is accelerating technologies that transform how we use energy to live and move.

Energy is required for everything we do.

It’s needed within our homes, workplaces, public spaces, and centers of commerce. It’s also needed to get people and goods from point A to point B. As more people around the globe gravitate to urban centers in pursuit of a higher-standard of living, we expect a greater demand for energy that will lead to congestion and a strain on our resources and aging infrastructure.

To address these issues, NextEnergy is working to accelerate the commercialization of more efficient, accessible, affordable, safer, and cleaner technologies that will transform how we use energy to live and move.

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Featured Programs and Center Highlights

NextEnergy offers a variety of programs and opportunities to leverage our facility, its surrounding campus and assets, and our team of industry experts to grow your business, explore new ideas, and engage with others working in the mobility and built environment space.

Lighting Technology Energy Solutions

The Lighting Technology Energy Solutions (LiTES) program will reduce the energy footprint in small and medium commercial buildings by accelerating the adoption of advanced lighting controls solutions through training and technology deployment.

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NextChallenge Smart Cities Pitch Day

Join us to experience live pitches from smart cities innovators as they present their connected, interactive and data-driven solutions to address common challenges facing urban areas across the globe.

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NextRide is a demonstration program between NextEnergy and Mahindra GenZe that integrated four connected, electric scooters into NextEnergy’s infrastructure for shared-use by staff members for travels within the city of Detroit.

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Event Space

Whether you’re planning a small meeting or a complex event, consider NextEnergy – a unique setting with 10,000 sq. ft. of leasable space located in the heart of Detroit’s innovation district.

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Lab Space

The NextEnergy Center has individual labs ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. Lab partners are in close proximity to NextEnergy’s multiple platforms to demonstrate, test and validate various advanced energy and transportation technologies.

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NextHome is part smart home, part distributed generation and part direct current (DC) that operates as a “living lab” within NextEnergy’s testing and validation platforms and allows industry partners to leverage multiple IoT frameworks and a residential microgrid.

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NextEnergy is supported by a variety of partners representing industry, government and non-governmental organizations who support our work to accelerate technologies that transform how we use energy to live and move.