Transforming infrastructure through technology
Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, LLC (Sidewalk Infrastructure) believes technology will transform infrastructure. In the 1800s, the steam engine brought people and goods to cities far apart by railroad. In the 1880s, the electric grid lit up cities 24 hours a day, and opened travel by subway, streetcar, and elevator. At the turn of the 20th century, the automobile reshaped streets. Now, from autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, Sidewalk Infrastructure believes the 21st century digital revolution is transforming the city, reshaping the built environment and profoundly impacting productivity and quality of life.
Sidewalk Infrastructure seeks to transform urban systems through technology. Sidewalk Infrastructure holds, operates, and invests in advanced infrastructure projects, as well as the technology companies applying innovations to these projects. Formed as a new spin-out company of Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation business of Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company), Sidewalk Infrastructure believes in technology’s ability to make infrastructure more sustainable, intelligent, and efficient.
Automation and electrification reshape the journey of every person and package.
Innovative management technologies and resources disrupt existing energy models.
Water & Waste
New systems allow efficient management and recovery of waste and water.
Ubiquitous connectivity transforms almost all urban services and sectors.
New models provide for delivery of civic and municipal infrastructure.
Robotics and Automation
Machine Learning and AI
Cloud and Data Analytics
Sidewalk Infrastructure’s experienced team will draw on the expertise and strengths of its relationships and partners, including its anchor partners – Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) – who will support Sidewalk Infrastructure with their capital, capabilities, and commitment to forward-thinking infrastructure. Sidewalk Infrastructure will seek to benefit from Alphabet’s leading technological expertise, Sidewalk Labs’ capabilities in urban innovation, and OTPP’s deep infrastructure experience.
To realize its vision, Sidewalk Infrastructure seeks to work with governments, companies, entrepreneurs, and forward-thinking cities to develop technology-enabled infrastructure: advanced systems with transformative implications for sustainability, mobility, and quality of life.