The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has announced Canadian start-up IRIS as the winner of its annual innovation competition – InfraChallenge – during a live final. This year, InfraChallenge is supported by the Italian G20 Presidency and focused on technological solutions for building and maintaining better, more resilient infrastructure.
Maintenance is critical to the safety and resilience of our infrastructure, yet most technology that gathers asset condition data is expensive or impractical at scale. IRIS’s winning solution enables cities to monitor road infrastructure at a substantially lower cost by using dash cameras with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect road hazards and defects in real time.
“Winning the InfraChallenge competition will enable us to localize and implement IRIS’s road infrastructure assessment technology across the world – including emerging economies that need the solution the most,” said IRIS CEO and Co-founder Emil Sylvester Ramos.