Startups and enterprises go from idea to industry disruptor with Flex

Leverage Flex’s broad, cross-industry expertise and depth of Sketch-to-Scale™ capabilities to successfully bring your technologies to market. Benefit from mentorship, investment and collaboration to commercialize your ideas.

Venture Programs

Our venture programs provide investment for technology startups and a route to market for established technologies.

Lab IX® investments

Lab IX helps emerging technology startups, through investment and services, bring to market technologies that make tomorrow’s disruptive products possible. We source, qualify, invest and help scale startups. Our program partners and collaborates with the venture community to mitigate the risk of their investments by providing product development and go to market expertise.

Collective Innovation Platform (CIP) 

Flex Collective Innovation Platform (CIP) is a partnership program that helps customers reduce their time-to-market and enhance product functionality by leveraging core technology blocks that have been qualified by Flex as part our technology Centers of Excellence. The CIP program provides technology companies a route to market by access to Flex’s large, global customer base. The companies whom have joined the CIP program include technology manufacturers, startups, and software companies.

Reduce your time to market and enhance product functionality by leveraging Flex’s core technologies and our innovation partnerships with leading research consortia. The Flex CIP is a partnership program that provides hardware manufacturers, startups and software companies a route to market through access to expertise in nearly every field.

 
 

 

 

 


Cropx partnered with Flex’s Lab IX® venture program
CropX, provider of the world's most advanced adaptive irrigation service that helps farmers better understand water usage across their fields, partnered with Flex’s Lab IX® venture program to accelerate product development and rapidly expand market adoption.

 

Learn about some of the innovative startups that have collaborated with Flex:

  • Amiigo
    Amiigo combines gesture recognition and innovative sensing technology powered by proprietary discrimination and machine learning algorithms. This allows users to track their exercise, including…
  • Atheer
    Atheer is dedicated to creating augmented reality technology to enhance the human experience. The company is pioneering and perfecting mobile 3D—the platform of the future.
  • Emberlight
    Emberlight sockets turn any light into a smart light. The plug-and-play adapter installs in seconds, doesn’t require a hub and uses your existing lights. Emberlight establishes a beacon-based…
  • Grabit
    Grabit Inc. is poised to revolutionize the multibillion-dollar material handling market with its patented electroadhesion technology. Electroadhesion is an electrically controllable adhesion…
  • Hiku
    Hiku’s shopping button device makes shopping frictionless. The device lives in the kitchen, scans barcodes and uses voice-recognition technology to create a shared shopping list on the phone so…
  • HMicro
    HMicro is a wireless solutions provider with the domain knowledge essential to understanding the business needs and technical requirements in healthcare and other exacting markets. The company…
  • Imprint Energy
    Imprint Energy, Inc. is a battery technology company pioneering ultrathin, flexible rechargeable batteries for wearable electronics and IoT markets. Its proprietary ZincPoly chemistry offers…
  • Interaxon
    InteraXon is a company innovating in the field of brain sensing technology. With the introduction of its first product, Muse: the brain sensing headband, InteraXon brings medical-grade, EEG technology…
  • Keyssa
    Keyssa reinvented the connector and created a new category of contactless connectivity, Kiss Connectivity. This tiny, solid-state system simplifies secure, instant data flow between devices, freeing…
  • Knightscope
    Knightscope is developing an autonomous technology platform that fuses robotics, predictive analytics and collaborative social engagement to predict and prevent crime. Deployment of the platform will…
  • Matternet
    Matternet is creating the next paradigm of transportation — networks of small, unmanned flying vehicles. Its next-generation transportation system will cost less, use less energy, have a lower…
  • NextInput
    NextInput develops next-generation, input technology — force-sensitive touch technology for smartphones, tablets, laptops, automotive touch zones and virtually any other electronic device.
  • OMsignal
    OMsignal creates apparel that continuously tracks the wearer’s biometrics to help each customer connect to a fitter, healthier, happier self. Embedded sensors in the apparel monitor heart rate,…
  • VIMOC Technologies
    VIMOC Technologies is the leading platform provider for Landscape-Computing, enabling solutions and application development for IoT and smart city implementation. VIMOC’s platform provides…
  • PointGrab
    PointGrab applies its superior artificial intelligence (deep learning) technology to the building automation ecosystem, where data is increasingly abundant, but real-time analytics is lacking. With…
  • OriginGPS
    OriginGPS is a world leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules, antenna modules and antenna solutions. OriginGPS introduces unparalleled sensitivity and noise immunity…
Amiigo

Amiigo combines gesture recognition and innovative sensing technology powered by proprietary discrimination and machine learning algorithms. This allows users to track their exercise, including amounts of reps, sets, duration and intensity, as well as their heart rate, blood oxygen and skin temperature.

 

 

Amiigo, innovative sensing technology powered by proprietary discrimination and machine learning algorithm

Atheer

Atheer is dedicated to creating augmented reality technology to enhance the human experience. The company is pioneering and perfecting mobile 3D—the platform of the future.

 

 

Atheer, dedicated to create augmented reality (AR) technology enhancing human experience.

Emberlight

Emberlight sockets turn any light into a smart light. The plug-and-play adapter installs in seconds, doesn’t require a hub and uses your existing lights. Emberlight establishes a beacon-based sensory awareness platform for wearable device control and micro-location-based automation.

