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.