This paper presents some of the initial results from an ongoing research project which concerns a new NSMR strengthening method, expected to provide high ductility and strengthening effect as well as increased response consistency. A prestress of 1100 MPa activation was applied to the ductile NSMR system and compared to a reference beam. Ductility in this system is provided by a response controlling anchorage system, which interacts with the adhesively bonded NSMR. The proposed adhesive has a low E-modulus which is expected to reduce stress concentration issues of adhesively bonded joints when compared to stiffer epoxy adhesives are used, where IC-debonding seems to be the dominating failure mode. A beam deflection increase of approximately 105% has been observed when using the low E-modulus adhesive compared to the the epoxy adhesive. Change in the failure modes were furthermore observed, where the brittle de-bonding failure modes were mitigated thus extending the yielding regime with approximately 150%.