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  1. Gain Competitive Advantage

    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.

  2. Enhance Your Supply Chain

    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.

  3. Identify Best Practices

    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.

NextFlex has three membership types: Corporate, Academic/Non-Profit and Government. Details for each are below:

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
Project Funding Eligible Eligible Eligible Ineligible
IP Evaluation License Included Included Included Ineligible
Education/Workforce Development Program Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation Limited
Member Discounts Eligible Eligible Eligible Limited
NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2 Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible
Obligation Annual Membership Fee $150,000 $50,000 $10,000 $2,500
In-Kind Contributions3 $250,000 $50,000 Encouraged Encouraged
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
  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups
Tier 1 Benefits
  • Full Participation in Technical Working Groups
  • Full Access to Online Member Portal
  • Full Access to Networking
  • Eligible for Project Funding
  • IP Evaluation License Included
  • Full Participation in Education/Workforce Development Program
  • Eligible for Member Discounts
  • Eligible for NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2
Tier 1 Obligation
  • Annual Membership Fee: $150,000
  • In-Kind Contributions3: $250,000
Tier 1 Governance
  • Governing Council Seats: 1 Vote Each
  • Technical Council Seats6: 1 Vote Each




  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups

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
Project Funding Eligible Eligible Eligible
IP Evaluation License Included Included Ineligible
Education/Workforce Development Program Full Participation Full Participation Full Participation
Member Discounts Eligible Eligible Eligible
NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2 Eligible Eligible Eligible
Obligation Annual Membership Fee $15,000 $7,500 $2,500
In-Kind Contributions3 $600,000 $300,000 Encouraged
Governance Governing Council Seats 3 Votes for Tier4 1 Vote for Tier5 None
Technical Council Seats6 1 Vote Each 1 Vote Each None
  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups
Tier 1 Benefits
  • Full Participation in Technical Working Groups
  • Full Access to Online Member Portal
  • Full Access to Networking
  • Eligible for Project Funding
  • IP Evaluation License Included
  • Full Participation in Education/Workforce Development Program
  • Eligible for Member Discounts
  • Eligible for NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2
Tier 1 Obligation
  • Annual Membership Fee: $15,000
  • In-Kind Contributions3: $600,000
Tier 1 Governance
  • Governing Council Seats: 3 Votes for Tier4
  • Technical Council Seats6: 1 Vote Each



  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups

Federal Government Membership One Level
Benefits Technical Working Groups Full Participation
Online Member Portal Full Access
Networking Full Access
Project Funding Ineligible
IP Evaluation License Included
Education/Workforce Development Program Full Participation
Member Discounts Eligible
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%
  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups
Benefits
  • Full Participation in Technical Working Groups
  • Full Access to Online Member Portal
  • Full Access to Networking
  • Ineligible for Project Funding
  • IP Evaluation License Included
  • Full Participation in Education/Workforce Development Program
  • Eligible for Member Discounts
  • Eligible for NextFlex Member Cost Savings Programs2
Obligation
  • Annual Membership Fee: N/A
  • In-Kind Contributions3: Not Required
Governance
  • Governing Council Seats: Up to 25%
  • Technical Council Seats6: Up to 25%
  1. Reserved for start-ups: <$5M gross annual revenue,
  2. NextFlex members can now access a select group of suppliers contracted to provide deep discounts on their products and services through our partner Group Purchasing Solutions (GPS).
  3. This can be cash additional to the membership fee and in-kind contributions in support of the Institute
  4. 1 Vote for every 3 members of the tier; up to 3 votes
  5. Voting when 15 tier members is reached
  6. Participants each have a primary Technical Council representative, plus other representatives to be involved in sub-committees or working groups
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