PlanetM is the State of Michigan’s open-source mobility brand focused on leading next-generation mobility solutions through unique partnerships, new connections, technology activations, and innovative programming. As a PlanetM partner you have demonstrated that you are an essential stakeholder in accelerating the State’s leadership in mobility.
Accelerators and Investor Partners
The Centrepolis Accelerator is on a mission to fuel the growth of Southeast Michigan’s small manufacturers and hardware entrepreneurs by providing entrepreneurs access to mentors, workshops, cutting-edge technologies, corporate connections, college students, events, workspace, and a collaborative community of peers.
The EcoMotion team is committed to providing clients with premier service and facilitating action. EcoMotion’s small complementary spheres of activity fulfill the mission of motivating individuals, companies, schools, utilities, and governments.
The Fontinalis founding team’s decades of experience in leadership roles across transportation, media, technology, and financial services has provided it a unique optic to observe (and in many cases, lead) global changes occurring in mobility.
Israel Innovation Authority
Take innovation to the next level with an Israeli Partner – we provide separate resources for Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Africa, multinational corporation collaboration and the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. We also use bi-national funds and bilateral parallel support programs with countries around the world.
Michigan Venture Capital Association
Our vision is to increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors so we can fund Michigan’s most innovative entrepreneurs and work closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into new companies and industries that drive Michigan job creation and economic growth
Renaissance Venture Capital
We believe that, by providing much needed capital and building bridges between venture capital firms, young innovation companies, and established businesses, we can achieve both strong investment returns and economic growth.
Since 2015, Techstars Detroit has helped founders around the world succeed in building transformational businesses across mobility, automotive, transportation, logistics, city infrastructure, manufacturing, IoT, and travel industries. Our extensive mentor network gives founders an unfair advantage in accessing these global industries across the Detroit ecosystem.
Plug and Play
Plug and Play is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations.
Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Since 1924, the Battle Creek, Michigan VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been improving the health of the men and women who have served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs. We serve over 42,000 Veterans in 22 counties of the southwestern lower peninsula of Michigan.
U.S Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Our mission is to develop, integrate and sustain the right technology solutions for all manned and unmanned Department of Defense (DoD) ground systems and combat support systems to improve Current Force effectiveness and provide superior capabilities for the Future Force.
City of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is a city west of Detroit, in the Midwestern state of Michigan. It’s home to the sprawling University of Michigan, known for its research programs. The University of Michigan Museum of Art displays works from around the globe and spanning centuries.
City of Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 21,412 at the 2010 census. It is home to the U.S. headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Oakland University.
City of Bad Axe
Bad Axe is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Huron County in the Thumb region of the Lower Peninsula. The population was 3,129 at the 2010 census. The population was 3,462 at the 2000 census, making it the largest community in Huron County and second largest in the Thumb, after Caro.
City of Battle Creek
We have a proud history and promising future of providing the world’s leading food brands, research and training. The city is revitalizing its downtown to accommodate food science and other innovation industries. Nearby rivers and forests, numerous parks and recreational opportunities, and the world-class Binder Park Zoo make our city a family-friendly area for outdoor play.
City of Detroit
Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "Motor City." Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A.
City of Flint
Flint is the largest city and seat of Genesee County, Michigan, United States. Located along the Flint River, 66 miles northwest of Detroit, it is a principal city within the region known as Mid Michigan. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan.
City of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.
City of Lansing
Lansing is the capital city of Michigan. Dating to the 1870s, the Michigan State Capitol building features a cast-iron dome. The Impression 5 Science Center has interactive displays. The collection at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum includes classic and contemporary Oldsmobile cars.
City of Rochester Hills
Rochester Hills is a city in northeast Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan, in the northern outskirts of the Metro Detroit area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 70,995.
City of Traverse City
Traverse City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Grand Traverse County, although a small portion extends into Leelanau County. It is the largest city in the 21-county Northern Michigan region.
Macomb County is the third most-populous County in Michigan and the center of auto-related business activity. Constructed and opened in 2013, Macomb County's Communication and Technology Center (COMTEC) houses four mission-critical County Departments: Information Technology, the Office of Emergency Management, the Department of Roads Traffic Operations Center (TOC), and Sheriff Dispatch.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT has set a vision for Michigan’s smart corridor, a connected vehicle environment encompassing a large segment of southeast Michigan, centered along the freeway and surrounding arterial network in the metropolitan Detroit area.
We work to provide residents, workers, and visitors with 21st Century Mobility. We manage a parking system made up of street parking, ramps, and lots. Parking is only one part of a mobility solution. That’s why we are working to broaden our transportation options and strengthen what we have. We know social justice, economic development, and transportation depend on each other's success.
