70 Finalists building the future of deep tech…

From 4,500 applications, to 70 projects given the chance to win.

The 9th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is entering its most exciting phase after our team of experts carefully scrutinised, reviewed and identified the brightest stars that stood out for their technological innovation, economic viability, leadership, team, and positive impact on our industries, planet and society. Introducing…this year’s finalists! 

The huge number and high quality of the startups we selected from every corner of the globe, confirm that deep tech has resisted the global downturn we’re seeing in regular tech. This, combined with its resilience in venture capital, highlights the value of companies using unique technology to solve society’s greatest problems, whatever the economic environment.Arnaud de la Tour, CEO.


70 revolutionary projects classified into 10 categories by Hello Tomorrow and its partners:


Advanced Computing & Electronics

supported by Intel Ignite, Murata and Imec.xpand


Aligned Carbon (United States) Enabling the semiconductor industry to enter its new material age by unlocking the power of carbon nanotubes

FononTech (Netherlands) Reshaping 3D microelectronics with ultra fast printing resolutions

Literal Labs (Formerly Mignon Technologies) (United Kingdom) Energy-efficient semiconductor architecture enabling truly powerful and explainable intelligence on any device

Phanofi (Denmark) Building sustainable optical interconnect solutions for datacenters and high-performance computing

Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech (Spain) Building analog quantum application specific solutions to bring quantum benefits today

QPT (United Kingdom) Next-generation power electronics for high-power electric motors

VitreaLab (Austria) The brightest and most energy-efficient laser-based displays for AR and VR



supported by Safran


Cosmic Aerospace (United States) Building an all-electric aircraft with unprecedented efficiencies

Evitado Technologies (United States) Building an automation platform for airport operations to mitigate risk and increase safety and efficiency

ION-X (France) Developing a new type of small satellite propulsion with an ionic liquid electrospray thruster

Orbital Matter (Poland) Making manufacturing in space possible with 3D printing technology to be used in orbit and on the moon

Quantum South (Uruguay) Bringing efficiencies to cargo logistics with quantum computing technologies


Digital Health & Medical Devices

supported by Nitto


Cellectric Biosciences (Austria) Developing a platform for automated, electromagnetic cell manipulation to empower faster precision medicine

Clarity (France) Developing a non-invasive neuromodulation medical device to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Concr (United Kingdom) Solving data to enable precision medicine for all

Imaginostics (United States) Non-invasive, quantitative imaging technology to assess vascular structure and function anywhere in the body

inHEART (France) Developing an AI-enabled digital twin of the heart for image-guided ablations

MetSystem (Denmark) Developing a platform to predict cancer metastasis and determine the best treatment

Robeauté (France) Developing a microrobot for novel therapies in hard-to-reach areas of the body



supported by Honda Xcelerator Ventures and GTT


Aquature (United Kingdom) Creating clean fuels and green chemicals from liquid waste

Bspkl (New Zealand) Solving manufacturing challenges to help clean hydrogen achieve scale and affordability

eightinks AG (Switzerland) Scalable manufacturing platform to unlock mass production of breakthrough battery materials and designs

HSL Technologies (France) Innovative hydrogen carrier that transports and stores hydrogen safely like any conventional liquid

ICODOS (Germany) De-fossilizing chemistry and shipping via lowest cost e-methanol production

Mantel (United States) Developing the first molten salt-based carbon capture technology

Tozero  (Germany) Bringing lithium-ion battery waste to zero


Environment & Biodiversity

supported by L’Oréal 


Advanced Bacterial Sciences (United Kingdom) Using natural microorganisms to replace harmful chemicals across industries

Algal Bio (Japan) Cultivating algae’s potential to bring novel solutions to health, food supply and global warming issues

Archireef (Hong Kong) 3D-printed reef tiles with eDNA for quantifiable marine restoration

Carbon Atlantis (Germany) Low-cost electrochemical approach for Direct Air and Point Source Capture

Geolabe (United States) Building the first system able to monitor most emitted methane at a global scale

