experience to ensure we have the expertise required to evaluate each of the applications.
Bringing ideas to market
Can competing in InfraChallenge help me bring my idea to market?
Yes. A purpose of InfraChallenge is for solutions to be exposed to an audience of infrastructure specialists from the public and private sector, academics, to incubators, to technology companies and many more. In addition, the funding package received by the winner is designed to help bring the solution to market at scale.
What can I win?
The winner of InfraChallenge 2021 will receive:
Is it difficult to apply?
No. We have kept the application process very simple. There is a short application form that you will need to complete, and you will need to prepare a short presentation, short pitch video and executive summary. You will also need to agree with the Terms & Conditions of the competition.