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.


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. 


  • Support for testing and proving in controlled and/or simulated environments
  • Outreach to mobility companies regarding test site capabilities and service offerings
  • Direct matchmaking for companies with testing needs with relevant test environment and solutions
  • Guidance regarding OFME’s Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MMFP) and other possible resources available for potential test site users
  • Support for GEM regional test site improvements and increased access to state-of-the-art testing technology


Design Core. Detroit
Michigan Founders Fund
Wayne State university

Getting started

GEM region test sites have facilities to accommodate testing for early stage start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. For assistance, please contact the GEM Testing & Proving team via gemtesting@michigan.org. Please include a detailed description of the project and testing needs.

In some cases, grant funding may be available to support projects at one of the Southeast Michigan-based test sites via the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform (MMFP).


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.