Morfo (France) Restoring native, resilient forest ecosystems with machine learning, computer vision and forest engineering


Food & Agriculture

supported by Avril and Supernova Invest


Agrobiomics (Denmark) Harnessing the power of soil bacteria and metabolites as new biostimulants for better crop production

Biocentis (United Kingdom) Developing eco-friendly genetic solutions to safely control the world’s most dangerous insect species

Esencia Foods (Germany) Seafood without fish, created using mycelium biotechnology

NoPalm Ingredients (Netherlands) Making palm oil without palm trees, through the fermentation of sustainable microbial oils

Perfat Technologies (Finland) Offering food producers a new kind of solid fat with a superior nutritional profile

Pheronym (United States) Creating an all-natural, highly effective insect control leveraging pheromone spray

Yeastup (Switzerland) Upcycling the by-products from beer-brewing processes into high-quality, nutritious ingredients


Industrial Biotech & New Materials

supported by Syensqo


Alt Biotech (France) Paving a new path for bioproduction

Cambrium (Germany) Creating novel material building blocks with previously inaccessible functionalities

Cascade Biocatalysts (United States) Catalyzing greener and cheaper chemical manufacturing with longer lasting enzymes

GuaTecs (France) Natural latex derived from guayule plants producing stronger, softer, and non-allergenic products

Origin by Ocean (Finland) Getting rid of harmful algae in the oceans and turning it into everyday goods

TopoLogic (Japan) Developing innovative electronics using topological material


Industry & Machines



Descycle (United Kingdom) Creating innovative metal recovery & recycling methods with eco-friendly chemicals

FabNS (Brazil) Empowering nanotechnology through nanoscale imaging and characterization

InSpek (France) Improving bioprocesses through real-time monitoring with optical microchip sensors

Photosynthetic (Netherlands) Enabling mass production-speed additive manufacturing at the micro-scale

Sensemore (Türkiye) Designing AI-powered tools to analyze machine health and predict malfunctions

Terecircuits (United States) Next gen materials supporting microassembly and mass transfer for displays and advanced electronics

XtaLight (Singapore) Developing a novel optical microscopy inspection technique tailored for all metal- and alloy-related industries



Medical Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

supported by Biolabs



Axolotl Biosciences (Canada) Providing high quality reagents for 3D-printing human tissue models

Jurata Thin Film (United States) New packaging to allow long-term storage of vaccines and biologics at room temperature or higher

Narval (United States) Designing synthetic antibody mimetic proteins to replace conventional antibodies in novel therapeutics

Neobe Therapeutics (United Kingdom) Breaking down tumors through engineered live biotherapeutics

Orakl (France) Leveraging tumor avatars that combine biology and clinical data to identify and optimise new cancer therapies

Psylo (Australia) Psychedelic-inspired medicine to treat mental illness

WhiteLab Genomics (France) Leveraging AI to accelerate and de-risk gene and cell therapies


Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure

supported by Leonard


Adept Materials (United States) Developing climate-regulating construction materials for more sustainable buildings

ClimAd Technology (Netherlands) Optimizing energy use with smart glass films that enable heat and light management in buildings

ecoLocked (Germany) Turning buildings into carbon sinks

Kestrix (United Kingdom) Using mass thermal image capture and AI to scale building retrofit

Mimicrete (United Kingdom) Developing self-healing concrete solutions that autonomously repair cracks

Photio (Chile) Using nanotechnology to simulate the photosynthesis process on any surface

Ultra High Materials (United States) Ultra-low carbon high-performance concrete delivering 80-90% less CO2 and better durability at lower cost


Want to meet them? These startup finalists will all be pitching their solutions to a jury at this year’s Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, on 21st and 22nd March in Paris.

While our startup finalists and their pitches undeniably steal the spotlight as the heart and soul of the Global Summit, they also form part of something much bigger. After nearly a decade in the game, we like to think our event has become the perfect melting pot of groundbreaking innovation, inspiration, and unparalleled business opportunities. Join over 3,000 industry leaders, investors, founders, ecosystem builders and journalists. 

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