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14.11.2017 Spectral Engines brings a complete next-generation portable material sensing solution NIRONE Device to market in November 2017

Spectroscopy has developed rapidly from expensive and large laboratory analyzing equipment to pocket-sized sensors in just a few decades. Earlier this year, Spectral Engines launched the NIRONE sensor, and later this fall the NIRONE product family will expand with an improved wireless NIRONE Device, a complete material sensing solution platform

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14.11.2017 Spectral Sensors enable future farm digitalization

Precision agriculture and smart farming are making their way to the everyday lives of modern livestock farms. Industrial size as wells as smaller farms are integrating more and more digital technology into their processes to optimize their performance, increase productivity and reduce their workload. The development of sensors, information networks and

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14.11.2017 Spectral Engines moves to new locations in Helsinki and Oulu due to rapid expansion of business

Year 2017 has been a year of big changes and fast growth for Spectral Engines. Extensive investing in research and product development and the accelerating growth of business are sternly making Spectral Engines well known worldwide, and the company’s turnover is projected to treble in 2018. After launching the NIRONE

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14.11.2017 Spectral Engines’ partnership with Reutlingen University – a match made in spectral sensor heaven

Spectral Engines has been partnering with companies, innovators and scientists with great success during our short but already world changing history. We have been strengthening our existence and collaboration in Germany with both industrial and research partners already for several years. Germany is well-known for companies and leading-edge research organizations

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17.10.2017 Spectral Engines receives 2.4M€ EU funding for developing a revolutionary portable drug screening device

The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument is a EU framework program for research and innovation, and its purpose is to fund innovation projects and help businesses grow and expand their activities into other countries in Europe and beyond. The funding is extremely hard to get and available for only the cream

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17.10.2017 Spectral Engines joins European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)

Spectral Engines is a new European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) member. EPIC is a non-profit association with its headquarters located in Paris, France. It has a mission of building solidarity and sustainable growth for photonics companies and increasing recognition of photonics as a strategic technology, building business revenues, and creating

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16.10.2017 Dr. Chad Lieber to lead Spectral Engines’ business development of Scanner products in USA

Spectral Engines is strengthening its activities in USA, and to boost the market entry of scanner products, Spectral Engines has enforced its team with a new team member, Chad Lieber. Dr. Lieber is an experienced product development and scientific leader, with an expertise in optics and optical spectroscopy, lasers, chemometrics,

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19.9.2017 Spectral Engines and PehuTec to strategic R&D co-operation in complete E2E material sensing IoT solutions development

Spectral Engines has launched a new NIRONE material sensing platform which includes complete building blocks for smart material sensing solutions and speed up the customers’ market entry to industrial and portable IoT market. Faster expansion to new material sensing IoT solutions Spectral Engines and PehuTec signed a strategic partnership agreement

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18.9.2017 Webinars for you – because sharing is caring

Last Wednesday we kicked-off our series of webinars that we are planning to hold 2 more by the end of this year. The first webinar and the number of attendees proved to us that sensor technology is a hot topic as material sensing is entering our everyday lives. Our CEO

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18.9.2017 Fast application development plays critical role at Spectral Engines

Spectral Engines provides training places and opportunities also for students. We are constantly looking for new talents for example in the fields of engineering, marketing and software development. Anette Pakarinen is one of those who ended up to Spectral Engines as a trainee almost an year ago. She is a

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26.7.2017 Spectral Engines signs a strategic partnership agreement with Hanon to enter China market

On July 13, Spectral Engines and Jinan Hanon Instruments signed a strategic partnership agreement covering distribution and joint product development in China. The contract enforces Spectral Engines’ position in China and gives Hanon tools for fast business development. Agreement enables fast expansion through strategic fit Spectral Engines and Jinan Hanon

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7.7.2017 Spectral Engines and Acal Bfi attended GFSV conference in France

Spectral Engines CCO, Janne Suhonen, visited in France last week. The program included several customer meetings and also very interesting GFSV (Groupe Français de Spectroscopies Vibrationnelles) conference (https://www.gfsv.net). 23rd GPSV conference took place in Le Mans which is famous about 24 hours of Le Mans car race. This year the

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5.7.2017 Greetings from the ICNIRS 2017, Copenhagen!

