Arduino visited NextFlex to learn about how a flexible prototype based on the Arduino Mini was developed.
Becoming a member of NextFlex positions your organization for recognition as a member of a small community of thought leaders that are driving manufacturing innovation.
You’ll have a seat at the table with an elite team of industry leaders responsible for innovating the industrialization process associated with Flexible technologies. You’ll gain advanced knowledge of where and how to invest technologically so that your company can stay competitive while positioning your customers for success as well.
You’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.
You’ll be able to monetize your company’s innovation by gaining access to an expanded supply chain in a rapid and efficient manner.
NextFlex 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.
NextFlex’s work is the foundation for what many of the other manufacturing Institutes are doing. The processes being developed by the NextFlex team will largely inform the out-put of many of the other Manufacturing USA Network Partners.
|Corporate Membership||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Observer1|
|Benefits||Technical Working Groups||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||By Invitation|
|Online Member Portal||Full Access||Full Access||Full Access||Limited|
|Networking||Full Access||Full Access||Full Access||Limited|
|IP Evaluation License||Included||Included||Included||Ineligible|
|Education/Workforce Development Program||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation||Limited|
|NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2||Eligible||Eligible||Eligible||Eligible|
|Obligation||Annual Membership Fee||$150,000||$50,000||$10,000||$2,500|
|Governance||Governing Council Seats||1 Vote Each||3 Votes for Tier4||1 Vote for Tier5||None|
|Technical Council Seats6||1 Vote Each||1 Vote Each||Non-voting||None|
|Academic/Non-Profit Membership||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Benefits||Technical Working Groups||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation|
|Online Member Portal||Full Access||Full Access||Full Access|
|Networking||Full Access||Full Access||Full Access|
|IP Evaluation License||Included||Included||Ineligible|
|Education/Workforce Development Program||Full Participation||Full Participation||Full Participation|
|NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2||Eligible||Eligible||Eligible|
|Obligation||Annual Membership Fee||$15,000||$7,500||$2,500|
|Governance||Governing Council Seats||3 Votes for Tier4||1 Vote for Tier5||None|
|Technical Council Seats6||1 Vote Each||1 Vote Each||None|
|Federal Government Membership||One Level|
|Benefits||Technical Working Groups||Full Participation|
|Online Member Portal||Full Access|
|IP Evaluation License||Included|
|Education/Workforce Development Program||Full Participation|
|NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2||Eligible|
|Obligation||Annual Membership Fee||N/A|
|In-Kind Contributions3||Not Required|
|Governance||Governing Council Seats||Up to 25%|
|Technical Council Seats6||Up to 25%|