DETROIT – NextEnergy is hosting a panel discussion and webinar noon Dec. 11 for anyone wanting to learn more about the the PlanetM Startup Grants.

The grants provide access to $1.3 million in funding for global mobility startups to test, validate and prove out new technologies with the goal of making transportation easier, safer and more affordable for Michigan residents.

Panelists, including representatives from PlanetM, Mcity, American Center for Mobility, and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will share insights and details about the program and application process, how the grant can help accelerate your path to commercialization.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from the first Pilot Grant recipient, DERQ, who will share their experience of launching their AI and V2X traffic safety solution pilot in downtown Detroit in partnership with MDOT.

Who should attend?

Mobility startups, technology accelerators, investors, municipalities and other stakeholders interested in testing and/or piloting new mobility solutions.


12:00 – 12:30 p.m.      Registration and boxed lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.        Panel discussion moderated by NextEnergy

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.          Audience Q&A

The discussion is free to attend in-person or via webinar (instructions to follow)