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Business Development

business development iconMichigan leads the way with progressive autonomous vehicle legislation and strategic investments in vehicle testing sites. We recognize that mobility-focused companies need more support, and through PlanetM, we can connect you to Michigan's vast mobility assets and resources. These include: 

  • Client Matchmaking
  • Testing Site Access
  • MDOT Infrastructure Access
  • Soft Landing Zone Access
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Development Financing
  • Pilot Program Partners
  • Supplier Introductions
  • Investor Introductions
  • Networking/Events
  • Public Relations Support

Supplying Hardware Suppliers to Tech Companies

PlanetM is currently working with Uber’s Elevate program to build a model of connecting hardware demand for vehicle production and componentry to the Michigan supply base.

Mobility Investment Tours

PlanetM has developed a model to connect out-of-state investment interests to the Michigan mobility supply base through targeted introductions. CS Canada, a Montreal-based embedded software company that develops functional safety products for autonomous vehicles, was connected with a company in Farmington Hills and is in negotiations to form an investment partnership to augment their capabilities.

PlanetM Landing Zone

PlanetM landing zone logoIn an effort to better attract and connect mobility-focused startups and disruptors to the state, PlanetM, the Detroit Regional Chamber, Ford, and WeWork are announcing the launch of the PlanetM Landing Zone in Downtown Detroit. This unique space will serve as a platform where startups with connected and automated transportation technologies can connect with Michigan's automotive and economic development ecosystem. 

Apply for space at the PlanetM Landing Zone here

Connecting Mobility Companies to Testing Resources

PlanetM has also begun connecting out-of-state companies to the CAV testing resources in Michigan. PlanetM can help make introductions and facilitate one on one meetings between clients. 

Utilize these and other PlanetM services by contacting Trevor Pawl today.