Welcome to the epicentre of deep tech

Hello Tomorrow
GLOBAL SUMMIT

12-13TH MARCH 2020

THE CENTQUATRE PARIS

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Jane metcalfe, co-founder of wired & founder of neo.life

If tomorrow is being built by the bright stars I met here at Hello Tomorrow, then I have great faith in our future.

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AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

Understand and question tomorrow

sPACE(S)

From moving around in our ever-growing cities to colonizing our solar system, our spaces just got a whole lot bigger. What are the solutions bringing closer, both societies and outer space?

#Mobility #Aerospace #Aeronautics #SmartCities

planet

Inspired by Nature, fuelled by research, new solutions are changing the rules. The deep tech revolution to save our planet is underway.

How radically must we change our behaviours to hold climate change in check?

#Food&Ag #NewEnergy #Newmaterials

Human

Curing diseases, fighting epidemics, extending life, without shying away from the ethical challenges; our societies are at a tipping point. What will it mean to be human in 30 years?

#Healthcare #Wellbeing #Biotech

machine

Robotic dexterity is shaping the future of work. Powerful quantum computers force us to rethink our idea of society. How can we design the ever-growing link between human and machine?

#Robotics #AI #AdvancedComputing

Meet the pioneers of tomorrow

Discover the 2020 speakers

Ellen Jorgensen

CSO
CARVERR

Ralph Fritsche

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
NASA

Prineha Narang

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR HARVARD

Nabiha Saklayen

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
CELLINO BIOTECH

Jens Nielsen

PROFESSOR
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY

Roser Vento

RESEARCH LEADER
WELLCOME SANGER INSTITUTE

Elham Kashefi

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
CNRS

Carmel Majidi

PROFESSOR
CARNEGIE MELLON

Aaike Van Vugt

COFOUNDER
VSPARTICLE

Irene Bosch

CEO AND FOUNDER
E25BIO

Shannon Nangle

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
HARVARD

Nora Khaldi

FOUNDER & CSO
NURITAS

Sylvie Benzoni

DIRECTOR
HENRI POINCARÉ INSTITUTE

Roelof Vos

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
TU DELFT

Johan Rockström

DIRECTOR
POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH (PIK)

Sam Gregory

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
WITNESS

Rim Tehraoui

GROUP CHIEF DATA OFFICER
BNP PARIBAS

Hampus Jakobsson

VENTURE PARTNER
BLUEYARD

Jean-Louis Constanza

CBO & CO-FOUNDER WANDERCRAFT

The most promising startups
selected from 5000 applications

Meet the deep tech founders of tomorrow

Watch them pitch

80 startup finalists selected from 5,000 applications from our Global Challenge will pitch in front of a jury of experts, to win 1 of 14 industry tracks.

Ask them anything sessions

Got a burning question after watching a startup pitch or attending a masterclass at the Deep Tech Academy? You’ll have the chance to ask them in off-stage sessions.

Discover tomorrow’s products

100 Deep Tech Pioneers selected by our jury of experts will showcase their solutions in The Deep Tech Exhibition, where you’ll be able to wander through tomorrow’s world.

Serendipity can be engineered

Connect with the right people in a unique setting

Attend an unconference session

Take time out from the official program and join one of the informal sessions with fellow attendees and startups to have an open discussion on a chosen challenge in business or deep tech.

Debate with experts

We’ve teamed up with Pint of Science for several debate sessions. To what extent should we merge human with machine? Can we balance food security and sustainability? We want your say on some of the most pressing societal questions in science and technology today.

Connect with our networking tool

You’ll be able to connect with every participant, exhibitor, partner and startup using the filters to guide you and find your perfect match!

Learn how to navigate through deep tech

Take the right masterclass to succeed

How to craft a great exit strategy? How to overcome the challenges of corporate-startup collaboration or get know-how on biotech investment?

Designed as the ultimate toolbox, join interactive sessions for innovation directors, startup founders and investors to succeed in the deep tech ecosystem.

PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS

Two days dedicated entirely to 1-to-1 business meetings

10.03.2020

Business Day

11.03.2020

Investor Day

Join us in tomorrow's world

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Start up

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€205

Corporate

From

€530

Investor

From

€530

Accelerator & Incubator

From

€205

Research & Tech Transfer

From

€205

Public
Organisation

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€205

Student

From

€25

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getting there

venue and opening hours

5 rue Curial

75019, PARIS

Opening hours : 10h – 19h

Métro Riquet
Métro Crimée

The CENTQUATRE-PARIS is an infinite place for art, culture and innovation for artists and creative people coming from all over the world.

