Transportation is becoming more networked, IT-enhanced, and integrated with our environment. The result is a “system of systems” creating smart cities that move people, goods, information and energy in a way that is more efficient and sustainable than traditional mobility options. New technologies and business models are emerging and can be scaled to drive fuel savings, mitigate congestion and reduce the cost of transportation, creating smart cities with equitable mobility options for all including: multimodal transit systems, first-mile/last-mile solutions, vehicle share, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, and on-demand transit.
Located in Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, NextEnergy is actively working with partners and stakeholders in the city and surrounding region to make the transition from Motor City to Mobility City, a leading test bed for innovative, game changing, 21st century advanced mobility and smart city technologies.
The work we do.
NextEnergy collaborates with businesses in the advanced mobility space to inform them of trends, keep them abreast of technology developments, and coach them through business growth opportunities. We also provide access to funding opportunities and platforms to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of new technologies. Our goal is to drive investment and support job creation and retention through our support of advanced mobility innovation.
NextEnergy also conducts extensive market analyses, technology road-mapping, and value-chain research to help businesses assess market opportunities for their products and services.
How we can help you.
If you are an early-stage technology developer, whether a university spin-out or a well-established firm, NextEnergy can provide support in any or all of the following areas:
Access to funding | R&D Demonstration Programs | Initial Company Assessment | Business Consulting | Technology Vetting | Market Research | Promotional Support | Technology Acceleration Space | Testing Services
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Current Programs & Initiatives
NextEnergy is deploying an Electric Scooter Share Program in partnership with GenZe, CGS Advisors and Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative to identify and develop urban business models for scooter transportation that brings together the needs of city planners, local communities and commercial service providers.
Electric Vehicle Car Share Program
NextEnergy is involved in an Electric Vehicle Car Share Program with tier one supplier DENSO and the University of Michigan – Dearborn to study the benefits and challenges of a vehicle designed for sharing. The findings of this study will be presented at the 2017 SAE Congress in Detroit.
The Midwest Energy Accelerator is a joint program between Detroit-based NextEnergy and Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust. Both organizations are the Midwestern recipients of the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) grant, a Department of Energy (DOE) national support network that serves clean energy small businesses and entrepreneurs by providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring their technologies closer to market readiness.
The NextChallenge competitions spur the development of revolutionary energy solutions and sources, and create ground-breaking opportunities to drive product differentiation and technology innovation.
The Clean Energy Roadmap (CER) is a collaborative effort between Michigan and Northeast Ohio to accelerate the region’s clean-energy sector through focused strategies for identifying and advancing energy efficiency building technologies, products, services and clean energy manufacturing.