TESTING & PROVING
WHO WE ARE
The State of Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), backed by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) in partnership with NextEnergy.
HOW WE HELP
Mobility innovators like you require testing and services such as controlled test environments to conduct evaluations prior to deploying your technologies in real-world conditions. We can help you gain access to Michigan’s robust testing infrastructure and provide support to help you achieve your sustainable futures, equitable futures, and multimodal transportation goals and bring your product to market.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Support for testing and proving in controlled and/or simulated environments
- Catalogue test site capacity and facilitate access to available testing resources
- Outreach to mobility companies regarding test site capabilities, services offerings, and cost structures
- Direct matchmaking for companies with immediate needs with relevant test environment and solutions
Grant funding is available to help pay the test-site fees that would be incurred by testing at one of the Southeast Michigan-based test sites through this program. Interested organizations should connect with OFME or NextEnergy to scope out a testing plan and then apply for grant funding.
- Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL)
- American Center for Mobility (ACM)
- GM Mobility Research Center (GMMRC) at Kettering University
- MCity at the University of Michigan
The office works across state government, academia and private industry to enhance Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, including developing dynamic mobility and electrification policies and supporting the startup and scale up of emerging technologies and businesses. MichiganBusiness.org/ofme
Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and based in Detroit, NextEnergy works with innovators to accelerate smarter, cleaner, more accessible solutions for communities and cities. Since its inception, NextEnergy has worked with more than 400 companies, universities, federal agencies, and philanthropic organizations to drive more than $1.5 billion in advanced energy and mobility technology investments. Learn more at NextEnergy.org.