NextFlex Secures Seven Years of Funding, Up to $154 Million, in Cost-Sharing Agreement with Air Force Research Laboratory

SI2 is proud to have been the first member of NextFlex, a consortium of companies united by one goal: to combine their capabilities to advance the commercialization and manufacturing of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHEs) in the United States. Dr. Joseph Kunze, SI2’s CEO, who serves on NextFlex’s Governing Council said, “Today’s announcement underscores the increasing demand for products and solutions that increase military capabilities and advance the efficiency of our world.” He added, “We are moving towards our goal of ‘Electronics on Everything’ by using our collective capabilities to not only advance FHE technology, but also to nurture the next generation of talent emerging from our colleges and universities.”

NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced today that it has secured seven years of government funding worth up to $154M in a cost-sharing agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The seven-year agreement also includes funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) Manufacturing Technology program, which focuses on cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs.




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