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; engage in consortium-supported energy systems research; contribute to energy-focused labs and programs 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.
MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center Members support integrative analysis of the entire energy system providing insights into the complex multi-sectorial transformations needed for the energy transition.
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, including IHS Markit and all Future Energy Systems Center Members, support a range of MIT research consortia, education programs, and outreach activities together with multiple stakeholders from industry, government, and academia.
MITEI Affiliates are primarily individual donors and foundations that support MITEI’s energy- and climate-related activities across the Institute.
|Founding||Sustaining||Future Energy Systems Center|
|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||✓||✓|
|Participation in MITEI Annual Research Conference||✓||✓||✓|
|Participation in Center focus area workshops||✓|
|Participation in biannual Center Advisory Committee meeting||✓|
|Participation in Center monthly webinars||✓|
|Access to timely analysis from Center consortium-funded research||✓|
|Participation in MITEI Spring Symposium||✓||✓||✓|
|Membership to the Industrial Liaison Program||✓||✓|
|Contract & research management support||✓||✓||✓|
|Early access to MITEI thought leadership studies||✓||✓||✓ **|
|Participation in MITEI-sponsored symposia, colloquia, and seminars||✓||✓||✓|
|Member-Directed Research & Activities|
|Issue a call for proposals via Member Energy Research Fund (MERF)||✓|
|Support in development of a sponsored research portfolio||✓||✓||✓|
|Sponsorship of member-directed graduate Energy Fellows***||Multiple fellows||One fellow|
|Collaborative Member Activities|
|Participation in the MITEI research seed fund||✓||✓|
|Contribute to shaping of Center consortium-funded research portfolio||✓|
|Participation in 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.