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC)
The RCOC maintains Michigan's largest county road system and is one of the few local road agencies in the nation that has been involved in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) since the field's inception. RCOC has long been a leader in adaptive traffic-signal technologies and was the first local agency in the nation to deploy such technology on an arterial road system.
Landing Zone Members
Aerotronics Inc. is an avionics sales, installation and service industry leader offering it's capabilities to commercial, general aviation and experimental aircraft customers while providing it's employees with a secure, safe and clean modern environment in which work.
Airspace Experience Technologies
By offering an eco-friendly, quiet and connected “electric vertical takeoff and landing” (eVTOL) aircraft that leverages the perfect fusion of proven automotive grade innovation and aviation technology, ASX can re-imagine the daily commute and give commuters time back to be more productive. With the MOBi-ONE VTOL aircraft, ASX will connect cities, suburbs, and surrounding airports like never before
Applied provides software infrastructure for engineering and product development teams bringing autonomy to market. Industry leading companies of all sizes use Applied to comprehensively test and rapidly accelerate their autonomous vehicle development. Our team has software and automotive experts from the top companies in the world
Our passion is to make autonomous driving safe, affordable and available – today. At Arbe we develop and provide a turnkey solution for level 4 full autonomous driving. Based on our proprietary imaging radar, our system is the first ever to provide real-time 4D mapping in high resolution, thus making any vehicle fully autonomous.
Autoliv is the world's largest automotive safety supplier, with sales to all major car manufacturers in the world. Our close to 67,000 associates in 27 countries are passionate about our vision of Saving More Lives.
The 2018 AutoMobili-D featured more than 200 brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. No other event in North America provides an international platform for this vast array of companies, organizations and thought leaders under one roof.
Operating across four business sectors – Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology – Bosch is uniquely positioned to offer customers a multitude of value-add, cross-sector solutions across a diversity of industry applications.
At CARMERA, we believe next-generation mobility services require end-to-end thinking, with customer-agnostic, independently sustainable solutions. We fulfill this promise both in the scope of our flagship HD mapping suite for autonomous vehicles, and in our supporting products and services to other critical stakeholders in the built environment.
Car Studio North America
Car Studio, is an International Company with experience in various sectors. A leader in the automotive and agricultural sectors, Car Studio has expanded its business, including prototyping and polyurethane production services by using the latest technology on the market.
We instantly tell companies if they are under attack, the attack’s impact and how to immediately stop the threat. Our platform finds a single component of an attack and connects it to other pieces of information to reveal an entire campaign and shut it down. Even the most talented analysts would struggle with detecting a threat and quickly building a complete attack story.
Deepen AI is an autonomous development tooling company. Its product solution utilizes advanced deep learning and computer vision AI algorithms to accelerate and simplify high quality labeling of camera, LiDAR, and radar data.
DENSO is one of the world's largest automotive suppliers of technology and components found in almost all vehicles around the globe. From our extraordinary products to the unique manufacturing processes we use to create them, DENSO is building a mobility future that enables freedom of movement for people and things, eliminates accidents, revitalizes the environment and enriches society.
Derq is a Dubai & Detroit based MIT spin-off and Techstars alum with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives by using artificial intelligence and V2X technology. Derq can predict and prevent car accidents before anyone else on the road. Our goal is to predict and prevent collisions at any time, independent of vehicle model, autonomy and surroundings
As a global leader in automotive technology, Faurecia provides innovative solutions to automotive challenges within its four strategic businesses: Faurecia Seating, Faurecia Interiors, Faurecia Clarion Electronics and Faurecia Clean Mobility.
Ford Motor Company
Today, Ford Motor Company touches the lives of people in every corner of the globe, not just by making and selling the most technologically advanced, reliable and fun-to-drive vehicles in the world, but by leading the way in manufacturing and business innovation.
Immense are a software company enabling intelligent mobility. We have built a software platform that revolutionizes how transport stakeholders use simulation to make informed decisions associated with the movement of people and goods. Our cloud-hosted SaaS platform provides detailed, data-driven ‘worlds’ that enables advanced strategic and operational decision support.
Software is revolutionizing the automotive industry and powering modern experiences including connected and autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, and industrial IoT. Our calling is excelling at cloud, mobile, in-vehicle, and other embedded systems by homing in on highly disciplined practices of test driven development, continuous integration, continuous deployment, and pair programming.
At INTVO, we use behavioral artificial intelligence (AI) to break through the boundaries of autonomous vehicle technology and improve safety. We combine advanced vision systems with a complex and robust data set to bring true understanding of human behavior to the road. At INTVO, our mission is simple: we want to improve road safety while increasing people’s confidence in autonomous vehicles.
Kanematsu Corporation was established in 1889 as a pioneer for trade between Japan and Australia. With a pioneering spirit and aggressive creative imagination and ingenuity as its guidelines, Kanematsu expanded its business into a variety of areas over time and developed into a globalized corporation.
