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SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions spins out from Philips and secures over € 10 million

    SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions (SCIL) proudly announces the successful completion of an investment round led by imec.xpand together with Invest-NL Deep Tech Fonds, RSBG Ventures and Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM). SCIL is providing production solutions that empower high-tech industries to create smaller, more efficient photonic and electronic devices. This pivotal investment will allow to accelerate the global deployment of their groundbreaking nanofabrication equipment, materials and processes.

    Based on technology developed within Philips Research, SCIL has been at the forefront of innovation. Their nanoimprint lithography equipment and materials allow for high-volume production of devices such as AR smart glasses, lasers, biosensors and metalenses for smartphones and other consumer electronics at a fraction of the costs of alternatives such as DUV and EUV tools.

    SCIL is already an established player with a strong customer base. With this growth funding, SCIL will further scale their business and reinforce their position as industry leader.

    ”We are honored to have imec.xpand, Invest-NL, RSBG Ventures and Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij as shareholders and strategic partners in this exciting phase of our journey. They will not only provide financial support but also strategic insights and a wealth of experience in fostering technological innovation. Their backing reflects a shared belief in the potential impact of SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions’ technology and will significantly contribute to our growth and success” said Rob Voorkamp, CEO of SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions.

    Tom Vanhoutte from lead investor imec.xpand adds: “Nanotechnology is among the key drivers of innovation in the Netherlands. SCIL is excellently positioned for international growth in the rapidly expanding market of nanoimprint applications. We are pleased to be part of this amazing international syndicate of like-minded and value-added investors. This achievement would not have been possible without the strong support of Invest-NL, RSBG, and BOM. We are grateful that Philips had the vision to grow SCIL to the promising company it is today”.

    About our investors

    imec.xpand is one of the world’s largest independent venture capital funds dedicated to early stage semiconductor innovation. The imec.xpand funds target ambitious deep tech start-ups where the knowledge, expertise and infrastructure of imec, the world renowned semiconductor and nanotechnology R&D center, can play a determining role in their growth. imec.xpand has an outspoken international mindset towards building disruptive global companies and strongly believes that sufficient funding from the start is key to future success. The team’s unique ability to assess technology risk in the earliest stages of development enables imec.xpand’s game-changing approach towards hardware driven semiconductor innovation.

    Invest-NL Deep Tech Fonds
    Invest-NL is the National Promotional Institution of the Netherlands. As a leading impact investor, Invest-NL’s mission is to facilitate financing for enterprises and innovations that at first glance seem impossible to finance. Our goal is to accelerate the major societal transitions facing the Netherlands. These include the transition to a sustainable and circular economy, promoting affordable and accessible healthcare and stimulating technological innovations. Invest-NL’s Deep Tech Fonds aims to invest in key technologies developed in the Netherlands.

    RSBG Ventures
    RSBG Ventures is the Corporate Venture Capital firm of RSBG SE – one of the largest industrial investment companies in Germany. RSBG Ventures invests in innovative technologies in Automation & Robotics, ICT, Microelectronics, Pharma and Infrastructure and provides strategic support to portfolio companies through its corporate network.

    Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)
    Entrepreneurship is the driver of innovation – from sustainable food sources to a healthy future, climate-neutral energy, and developing promising key technologies. The Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM)  ensures that startups playing a role in these fields receive the right support and funding to get off to a flying start and grow into scaleups, and that companies that aspire to go global can actually do so. Every year BOM works with dozens of companies to create this impact. BOM is an executive body of the Province of Brabant and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.