PowerON has developed flexible, smart systems based on dielectric elastomers, which can be directly embedded into soft systems. These switches can be configured and combined to perform control, sensing, and logic operations, converting electrical energy into mechanical work. With limitless application potential, PowerON is set to be at the forefront of soft electronics and robotics systems.

A spin-out from the University of Auckland’s Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the company runs two offices in Auckland and Dresden, establishing themselves in the European robotics and manufacturing ecosystem. We have invested in the company alongside IP Group and the University of Auckland Inventors’ Fund, providing governance and operational support.