Karamba Security provides Autonomous Security, the industry-leading end-to-end preventative solutions that are designed, from the ground up, for the resource-constrained environments. This award-winning self-protecting solution provides automotive cybersecurity that is built into the embedded software. Karamba prevents zero-day cyberattacks with zero false positives while assuring negligible performance impact.
Lightning Hybrids, LLC
Lightning Systems works with you to provide the right electric powertrain on the right chassis to meet the needs of your fleet. From Ford Transit vans to the largest city transit bus repowers – Lightning products will improve your fleet’s operating costs, safety, and make sure you’re driving the cleanest and most advanced technology on the road.
Lightning Media brings you the freedom to execute your most ambitious goals. With global strategic alliances, and a sizable resource of leading talent, your projects can be executed intelligently and efficiently. We help all brands enlighten their ideas to inspiring heights. We provide visualization of creative brand concepts and help bring ideas to life through a diverse resource pool of talent for all visual media.
Rides on tap: With 95% coverage across the US, you can be on your way in just a few minutes. Budget-friendly: Whether you need a luxury ride or one to carry the whole family, easily compare ride types, pricing, and ETAs right up front. Safety first: Lyft drivers undergo two types of background checks and give over 1 million rides every single day — that's why the average Lyft ride is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars.
MARELLI is a progressive, open-minded and global partner who inspires you to go further. MARELLI brings together two successful global automotive manufacturers from Italy and Japan, with a world-leading reputation for innovation and manufacturing excellence. Marelli aims at combining quality and competitive offer, technology and versatility, with the goal of making key technologies available to the final user at a competitive price.
Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create. We’re changing the way people move around cities and explore our world. Through the apps Mapbox powers, we reach more than 300 million people each month.
P4Q USA Inc.
With a high level of specialization in the Automotive and Solar industries we offer our clients our extensive experience and capabilities in the design and manufacture of electronic products such as EMS for various industries (Contract Manufacturer) under the highest quality requirements.
Parkofon offers an all-in-one device that will revolutionize the urban commute starting with parking, a major obstacle in city living. With housing prices going up and urban spaces getting denser, efficient parking reduces congestion, curbs pollution, and promotes economic growth by making our commute shorter and more enjoyable.
Phoenix Contact USA
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment.
Pitstop is a cloud-based Prognostic Maintenance Platform that enables enterprises to leverage the wealth of information available from their vehicle fleets. Their data engine integrates Connected Vehicles, Dealerships, Fleet Manager, Tier 1 Suppliers, OEMs, Insurance Companies and the Aftermarket Supply Chain.
Electric vehicle charging occurs up to 6 times faster with level 2 EV charging stations from Powerlink Systems. Our charging solutions cover residential, workplace and commercial applications. We provide expert customer care and offer assistance whether you're just gathering information or looking to upgrade an existing charging station.
We use aerial imagery, computer vision, and analytics to automate the observation, measurement, and analysis of change in cities. Our solutions support the reutilization of urban land for more productive means, facilitating sustainable economic growth by providing our customers data that is affordable, reliable, accessible, and most of all, easy to understand.
Since 1973 RCO Engineering has been the one stop shop for companies looking to design & engineer their parts and prototypes. Our expertise is in seating but we excel in developing a variety of components.
RIDE Technologies, LLC
RIDE offers a wide range of data management services that help in efficient training and validation of deep convolutional neural networks specializing in the automotive domain.
Röchling is a family-owned, medium-sized corporate group that specializes in processing engineering plastics. We are one of the global leaders in this field. The capital goods sector, automotive industry, medical and pharmaceutical technology providers – our innovative products are trusted by a wide variety of customers.
SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises.
SEET is an on-demand carpooling platform aimed at transforming the way people commute. SEET enables like-minded people, living/working near each other and traveling along the same route, to carpool together instead of passing by on the freeway while commuting to work.
We help you create better business and meaningful digital experiences by offering full range solutions for your digitalization challenges. By combining strategic insight, creative design, data management, and using our technology expertise you can trust us to provide the best possible solutions for your business.
Sportiva, LLC is a professional Sales Consulting Firm focused on designing-in highly engineered electronic and electro-mechanical components at all OEM’s.
Reclaimed and recycled carbon fiber is a low-cost alternative to virgin material for automotive and industrial applications. Vartega’s recycled carbon fiber, which is sourced from various dry fiber and prepreg scrap sources, exhibits the same mechanical properties as virgin carbon fiber. Vartega’s fiber is available in semi-continuous, chopped, and milled formats.
Vibracoustic is a global leading supplier of NVH solutions for the automotive industry. We supply virtually every light vehicle manufacturer, commercial vehicle manufacturer, and tier 1 supplier in the world with solutions that clearly and noticeably boost the comfort on board. Our bearings, mounts, springs, isolators, and mass dampers reduce the noise and vibrations caused not only by power trains, but also by adverse road conditions.
