MantiSpectra wins CES Innovation Award!

MantiSpectra has won the Prestigious CES Award for our Ultimate Spectral Sensing Module! 🏆✨

We are honored with the most prestigious award of the renowned Consumer Electronics Show 2024 (CES), the world’s largest consumer conference, for our groundbreaking near-infrared spectral sensing technology.

Join us at CES to witness the unveiling of Nibble™ – the smallest standalone spectral module in the world. The recognition of this award reinforces our dedication to exploring the frontiers of what can be achieved with spectroscopy and sensing in the consumer space.

A breakthrough solution combining our Patented miniaturized Spectral Sensor, ChipSense™, with advanced AI functionalities for Fast, Cost-effective & Non-invasive testing of Product Properties using Real-Time Near-Infrared Analysis. Our sensing technology is poised to revolutionize consumer applications, from health and wellness to food monitoring, environmental control, and beyond. With unmatched precision, rapid processing, and versatility, it empowers us to deliver valuable real-time insights and actionable data, enabling consumers to make informed decisions in their daily lives.

Keen to explore application development or meet us in Las Vegas? Reach out! 🚀
Stay tuned as we continue to innovate and enhance our near-infrared spectral sensing solutions, bringing technology that will change the way we see our world.

Join the spectral revolution!


MantiSpectra Secures €4 Million in seed investment funding

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The Eindhoven-based deep-tech company MantiSpectra, a Spinoff of the Eindhoven University of Technology, has successfully secured €4 million funding to support its mission to revolutionize how we ‘see’ the world around us by enabling the adoption of near-infrared spectroscopy everywhere.

Innovation Industries and PhotonVentures led the funding round. Together with the support from the PhotonDelta National Growth Fund programme, this capital injection will further drive MantiSpectra towards global commercialization and widespread adoption of its breakthrough spectral sensing platform.

MantiSpectra has developed Spectral Sensors on a Chip, the ChipSenseTM, that replaces and augments traditional bulky spectrometers, enabling compact, portable, and cost-effective material analysis everywhere. By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence, MantiSpectra’s cutting-edge platform enables highly accurate and rapid material composition analysis directly where it is needed. This includes applications in agrifood production processes, recycling facilities to differentiate among plastics and fibers, process analytics for real-time control, and new consumer devices enhanced by real-time accurate data that revolutionize how individuals experience the world around them.

MantiSpectra already has customers and partners actively using their spectral platform in more than twenty countries, including Fortune 500 companies and three of the world’s top 10 food and beverage companies. Their core innovation has been recognized with multiple awards, including the International Industrial Hermes Startup Award, the Rabobank Sustainable Innovation Award and the recent Gerard & Anton Award.

The recent investment marks a significant milestone for the company and will be utilized to scale their Semiconductor platform and support the existing customers toward mass production. With the new capital infusion, MantiSpectra aims to accelerate the scale-up of the fabrication phase, increase its production capacity to support high-volume application cases and develop database libraries for turn- key solutions.

Vincent Kamphorst Investment Director at Innovation Industries:” MantiSpectra’s unique miniaturized photonics solution can enable mass market adoption of spectroscopy towards consumer-level scale. This can make a huge positive impact, with applications in healthy living and reduction of food waste, to name just a few. We’re looking forward to supporting the team in further commercializing and scaling the business”

Pieter Klinkert, partner at PhotonVentures: “MantiSpectra is a great example of unique applications making use of Integrated Photonics. It underlines the difference and impact that Integrated Photonics in leading sensing applications. We have been working together with MantiSpectra’s team since 2020 and they are as stellar as their technology. We applaud their ambition and are proud we are able to continue supporting them towards their future success”

MantiSpectra has experienced impressive growth since its incorporation less than three years ago. This investment will accelerate its expansion, enabling the company to solidify its position as a future key provider of chip-based spectroscopy.

About Innovation Industries Innovation Industries is a Dutch deep tech venture capital firm with over €500 million in capital under management and a leading player in Western Europe. Innovation Industries invests in deep-tech with the potential to solve global challenges in three focus areas: industrial technology, med-tech, and agri & food technology. Its portfolio companies make impact through breakthroughs in energy-efficient photonic chips, climate-resilient seeds, safer & more efficient batteries, sensing technologies for better care, and more. The current investment was made via the Early Stars Fund, managed by Innovation Industries.
PhotonVentures is a deep tech venture capital firm, purely focused on the key enabling technology of integrated photonics. As a spin-off and strategic partner of PhotonDelta , the European hub for the integrated photonics industry, we have in-house expertise that gives us a thorough understanding of the industry's success drivers and value inflection points. This allows us to identify and invest capital, time, and network in Europe’s best integrated photonics companies.
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From the invisible to the Green ♻️

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🌟 From the invisible to the Green: Transforming the World We See 🌟

MantiSpectra Leads the Way in Recycling Innovation!

🔬 MantiSpectra’s pioneering ChipSense™ technology, featured in a recent Financial Times video, is set to transform recycling by enabling large-scale, rapid material classification. 🔄

This breakthrough promises a more efficient and eco-friendly recycling process.

📽️ Watch the Video Here:

The explosive growth of plastic production and its impact on our environment demand innovative solutions. At MantiSpectra, we’re dedicated to pushing the boundaries of recycling technology by helping companies developing smart bins and scanners for recycling factories. ♻️

With more than 400 million tonnes of plastic produced annually, we’re tackling the challenge head-on. By improving all elements of the recycling process can we create a truly circular system.

