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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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||✓|
|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
**** Based on current rates
For more information about becoming a member, contact MITEI Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.