It is our mission at Voxel51 to enable people and organizations to best use their video resources to make exceptional decisions. We operate in the cloud, any cloud, so our vision engine can process your data locally wherever it is stored. Our cloud platform provides full access to our suite of video analytics, and you pay only for the services that you use. We can deliver an on-premises deployment of our platform that brings our analytics to your doorstep. Our Vision Services API is the bridge to our state-of-the-art computer vision engine.
VSI is the leading researcher of active safety and automated vehicle technologies. Since 2014 VSI has been decomposing the eco-system for automated vehicle technologies. VSI has examined thousands of products representing over 800 companies from Silicon Valley startups to multinational automotive OEMs. VSI also conducts applied research on the integration of AV solutions.
WekaIO has built the world's fastest shared file system for AI, machine learning and technical computing workloads. The solution accelerates compute intensive applications so that data scientists, researchers and engineers get to the answer faster.
At Xapix, we are building a data and API orchestration platform to provide vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers with ultimate flexibility, speed, and security around data interoperability. This allows mobility companies to scale services faster and more secure than ever.
We create new business models with a strong focus on continuous integration, continuous deployment and high usage of real-time customer data as feedback into our development and decision making. We are a truly agile software company, organized in high-performing, purpose-driven teams. We are product focused and demonstrate actual results at every iteration.
NGO, Philanthropy and Association Partners
The home of technology and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan. Based in Traverse City, we’re cultivating a thriving and connected startup ecosystem. We remove common barriers for startup teams by providing not only an energetic workspace full of high energy entrepreneurs, but also advanced educational programming, helpful business resources, and access to startup capital so your startup can thrive.
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. TheRide enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Established in 1974, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization with a rich history of supporting older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers in southeast Michigan. We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services in a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
Automation Alley is a nonprofit manufacturing and technology business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. We connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. We offer programs, resources and knowledge to help our members grow and prosper in the digital age.
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
CAR produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates research through conferences, events, and the media. As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry.
Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA)
CATA provides a variety of quality public transportation services in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties that are safe, timely and cost efficient, responds creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region, and delivered by dedicated employees in a professional manner. The Authority's governmental membership includes the cities of Lansing and East Lansing and the townships of Delhi, Lansing and Meridian.
Center for Independent Living
Disability Network Capital Area is your community resource. We serve Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties. We combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. On a larger scale, we partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life.
CUPPAD regularly assists communities with the daunting task of finding sources of funding for projects that do not qualify for a government grant. In addition to regularly notifying local units of government about funding opportunities, CUPPAD maintains information on various foundations that may provide funds, promotional items for fund-raising activities, and technical assistance.
Detroit Area Dealers Association (DADA)
The mission of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is to support its membership through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and communications, and community relations activities. Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year,
Delta Area Transit Authority
Delta Area Transit Authority is Delta County's public transportation system. We have been Providing Public Transportation since 1989. It is the goal of DATA Bus to provide the the greatest number of passengers with prompt, efficient and friendly service. We strive to pick you up with 15 minutes of your scheduled pick-up time, but bad weather or waiting for other passengers may make us late.
Detroit Department of Transportation
DDOT is Detroit’s transit provider! As the largest public transit agency in Michigan, DDOT primarily serves the city of Detroit, but offers service connecting to neighboring cities including Dearborn, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Harper Woods, Livonia, Redford Township, River Rouge and Southfield. DDOT has 48 fixed bus routes including eleven 24-hour routes and six express routes, connecting neighborhoods across the city.
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
A non-profit organization that serves as the lead implementing agency for business retention, attraction and economic development initiatives in Detroit. DEGC is led by a board comprised of business, civic, labor and community leaders. Its staff provides services for key public authorities that offer tax credits and other forms of financing for projects that bring new jobs or economic activity to the city.
Detroit Regional Chamber
The Detroit Regional Chamber is a well connected and influential force powering the economy for Southeast Michigan. Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. Chamber activities and initiatives are centered on four strategic pillars: economic development, regional collaboration, education reform and member value.
Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency
As a Community Action Agency, it is the mission of the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency to focus and coordinate all available resources that empower individuals to obtain the opportunities to become self-sufficient.
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Disability Advocates of Kent County works alongside people with disabilities as they seek to lead self-directed lives and advocates for accessible and welcoming communities.
Detroit Regional Partnership
The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development nonprofit serving Southeast Michigan’s 11-county region. Founded in 2019 by a group of business and philanthropic CEOs, the organization is laser focused on marketing the region to out-of-state and international companies to attract investments and jobs.
