One week to bring together the best in deep tech and start building solutions for the future. Events, debates, roundtables and various workshops will be organized at some of Paris’ top economic and scientific hubs from 9 to 13 March 2020.
More than a decade after the smartphone, innovation is in the midst of a new revolution: the emergence of breakthrough technologies, also known as deep tech. With 18 billion1 USD invested in cutting-edge technologies last year, thousands of project ideas are being developed worldwide; this year alone the Hello Tomorrow Challenge saw over 5,000 startup applications.
These innovations carry great potential, responding to many environmental, social, health and industrial challenges. In order to accelerate the transfer of these technologies, the major stakeholders in deep tech (startups, researchers, universities, laboratories, investors, major groups) need to work together to build a stronger political and economic platform.
For this reason, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Bpifrance, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Hello Tomorrow and SOSV are launching the first project of its kind: a week dedicated entirely to new and emerging technologies. The week will gather a global community of key actors, initiate a dialogue around deep tech, as well as highlight and accelerate innovations.
What is Deep Tech Week?
From synthetic biology to quantum computing, deep tech holds unparalleled potential. Yet these technologies require unprecedented energy and collaboration to reach their full potential.
Deep Tech Week will take place in Paris on March 9-13th 2020. This is the first global gathering for the people and organisations building, funding or propelling emerging technologies to market.
Source: “DeepTech Week dedicated to accelerate cutting-edge solutions”, Aurelie Schick