• Eldico Scientific AG

Timeline

ELDICO Scientific, a Swiss deep-tech instruments, systems and service company, was founded in June 2019 with the aim of filling a gap in the market: a dedicated instrument for determining the three-dimensional structures of nanoscale materials, previously unmeasurable. The need for such an instrument has become more and more evident in related research in the last couple of years, and the founders could not let such a great opportunity go unseized. Since its founding, ELDICO Scientific has been an advocate for an improved approach to nano-scale research. Rightly so, because the potential of the emerging total available market for an instrument like the one the company proposes adds up to an impressive EUR 10 billion, with more than 8,000 potential customers in the global pharmaceutical, agrochemical, energy and academia sectors, to name a few.

2021
First sample measured 01 June 2021

ELDICO’s unique dedicated electron diffractometer – the world’s first – delivers proof-of-concept on real samples by solving its first structure ab initio. We successfully perform initial measurements on real samples in the previous week.

ELDICO’s unique dedicated electron diffractometer – the world’s first – delivers proof-of-concept...

Pharmatech Outlook Award 31 March 2021

ELDICO is recognized by Pharma Tech Outlook as a top solution provider for laboratory instrumentation as a disruptive innovation in the field of laboratory automation and equipment.  

ELDICO is recognized by Pharma Tech Outlook as a top solution provider for laboratory...

EU Seal of Excellence 16 February 2021

Proud to have been granted the European Commission's Seal of Excellence: an award aimed at recognizing the disruptive innovations that can change the future of research. The seal exclusively certifies a small number of high-quality proposals running for HORIZON2020 funding.  

Proud to have been granted the European Commission's Seal of Excellence: an award aimed at...

First light 15 January 2021

Significant milestone for ELDICO: our engineers succeed in getting the first light on our alpha system, followed by some nice diffraction patterns a couple of days later.

Significant milestone for ELDICO: our engineers succeed in getting the first light on our alpha...

2020
R&D 100 award recipient 21 October 2020

ELDICO Scientific receives the award for “the development of the electron diffractometer, selected as one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year in the analytical/test category.”

ELDICO Scientific receives the award for “the development of the electron diffractometer, selected as one...

Venture Kick: scoring a hat trick and receiving further investments 30 July 2020

The award-winning Swiss deep-tech start-up beats its Venture Kick competitors for the third time in a row and wins 150,000 Swiss francs. Venture Kick is one of the largest Swiss start-up support programs, annually enhancing innovative companies with investment funds in a competitive three-stage process.   

The award-winning Swiss deep-tech start-up beats its Venture Kick competitors for the third time...

Succesful funding round 05 July 2020

With additional funding of almost CHF 1.5 million, raised from private and institutional investors, ELDICO's product development gets a boost. In addition to several industry-savvy private investors from Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, the company’s backers also include the Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB) and the Swiss start-up promotion organization Venture Kick. 

With additional funding of almost CHF 1.5 million, raised from private and institutional...

World-famous scientific advisory board assigned 03 April 2020

ELDICO Scientific appoints a first-class Scientific Advisory Board consisting of pioneers in electron crystallography. Five outstanding representatives from science and industry now support the company in developing its electron diffractometer.   

ELDICO Scientific appoints a first-class Scientific Advisory Board consisting of pioneers in...

ZKB Pionierpreis 17 February 2020

ELDICO Scientific takes second place in the Pionierpreis competition. We have thus outdone more than 30 competitors from the Swiss start-up community, all of them excellent candidates and competitors, and cashed in CHF 10,000 prize money. Priceless: the large public attention.

ELDICO Scientific takes second place in the Pionierpreis competition. We have thus outdone more...

2019
ECM32, Vienna: product concept presentation 22 August 2019

With a disruptive horizontal design and an innovative probe handling mechanism, the dedicated Electron Diffractometer from ELDICO attracts the community’s attention at Europe’s biggest gathering of the crystallographic community with more than 1,100 international visitors.  

With a disruptive horizontal design and an innovative probe handling mechanism, the dedicated...

Swiss Innovation Challenge finalist 26 June 2019

With over 100 innovation projects, the Swiss Innovation Challenge is the largest and the most competitive start-up competition in Switzerland. ELDICO reaches the finals, achieving a Top 10 score.

With over 100 innovation projects, the Swiss Innovation Challenge is the largest and the most...

ELDICO Scientific AG is incorporated 15 May 2019

ELDICO Scientific, a Swiss deep-tech and hardware manufacturing company, is incorporated in June 2019 with the aim of filling a gap in the market: a dedicated instrument for determining the three-dimensional structures of nano-scale materials, previously unmeasurable. 

ELDICO Scientific, a Swiss deep-tech and hardware manufacturing company, is incorporated in June...

Patent application 14 May 2019

ELDICO's disruptive innovation: the novel electron diffractometer has begun the process of applying for a patent.  

ELDICO's disruptive innovation: the novel electron diffractometer has begun the process of...

2018
International publication and “Breakthrough of the Year” nomination 16 October 2018

The findings of the Nano-Argovia Project are published in the international version of the world-leading German scientific publication and awarded as a “Breakthrough of the Year” by the scientific journal SCIENCE. 

The findings of the Nano-Argovia Project are published in the international version of the...

Proof of Principle achieved (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) 28 February 2018

Proof-of-concept achieved (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) as part of a Nano-Argovia project of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples.   

Proof-of-concept achieved (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) as part of a Nano-Argovia project of the...

  • ELDICO Scientific AG
  • PARK INNOVAARE / PSI West
  • 5234 Villigen
  • Switzerland
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