Detroit Windsor Tunnel
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel can help you save time and avoid the stress of traffic delays by: using our expanded inspections facilities that ease the Customs and Immigration process, signing up for our Nexpress Program, giving users access to dedicated lanes for faster travel times, and using our DWT Mobile App to save time and money on each trip.
Easterseals serves 1.5 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 71 affiliates nationwide. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping our clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting automotive and transportation technology advancements in the city of Flint, Genesee County and across Michigan. Recent investment announcements include the expansion of Laird Technologies’ vehicle connectivity research and design center in Grand Blanc and construction of a new automotive proving ground at Kettering University in Flint.
Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA)
The MTA family of services includes primary fixed routes, peak period routes, regional routes, and paratransit services. Primary fixed routes operate 7 days a week year-round, except for major holidays. Peak period routes provide supplementary service on weekday mornings and afternoons. Regional service transports Genesee County residents to work at locations outside of the county. Paratransit service operates throughout the county, out of 11 local service centers.
GENIVI® is a nonprofit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software and providing open technology for the connected car.
Greater Lapeer Transit Authority
It is the mission of GLTA to provide safe, affordable and reliable transportation service to all residents in the service area. To work on a continuous basis on improvements that will benefit our riders.
Hope Network Transportation Services
We are advocates for people who suffer from physical, mental, and social barriers that impact their daily life. With experts across Michigan, we help them overcome, so they can live their best life possible.
Innovate Marquette Smartzone
We facilitate the commercialization of tech and tech-enabled ideas that come from the inventors, innovators, and researchers of the Marquette community. We work with individuals, businesses, and members of Northern Michigan University to guide and support the development and continued success of their idea.
Lansing Economic Area Partnership
LEAP builds a stronger community for all, working every day to grow, retain and attract business to #LoveLansing. We are committed to relentless advocacy on behalf of our entire region, and we demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and transparency in our work. We embrace inclusion, equity and diversity; and we believe that partnerships are the foundation of our success – hence our motto, Stronger Together.
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator supports economic development in Southeast Michigan by accelerating high-tech businesses, cultivating academic innovation and encouraging research and development in the targeted industries of defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology.
Michigan Israel Business Accelerator
MIBA is a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to promote business and investment opportunities between Michigan and Israel. The MIBA is the resource for economic development between Michigan and Israel.
MICHauto is a key economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, dedicated to promoting, retaining and growing the automotive industry in Michigan. The program serves as the unified voice of Michigan’s automotive industry, providing a platform for various automotive stakeholders to collaborate on matters related to advocacy, awareness, business attraction, and talent attraction and retention.
Michigan Small Business Development Center
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing consulting, training and market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With our headquarters at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices, we provide entrepreneurs and business owners with convenient access to counseling and training throughout Michigan. The Michigan SBDC is committed to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion through equitable outreach and service to Michigan's diverse business community.
Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM)
MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan's mobile/wireless (connected) technologies industry, businesses that provide these technologies, and the businesses—in all industries—that use these technologies.
We provide entrepreneurial services to facilitate the commercialization of technology emerging from Michigan Tech Research and private companies. We exist to expand educational opportunity and knowledge pertaining to scientific and technological research and development among public and private entities. Our focus is on commercializing ideas, patents, and other opportunities surrounding corporate, university, or private research institute efforts.
Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various programs and services for the 10 counties of Northwest Michigan. Our primary service categories are: workforce development; business & economic development; and community development
New Economy Initiative
The New Economy Initiative, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, is a philanthropy-led entrepreneurial development strategy working to build an inclusive network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses in southeast Michigan.
NextEnergy works with innovators to accelerate smarter, cleaner, more accessible solutions for communities and cities. To address the challenges of tomorrow, NextEnergy works with a variety of industry partners to commercialize innovative new technologies, helping them to transform ideas into solutions that will create a better quality of life for all.
Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
OESA strives to foster collaboration throughout the supply chain and help members make critical business decisions. Through industry events, peer group councils, research and analysis, OESA provides relevant, timely and unique information and resources to and for the automotive supplier industry.
Quicken Loans Community Fund
The Quicken Loans Community Fund’s philanthropic strategy focuses on investments in housing stability, entrepreneurship, education and employment, public space activation, and community sponsorships in Detroit.
Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan
Our mission is to manage and secure transportation resources that significantly enhance mobility options, to improve quality of life for the residents and to increase economic viability for the region.
Schoolcraft County Transit
Schoolcraft County Transit Authority provides safe, efficient, reliable transportation for all residents of Schoolcraft County. Transit has operated in Schoolcraft County for over 35 years. We provide on-demand service, which is door to door service at the time scheduled.
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
SEMA Vehicle Electronics Program is focused on emerging business and product development opportunities, as well as functional and regulatory compliance challenges and solutions for aftermarket integration of automotive and consumer electronics, active safety, advanced driver assist systems, connected and autonomous vehicles.
