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.'
The award-winning Swiss deep-tech start-up beats its Venture Kick competitiors 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 companianies with investment funds in a competitive three-stage process.
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 Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB) and the Swiss start-up promotion organization Venture Kick are also among the investors.
ELDICO Scientific has appointed a first-class Scientific Advisory Board consisting of pioneers in electron crystallography. Five outstanding representatives from science and industry are now supporting the company in developing its electron diffractometer.
ELDICO Scientific, a Swiss deep-tech and hardware manufacturing company, was incorporated in June 2019 with the aim of filling a gap in the market: a dedicated instrument to determine the three-dimensional structures of nanoscale materials, unmeansurable before.
ELDICO's disruptive innovation: the novel electron diffractometer has entered the course for a patent.
ELDICO Scientific was a finalist for VENTURE 2019, for the 'development, production and sales of novel electron diffractometers for research and development (R&D) and quality control in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, chemical and nano industries as well as for applications in scientific research'.
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.
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.