New possibilities have emerged for retrofitting/repurposing existing infrastructure assets with technologies such as large-scale data collection, real-time asset monitoring, automation and AI. Asset owners will increasingly need to rethink their business models and assess exposure to new risks.
Featured infratech entrepreneurs discuss changes in the infrastructure space.
Though still fragmented, the pool of companies that fall under the umbrella of infratech is quickly becoming a distinct market in its own right. Over the last year we have seen a number of sector leaders make the headlines:
• Identifying investable opportunities
• Fundraising and scaling-up
• Obsolescence risk
In the space of a 10 years, demand-responsive transport and mobility-as-a-service have brought profound changes to public transport, car ownership and city infrastructure. In the decades ahead, the mass adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles is set to reshape mobility completely.
• Smart motorways
• Ridesharing economy
• Autonomous vehicles
• Rapid growth, M&A, and massive energy consumption
5G and fibre optic broadband will act as a springboard for future technology and data applications. Authorities across Europe are in a race to build out the infrastructure for these essential services, but much more investment is needed to shore up connectivity.
• Enabling new technologies
• Roll-out strategies and investment
• Regulatory framework