Join the Center

In addition to sponsored research projects, Members have access to a variety of invitation-only workshops and conferences in which researchers present recent results and new directions of technology development. Members also benefit from access to exclusive bi-annual MIT-produced techno-economic assessments of the energy storage industry and a quarterly energy storage newsletter. As a part of this Center, Members develop important connections with MIT researchers, rising talent, and the MIT/Boston area startup ecosystem, extending a company’s expertise outside its core competencies and creating an expanded expert network.

 

 

Membership benefits

  • Agenda shaping: Nominate and vote on research topics and projects for the Center on an annual basis; help define and select the research themes that guide our Center every three years
  • Access to research: Get early access to cutting-edge research, including pre-publication manuscripts, presentations, project reports, and more
  • Semi-annual consortium meetings: Discuss the latest research results and interact with professors, students, and other consortium members
  • Project advisory committees: Participation in project advisory committees for in-depth discussions with project teams through in-person meetings and video conferences
  • Option to directly fund additional projects: Extend your insights beyond the scope of the consortium-funded program by directly funding projects not selected by the consortium members
  • Associate MITEI Membership: Enjoy various MITEI member events, including the MITEI Annual Research Conference

 

Deliverables

  • On-boarding call: Co-Directors review new Member’s objectives and research interests in order to identify faculty best suited for potential collaborations
  • Semi-Annual Workshops focused on research topics identified by faculty and member companies
  • Energy Storage Techno-Economic Assessments, updated twice per year
  • Faculty Exploratory Research Fund: Seed funding of early-stage projects and white papers on topics of joint interest to Members
  • MITEI Annual Research Conference and Associate Member Symposium: All Low-Carbon Energy Center Members and MITEI Members are invited to participate in these invitation-only events
  • Access (limited) to other Low-Carbon Energy Centers’ workshops
  • Seat on the Center’s Advisory Committee: includes participating faculty and MITEI senior leadership, and provides guidance on research directions and priorities

Membership involves an annual minimum financial commitment with an initial 3-year term. A minority portion is allocated to 1) ongoing techno-economic research programs and seed projects, and 2) workshops, symposia, and other interactions with faculty. The majority portion will fund specific research projects selected by the Member. Membership includes Associate Membership in MITEI.

 

Contact

For additional information or to join the Mobility Systems Center, please contact:

Randall Field
Executive Director
rpfield@mit.edu
(617) 324-2391

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