Shiawassee Area Transit Agency
SATA provides fast, safe, affordable and friendly transportation for Shiawassee County residents of all ages.
Silicon Foundry is a membership-based corporate innovation advisory platform. Through a curated flow of targeted insights, deal sourcing, senior personal introductions and private events, Silicon Foundry connects select corporations with top startups and investors to unlock actionable business opportunities, ranging from strategic customer relationships and partnerships, to investments, spin outs and acquisitions.
Southeast Michigan Council of Government
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. The work SEMCOG does improves the quality of the region's water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development.
Ann Arbor SPARK
Ann Arbor SPARK, an economic engine within southeast Michigan, is cultivating a network of business and manufacturing excellence. Whether you are launching your first startup, a seasoned entrepreneur, or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our services can help you succeed. Propelling thought leadership and creative implementation, we concentrate our efforts on four innovation-driving industries.
Start Garden has always embodied the principal that to learn anything, you have to do something. We continue to try new things, learn from them and adapt the organization. The goal always is to establish a culture of entrepreneurship and invest whatever we can into that culture.
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transport
The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is Southeast Michigan's only regional bus system helping people connect to work, school, medical appointments, shopping centers, entertainment and cultural events. SMART provides different types of transit services, each meeting a different need and giving residents the opportunity to get where they need to go.
Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress
UPCAP’s purpose and objectives shall be to promote the development of the human, social, and community resources of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The Right Place
The Right Place is West Michigan’s leading economic development organization, offering confidential, comprehensive business services in the region. Every day we meet with current and prospective companies, connecting them to the resources they need to grow in the Grand Rapids region.
The Interurban Transit Partnership was formed in 2000 to operate a public transportation system they named The Rapid to provide services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond.
The Fulkerson Group
With a 34-year track record in major event marketing, sponsorship sales and fulfillment, The Fulkerson Group has sold, negotiated and serviced hundreds of sponsorship contracts for the leading industry, sports and civic events held in Detroit.
We help tech startups and local businesses launch and grow. We are an incubator and accelerator. We support businesses with co-working and office space, meeting space and event space. We also connect entrepreneurs to resources, and learning and networking events in Detroit.
Technology Activation Partners
AECOM supports public and private sector partners in the evolution of mobility enhancing systems such as connected vehicles, smarter cities and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
AIZA is comprised of the world's best interdisciplinary team of engineers, neuroscientists, product architects, designers, mathematicians, physicists, biologists, researchers, and more...working on some of the most challenging aspects of AI development and its application for today's world.
Alpha Drive, INC
AlphaDrive Inc. is a newly-founded company comprised of a team that has decades of experience in the trucking industry. Like other companies, we strive for excellence through safe and timely delivery, availability, and reliability. However, our primary goal is better transportation, which is achieved through cooperative communication, clarity, integrity, and transparency in our business.
Apollo provides an open, reliable and secure software platform for its partners to develop their own autonomous driving systems through on-vehicle and hardware platforms. Apollo accelerates the development, testing, and deployment of Autonomous Vehicles.
Autobon Holdings, LLC
Autobon (Techstars ’18) is on a mission to upgrade America’s existing semi-trucks into safer and more efficient vehicles with the Autobon retrofit platform that delivers advanced driver assistance features, real time video and GPS tracking feeds, and access to Autobon’s online portal.
We believe both the power and adoption of mobility as a service is dependent upon being one with the community. As good technology citizens we use machines to enhance people's lives, and aim to earn the trust and goodwill of the community with all we do.
Bedrock is a full service commercial real estate firm based in downtown Detroit specializing in the strategic development of urban cores. With a portfolio of more than 90 properties totaling over 15 million square feet, Bedrock is the largest real estate partner in downtown Detroit and also has a strong presence in Cleveland.
Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We go deep to unlock insight and have the courage to act. We bring the right people together to challenge established thinking and drive transformation. We work with our clients to build the capabilities that enable organizations to achieve sustainable advantage. We are shaping the future. Together.
Caaresys is an Israeli Startup that develops vehicle passenger monitoring system based on contactless low emission radio frequency radar.
Automated mobility is our future and its coming fast. We work with the entire spectrum of automated mobility developers and deployers. We'll help you figure out your role, your opportunities, your partners and your process.
Here at Deloitte, we are continuously evolving how we work and how we look at marketplace challenges so we can continue to deliver measurable, sustainable results for our clients and our communities.
DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The DTE Energy portfolio includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading.
A pioneer in driverless mobility, EasyMile revolutionizes passenger and goods transportation. For the past 4 years, we have developed and deployed autonomous mobility solutions worldwide based on vehicles manufactured by recognized industrial partners.
