NextEnergy Center

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The NextEnergy Center and surrounding campus are an epicenter of entrepreneurial activity in Midtown Detroit. The Center itself serves as a living lab for advanced energy and transportation technology development and demonstrations.

The Center features over 18,000 sq. ft. of build-to-suit, leasable lab space with 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. NextEnergy is engaged in collaborative projects with advanced energy and transportation companies, leveraging knowledge, testing capabilities, and laboratories in an independent and secure environment. Hover over any of the icons on the rendering below to learn more about our facility.

NextEnergy’s alternative fuels platform provides infrastructure to support the fueling and testing of hydrogen and biofuel vehicles, as well as alternative fuel dispensing technologies and storage systems.
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.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure – NextEnergy’s multiple electric vehicle charging stations include public charging options, and support research, development, and demonstration of next generation infrastructure, including vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-building and wireless charging.
Advance Lighting – NextEnergy uses its innovative facility to demonstrate and help commercialize a variety of advanced lighting technologies. These include indoor and outdoor LED fixtures, off-grid fixtures, advanced lighting control systems, daylighting control systems and daylight emulators.
Microgrid Pavilion – NextEnergy is home to one of the first microgrid research pavilions in the nation, capable of mimicking any grid scenario in the world for testing and validating advanced energy and transportation technology solutions.
Lab Space – NextEnergy features over 18,000 sq. ft. of build-to-suit, leasable lab space with individual labs ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. Lab partners also have access to NextEnergy’s on-site testing and validation platforms.
Auditorium – NextEnergy’s leasable event space includes a 122-person capacity auditorium equipped with a state-of-the-art projector, screen, lighting and sound system. The large stage is vehicle-accessible.
Atrium – NextEnergy’s leasable event space includes a 300-person capacity, 4,500 sq. ft. atrium for events, demonstrations and exhibits, equipped with state-of-the-art monitors, lighting and sound system. The large revolving door allows for vehicle access.
Meeting Rooms – NextEnergy’s leasable event space includes a 66-person capacity meeting room dividable by a retractable wall. The rooms can accommodate multiple seating configurations, and include lighting, projection and sound systems.

Event Space

The NextEnergy Center features 10,000 sq. ft. of leasable event space.

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Lab Space

The NextEnergy Center features over 18,000 sq. ft. of built-to-suit, leasable lab space.

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Testing and Validation Space

The NextEnergy Center features multiple platforms to demonstrate, test and validate various advanced energy and transportation technologies.

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Featured Programs

NextEnergy is engaged in collaborative projects with advanced energy and transportation companies, leveraging knowledge, testing capabilities, and laboratories in an independent and secure environment.

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