Future proof. Ready for the future. This applies not only to Dutch infrastructure (which is among the top-3 of the world, according to the World Economic Forum) but to the entire sector. InfraTech 2019 is a unique knowledge platform where clients, contractors, engineering firms and suppliers showcase why the Dutch infrastructure sector has been among the best in the world for years.
Trends from the world of infrastructure
Sustainable living environment
Mobility is not just growing, it should be sustainable as well. And future proof. And circular. This means that we have to look beyond our national borders, because climate doesn't care about borders. Infrastructure increasingly intersects with other social issues. This requires being future proof.
The infrastructure of the future is less about tarmac and concrete and more about zeroes and ones. Big data requires big thinking and Innovations are increasingly of a digital nature. We can learn from start-ups that bring us new technology. How can we ensure that these start-ups develop into scale-ups, so that the digital world can make the physical world future proof?
Cars are becoming ever smarter. At the same time our roads are getting more crowded. This requires clever infrastructure. Maybe even communicating, autonomously operating traffic lights. But what about safety? Not just the safety of people and the environment, but also the safety of all those data. Is the sector really future proof?
The infrastructure of the future requires different ways of working together. Different ways of contracting. Will the way that clients tender contracts still be sufficient in the future? Is the sector able to handle current laws and regulations? Are clients buying smartly, and do they manage their assets in the right way? Are partnerships future proof?
InfraTech Innovation Prize 2019
Being future proof means being open to new skills. Listening to a new generation of technicians and scientists. InfraTech does that through the InfraTech Innovation Prize 2019.