WHAT EUREKITE DOES
We believe in making the world a better and safer place by helping manufacturers make better products. We can use our knowledge for other fields as well. Therefore we partner up with others that have complementary knowledge.
Our investors make it all happen by believing in us. We repay them by developing awesome new inventions, like Flexiramics®. In recent years, the concept has been proven and subsequently a lab scale prototype of a platform technology and production process was developed successfully. By means of this process, the base version of Flexiramics® and various Flexiramics® variants (for example based on different ceramic compositions) can be consistently produced at the very high quality necessary for use in material science applications.
In 2013 Gerard Cadafalch, co-founder of Eurekite, worked on his PhD in the Inorganic Materials Science Group at MESA + Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente in Enschede. Under the supervision of Professor Andre ten Elshof he researched ceramic fibers and came up with the basis of Flexiramics®.
As with so many scientific breakthroughs, this one happened by chance. Gerard’s experiment had a different outcome than he originally planned, but he directly saw the potential. So he changed the direction of his PhD and focused on flexible ceramics, which he (with the help of others) turned into a company in May 2015: Eurekite.
The company was incorporated in May 2015 as a spin off from the university to further develop and commercialize the technology. The disruptive flexible ceramic technology attracted Cottonwood Technology Fund, a top performing early stage VC firm from the U.S. Cottonwood Technology Fund invested €1.15M in the newly founded company in September 2015, with the aim to enable the industrialization of the novel technology. The company also received a bridge loan from OostNL. Eurekite has raised over €3M in total.
AND NEW COMPOSITIONS
Eurekite developed the first flexible ceramic composition in April 2016. This milestone shaped the following developments. The company started scaling up the technology. The first large lab samples of Flexiramics® were produced in December 2016. The company has continuously been working and improving since. Eurekite proved that different ceramic compositions can be made flexible while using the Flexiramics® proprietary process.
Our aim is to deliver customized Flexiramics® that will enable your new products. Combining expertise and efforts in co-development will allow us to achieve the best results.