Dave Anderson, Director, Venture Services, NextEnergy Joining the team at NextEnergy this past September as director of venture services has allowed me to combine my passion for both technology and entrepreneurship. I could not be more thrilled to be in this space, in the center of Detroit's innovation district, working to support early-stage and established advanced energy and mobility businesses.
Michele Mueller, Sr. Project Manager, Connected and Automated Vehicles Of Michigan Department of Transportation The expression “Pure Michigan” is well known to most people within the state, and many outside the area, as the creative campaign that branded Michigan as the nature-filled wonder destination that will soothe the soul. That campaign made an emotional connection as it evoked memories of slower, quieter times and vacations with family and friends on Michigan’s lakes, rivers, and other natural resources.
Gina Schrader, Director NextEnergy Back in May of this year, NextEnergy launched NextChallenge: Smart Cities to accelerate entrepreneurial innovation by demonstrating a smart city technology that reduces the stress of congestion, emissions, or land use by growing urban populations to ensure our cities are resilient and thrive.
Welcome to Planet M, Where the World Learns About Michigan’s Mobility Advancements in the Auto Industry
Kevin Kerrigan, Senior Vice President of the MEDC Automotive Office, Senior Adviser Automotive Initiatives, State of Michigan When you look at the number of advanced automotive projects taking place in Michigan, it’s apparent research and development into mobility technologies is thriving. It’s also apparent all of this great news needs to be shared and promoted as much as possible.
Susan Zielinski, Managing Director, SMART at the University of Michigan Before we dive in to what’s happening with MaaS in Michigan, let’s describe what it means. Here is a snippet from Wikipedia:Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) describes a shift away from personally owned modes of transportation and towards mobility solutions that are consumed as a service…