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UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF THE DEEP TECH ECOSYSTEM

REPORTS

HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFULL DEEP TECH ACCELERATION PROGRAM

Our second report with BCG explores the dynamics of the evolving deep tech ecosystem and offers observations on how participants can maximise the value of their engagement.

THE DAWN OF THE DEEP TECH ECOSYSTEM

This report provides the community with a deep tech specific, comprehensive set of recommendations for building and running a deep tech acceleration program.

 
 

FROM TECH TO DEEP TECH

Our first report with BCG gathers experience from 400 deep tech startups and 30 leading VCs, corporates, and other key actors to help you understand the latest trends and dynamics behind deep tech innovation, and how startups and corporates can build business partnerships.

2019 GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM RANKING

We partnered with Startup Genome to do the first Life Sciences Ecosystem ranking as part of their Global Report.

 
 

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How to Build a Successful Deep Tech Acceleration Program

Unlike previous studies, this one focuses only on support structures in the deep tech ecosystem with its specific characteristics. 

Drawing on Hello Tomorrow’s unique grassroots network, this study is based on a tailored survey of the deep tech community, including detailed feedback from more than 100 deep tech startups worldwide which have previously participated in an acceleration program. 

Instead of focusing on measurable performance parameters of startups such as investments secured or talents hired, this study centres on identifying the best practices among deep tech support structures by giving a voice to their clients – the deep tech startups.

The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem

• Global private investment has soared in seven deep tech categories by more than 20% per year from 2015 to 2018 reaching almost $18 billion.

• Investment in biotechnologies is the area of highest investment followed by Artificial Intelligence.

• Deep tech is no longer reserved just for the scientific community, the barriers to entry are lower than before.

 

From Tech to Deep Tech

  • Startups today bet on long-term and high-risk deep tech innovation- such as storage of information in DNA, or antimatter propulsion-that used to be the prerogative of public research. They bring innovation based on artificial intelligence, robots, new materials, and biotechnologies in all sectors.

     

  • Main challenges faced by deep tech startups are lengthy time-to-market (27%), high capital intensity (25%), and technology risk and complexity (17%)
  • 97% of deep tech startups wish to collaborate with corporates, mainly looking for access to market and technical & industrial expertise and capability.
  • There is no standard formula for deep tech startups & corporate collaboration, but frameworks based on the experience of 30 key actors allow to understand key success factors according to your objectives, startups maturity, market readiness.

2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking

  • Although private investment for Life Sciences is mainly located in the US, talent and knowledge is much more diversified, located in many other areas of the world.

  • Much smaller ecosystems like Lausanne, San Diego and Tel Aviv made it to the Top 10! Why? Because they’re focusing their efforts on one field instead of many.

  • A handful of US ecosystems- led by Silicon Valley, Boston, and San Diego- dominate when it comes to startup success, growth and exits.

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