Building Intelligent, Connected, Inclusive, Autonomous, and Resilient 21st Century Communities.

The Autonomy Institute is working with a growing number of infrastructure investors that will underwrite large scale deployments of PINNs within the United States. The investors will provide rapid and expansive deployment of rural broadband, 5G, edge computing, assured position navigation & timing, resilient grids, intelligent transportation systems, and other systems critical to supporting the Industry 4.0 economy.

These Public-Private Partnerships (P3) will underwrite $100-$500 million dollar infrastructure programs. These P3 Programs can be supported by private investors or in combination with municipal, city, state, or federal bonds. The PINN clusters will be deployed within cities, on highways, and in rural communities. The PINNs will accelerate the nation’s digital infrastructure that supports critical digital services. The mission is to have 10,000s of PINNs deployed by mid-2022 eliminating the digital divide and supporting the resilient and responsive city of the future.

Supporting City, State, and Federal Leadership

Memorandum of Understanding to Collaborate on Digital Edge Infrastructure via a P3 Program

Digital Edge, National Public-Private Infrastructure Program (Greater than $100 million)

Implementation Plan for Intelligent & Autonomous Cities

Digital Edge

Design, Engineering, Deployment Plan for City or Municipal Government

Digital Edge Infrastructure Commerce Act

Industry 4.0 Job Training, Development, Creation

The DIGITAL UTILITY, Accelerating the Deployment of the New Critical Service

The DIGITAL UTILITY, Ground Lease for Public and Private Deployments

Collaborating with Industry Partners

“Strategic Path to Commerce”

National Teaming Agreement Supporting

P3 Programs, PINNs, and Advanced Services

21st Century PINN Strategic Alliance and Joint Development Agreement

Public Infrastructure Network Nodes (PINN) Hardware Standards

Public Infrastructure Network Nodes (PINN) Software Standards

PINN Standard Operational Procedures, Standards, Management

PINN DATA EXCHANGE Design and Management

PINN Addresses Over 10 of the National Strategic Priorities

The Active Digital Twin to support Intelligent and Autonomous Cities


PINN Public/Private Use Cases for Both Community and Commerce

Intelligent and Autonomous Systems – Risk Mitigation, Safety, Security, Systems & Methods

Autonomous Systems Operational Control Centers (ASOCC), City, State, Regional Facilities

Working with Universities, Government Agencies, and Research Labs

State and Federal Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA)

University Research and Development Agreement with Support for Autonomous Mobility Corridor

Autonomous Infrastructure GRID or Autonomous Mobility Corridor

University Research and Development Topics, Programs, and Initiatives

Working with Investors and PINN Developers

Master Infrastructure PINN Partnership (MIPP)

University Research and Development Agreement with Support for Autonomous Mobility Corridor

Establishing Public-Private Investment for Municipalities

The Autonomy Institute and the Partners will work with qualified financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and operating partners to establish funding to support design, development, implementation and large-scale deployment of the Intelligent and Autonomous Infrastructure.

P3 Partnership Objectives

  1. They are long-term and involve a combination of large and small private entities and local, state, and/or federal government agencies;
  2. They are intended to provide timely delivery of products, services or facilities in a cost-effective manner that can be more time-efficient than using traditional sources of procurement and public financing;
  3. The risk is shared and because of this shared risk the rewards are shared;
  4. The formation of a P3 is a proven way to ensure that state-of-the-art solutions are being employed without compromising stakeholder risk criteria or infringing intellectual property rights of partner assets;
  5. Transparency will ensure that all project elements are optimized for efficiency, life-cycle costs, and operational flexibility and that stakeholder voices are heard and reasonably represented.

P3 Partnership Benefits:

  1. They provide better infrastructure solutions than an initiative that is wholly public or wholly private. Each participant does what it does best;
  2. They provide common standards, networks, and platforms that can support faster deployment and higher impacts on communities;
  3. They result in faster project completion and reduced delays on infrastructure projects by including time-to-completion as a measure of performance and therefore of profit;
  4. A P3’s return on investment (ROI) might be greater than projects with traditional, all-private or all-government fulfillment;
  5. Innovative design and financing approaches become available when the public and private entities work together;
  6. Risks are fully appraised early on to determine project feasibility. In this sense, the private partner can serve as a check against unrealistic government promises or expectations;
  7. Since risks and rewards are shared and distributed, this leads to greater alignment and transparency between the partners which contributes to overall project delivery efficiency and concurrently ensures that project participants are always in alignment with project goals;
  8. Financial incentives may exist under state and federal tax provisions that provide a benefit to the project and improved ROI;
  9. The operational and project execution risks are transferred from the government to the private participant, which usually has more experience in cost containment; and
  10. High-quality standards are better obtained and maintained throughout the life cycle of the project.