The ZEISS Ventures Portfolio startup Senorics GmbH, a high-tech spin-off from the University of Technology Dresden (TU Dresden) successfully closed a new financing round.
Senorics is specialized in designing and manufacturing optical spectroscopic sensor solutions for mass market applications to make material sensing easy and affordable. Responding to the process industry’s soaring need for immediate workflow optimization, Senorics will use the new funds to accelerate the roll-out of its innovative near infrared (NIR)-spectroscopy sensors based on organic semiconductor technology.
In 2019 ZEISS and Senorics entered a technological cooperation to further develop the technology and to identify new application fields which laid the foundation for the current investment by ZEISS Ventures.
“In a highly automated world, the need to meet high-quality standards, to develop compact, low-cost solutions such as the one developed by Senorics plays an important role to address new applications in material sensing,” says Gerrit Schulte Head of ZEISS Ventures.
The new investment round is led by the FIDURA Private Equity Fonds, a shareholder of various growth stage companies, holding an active portfolio of technology investments. They are joined in the round by all existing investors such as TGFS (Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen) and a public funding by the Development Bank of Saxony (Sächsische Aufbaubank).
"With these powerful new partner and investments, we will be able to commercialize our solution in the initial target application fields and further develop our patented optical sensor technology,” explains Dr. Ronny Timmreck Founder and CEO of Senorics.