Innovate. Disrupt. Transform

Innovate. Disrupt. Transform

InfraChallenge is an innovation competition aiming to accelerate the global infrastructure industry

An initiative of the Global Infrastructure Hub, InfraChallenge 2020 invited applicants from around the world and across sectors to pitch big ideas to drive digital transformation in a sector that has not been widely disrupted by digitisation.

The competition called for digital innovations that can be applied to solve economic or social infrastructure issues and build momentum towards better infrastructure - such as how cities can embrace smart technology solutions to improve quality of life, managing environmental risks with Artificial Intelligence and the potential for digitisation to improve electricity networks.

On 24 September 2020, Lebanese tech start-up Mrüna was crowned the winner of InfraChallenge following a live pitch against nine other finalists from the UK, US, Sierra Leone, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and Spain.

InfraChallenge News


Identify new digital ideas for infrastructure


Promote discussions on issues that initiate change


Use digital advances to crack infrastructure issues


Thought leadership for better infrastructure. 

InfraChallenge Timeline

  1. 25 November 2019

    Applications open

  2. 24 February 2020

    Applications close

  3. April 2020

    Top 20 finalists

    finalists announced and eight weeks of mentoring commences

  4. August 2020

    Top 10 finalists

    finalists announced and four weeks of mentoring commences

  5. September 2020

    InfraChallenge final event

*This is an updated timeline following revisions due to the evolving situation in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of our stakeholders, partners and teams remains our priority.

Thank you to the following partner for supporting the inaugural InfraChallenge

MIT Solve a Global Infrastructure Hub / InfraChallenge partner