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Project Call 5.0 Announcement

Project Call 5.0 will fund projects in flexible hybrid electronics with applications in anti-counterfeiting, flexible batteries, and hypersonics.

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Shaping our World in 2020 and Beyond

Innovation Day is a celebration of progress on project work, results achieved in the Technology Hub, outcomes from Workforce Development programs, and connections made in developing the FHE manufacturing ecosystem.

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Podcast: Taking a Journey to the Future

Learn how industry inspires students to envision themselves working in advanced manufacturing with Nextflex's workforce development champions Brynt Parmeter & Emily McGrath

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We are engineers. Designers. CTOs. CEOS. R&D Rock stars. Geniuses. Leaders. Hundreds of the best & the brightest. We are here. We are ready.

We are the pioneers of tomorrow. An elite team of thought leaders, innovators, problem solvers and manufacturers — At the ready.

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NextFlex is turning the large-scale manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronic systems into a reality.

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The formation of NextFlex has been a benefit to the rapidly expanding field of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE). Formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. Manufacturing of FHE. Learn more.

We are manufacturers.

We are innovators.

We are educators.

It takes people coming together from across the United States in industry, academia and state, local and federal governments to collaborate and coordinate their efforts to move what are a series of good ideas from R&D, into commercial production, and to then have a skilled and available workforce able to manufacture the solution at the other end. And at the center of all of these efforts, acting as the connective tissue binding everything together, is NextFlex.

What are the benefits of joining NextFlex?

  1. Gain competitive advantageBecoming a member of NextFlex positions your organization for recognition as a member of a small community of thought leaders that are driving manufacturing innovation.
  2. Enhance your supply chainYou’ll create connections with a wide array of “first movers” that are likely to play a critical role in your company commercializing its next big product. You’ll be able to leverage NextFlex expertise to move along the experience curve faster, at less cost, with reduced chance of project failure.
  3. Identify best practicesNextFlex is developing the competencies and capabilities across multiple disciplines including control, information, process, safety and manufacturing operations that will become the standard used by all FHE players.
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“NextFlex will advance flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing, enabling domestic production of this critical technology.”
“... hybrid electronics has the potential to bring significant performance improvements and new design standards for aerospace and defense applications.”
“With FHE, we can take a product that already exists or one that is an idea, and design a novel wearable product that provides unique functionality that previously was not realized.”
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Public Radio Hour ‘Listen Local, Clotida, Z. Suara, NextFlex’ (6/6/19)

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Bad knees? Lockheed is working on a bionic brace

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NextFlex News – May 2019 Newsletter

The Future is Flexible
Plan now to join us in Arlington, VA for another great workshop on FHE for Defense Applications June 12-13 at the Lockheed …

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FlexFactor® Students Launch New Product Ideas at the US Space and Rocket Center

By Emily McGrath, Deputy Director of Workforce Development, NextFlex
Students from Hazel Green and Columbia High Schools recently presented new p …

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Lorain County students hear from local business during employer panels

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As NextFlex Members, Companies large and small are teaming up with academic institutions, nonprofits and governments with one mission ­— to advance the flexible hybrid electronics’ manufacturing ecosystem in America.

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NextFlex Member ACI Materials
NextFlex Corporate Observer-Level Member ALine
NextFlex Honorary Member Blach
NextFlex Corporate Tier 3 Member Carpe Diem Technologies
Hitachi Chemical - a NextFlex Member
NextFlex Corporate Tier 3 Member Imprint Energy
Kuprion - a NextFlex member
NextFlex Corporate Tier 3 Member Lamar Enterprises
NextFlex Tier 2 Member SRG Global
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NextFlex Academic Tier 3 Member University of Delaware
NextFlex Member Vivonics
NextFlex Corporate Tier 3 Member WL Gore
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