raised by past finalists
Winners get 1-to1 coaching sessions & personal introductions with potential investors, partners and clients.
Connect with leading industry experts, investors & fellow entrepreneurs at our Global Summit.
Join our Deep Tech Pioneers community for all-year access to a global network.
Receive the Deep Tech Pioneer recognition & get a chance to be featured in our reports and invited to speak at future events.
Pitch or showcase opportunities in front of renowned industry leaders & investors.
Get spotted by international media, with interview opportunities.
€100K Grand Prize, €30K 2nd prize and €20K 3rd prize – all equity-free, no strings attached.
Advertise your open fundraising to our active international investor network.
Join our Investor Day for 1-on-1 meetings with 150+ renowned VCs and CVCs.
- June 7th 2023 - Applications open
- June - September 2023 - Q&A sessions
- Are you based in Asia-Pacific ?
- September 22nd 2023 - Applications Close
- November 2023 - Deep Tech Pioneers selected
- January 16th 2024 - Finalists Announced
- March 20th 2024 - Investor Day
- March 21st-22nd 2024 - Global Summit
June 7th 2023
Start of the 9th edition of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge!
Have a deep tech startup or project that uses advanced technology to answer a societal, environmental or industrial challenge?
June – September 2023 – Q&A sessions
Challenge Q&A Sessions
Got burning questions about the Challenge?
Curious to find out more about the prizes or hear from previous participants? Join one of our online Ask Me Anything sessions below.
Are you based in Asia-Pacific?
A single application to both our APAC and Global Challenges
Get extra opportunities to pitch at our APAC Challenge Finals in early October, win a S$30K equity-free grant and many more! Discover more here
Not based in APAC? Don’t worry, you can still apply to the Global Challenge.
September 22nd 2023
Deadline to apply to the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge!
Submit your application before September 22nd at 11.59PM Pacific time in order to be considered for the Global Challenge.
Deep Tech Pioneers Selected
The most promising startups, hand-picked by our jury, will be invited to join our Deep Tech Pioneers community.
Deep Tech Pioneers are invited to attend the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit (March 21st-22nd, 2024), get exclusive access to our Investor Day (March 20th, 2024) and benefit from extra perks all year round like connections with VCs & corporates and business opportunities, among others.
More info about the Deep Tech Pioneers community here.
January 16th 2024
Announcing 70 startup finalists who will take center stage at the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit.
Finalists will pitch on the Pioneers Stage in front of 400 people and a jury of experts, industry leaders, investors & journalists.
All other selected Deep Tech Pioneers will still have the chance to demo their solution and network with VCs and corporates attending.
March 20th 2024
Meet with 150 deep tech investors. Previous participants include VCs from all over the world. Atomico, DCVC, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, SOSV, Sofinnova, Gilde Healthcare, IQ Capital, and many more were joined by CVCs from leading companies such as ABB, Airbus, Bouygues, Merck, Samsung, Solvay, Total, etc.
You’ll be able to plan up to fifteen 30 minute meetings to connect with relevant investors.
March 21st-22nd 2024
Meet the enablers who will take your technology to the next level.
Taking place in person in Paris, the Global Summit welcomes thousands of the most relevant deep tech actors each year.
The Global Challenge Finals happens here. Finalists pitch in front of an audience of 400 and an expert jury as they compete to win.
Deep Tech Pioneers also have a chance to exhibit their solution and build connections with experts, industry leaders, investors, accelerators/incubators and fellow deep tech founders.
Our 2023 Tracks
Looking for the best early-stage deep tech startups across industries & technologies
Thanks to the credibility and increased visibility from the Global Challenge, we’ve raised $1.5M right after and been able to scale up, join a famous accelerator in China and create a 2nd generation of our scanner.
ADEBAYO ALONGE, CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF RXALL
Sweetch Energy, France
Expanding the frontiers of renewable energy with osmotic power
Atlant 3D Nanosystems, Denmark
A revolutionary atomic layer 3D printing technology.
Agora Energy Technologies, Canada
A CO2 redox flow battery: grid scale battery technology sequestering CO2.
Dendra Systems (previously Biocarbon Engineering), UK
Mass reforestation using automated drones
Onward (Previously GTX Medical), Switzerland
Implant therapy to make paralyzed people walk again.
Get hand-picked by the best
An international and interdisciplinary committee of leading scientists, industry specialists, successful deep tech entrepreneurs and renowned VCs help us to select the best startups in each industry track. Below are some of the jury members from the 2023 edition.
Am I eligible to apply?
We welcome startups that are:
- In the early-stage of development or the beginning of their commercialization phase (up to series A)
- Based on a new technology, a scientific discovery or a complex engineering process
- Addressing an industrial, societal or environmental unmet need or creating a new market
- Composed of a team of at least 2 people
- Not a subsidiary or spin-off of an existing company