NextEnergy partners with the State of Michigan and federal agencies to design future energy strategies, advise on funding priorities, and administer and evaluate programs. We inform our broad network through reporting on industry trends, convening stakeholders, and sharing program outcomes.
What We Do
NextEnergy is a convener, collaborator, and service provider accelerating advanced energy technologies through industry and venture development. NextEnergy implements initiatives that propel industry, government, and other stakeholders’ goals. We provide consulting, value chain analysis, venture development support, and collaborative research and development. Our goal is to drive investment and support job creation and retention in advanced energy through innovation.
Public Sector Leadership
NextEnergy leverages market intelligence to support technology commercialization and advance the transition of existing businesses to the advanced energy technology sector. We work to attract advanced energy companies to Michigan in partnership with the state’s economic development organizations.
Technology Demonstration & Commercialization
NextEnergy uses its innovative testing capabilities and assets to provide demonstration and validation services for various industry programs. We provide comprehensive program management services and advise our partners on commercialization of advanced energy technologies, components, and systems.
Access to Funding
NextEnergy helps businesses develop strategies for pursuing public and private funding opportunities, including identification of possible sources and potential strategic partners. In addition to helping companies make connections with state and federal agencies, NextEnergy also introduces qualified early-stage companies to private and venture capital investors.
Based on outcomes of Initial Company Assessments, NextEnergy provides business development support to early-stage companies to strengthen their business plan, develop investor pitches, and provide development strategies. NextEnergy also identifies and makes introductions to potential strategic partners to help businesses develop and grow.
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