ORIS among the top 10 in the GI Hub InfraChallenge 2021

ORIS among the top 10 in the GI Hub InfraChallenge 2021

Discover the Top 10 tech-based solutions for resilient infrastructure

InfraChallenge 2021 invited ideas for building and maintaining better, more resilient infrastructure. Top 10 competitors whose solutions leverage technologies from artificial intelligence to data mining were announced. Oris, a materials intelligence platform by IRF Member HOLCIM made it to the Top 10.

The Top 10 teams in the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) InfraChallenge 2021 are:

  • 030Solutions from Germany
  • Akyas Sanitation from Jordan
  • Avus from France
  • Detektia from Spain
  • ESG Base from UK
  • Greenrail from Italy
  • InfraClear from USA
  • Iris from Canada
  • Oris from France
  • Xpert Converters from Spain

View the Top 10 solutions and hear their pitches here.

The journey of the Top 10 began with closure of the InfraChallenge applications in March 2021. From a competitive field representing more than 30 countries, the Top 20 teams were selected and completed a six-week mentoring program with InfraChallenge partners to build out their idea and pitch for a place in the Top 10.

Now, the InfraChallenge moves into the next phase of the competition, where the Top 10 teams will compete for the winning prize, to be announced at the InfraChallenge Final event in September 2021.

About InfraChallenge 2021

Delivered by the GI Hub, the annual InfraChallenge competition aims to create a more resilient and quality-focused infrastructure ecosystem for the future. This year, the competition is supported by the Italian G20 Presidency as part of its infrastructure agenda.

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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Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
 
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
  
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.