Feonix - Mobility Rising
Feonix - Mobility Rising creates mobility solutions, technology, educational programs, and global communities around the common goal of transportation for all. We provide world class mobility management, accessibility and equal access assurance, training, and technology support in each community partnership and deployment.
We envision a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and we have committed ourselves to leading the way toward this future. General Motors has been pushing the limits of transportation and technology for over 100 years. Today, we are in the midst of a transportation revolution. And we have the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more sustainable world we want.
HAAS Alert delivers awareness of responding emergency vehicles and other municipal fleets to connected and autonomous cars aiding motorists and vehicles to make safer, smarter driving decisions. We deliver vital safety information in the form of real-time digital alerts to drivers and connected cars via in-vehicle systems and smartphone apps when emergency vehicles are approaching and on-scene.
HiHo Mobility provides a shared work fleet solution for staff in-the-field through Uber-style requests for rides, tools, supplies and assets. HiHo is solving the problem of work vehicles costing over $8,000/year, while only being used 5% of the day.
HNTB is a leading provider of autonomous and connected vehicle program technical support services to clients throughout the United States. HNTB has a vested interest in Michigan communities and in autonomous and connected vehicle efforts that will improve quality of life, spur economic development and position Michigan for a strong future.
Humanising Autonomy envisions a future where people around the world can naturally and intuitively interact with autonomous systems, and is creating a new category of human-centered products that help people and autonomous systems to better understand, interact, and work with each other.
At Kaizen Health we strive to constantly improve community access to healthcare by providing a logistics hub for both provider and patient. That means developing a process and the technology to relieve the administrative burden from provider and financial burden from the patient so they can both focus on the healing and treatment plan.
Kevadiya was born out of a drive to meet computing challenges with creative solutions that deliver outstanding results. We have built a variety of government and commercial applications and we have extensive experience with front-end, back-end and full-stack designs and implementations. We don’t write software, we create solutions.
Lear ConnexUs Lear Corporation
Lear Corporation offers the industry's most advanced V2X technology with over 50,000 products in the field, supporting more than 15 deployments around the world, including deployments throughout Michigan. Lear's Electrical business segment also provides a portfolio of electrical and electronics components, including architecture solutions, electronic modules, wire harnesses and more.
LookingBus Smart City service improves the accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities, including people with visual impairments. Specifically, LookingBus addresses the challenge of boarding and disembarking (getting on/off the bus) by providing drivers with advanced notifications of riders with disabilities at their upcoming stops. Our proprietary technology not only improves safety and reliability, but also customer experience, specifically for those who rely on fixed-route services.
We are transforming the experience of getting you where you want to go. Working alongside communities we are designing new types of self-driving vehicles and developing unique services that make transportation safer and more personal so that you are free to do more. More time to laugh with your friends, to solve an interesting problem, or to enjoy the world around you.
Menlo Innovations is a software design and development firm that has worked to perfect the open and collaborative work environment. We design & build software that’s widely adopted by target users, produces better business results, and is a competitive advantage for our clients.
MUVE is an industry leader in innovation, development and implementation of the first universally built and fully inclusive technology solution, serving people of all abilities and their extended family and caregivers. Our core values are rooted in the mindfulness and compassion that is crucial in tackling the many unique and important inclusion issues which our communities are facing worldwide.
Based on more then 20 years of research and development on localization of vehicles using GNSS in sensor data fusion systems, NAVENTIK was founded as a spin-off from University of Technologies Chemnitz. NAVENTIK's mission is to provide high performance vehicle localization technology to mass market applications.
NAVYA, created in 2014, is a French company and leading name in the development of innovative, smart, and sustainable mobility solutions. NAVYA develops driverless, automated electric vehicles that are dedicated to first and last mile and independent of all infrastructure.
Our fresh, innovative application of technical and managerial best practices puts tailored solutions in place – not just on paper – with continuous guidance until a project or process is implemented, and tangible value has been achieved.
Pratt & Miller Engineering
As a leader in Motor Sports, Defense, Automotive, and Power Sports, Pratt & Miller Engineering is a proud example of the power of PlanetM. With proven and winning solutions in performance, connected vehicles, mobility solutions, and survivability, Pratt & Miller is partnering with PlanetM to ensure our constant growth is sustained with recruiting world-class talent.
We believe all mobility passengers deserve access to the same level of safety as those around them. Through research and development, engineering and support, to providing innovative solutions, we are Making Safety Accessible.
Ridar Systems, LLC
Ridar Systems was formed with the idea of making motorcycle and bicycle riders more visible to cars & trucks in order to reduce collisions resulting in both injury and death. We have developed an electronic safety net for these riders by signaling cars & trucks when there is a potential for contact with a motorcycle or bicycle.