18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy,the world’s largest scientific forum on NIR Spectroscopy, took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition and the conference gathered approximately 30 exhibitors and over 500 visitors under the same roof. Spectral Engines was present as a Gold Sponsor and Exhibitor in the show. It

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4.7.2017 Cloud computing is a critical building block in the future sensor solutions

Spectral Engines has launched a new NIRONE sensor platform which includes compact sensors, ready-made portable devices, and advanced scanners. Spectral Engines’ new strategy is to offer more complete building blocks for material sensing solutions and speed up the customers’ market entry through the renewed offering. The role of advanced algorithm

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3.7.2017 New MEMS expert speeds up the development of future MEMS sensors

Spectral Engines has decided to strengthen its in-house MEMS expertise. Mari Laamanen joined Spectral Engines Oy 12th of June, in the position of Senior MEMS Specialist. Mari has extensive expertise of MEMS sensor technology including the development of various microsensors and MEMS devices, MEMS process integration, silicon and thin film

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5.6.2017 Food Scanner – award-winning technology platform combines compact, cost-efficient portable analyzer and cloud computing to create meaningful intelligence

Spectral Engines has developed a novel spectral sensing platform that offers unique benefits in many applications, such as food sensing and analysis. The Food Scanner solution concept utilizes the world’s smallest true NIR spectral sensing module, advanced algorithms, cloud-connectivity and a vast material library to reveal the fat, protein, sugar

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5.6.2017 KLV Co. believes in process and portable sensing applications market in Japan

Spectral Engines’ Japanese distributor, KLV co., visited Finland in May. During their visit they were familiarized with Spectral Engines’ new product portfolio and strategy. In April KLV had two trade shows in Japan where they demonstrated Spectral Engines’ OEM sensor platform and also the award-winning FoodScanner –solution. KLV’s Sales Manager,

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5.6.2017 NIRONE by Spectral Engines will be the future of spectral sensors – and number one in the market

Spectral Engines’ headquarters in Helsinki, Finland,  has been a busy place this spring. Company took big steps during the year 2016 and it was evident that as company is growing strongly, there is also a need to revise the strategy and brand. For this process Spectral Engines selected marketing agency

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5.6.2017 Spectral Engines strengthens its sales with new team member Tomi Väänänen

Spectral Engines is turning its gaze towards APAC countries as great business potential is seen there. The new team member, Tomi Väänänen, will be focusing on sales and business development particularly in Asian main markets, such as China, Japan and Korea. Spectral Engines has already got very strong foothold in

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20.3.2017 Our portable food-scanning solution takes home the 1st prize from EU Horizon

To stimulate innovation and help solve problems that concern European citizens, the European Commission sets challenges known as Horizon Prizes. The aim for the Horizon Prize for a Food Scanner was to create a mobile solution that analyses food composition quickly and efficiently. Given the width and gravity of food-related

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27.1.2017 Introducing the new NM2.5 sensor module

Our NM Sensor Modules are designed for system integrators who create leading-edge solutions for industrial or consumer applications. The new NM2.5 introduces higher wavelength region (from 1950 – 2450nm) which results in better sensitivity and specificity. This region is especially good for substances such as protein and sugar. The new

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27.1.2017 Spectral Engines introduces the renewed NM Sensor Module product family and a cloud-based Spectral Scanner platform for intelligent material sensing

High-performance material sensing applications have never been as easy, fast and affordable than with Spectral Engines’ renewed NM-series Spectral Modules, the world’s smallest complete NIR Spectral sensing solution. Spectral Engines, developer and provider of high-performance spectral sensors and solutions, introduces the renewed NM Sensor Module family and a cloud-based Spectral

