Project Call 3.0 Opens May 31, 2017. 

We Are Innovators

Introducing the unimaginable to day-to-day life

By bringing intelligence out of the box and, literally, on to everything, NextFlex has truly ushered in an era of electronics on everything. For the first time, the promise of function following form is becoming a reality.

Thanks to NextFlex members, we have begun to transform day-to-day life in an infinite number of ways that range from the familiar (e.g., wearables) to the formerly unimaginable (medical tattoos). Whether focused on next generation consumer devices, national security or defense and aerospace innovation, NextFlex membership is at the forefront of delivering a new breed of products and solutions that are transforming daily life and importantly, advanced manufacturing.

Via a series of technical working groups, NextFlex subject matter experts from across industry, academia and government have come together to collaborate on roadmaps, key technology gaps and the necessary technology planning required to advance the FHE ecosystem.

Each working group is led by a three-person team of co-leads, including one from academia, one from government and one from industry, who together with over 150 diverse subject matter experts, are developing roadmaps that identify gaps in the ecosystem and where Project Call focus and funding should be applied for technology development. Current focus areas include:

  • Human Performance Monitoring
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Integrated Array Antennas
  • Soft Robotics
  • Device Integration & Packaging
  • Printed Structures & Microfluidics
  • Materials
  • Design Modeling & Simulation
  • Standards, Test & Reliability

Meet some of NextFlex's MVPs

These power players boast stellar stats with backgrounds in manufacturing, government and education.

Homer Antoniadis

Global Technology Director

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Dr. Antoniadis is responsible for DuPont Photovoltaic (PV) Solutions global technology and for accelerating the introduction of next-generation DuPont materials and offerings into the solar energy market. He joined DuPont in 2011 with the acquisition of Innovalight, Inc., where he was chief technology officer & vice president of Engineering. Prior to Innovalight, his 20-year career included positions with Osram Opto Semiconductors, Hewlett-Packard Labs and Xerox. Widely recognized in the PV industry, he regularly serves as a lecturer and conference chair at leading industry events. Dr. Antoniadis has more than 60 publications in crystalline and amorphous silicon photovoltaics, OLEDs, and polymer materials and has 25 issued U.S. patents. He earned a B.S. in physics from Ioannina University in Greece and his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from Syracuse University.

Joseph M. Kunze, Ph.D.

President & CEO

si2 Technologies

Since founding SI2 in 2003, Dr. Joseph Kunze has led the company’s growth to include in-house RF, microwave and metamaterials design, manufacture and testing, all of which is the basis of si2’s absorber systems and conformal antenna systems business. Prior to starting SI2, Dr. Kunze was Vice President and Business Unit Leader at Triton Systems, Inc. in Chelmsford, MA. Dr. Kunze’s prior experience includes positions at 3M Company.

Dan Gamota, Ph.D.

Director, Advanced Technology

Jabil
2017 NextFlex Fellow

Daniel Gamota, who holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, is the vice president of the Precision Engineering Organization within Engineering & Technology Services at Jabil. He is leading international sites developing Strategic Capabilities to support the $18B enterprise. Gamota has devoted significant effort to establish and advance the flexible hybrid electronics industry through strategic roadmap development activities and standards work.

Gamota is a recognized thought leader in the fields of manufacturing, microelectronics, nanotechnology and flexible electronics, for which he was named an IEEE Fellow. With 47 U.S. patents to his name, Gamota is an established innovator with deep appreciation for intellectual property and innovations portfolio development, valuation and licensing.

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