At RoadBotics, we provide objective road assessments to over 100 customers across the world and help them fix the right roads at the right time. Our mission is to drive objective infrastructure decisions and help improve critical infrastructure that impacts people’s lives every day.
Robotic Research, LLC, is committed to delivering timely, high-quality, innovative engineering solutions and services that meet or exceed our customers’ and all other applicable requirements. We achieve this by continually working to improve our services and internal processes through our certified, ISO 9001 quality management system.
We create a trusted community of carpoolers by matching co-workers to share their ride to work. Employees can see their match prior to accepting the ride and can communicate securely in-app.
Traxen is a Michigan-based high technology developer focused on developing the most useful combination of technologies to promote safe driving, efficient fuel use and to provide beneficial and actionable big data to heavy duty trucking industry.
Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network.
WSP has provided engineering services in support of some of the nation's largest new mobility initiatives in Michigan, including the Safety Pilot Model Deployment, Mcity test facility, 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, and MDOT's Smart Corridor initiatives. They are partnered with government, academic and private sector entities to help develop Michigan's mobility revolution.
Academia, R&D and Testing Partners
The American Center for Mobility
The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is a non-profit testing, education, and product development facility and proving ground for future mobility. It is designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology and accelerate the development of voluntary standards.
The Advanced Transportation Center (ATC)
ATC at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is focused on preparing the existing and future workforce for the emerging needs of the advanced transportation industry, by providing workforce training, education, and transfer opportunities. WCC is committed to helping cultivate a steady pipeline of talented, qualified and highly skilled workers to meet the demands of our increasingly connected and mobile world.
Detroit Mobility Lab
Detroit Mobility Lab is committed to the future of mobility and Detroit’s place in it. We believe that building the mobility talent infrastructure necessary to shape the future mobility sector is a key part of this commitment, and our goal is to create one of the world’s foremost mobility technology ecosystems in the City of Detroit.
Kettering University's College of Engineering, with the support of the GM Foundation and other donors, is currently building an automotive test facility (GMFARA) that will be appropriate for small-scale vehicle dynamics and automated vehicle development. Kettering has many faculty members in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science that conduct automotive related research.
Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center
The Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center is a vehicle and mobility systems development proving ground and outdoor research facility on Kettering University’s campus in Flint, Michigan. The unique facility – which is the only one of its kind on a college campus in the country – puts Kettering and Flint at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research/development, safety and technology.
Keweenaw Research Center
The Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) is a multidisciplinary research center of Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) that is active across a broad spectrum of vehicle development. Originally established by the US Army for deep snow mobility testing, KRC has been involved in military, industrial, and commercial vehicle applications for over 60 years.
Mcity operates the world’s first purpose-built proving ground for testing the performance and safety of connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled and realistic conditions.
Michigan State University
The nation's pioneer land-grant university, Michigan State University is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
Michigan Technological University
At Michigan Tech, crazy smart students do. They invent, design, code, create, and compete. Their discoveries make humans healthier and technology smarter. Together with researchers, faculty, and industry partners, Huskies create the future through research
Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI)
MTTI, a consortium within Michigan Technological University, is a multi-disciplinary organization conducting a wide range of applied research, outreach, and education activities in the transportation field. MTTI's mission is to provide the operating structure, resources, recognition, and leadership, in a collaborative environment that leads to sustainable solutions for transportation partners.
Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium
Michigan is home to the Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (MUASC), supporting the development of Unmanned Aerial Systems through coordinated services, access to unique airspace and diverse geography. Experience the same prioritized FAA approval processes as the seven FAA UAS Test Sites when flying in Michigan. MUASC will coordinate the access you need to test your platform faster and more effectively in Michigan.
Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.
Square One Education Network
The Square One Education Network is a 501c3 non-profit educational grant funding organization. Square One's purpose is to create and fund powerful, relevant experiences for K-12 teachers and students that creatively integrate science, technology, engineering, and math using best practice supported instruction through unique project designs.
University of Michigan
U-M is building on more than a century of leadership in automotive research and education to help change the world by transforming transportation. Among key U-M mobility initiatives is Mcity, a one-of-a-kind urban test facility with on-road connected and automated vehicle deployments. The U-M Transportation Research Institute, College of Engineering, and faculty and researchers in public policy, law, business, social sciences and urban planning are also doing important work throughout the transportation industry.
Wayne State University
Prof. Hongwei Zhang leads the Dependable Networking and Computing Research Group at Wayne State University. Their work focuses on trustworthy wireless networking and continuous technology evolution for connected and automated vehicles, and they look forward to working with PlanetM to establish the technology foundation for connected and automated vehicles.
Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, research university, building intellectual inquiry and discovery into undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a way that fosters knowledge and innovation, and transforms wisdom into action. As a public university, WMU provides leadership in teaching, research, learning, and service, and is committed to enhancing the future of our global citizenry.