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19.1.2017 New portable food scanning solution

Food-related health problems such as food allergies, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have grown to epidemic proportions and are taking a heavy toll on our society and our health systems. Globally about 35 % of adults are overweight, with half a billion of them obese. Obesity is affecting people at

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13.1.2017 Spectral Engines invests in OEM business development of US market

Spectral Engines is growing business development and sales force in the US. Steve Buckley joined our sales team in June and now we are proud to announce the addition of Kevin Kaye. Kevin has substantial experience in the spectrometer and analyzer business, joining us after over a decade at Ocean

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11.1.2017 Spectral Engines Boosts IoT Offering for Smart Devices

Spectral Engines is currently building an IoT solution concept for applications in Industry 4.0/Smart Factory, Smart Farming, Smart Security & Safety and Smart Living. Spectral Engines IoT solution will consist of modular building blocks supporting the development of new complete sensor networks and IoT services. Digitalization and connectivity is becoming

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5.1.2017 Heptagon teams up with Spectral Engines and GreenTropism to Deliver Complete Spectrometer Solution for Consumer and Industrial Applications

Heptagon (www.hptg.com) today announced the company’s new Smart Handheld Spectrometer solution, the first in Heptagon’s family of Smart Spectral Solutions targeting both demanding industrial uses as well as consumer applications. The solution reliably detects and analyzes common organic materials such as foods, fabrics and materials, agriculture, environment, medicine and pharmaceuticals,

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23.11.2016 University of Leeds examines Smart Sensors in pharmaceutical production processes

Spectral Engines develops new Smart Sensor platforms and combine those with novel IoT platforms in order to improve production efficiency and the quality of products in several manufacturing processes in the ProPAT project. The industrial partners of this project include many multi-national and national companies from the sectors of consumer

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21.11.2016 Spectral Engines at Science Photonics Fair 2016 with KLV Co.

Spectral Engines attended Science Photonics Fair 2016 which took place at Science Museum in Tokyo. Science Photonics Fair is an exhibition dedicated to Japanese and international photonics companies and it gathers attendees all over Japan. The show consists of IR technologies, optical thin film, optics, laser lighting, UV technologies and

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18.11.2016 Measuring flour moisture content using NM2.2 spectral module

The content of the flour can vary considerably in its protein quality, protein quantity, ash, moisture, enzymatic activity, color, and physical properties when obtained from different sources. The purpose of the flour measurements is to detect specific properties or characteristics of a flour such as moisture. The results of these

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3.11.2016 Welcome aboard Pekka – our new algorithm expert

Pekka Röyttä joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 17th October, in the position of Algorithm/Software Developer. Pekka will be responsible for developing smart algorithms for analysis of spectral data, calibration algorithms and calculation optimization. He will also work on developing user software and GUIs. Pekka’s education is Ph.D. Technology (Lappeenranta

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21.10.2016 The winner of the Day of Photonics Draw is..

The winner of the draw is: Axel Kramer (ABB Switzerland) He will receive our new NIR sensor module (complete evaluation kit), the world’s smallest NIR spectral sensor. Congratulations for Axel! We would like to thank all of you for your participation into our Day of Photonics Draw! The Day of

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17.10.2016 Spectral Engines’ milk quality measurement solution selected as a finalist in the Elisa Innovation Challenge contest

Elisa Innovation Challenge competition, in search of new success products for the Internet of Things and Smart Home solutions, has now reached the final stage. The jury selected the best products in the IoT and Smart Home series for the finals. Spectral Engines was selected as one of the top

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22.9.2016 RECENDT applies Spectral Engines’ novel sensor technology in smart processes

Austria based research company RECENDT (Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH) is one of the top research organizations for the development of new optical and acoustic sensor technologies. RECENDT is involved in various domestic and international research and development projects where new optical spectroscopic techniques are needed. RECENDT is

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20.9.2016 Spectral Engines strengthening its marketing team

We are happy to announce that we are strengthening our team with marketing expertise. Heidi Berglund joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 8th August, in the position of Marketing Specialist. She is taking responsibility for coordinating and managing Spectral Engines’ marketing activities. Her education is M. Sc. Economics, Marketing (University

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12.9.2016 A Day of Photonics Draw is now open!

