Deep Tech Resources

We identify and analyse innovation trends and dynamics,
leveraging experts and data in our network.

What is deep tech?

Unlike existing digital platforms and apps, future “deep” technologies will advance the technological frontier. Deep tech innovations are disruptive solutions built around unique, protected or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances.

Deep tech innovations lie at the crossroads of massive shifts in demand led by megatrends (such as global climate change, demographic shifts, resource scarcity, and an aging population) and scientific progress (such as the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas microbial adaptive immune system) and are impacting all industries.

UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS OF THE DEEP TECH ECOSYSTEM

OUR REPORTS

June 2020

Doing more with less: Innovation teams are put to the crisis test.

This report details the results of a survey targeting corporate leaders, analysing the current priorities, challenges and success factors of innovation managers in the context of Covid-19. 

March 2020

How to boost the growth of the French deep tech startup ecosystem.

Bpifrance, Boston Consulting Group & Hello Tomorrow publish the first study on the key factors for boosting the growth of deep tech startups in France.

November 2019

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

May 2019

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

March 2019

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.

September 2018

Blockchain: The future of patient data management [IN FRENCH]

With Roche, MSD, Bpifrance and ARIIS, we gather the French healthcare community to anticipate the risks & opportunities of blockchain for patient data management in 2018.

April 2017

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

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Doing more with less: Innovation teams are put to the crisis test

Innovation will be critical, not only to overcome the covid-19 crisis but also to prevent others. At Hello Tomorrow, we want to help our community come together as best we can.

We launched a survey targeting corporate leaders in order to gather and analyse the current priorities, challenges and success factors of innovation managers in the context of this crisis.

With over 250 contributions, the data gathered allowed us to categorize sectors according to the evolution of their innovation activity and its budget.

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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.

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.

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.

 

Blockchain: The future of patient data management

How can Blockchain help us tackle patient data in the near future? What could “blockchain-based distributed intelligence” mean for drug discovery? Can we connect through wider, blockchain-based e-cohorts and larger patient datasets to speed up research, and if so, how?

Hello Tomorrow, together with Roche, MSD, Bpifrance and ARIIS, gather the French healthcare community to anticipate the risks & opportunities of blockchain for patient data management in 2018.


Doctors, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, startups and data privacy institutions like CNIL or Health Data Hub (French healthcare data lake) co-designed this white paper to better understand, through patient-centric scenarios, the technology’s potential, ethical implications and practical implementation, as well as map the hottest startups in the field. (FRENCH only)

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.

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