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The California Mobility Center (CMC) orchestrates commercially meaningful interactions between future mobility early-stage companies and industry-leading members.

The CMC Ecosystem

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Commercialization

The CMC was established to help future mobility early-stage companies at all phases of the innovation-to-commercialization lifecycle to rapidly progress beyond demonstration projects and pilot programs, to the point of actual product launches and sustained market viability.

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California

The CMC is strategically located in the Western Hemisphere’s most influential future mobility market, California. California is home to leading investors, motivated consumers, leading global public policymakers and regulators, and access to an advanced and properly skilled workforce.

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Collaboration

Partnering between Clients and Members is a distinguishing advantage of the CMC. Instead of preparing early-stage companies to make a favorable impression with industry leaders, the CMC empowers them to work together to develop and implement mutually developed commercialization plans.

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Customization

CMC programming is customized for each Client-Member partnership and driven by an early-stage company’s stage in the commercialization process and the needs of their mutually developed plan. Some might focus on advanced manufacturing readiness. Others might conduct testing and validation or product launch support.

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VALUE PROPOSITION

The CMC provides future mobility innovators and industry incumbents with access to programs and resources that accelerate the pace of commercialization in California and worldwide. Areas of focus include smart and shared mobility solutions, fueling and charging infrastructure, and automated, connected, and electric vehicles for on and off-highway use.

"We are extremely pleased with the extraordinary slate of top industry leaders and experts who now serve on CMC’s Board of Directors. Each brings immense industry knowledge, strong leadership experience, and high caliber expertise that will ensure the CMC can fully execute our very ambitious goals."

Arlen Orchard

CMC Chair of the Board and former CEO of SMUD

“The CMC has enabled us to reach early adopters and bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization. This brings tremendous value to a start-up in the form of product maturity, process deployment and quantifying our value proposition.”

BOB GRINSTEAD

FOUNDER & COO, ZEUS ELECTRIC CHASSIS

“California Strategies is proud to be part of the CMC to help commercialize advanced early-stage transportation companies - applying California innovation to clean the air, combat climate change, create jobs, and improve mobility and accessibility for California communities.”

Ted Harris

Partner, California Strategies

"The CMC has enabled us to reach early adopters and bridge the gap between innovation and commercialization. This brings tremendous value to an early-stage company in the form of product maturity, process deployment and quantifying our value proposition."

Bob Grinstead

Founder & COO, Zeus Electric Chassis

Members

CMC members are corporations, institutions, and government agencies with a vested interest in future mobility commercialization and a desire to observe and/or partner with entrepreneurs and innovators who are on the frontlines of transforming the global mobility landscape.

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Clients

CMC clients are future mobility early-stage companies that recognize the global importance of commercializing products in the California market, and the value of working with corporate members and service providers to reduce the time and cost to commercial success.

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Preferred Service Providers

Preferred service providers are vetted, results-oriented vendors in industries like manufacturing, funding, business strategy, legal and regulatory support. Importantly, all service providers will have demonstrated an ability to simultaneously work with early-stage companies and large corporations to produce meaningful results.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The CMC’s workforce programs will specialize in creating entry points for various career opportunities in the advanced mobility and the overall advanced manufacturing sector, including job-readiness, technical training, and clear pathways for a variety of manufacturing careers.

The CMC will identify demand for new training programs, and through its partner network of universities, community colleges, adult training centers, community organizations, and industry partners, it will align existing programs to meet the requirements of the future mobility industry.

“California Strategies is proud to be part of the CMC to help commercialize advanced early-stage transportation companies - applying California innovation to clean the air, combat climate change, create jobs, and improve mobility and accessibility for California communities.”

Ted Harris

Partner, California Strategies

Early Stage

Early-stage programming concentrates on advanced manufacturing readiness and advisory-focused partnerships to ensure that commercialization principals and requirements are built into early-stage product design and development.

Mid Stage

Mid-stage programming provides testing and validation, within demonstration-focused partnerships to ensure products satisfy the commercialization requirements of the California market, potential customers and/or acquirers.

Late Stage

Late-stage programming focuses on commercialization and deployment-focused partnerships that provide the market knowledge, planning, resources, partnerships, and programming needed for a successful commercial launch.

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LET'S CONNECT

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We have three offerings to meet your commercialization needs and can help you decide which is best for you. Provide us your contact information and we’ll reach out to you.

Members can work directly with the CMC early-stage future mobility clients in various ways. You’ll also get insights into future mobility trends. Provide us your contact information and we’ll reach out to you.

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