 

 

 

Emberlight establishes a beacon-based sensory awareness platform for wearable device control and micro-location-based automation.

Grabit

Grabit Inc. is poised to revolutionize the multibillion-dollar material handling market with its patented electroadhesion technology. Electroadhesion is an electrically controllable adhesion technology that requires ultralow power consumption. Grabit manufactures material handling solutions for textiles, printed circuit boards, parcel shipping and warehouse logistics.

Grabit Inc. is poised to revolutionize the material handling market with its patented electroadhesion technology.

Hiku

Hiku’s shopping button device makes shopping frictionless. The device lives in the kitchen, scans barcodes and uses voice-recognition technology to create a shared shopping list on the phone so you always know what you need.

 

 

 

 

Hiku’s shopping button device makes shopping frictionless.

HMicro

HMicro is a wireless solutions provider with the domain knowledge essential to understanding the business needs and technical requirements in healthcare and other exacting markets. The company develops innovative products engineered to address the unique requirements of wireless peripherals, focusing on the most demanding applications in the broader Internet of Things.

 

 

HMicro is a wireless solutions provider with the domain knowledge essential to understanding the business needs and technical requirements in healthcare

Imprint Energy

Imprint Energy, Inc. is a battery technology company pioneering ultrathin, flexible rechargeable batteries for wearable electronics and IoT markets. Its proprietary ZincPoly chemistry offers significant performance, safety and processing advantages over conventional rechargeable battery chemistries and gives developers unprecedented freedom in device design, capabilities enhancement and aesthetics.

 

 

 

 

 

Imprint Energy, Inc. is a battery technology company pioneering ultrathin, flexible rechargeable batteries for wearable electronics and IoT markets.

Interaxon

InteraXon is a company innovating in the field of brain sensing technology. With the introduction of its first product, Muse: the brain sensing headband, InteraXon brings medical-grade, EEG technology to the consumer market. Muse is a brain fitness tool that senses your brainwaves like a heart monitor reads your heart rate. It helps people train their brains so they can live happier, healthier and more connected lives.

 

 

 

 

 

InteraXon is a company innovating in the field of brain sensing technology.

 

 

 

 

Keyssa

Keyssa reinvented the connector and created a new category of contactless connectivity, Kiss Connectivity. This tiny, solid-state system simplifies secure, instant data flow between devices, freeing product designers and consumers from metal connectors, cables and wireless bandwidth limits.

 

 

 

Keyssa reinvented the connector and created a new category of contactless connectivity, Kiss Connectivity

 

Knightscope

Knightscope is developing an autonomous technology platform that fuses robotics, predictive analytics and collaborative social engagement to predict and prevent crime. Deployment of the platform will empower public and private sectors to proactively build stronger, safer communities, ultimately saving money and lives.

 

 

Knightscope is developing an autonomous technology platform that fuses robotics, predictive analytics and collaborative social engagement to predict and prevent crime.

Matternet

Matternet is creating the next paradigm of transportation — networks of small, unmanned flying vehicles. Its next-generation transportation system will cost less, use less energy, have a lower ecological footprint, be easier to set up and reconfigure and require less upfront infrastructure investment than any other transportation system.

Matternet is creating the next paradigm of transportation — networks of small, unmanned flying vehicles.

NextInput

NextInput develops next-generation, input technology — force-sensitive touch technology for smartphones, tablets, laptops, automotive touch zones and virtually any other electronic device. NextInput offers electronics manufacturers a complete touch solution called ForceTouch — comprising proprietary sensors, firmware and drivers for popular operating systems.

NextInput develops next-generation, input technology — force-sensitive touch technology for smartphones, tablets, laptops, automotive touch zones and virtually any other electronic device

OMsignal

OMsignal creates apparel that continuously tracks the wearer’s biometrics to help each customer connect to a fitter, healthier, happier self. Embedded sensors in the apparel monitor heart rate, breathing and activity while the OMsignal app displays data in real time on a mobile phone.

OMsignal creates apparel that continuously tracks the wearer’s biometrics

VIMOC Technologies

VIMOC Technologies is the leading platform provider for Landscape-Computing, enabling solutions and application development for IoT and smart city implementation. VIMOC’s platform provides business operators at all levels with a collaborative platform, enabling a new generation of internet services and solutions.

 

 

 

VIMOC Technologies is the leading platform provider for Landscape-Computing

PointGrab

PointGrab applies its superior artificial intelligence (deep learning) technology to the building automation ecosystem, where data is increasingly abundant, but real-time analytics is lacking. With the advent of its CogniPoint, embedded-analytics sensors and edge-computing approach, PointGrab is fulfilling its mission in making truly intelligent buildings by understanding occupants’ behavior and space utilization.

 

PointGrab applies its superior artificial intelligence technology to the building automation ecosystem

 

OriginGPS

OriginGPS is a world leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules, antenna modules and antenna solutions. OriginGPS introduces unparalleled sensitivity and noise immunity by incorporating its proprietary Noise Free Zone technology for faster position fix and navigation stability even under challenging satellite signal conditions. Through these developments OriginGPS has created the world’s smallest fully integrated GPS antenna module.

OriginGPS is a world leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules, antenna modules and antenna solutions

Contact us to learn more about Flex’s comprehensive services and capabilities to scale your startup to global production.