We see Beyond the Visible and it’s Green.

#MantiSpectra #RecyclingInnovation #Sustainability #Environment#RecycleRevolution #GreenTech


Gerard & Anton Award 2023

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🏆 Delighted to share that MantiSpectra has been recognized as one of the most promising start-ups in the Brainport Eindhoven region by the prestigious Gerard & Anton Awards! 🚀

This achievement is a reflection of the dedication and innovation of our incredible team and the efforts required to bring a piece of technology from the lab to the hands of our customers. We are deeply appreciative of the trust and support we’ve received from our partners, customers, and the entire startup ecosystem in this thriving tech hub!

More info here:
At MantiSpectra, we remain committed to pushing boundaries and creating solutions that change the way in which we ‘see’ the world around us.
We want to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey. Your belief in us motivates us to continue innovating and making a difference. 🌟

Join the Spectral Revolution!
#GerardAntonAwards #StartupExcellence#Innovation #BrainportEindhoven #AwardWinner#ProudMoment  



Laser World of Photonics 2023 – Munich

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Last week we attended the Laser World of Photonics in Munich. ⚡

It was wonderful to engage with industry leaders, researchers, existing partners and potential customers to explore the potential impacts of our advanced spectral sensing solutions.
Getting new insights into emerging trends and advancements in the industry was very interesting.
We’re excited to leverage this momentum to fuel the Spectral Revolution! 🔥

A big thanks to the pavilion coordinators PhotonDelta and PhotonicsNL for the fantastic organization.

#LaserWorldofPhotonics #Photonics #Industry #MantiSpectra#HollandHighTechPavilion #JoinTheSpectralRevolution #HighTech


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Welcome SpectraWeb™!

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Get Ready to Leap into the Future, AI Material Analysis is here.
After long hours and nights of development, a number of iterations, debugging, and testing, we are now excited to release SpectraWeb™, an online cloud platform that allows anybody to build and deploy spectral models in just a couple of clicks.
The time has come to say goodbye to complex and time-consuming model-building spectral analysis processes requiring coding and debugging. We put quite some efforts to create a user-friendly platform that simplifies the entire process for model creation. Whether you’re a pro or new to chemometrics, you’ll find our platform accessible and enjoyable just using your browser! It features advanced functionalities: You can perform outlier selection, use different pre-treatment methods and different algorithms both for classification and quantification and explore effects to assess their impact on the prediction accuracy!
SpectraWeb™ is a crucial part of our platform and in our roadmap to make spectroscopy available to everybody. One step closer to the Spectral Revolution!
Quick tutorial is available here! https://lnkd.in/e9hU-yh5
If you are curious, please reach-out to our team at info@mantispectra.com

We will send you everything you need to unlock the full power of SpectraWeb™ for real-time spectral analysis!

#ai #team #building #spectroscopy #spectralsensors #photonics #eindhoven#everyone #spectraweb #spectralrevolution


Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award 2023

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🌱 Thrilled to announce that MantiSpectra won the Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award 2023 in the Food Transition category! 🏆

This recognition highlights our commitment to building a sustainable future. Our technology has the power to reduce food waste and contribute to a more sustainable world. 🌍

At MantiSpectra, we harness the potential of spectral sensing to revolutionize industries and enable informed decisions about food quality and freshness. By accurately assessing food condition, we can minimize waste and optimize resource utilization throughout the supply chain. 🍃

We also had the fantastic opportunity to discuss our innovation in a live television interview with RTL Z. A huge thanks to the Jury and Rabobank for this honor. 

#Sustainability #Innovation #RaboAwards #MantiSpectra #FoodTransition#SpectralSensors #JoinTheSpectralRevolution


Hannover Messe Award 2023

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We won the Hermes Startup award 2023! 

This award was presented to us at the Hannover Messe Opening Ceremony, the largest industrial conference in the world. We received the award in the presence of the Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz and the President of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo. It’s the most prestigious industrial award, like winning an Oscar! 

What a great moment for photonics! From labs to everywhere.

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Foodvalley NL Community

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We’re happy to announce that we’ve joined Foodvalley NL and are now part of the Protein and Upcycling Communities!

Our innovative ChipSense™ technology is capable of measuring a wide range of properties in organic materials, from sugar content in fruit to protein and fat levels, moisture content, and dry matter. With this sensing technology at our disposal, we’re excited to team up with other community partners to transform protein production and upcycle waste streams, all while working towards creating an eco-friendly and sustainable food system.

We are looking forward to this incredible journey and shape the future of food together!

#JoinTheSpectralRevolution #technology #food#sustainability


Meeting with the Queen

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We have some exciting news to share! Our very own COO, Kaylee Hakkel, had the extraordinary opportunity to meet Queen Máxima during her recent visit to the EHCI – Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute.

During the visit, Kaylee had the privilege of showcasing our state-of-the-art sensing technology, providing a live demonstration on the cacao detection in chocolate.

Additionally, she participated in a lively discussion about photonics with various partners of the ecosystem, including Eindhoven University of Technology, PhotonDelta, The Gate, and Brainport Eindhoven.

We’re incredibly proud of Kaylee. Thanks for sharing our passion and drive to revolutionize how we can sense the world around us.
Thanks also to the Hendrik Casimir Institute for the opportunity to share our innovations with such esteemed guests.

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, PhotonDelta, The Gate, Brainport Eindhoven