The Future of Infrastructure
Pioneering technology-enabled infrastructure to transform urban life and create long-term value
Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) believes that technology will transform infrastructure. The world is currently facing existential threats from climate change, greater urbanization, and a range of other new and growing challenges, and many existing infrastructure systems are crumbling and outdated, strained by decades of under-funding and under-innovation. SIP was founded to shape the future of infrastructure to take on these challenges and funding gaps, leveraging innovation to make infrastructure more resilient, sustainable, and efficient and enhancing safety, convenience, accessibility, affordability, and quality of life.
In the 1800s, the steam engine connected cities by bringing people and goods from one city to another by railroad. At the turn of the 20th century, the automobile reshaped streets. Now in the 21st century, from autonomous vehicles to artificial intelligence, SIP believes technology will again revolutionize infrastructure and transform the way the world lives. SIP uniquely combines technology expertise, infrastructure experience, and creative capital to shape the future of infrastructure lasting decades for disruption and opportunities to come.
SIP seeks to leverage innovation to improve infrastructure and create long-term value. SIP builds, owns, operates, and invests in both advanced infrastructure projects and technology companies with innovations that enable and apply to those projects.
SIP is an independent entity, with investors including Alphabet Inc. (Alphabet) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan (OTPP). To realize its vision, SIP aims to draw on the expertise, strengths, and formidable resources of its relationships and partners, including by seeking to leverage the combination of Alphabet’s leading technological capabilities with OTPP’s deep infrastructure investing experience.
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