The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), established by the G20 in 2014, has organized an inaugural international innovation competition “InfraChallenge” designed to disrupt the infrastructure industry through new digitally-driven solutions. The applicants from around the world and across sectors pitched their big ideas. The competition called for digital innovations that can be applied to solve social infrastructure issues and build momentum towards better infrastructure.
A shortlist of 20 finalists was selected in March 2020 and we are pleased to inform that PPPHealth4All is one of the finalists. The finalists are from all over the world: the UK (5 projects), Australia (4 projects), Spain (2 projects), Columbia, Germany, Mexico, the USA, Indonesia, India and Sierra Leone (1 project per country).
PPPHealth4All is honored to be selected along with the projects of the Inter-American Development Bank, National Agency for Infrastructure of Columbia, UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, and many other established companies and startups. PPPHealth4All is the only project in the healthcare sector in this cohort.
The PPPHealth4All will be provided with access to industry leaders and the competition partner MIT Solve during an eight-week tailored mentoring program.
More about InfraChallenge:
InfraChallenge 2020 is an inaugural innovation competition organised by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) that invited applicants to pitch transformational ideas, tackling the big infrastructure issues. The contest focuses on digital solutions for a current or future economic or social infrastructure issue.
More about GHI
The Global Infrastructure Hub is an independent organisation, established by the G20 in 2014 to connect the global infrastructure community and share insights to facilitate delivery of G20 members’ economic, social and environmental outcomes through more and better infrastructure. GI Hub was endorsed by the G20 at the summit with an initial four year mandate. The mandate outlined by the G20 was to establish a global pipeline of projects advocating transparency and advocating a uniform regulatory and governance structure, while also promoting innovation by exposing data gaps, and benching marking best practice in the infrastructure industry GI Hub has published these mandates by developing a series of reports which have been developed into online interactive tools.
More about InfraChallenge Partner MIT Solve
MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. MIT Solve advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation.