THINGS Announces Flex as First Service Partner

Press Release   •   Dec 22, 2015 10:23 CET

THINGS, the Stockholm-based hardware hub created in March 2015 by STING, has announced Flex as its first Service Partner.

Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help the world Live smarter, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.

“We are absolutely delighted to make this announcement”, said Magnus Melander, THINGS Evangelist. “With their strong presence in Sweden, and their vast experience in all aspects of product development, Flex is the perfect partner to help our start-ups bring products to market quickly. The THINGS community is looking forward to working with Flex”.

“We are excited at the potential of the THINGS and its start-up community”, said Jeannine Sargent, president of Innovation and New Ventures at Flex. “It’s great to be collaborating in the IoT space”.

“This is just the beginning”, said Melander. “Flex is our ideal first Service Partner, and we are looking forward to expanding this program. We intend to maintain Stockholm’s global lead in business incubation through constant innovation”.

Based on the KTH campus in Stockholm, THINGS is the hardware hub created by STING in March 2015. It offers unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities, and has partnered with industry giants such as ABB and Husqvarna, as well as leading academic institutions like KTH, to provide support and opportunities for its start-up community. It supports start-ups particularly in IoT, wearables, 3D scanning and printing, and automation and robotics.

STING (Stockholm Innovation & Growth) is a world leader in business incubation. Founded in 2002, it has helped grow over 150 new companies, who between them generated more than EUR 100 million revenue in 2014, and to date have created in excess of 1,000 jobs. In 2013, STING was ranked first in Sweden and fourth in the world amongst more than 400 university incubators in 70 countries around the world benchmarked by UBI Index, a world leader in performance analysis of business incubators.

THINGS is a 2,000 m2 co-working space at KTH Campus down-town Stockholm for selected start-ups with hardware as part of their solution and global ambitions. They work in areas like Internet of Things, wearables, 3D scanning/printing, automation and robotics. What makes THINGS unique is that we are independent from investors and manufacturers, our members have access to unparalleled prototyping and testing capabilities and last but not least, our partnerships with a number of the most successful and innovative export companies in Sweden. We have established THINGS as the number one hub for hardware oriented people and companies in Sweden and the obvious place to keep an eye on and visit while in Stockholm if you are interested in hardware related solutions. For more information please visit