PowerON has developed flexible smart systems based on dielectric elastomers, which can be directly embedded into soft electronics. The technology can be configured and combined to perform control, sensing, and logic operations, converting electrical energy into mechanical work.

A spin-out from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute’s Biomimetics Laboratory, PowerON developed breakthrough techniques which allows the company to “print” their technology into soft system materials, significantly reducing costs and error-prone external hardware, resulting in a robust, cost effective, and highly versatile technology enabling a new generation of technological applications. We have invested in the company alongside IP Group and the University of Auckland Inventors’ Fund, providing governance and operational support.