Who We Are

Aii non profit

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is an independent, national research and educational organization dedicated to identifying our nation’s infrastructure needs, creating awareness of those needs, and finding solutions to critical public policy challenges. Aii strives to promote proven, innovative technology and higher safety standards in a non-partisan manner to achieve excellence nationwide.

Aii is a think tank consisting of two non-profits: the National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (NISF), a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and the Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS), a 501(c)(3) educational organization. Both non-profits are legally governed by volunteer boards of directors. These work in conjunction with the Alliance’s own volunteer Advisory Council. Learn more about us by meeting our team.

Our Story

A little bit about us: Founded in 2014 to address the expanding risks of the aging infrastructure across our country, Aii is dedicated to identifying America’s infrastructure deficiencies and creating higher standards by promoting innovative technologies and safer outcomes for national infrastructure projects.

We looked around and felt there was a gap, with few organizations dedicated to educating both industry decisionmakers and policymakers in a nonpartisan manner, independent of trade or interest groups. We seek to bring about proactive reform and advance from the status quo on all fronts, including adoption of new technology and best practices at the industry level, while communicating between industry and lawmakers to achieve the best outcomes in law for public safety, infrastructure resilience, and a culture of innovation.

Aii serves as an ideas incubator and policy think tank focused on infrastructure. We provide a forum for innovation and disruptive ideas in order to address infrastructure public policy challenges. As an independent, third-party validator of innovative ideas, we research, analyze, and reframe issues to help policy-makers, the media, and the public understand the criticality of positive results for public safety and infrastructure resilience.

In a few short years, Aii has become a recognized voice of balanced, nonpartisan analysis in the pro-innovation public policy space. We are trusted by over 200 media outlets and regularly take our ideas to cable news, events, conferences, and classrooms.

While we have great ideas, we also listen to others. We want to be part of the solution and that means listening to, and asking, others about their views. Solving present and future infrastructure challenges is a collaborative effort, and Aii is proud to spearhead it.

More About Aii

NISF is a non-partisan social welfare entity organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit. Our mission is to develop and promote rational public policies and best practices aimed at achieving innovative safety and efficiency solutions for national infrastructure systems and projects.

The Foundation – one of two members that form the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure – encourages public debate, community engagement, and education. Our issue advocacy is non-partisan and independent of industry.

Consistent with our obligations to provide transparency, the Foundation makes our recently filed annual information returns, as well as the organization’s application for tax-exemption, available to the public upon request. Please direct any inquiries to info@aii.org or you may call us for more information.

PIFS is an educational non-partisan organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our mission is to provide educational materials to elected officials, public policy experts, and the community at large, in order to increase awareness of the many pressing infrastructure challenges our country faces and highlight potential innovative solutions.

The Institute focuses on researching and publishing in-depth white papers and policy briefs on relevant infrastructure-related issues. In addition to this research, the Institute aims to educate both society and industry on best practices in the areas of safety and innovative technologies.

Together with NISF, the Institute forms a think tank known as the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure. For Aii, promoting innovative, proven practices and technology is the way to achieve policy centered around public safety and infrastructure resilience.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help foster innovative solutions to current and future infrastructure challenges.

Our purpose is to support infrastructure issues providing greater awareness, influence, analysis, and assistance in formulating solutions to achieve improvements, advancements, and opportunities.

Our Vision

Our vision at Aii is to serve the public and private sectors as the trusted resource for higher standards, innovative technologies, and safer outcomes.

Our Values

• Accountability

• Advocacy

• Collaboration

• Commitment

• Education

• Empowerment

• Innovation

• Integrity

• Transparency

• Trustworthiness

• Responsibility

• Safety

Identifying Challenges.

Proposing Solutions.

Providing Education.

Promoting Best Practices.

Meet Aii Video

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