Spectral Engines has launched a Day of Photonics Draw to support the worldwide promotion of photonics. The main prize is the NIR sensor module (complete evaluation kit). These spectral Modules are designed for system integrators for creating leading-edge products and solutions for process, portable or consumer products. Spectral Engines’ Member

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30.8.2016 Spectral Engines selected as a semifinalist of Elisa Innovation Challenge

Elisa Oyj, a Finnish telecommunications company, organizes an innovation challenge competition looking for new products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home solutions. Elisa Innovation Challenge received nearly 100 ideas from 16 countries. Spectral Engines was accepted as semifinalist in the Internet of Things series with a solution

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19.7.2016 World’s smallest NIR sensor now shipping!

Now shipping! Spectral Engines introduces world’s smallest NIR sensor module. These  modules weigh less than 15 grams and have an envelope of 25x25x17 mm3. This not only includes the optical part, but also two light sources, control electronics and rugged aluminum mechanics, everything factory-calibrated. Despite the small size, the modules

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19.7.2016 ACAL BFi and Spectral Engines sign distribution agreement

Acal BFi and Spectral Engines have entered into an agreement to distribute ultra-compact low cost IR spectrometers and modules. Acal BFi, a market leader in photonics and spectroscopy solutions, is proud to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Spectral Engines in France, UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Italy.

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18.7.2016 Spectral Engines closes 1.6 M€ funding from investors

PRESS RELEASE July 18, 2016 (for immediate release) Spectral Engines, a Helsinki-based smart material sensor company, has secured a 1.6 M€ funding. In addition to previous investors – Inventure, Finnvera and VTT Ventures – a private investor Timo Syrjälä also participated in the financing round. “Spectral Engines’ team has done

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15.7.2016 Spectral Engines and LUPYLED start partnership on strategic business development

Spectral Engines and LUPYLED are proud to announce a strategic partnership with particular focus on Spectral Engines’s business development, customer relationship and application development in German speaking (DACH) countries. This partnership strengthens the presence of Spectral Engines in these countries and enables LUPYLED to gain access to a disruptive spectroscopy

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15.7.2016 Steve Buckley leads Spectral Engines’ sales in North America

Spectral Engines is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Buckley has joined the team for North American sales, effective immediately. Dr. Buckley brings a wealth of spectroscopic experience to the Spectral Engines team. A former staff member at Sandia National Laboratories and subsequently engineering faculty at both the University of

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3.3.2016 February Draw Prize goes to Slovakia!

We’d like to thank all of you for your participation into our February Draw. The winner of the draw is: Zoltán Lelkes (ME-Inspection SK, Slovakia). He will get our latest NIR wireless reflection device that was chosen as a Prism Award Winner in detector and sensors category at Photonics West.

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25.2.2016 Spectral Engines Wins Prism Award 2016!

PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2016 (for immediate release) Spectral Engines wins 2016 Photonics Prism Award Spectral Engines is the first Finnish company to have received the Photonics Prism Award, awarded by SPIE (Int. Society for Optics and Photonics) and Photonics Media. The award was presented on Feb 17, 2016 in

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11.2.2016 Finnish consortium makes a 7 M€ investment – so far the largest in Finland – for next generation optical sensor technologies

Spectral Engines participates into Finnish industry driven consortium to develop next generation sensor platforms for future process measurements. The goal of the project, called Terävä, is to create long-term competitiveness for Finnish process measurement industry and support next generation instrument platform and application development. Tekes grants so far the biggest

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11.2.2016 Talouselämä selected Spectral Engines to a list of 10 Finnish start-ups to follow

Talouselämä, the biggest Business Weekly magazine in Nordic countries, ranked Finland’s TOP20 most promising start-up companies of the year 2016. The yearly list was now published for the fifth time. The companies are ranked based on the business plan, opportunities for growth and the chance of success in global business.

