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Innovation Day 2019

NextFlex Headquarters, San Jose, CA
Cost: $0

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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. This invitation-only event is an opportunity for members to network, discover new technology, and meet influencers in the FHE manufacturing supply chain. It is an opportunity for government agency partners and dignitaries to learn about NextFlex capabilities first-hand, and it’s a chance for federal and local legislators to be inspired by emerging FHE technology that is improving people’s daily lives.

Take a look back at Innovation Day 2018:



2244 Blach Place, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131


All NextFlex Members (Tiers 1, 2, 3, and Observer), Dignitaries, and Invited Guests

Tour NextFlex’s Tech Hub

The day will conclude with a tour of NextFlex’s state-of-the-art Technology Hub with NextFlex technical staff. Attendees can register for a tour time between 3:00pm and 5:00pm when registering for Innovation Day.


Innovation Day will include 60 exhibit tabletop demonstrations by NextFlex members and government partners showing the latest and greatest demonstrations of FHE-enabled prototypes and products. For more information click here.

A complete list of exhibitors can be found here.



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome and Introductions
9:10 AM – 10:20 AM Panel Discussion: Shaping our World in 2020 and Beyond
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM Closing Comments
10:30 AM Exhibit Demonstrations Open
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch for Group 1
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Group 2
3:00 PM Tours of NextFlex’s Tech Hub Begin
3:30 PM DoD Advisory Meeting (by invitation only)
4:00 PM Exhibits/Demonstrations Close
5:00 PM Tours of NextFlex’s Tech Hub End


Panel Discussion: Shaping our World in 2020 and Beyond

With the integration of electronics in thin, conformable, flexible devices, flexible hybrid electronics have the potential to transform how we live, work and play.  They are already changing the way we interact with the world by enabling us to do things like continuously monitor our healthcare, track our pharmaceuticals, manage important structural assets, and improve the form and functionality of a variety of critical devices essential to satellites and aerospace, RF & communications, automotive, agriculture, and soft robotics.

While the case has been made on the technology side for how and why flexible hybrid electronics will contribute to the evolution of devices that serve both the warfighter and the consumer (e.g., lower cost and weight, faster product development cycle times, environmentally friendly manufacturing, all-digital design flows), the path to broad adoption is still a work in progress. This panel will explore the societal, business, workforce, and technology transformation that is underway and how they are shaping our world in 2020 and beyond.

Panel Moderator

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Scott Budman
Business and Technology Reporter
NBC Bay Area



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Dr. Azar Alizadeh
Principal Scientist
GE Research



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Dr. Patty Chang-Chien
Director of Electronics Technology
Boeing Research &Technology



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Stephen Frick
Director of Hypersonics and Advanced Materials
Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space



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Dr. Harry Partridge
Chief Technologist (CCT)
NASA Ames Research Center



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Executive Director



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Dr. Richard Vaia
Senior Technologist
Emergent Material Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory



Other events for NextFlex Members:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Technical Council Meeting and Reception

Attendance is limited to government personnel and NextFlex members from Tiers 1, 2, and 3 only (multiple delegates welcome). Click here to learn more. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Governing Council Meeting and Reception

Governing Council members only.



We are holding a block of rooms on August 6 and August 7 at the Doubletree by Hilton, San Jose and the TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Milpitas Silicon Valley. See details below:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
    2050 Gateway Pl
    San Jose, CA 95110

Room rate is $365 per night if you reserve before July 16. Call 408-453-4000 tell them the group code 602 to receive the discounted rate.

  • TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Milpitas Silicon Valley
    1428 Falcon Dr
    Milpitas, CA 95035

Room rate is $249 per night if you reserve before July 16. Call (408) 719-1959 and identify yourself as part of the NextFlex group to receive this rate.

Other Nearby Hotels:

DeAnza Hotel
233 West Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 286-1000
Crowne Plaza Milpitas
777 Bellew Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 321-9500
SpringHill Suites
10 Skyport Dr
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 650-0590
Hilton Garden Inn SJ/Milpitas
30 Ranch Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 719-1313
Courtyard Milpitas SV
1480 Falcon Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 719-1966
San Jose Sheraton
1801 Barber Ln
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 943-0600
Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 330-0001
A Loft on Great America
510 America Center Ct
San Jose, CA 95002
(408) 263-3900


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