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Free Public Webinar: Membership Activities and Events

Membership Gives Mobility Early-Stage Companies and Industry Incumbents a Leg Up on Innovation and Successful Commercialization

By Mark Rawson, Chief Operating Officer, CMC

After a career spanning more than 25 years in energy and mobility technology research, development, and commercialization, the CMC is an organization that finally scratches an itch I’ve had for years — to try to unlock the true power of innovation to deliver real, timely customer and societal benefits.

The CMC’s commercial collaborative brings innovators, in early-stage companies and large incumbent companies alike, together in an entirely new way, built around an ecosystem of Clients (early-stage companies), Members (industry incumbents), and Preferred Service Providers (experts in providing high caliber commercialization services to start-ups).


For Members, the CMC has three primary value streams:

Client Interactions: There are several ways for a Member to work with a Client, ranging from a low level of involvement to something much more hands-on and collaborative. The Client-Member Partnering Program allows Members to observe Client projects; advise the Client in their projects; serve as a demonstration host of the Client’s technology, product, or service; or ultimately act as a deployment partner and go-to-market partner with a Client launching their products or services into the marketplace.

Member Interactions: Companies from all industry sectors — large to small industrial or tech companies, along with academic institutions and government representatives — join as colleagues to discuss the systemic hurdles across relevant industries and develop approaches to reduce, or even remove, those hurdles. These activities are facilitated through membership-driven committees that will initially focus on regulatory requirements, technology advancements, and workforce development issues.

Thought Leadership: As part of our thought leadership activities, Preferred Service Providers, Clients, Partners, and even CMC Board Members will present pertinent information — with insights ranging from technology innovation to California policy and regulation — to Members monthly in our Thought Leadership Webinar Series, which launches next month.


On May 18, the CMC will host a public webinar to introduce our membership activities launching in the coming weeks and months, including the launch of our Thought Leadership Webinar Series