Solution

Uncharted is building the operating system for last mile infrastructure. Uncharted is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that helps cities and developers reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and managing last mile infrastructure. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York, Uncharted is an award-winning, MWBE-certified company focused on the mission to accelerate the equitable development of smart, sustainable infrastructure worldwide.

Why do we love ’em?

The ubiquitous overhead power lines that crisscross our communities — despite their vulnerability to fallen trees, fires, or other hazards — largely owe their existence to historical inertia. When our electrical infrastructure was first developed in the early 20th century, there was no way to safely bury high voltages underground. And while underground wiring technologies do exist today, it’s often expensive to install and difficult to access for service and repairs. Uncharted Power threads this needle with its tech-ready, modular paver that offers easy access to both power and data, incorporating power wiring, fiber-optics, antennas, sensors, and other hardware. And since it can be efficiently expanded into areas with historically underdeveloped infrastructure, the company’s system can become a critical building block for sustainable urban development. At a time when increasing fires, hurricanes, and other natural catastrophes are damaging the electrical grid, Uncharted’s resilience-focused solution can protect utility assets and enable faster repairs.