Join Our Network

Join our established network of innovators, corporations, communities and cities.

At NextEnergy, we believe that successful collaboration between public and private partners is an essential component of our mission to accelerate solutions for smarter, cleaner, more accessible communities and cities. Since 2002 we have worked with hundreds of innovators, from small startups and early stage researchers, to large corporate entities, to help them on their path to commercialization. We have also deployed those solutions in communities and cities to improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Whether you are an innovator offering smart mobility or smart grid technology solutions, or a community, city or organization in need of solutions to address your most pressing challenges, we invite you to apply to our network to take advantage of the opportunities and connections that can help you achieve your goals.

We define innovators as startups, individuals or companies, regardless of size, with a new method, idea or product.

Benefits

  • Participation in funded-project teams,
  • Sharing your knowledge via guest blogs, speaking/panelist engagements
  • Introductions to potential strategic partners including funders/investors, and major corporations (OEMs, Tier1 suppliers, Utilities, etc.)
  • Opportunities for demonstration and deployment in cities and communities in Michigan

Requirements

  • Innovators accepted into the network will be required to complete a survey or update your full company profile annually.

We define corporates as a large organization interested in engaging with NextEnergy as a funder of our mission and work. This can include funding individual services, NextChallenge sponsorship, or general sponsorships.

Benefits

Requirements

  • Alignment with NextEnergy’s mission, vision and technology areas
  • Pay to participate

We define communities as any public sector, community development organization, nonprofit, organization or neighborhood improvement organization that may be interested in deploying or exploring technology solutions that are smarter, cleaner and more accessible.

Benefits

  • Possible demonstrations and pilots deployed in your community

Requirements

  • Participate in annual survey on benefits of participating in the network
  • Support efforts to execute projects in your community or city