The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has announced the launch of the final phase of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge, a competition sponsored by the trade association to solicit groundbreaking ideas and solutions that address some of the biggest challenges facing United States infrastructure.
Launched in January, the three-phased incentivized competition challenges a community of innovators to think in aspirational and disruptive ways to reimagine United States infrastructure components and systems. Following the conclusion earlier this year of the competition’s first two phases, “Complain” and “Dream”, AEM designed the third phase, referred to as the “Build” phase, to create a system of transportation for the United States that will meet the needs of all users in 2050 and beyond.
Five finalists will be selected when submissions close in mid-January 2017 and will be featured at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 trade show’s Tech Experience in March 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the show, the five finalists will pitch their plans to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000, the second place winner will receive $35,000, and the third prize winner will receive $15,000.
The Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge is part of a larger thought-leadership initiative launched by AEM last year that will develop a long-term, national vision for United States infrastructure.
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