EXTON, PA, Apr 3, 2020 – Bentley Institute, a leading organization advancing infrastructure professions by empowering practitioners, students, and academic institutions through continuous learning, scholarships, internships, and applied research partnerships, recently announced its Digital Infrastructure Student Idea Challenge 2020. The challenge is continuing Bentley Institute’s undeterred mission of nurturing future professionals, helping them stay active, engaged, and enthusiastic amid the challenging times of school closures and self-isolation.
With migration, urbanization, and climate change placing increasing stress on the world’s built environment, the industry must transform and innovate to deliver resilient infrastructure. Bentley Institute is looking for students from around the world to come up with visionary ideas and inventive concepts that could potentially transform infrastructure and make a positive impact in the world.
The challenge is open to individual students (or teams of two) either in university, or in graduate school. To participate, students need to select a challenge that is relevant to any infrastructure domain and propose a smart, ground-breaking solution concept. Students should submit a presentation and PDF document (with a minimum of 500 words) of their conceptual ideas, not a detailed technical solution with a design. However, students should describe how software technology could play a role in their proposed concept. It must also be supported by graphs, figures, videos, and pictures.
In addition to gaining recognition from Bentley Institute, the top winning team will receive a cash prize of USD 5,000. The winners of the Best Presentation, Best Challenge, and Best Solution categories will also win cash prizes of USD 2,000 each.
Bentley Institute encourages all students to use time at home constructively to suggest ideas for a better tomorrow.
To participate in the challenge, students must register before May 15, 2020 and submit their projects by June 15, 2020. Students need to register here. To learn more about the submissions, judging criteria, and other information, click here.
About Bentley Institute
The Bentley Institute advances the infrastructure professions by empowering practitioners, students, and academic institutions through continuous learning, scholarships, internships, and applied research partnerships. Learning is provided online, in the classroom, or in-application, and includes publications, webinars, workflow videos, live and on-demand courses, conferences, events, and more. The Bentley Institute advances project delivery and asset performance best practices through Digital Advancement Academies, partnering with leading industry organizations, project delivery firms, and owner-operators
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.
Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million in 172 countries. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers.
For more information, visit www.bentley.com.