Detroit Mobility Lab selects Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to help lay the groundwork for the Michigan Mobility Institute


BGC to play key strategic advisory role for emerging initiative focused on building a mobility talent infrastructure in Detroit

DETROIT, MI, September 27, 2018

After a competitive review process, the Detroit Mobility Lab has selected The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as its strategic advisory partner for the development of the Michigan Mobility Institute.

“BCG has an impressive background in urban, electric and autonomous mobility, a forward-looking approach to digital capabilities, and proven experience leading economic development projects,” said Chris Thomas, Co-Founder of the Detroit Mobility Lab. “It is a major milestone for the Lab to have secured a global partner like BCG in the founding phase of the Michigan Mobility Institute initiative. We believe BCG is well positioned to play a key role in shaping the strategic approach we will take to advance the Michigan Mobility Institute.”

The Detroit Mobility Lab is dedicated to helping Detroit become one of the world’s foremost future mobility ecosystems. The Michigan Mobility Institute, a Detroit Mobility Lab initiative, will focus on educating professionals and tradespeople within artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, and other fields that will be vital to continuing Detroit’s relevance as a global center for future mobility.

“We are excited to partner with the Detroit Mobility Lab on this important topic. We are committed to investing in the development of Detroit and Michigan as the global leaders in mobility innovation and talent.” said Neveen Awad, Partner and Managing Director at BCG Detroit.

BCG’s research on the future of urban mobility has shown that the convergence of electrification, autonomous driving, and shared mobility will fundamentally alter business models as well as talent needs. By 2035, new technology offerings may drive more than 40% of industry profits.

“The talent needs of the automotive and mobility industry are rapidly evolving as the industry enters a new phase,” said Xavier Mosquet, Senior Partner and Managing Director at BCG Detroit, and well-known industry expert. “The automotive players need to attract, retain and develop different kinds of tech-oriented skills and trades than they traditionally have. Through our collaboration with the Detroit Mobility Lab on the Michigan Mobility Institute initiative, we will work closely with industry leaders to define new talent needs for the shared, electric and autonomous future and how to best position Detroit and Michigan to win in this new environment.”