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11.2.2016 Spectral Engines’ new portable Wireless NIR Device is compact but efficient tool for material inspection

Spectral Engines presents a new portable Wireless NIR Reflection Device platform that brings spectroscopy to pocket size. The NIR analyser is battery-powered, wireless sensor that can be operated with a computer or mobile devices. It is an easy way to start your application development, and test the performance of the

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11.2.2016 Spectral Engines announces a smaller-than-cubic-inch NIR spectrometer

Spectral Engines Oy presents a new family of products of highly miniaturized NIR Spectral Modules for OEMs: Spectral Modules, Evaluation Kits and the Reference Design. The products are available for pre-orders and the deliveries will start in March-April, 2016. Smaller than a one-inch cube (25x25x15mm) and with pricing below 1’000

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2.2.2016 Spectral Engines nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest

Spectral Engines Oy is nominated as a finalist of Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind contest. Spectral Engines Oy has developed a novel, compact, robust, and inexpensive measurement sensor technology that could serve as a basis for measurement systems capable of measuring the quality and quantity of chemical components in solids, liquids and

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26.11.2015 Spectral Engines qualified for 2016 Prism Awards finals!

Spectral Engines is proud to announce that its new wireless IR analyzer platform has been qualified as the finalist in the 2016 Prism Awards. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new photonic products on the market. The Prism Awards, named the

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27.5.2015 Spectral Engines’ OEM modules offer new opportunities for systems integrators

Spectral Engines Oy introduces new module series of sensors for OEM customers and applications. OEM modules are designed for system integrators who are looking for compact, robust and easy-to-integrate modules for spectroscopic measurements. Our OEM sensor modules help system integrators to bring measurements out from laboratory in the form of

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9.2.2015 PRO-PAT Project Combines Smart Sensors With Novel IoT Platforms

A Kick-Off meeting of ProPAT project, was hold 27th of January in Brussels. The project involves totally 16 partners including European leading-edge research organisations, big end-users, sensors companies and system integrators. The project has secured funding totally 6M€ from EU-SPIRE-1 program. The scope of ProPAT is to develop new Smart

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23.11.2014 Spectral Engines nominated as a finalist in MEMS&Sensor Technology Showcase

Six companies were selected from a pool of applicants to compete in MEMS Industry Group’s (MIG)’s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress at Scottsdale, US. Spectral Engines’ spectral sensors are going to be one of the finalists in competition which will be hold 6th of November. Spectral

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10.10.2014 Laser 2000 and Spectral Engines sign Distribution Agreement

Laser 2000 GmbH and Spectral Engines Oy have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Also the Nordic countries are being covered in this agreement. Spectral Engines provides unique miniaturised (NIR and MIR) spectral sensors for detection and analysis of gases, solids and liquids to improve the

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10.9.2014 Matti Tammi strengthens application expertise of Spectral Engines

Mr. Matti Tammi joined Spectral Engines Oy as of 1st September, in the position of Application Engineer. Matti has excellent background of IR spectroscopy thanks to his education (M.Sc. Chem., University of Helsinki) and previous working history (VTT and Gasmet Technologies Group). Matti moved to Spectral Engines from Gasmet where

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28.8.2014 Spectral Engines a top 25 finalist at Nordic Cleantech Open!

This third edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open competition saw a record breaking 107 cleantech companies applying. An international jury of more than 50 influential representatives from multinational companies and venture capital have been involved in selecting this year’s top 25. Among the jury members are representatives from International Finance

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17.6.2014 Spectral Engines revolutionises industrial sensing

Inventure, a leading early-stage venture capital company in the Nordics, has competed a new investment in Spectral Engines, the company revolutionising spectral sensing with disruptive MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) -based sensor technology. Spectral Engines provides unique miniaturised spectral sensors for detection and analysis of gases, solids and liquids to

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