Pairing MIT’s world-class research teams with industry and government to develop solutions to the world’s energy challenges.

This renewal agreement signed with MITEI will build on a partnership that supports the development of innovative energy projects benefiting both our company and society.

Federico Flórez
Chief information officer and innovation officer, Ferrovial

MITEI’s members are critical in the energy innovation chain, linking MIT’s world-class research teams with innovators in industry and government to address pressing energy challenges and move solutions into the marketplace. Along with delivering valuable industry perspectives on current technology challenges, members offer research opportunities and critical funding for next-generation energy technologies and for the analysis of integrating these technologies into existing and future energy systems.

MITEI draws on MIT’s research capabilities, innovation, expertise, and experience to create successful industry collaborations that advance shared objectives and support the energy transition. A multi-tiered membership structure enables diverse private-sector entities to sponsor multidisciplinary “flagship” research programs with MIT faculty; contribute to energy-focused labs, programs, and centers at MIT; fund vital energy fellowships; support innovative energy concepts from proposals solicited across the campus; and participate in MITEI’s seminars, lectures, and colloquia.

About membership levels

Founding and Sustaining Members

MITEI’s Founding and Sustaining Members support “flagship” energy research programs and projects at MIT to advance energy technologies to benefit their businesses and society. They also provide seed funding for early-stage innovative research projects and support named Energy Fellows at MIT. To date, members have made possible 170 seed grant projects across the campus as well as fellowships for about 400 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in 20 MIT departments and divisions.

Startup Members

MITEI’s Startup Member class has been created for energy startups, designed to help them clear technology hurdles and advance toward commercialization by accessing the talent and facilities at MIT.

Associate Members

MITEI’s Associate Members support a range of MIT research consortia, education programs, and outreach activities together with multiple stakeholders from industry, government, and academia. Specific programs include the Low-Carbon Energy Centers, Spring Symposium, and MITEI Seminar Series.

Affiliate Members

MITEI Affiliates are individual donors and foundations that support MITEI’s energy- and climate-related activities across the Institute. Specific programs include the Energy Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, supplemental seed funding for early-stage innovative research projects, the MIT Energy Conference, the Tata Center for Technology and Design, and the MIT Climate CoLab.

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits
Founding Sustaining Associate
Membership to the MITEI External Advisory Board (EAB)
Office at MITEI headquarters (optional)
Membership to the MITEI Governing Board
Membership to the MITEI Executive Committee ✓ *
Research portfolio review meetings
Financial & qualitative reports on sponsored research
Annual MITEI Members Research Conference
Associate Member consortia workshops
Spring Symposium
Membership to the Industrial Liaison Program
Contract & research management support
Early access to a MITEI thought leadership study ✓ **
Participation in MITEI-sponsored symposia, colloquia, and seminars
Discounts for MIT symposia, colloquia, and seminars
Member-Directed Research & Activities
Member Energy Research Fund (MERF)
Development of a sponsored research portfolio
Member-directed graduate Energy Fellows**** Multiple fellows 1 fellow
Collaborative Member Activities
Participation in the MITEI research seed fund ✓ ***
Multi ­member-directed research partnerships (at the discretion of the members)

* Only one member per year (rotating basis)
** If study supported by funds allocated by member
*** Consortia-specific
**** Based on current rates

Founding Members

Sustaining Members

Startup Members

Associate Members

Affiliate Members

A. Thomas Guertin PhD ’60
Adam L. Shrier SM ’60
Andrew A. Kimura ’84
Asociación Nacional de Empresas Generadoras
Aspen Technology
Bill Brown, Jr ’77
Cyril W. Draffin ’72, SM ’73
David L. desJardins ‘83
David L. Tohir ’79, SM ’82
David Wang ’00, MNG ’00
Doug Spreng ’65
Heather L. Ross PhD ’70 and Edward L. Strohbehn Jr.
Jane S. Lah  ’98 and Raghav Maliah
Jerome I. Elkind ’51, ScD ’56
John Hardwick ’86, SM ’88, PhD ’92
John M. Bradley ’47, SM ’49
Lisa Doh Himawan ’88
Michael J. Paskowitz ’00, MNG ’00 and Maria T. Paskowitz ’96, MBA ’02
Patrik Edsparr PhD ’94
Paul and Matthew Mashikian
Philip Rettger ’80
S. Jones Fitzgibbons SM ’73 and Michael Fitzgibbons SM ’73
William A. Wynot ’44
William W. Vanderson ’99, MNG ’00 and Christina L. Gehrke ’99
William Wojeski ’71 and Karen Leider ’72

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