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IGPP Announces Partnership with Bentley Systems, the Infrastructure Engineering Software Company

The agreement facilitates sharing of information between public and private sectors, and creates opportunities for decision-making in public policy development

The Institute of Government & Public Policy, a leading independent think tank based within the University of East London, has announced it has entered into a partnership with Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company, that will establish a long-term relationship and synergy between IGPP’s areas of interest and Bentley’s expertise. IGPP and Bentley will facilitate the sharing of expert knowledge and information between the public and private sectors, as well as government departments, to influence and inform public policy across the supported communities. The partnership provides the opportunity for Bentley to access, co-design, and contribute to IGPP live events, research, resources, and share their unique insight and expertise with members and key stakeholders.

Mark Coates, Bentley’s director of strategic industry engagements, becomes a member of the IGPP Corporate Advisory Board, demonstrating Bentley’s commitment to improving how government is run and public policy is made. With Coates’ presence on the board Bentley is able to share knowledge with key stakeholders, helping inform the public policy debate from its experience providing innovative applications and services for the enterprises and professionals who design, build, and operate the world’s infrastructure.

Marc Davis, CEO of IGPP, said, “We are incredibly excited to have Bentley Systems come on board as a key partner and look forward to growing our relationship with them in the coming years. We are fortunate to be working with a company of their stature, expertise, and history. Their core values centred on their people and their commitment to improving quality of life are admirable and are areas which we look forward to positively contributing as we embark on our journey together.”

Coates said, “As a global market leader of engineering software solutions that help industry partners design, deliver, and maintain major projects around the world, Bentley is honoured to be asked to help guide and promote the launch of the IGPP. In the new world in which we live, it’s important to underpin organisations—such as IGPP—to drive collaboration, connectivity, and, especially, clear communication among all sectors. Working with the esteemed members of the advisory panel, we hope to guide, support, and influence future public policy for both the industry and the country with a focus on more resilient, less expensive, and greener infrastructure systems.”

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annualized revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.

About IGPP

IGPP is a key influencer and informer in the ongoing public policy development and debate, believing that the most productive and positive outcomes can only be delivered through enhancing knowledge, disseminating excellence, collaborating, and taking part in ongoing discussions. Facilitating engagement and interaction between the public and private sectors, IGPP produces and provides wide ranging research, reports, events, and public policy briefings to help inform, influence, impact, and educate others across key topical issues that are currently facing the U.K.


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Article written by
Danielle Chapman

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