Education, Manufacturing, STEM, Workforce

NextFlex recently achieved several significant milestones since FlexFactor’s inception. In the program’s second year, NextFlex developed targeted versions to attract a wide variety of students to learn about career possibilities in advanced manufacturing industries that are just emerging and expanded our reach geographically. FlexFactor – a...

Education, Manufacturing, Workforce

After decades of reliance on traditional, heavy manufacturing and steel, a progressive Ohio state community college, Lorain County Community College (LCCC), is preparing the next-generation workforce for the incredible advancements in manufacturing through a technology and entrepreneurship program called FlexFactor®. Developed by NextFlex, America...

Defense, Education, Energy, Manufacturing, Workforce

NextFlex hosted the Manufacturing USA Spring Network meetings last week at their headquarters in San Jose, CA. Participants included representatives from each of the 14 Manufacturing USA institutes plus government partners from offices in the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Commerce, all of whom support and...

Education, Electronics, Manufacturing, STEM, Workforce

NextFlex, a Manufactoring USA institute, just concluded two iterations of its new one-day pilot program – FlexFactor® Sprint: Balance in STEM for Middle School. This new program was launched with students from two Union School District schools: Dartmouth Middle School and Union Middle School, and it provides a means of engaging younger students...

Electronics, Innovation, Manufacturing

Fellow awards acknowledge individuals who go above and beyond to push FHE development toward manufacturability and commercialization.


In addition to recognizing these all-stars’ accomplishments, the NextFlex Fellows awards acknowledge that working together alongside fellow NextFlex members will greatly increase the rate of innovation in the FHE...