104factory – The CENTQUATRE-PARIS’ incubator – is devoted to startups who design and invent new products, services, applications in the fields of arts and creative industries.

104factory aims to help new forms of open and participative innovation to emerge, to rub out borders between research, arts and entrepreneurship, between big companies and startups and to participate in the global dynamics of the Parisian ecosystem.

1000

Startups

PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS

  • Meet your future investors, clients and business partners
  • Find mentors or new talent to strengthen your team

     

BOOST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Learn from experts and experienced entrepreneurs through interactive sessions
  • Discover the next big idea and cutting-edge technologies with applications across all industries

1000

Corporates

LEARN & BE INSPIRED

  • Understand emerging technologies and their applications in your business through an interdisciplinary program
  • Learn about corporate innovation best practices from international peers and share best practices in interactive masterclasses

     

PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS

  • Identify your future collaboration partners from over 400 international deep tech startups hand-picked from 5,000 applications as well as researchers and experts in their fields.
  • Maximise your lead generation through curated networking sessions and a dedicated networking tool (meet other industry leaders, investors, researchers)
  • Source and recruit some of the freshest talent among 3,500 highly select attendees

300

Incubators & Accelerators

UNCOVER THE BEST OF DEEP TECH

  • Scout & connect with hundreds of international early-stage deep tech startups, hand-picked from 5,000 applications
  • Meet future business partners and peers

GET KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

  • Preview the next big ideas and cutting-edge technologies with applications across all industries
  • Learn and share best practices from your peers and the ecosystem during interactive masterclasses

300

Investors

SCOUT FUTURE INVESTMENTS 

  • Scout and meet hundreds of highly selected international deep tech startups, hand-picked from 5,000 applications
  • Meet and connect with fellow investors from around the world

GET THE LATEST INSIGHTS 

  • Learn about new trends and dynamics in the deep tech ecosystem through interactive sessions
  • Discover the next big ideas and cutting-edge technologies with applications across all industries

400

Researchers & Tech transfer

LEARN FROM OTHER EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD 

  • Discover the next big idea and cutting-edge technologies across all industries
  • Share best practices during interactive masterclasses

GET CONNECTED IN THE DEEP TECH ECOSYSTEM

  • Meet and share with your peers 
  • Share your expertise and discuss with industry leaders in curated networking sessions

200

International Media

Find the stories as they break: discover the next big ideas in emerging technologies

  • Uncover 80 diamonds in the rough from 5,000 startup applications from 128 countries
  • Meet founders, investors and corporations leading the deep tech revolution
  • Learn more about the new deep tech ecosystem through interactive masterclasses with experts in their field

Ellen Jorgensen

CSO OF CARVERR

Improving the integrity of our food systems with programmable molecules to better track and authenticate what we eat

Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is cofounder and CSO at Carverr, a synbio startup that safeguards supply chains using biomolecules and probiotics to track and trace products. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from New York University and spent over 30 years in the biotechnology industry. Fast Company magazine named her one of their Most Creative Leaders in Business. Her community biolab in Brooklyn was named one of the World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education. Ellen’s two TED talks have each had over a million views.

Ralph Fritsche

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AT NASA

Developing sustainable and reliable fresh food systems in support of long duration space missions beyond low Earth orbit.

Ralph Fritsche, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Crop Production Project Manager, is leading the effort to develop sustainable and reliable fresh food systems in support of long duration space missions beyond low Earth orbit.
Mr. Fritsche began his career with NASA in 1989 and has supported the US Manned Space Program in various engineering and operational roles. He is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and earned a dual BS degree in Physics and Space Science from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1979.

Prineha Narang

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT HARVARD

Driving innovation in electronics, energy, and space technologies by engineering materials atom-by-atom.

Prineha Narang is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. Initially, she arrived at Harvard as a Ziff Environmental Fellow to explore the new field of excited state quantum materials. She was also a Research Scholar in Condensed Matter Theory at MIT, working on new theoretical methods to describe quantum interactions. Her work has been recognised by many scientific awards. Prineha designs materials at the smallest scale, using single atoms, to enable the leap to quantum technologies.

Nabiha Sakalayen

CEO AND FOUNDER OF CELLINOBIO

Editing a large number of genes with cheap lasers extremely fast to enable the future of medicine.

Dr Nabiha Saklayen is a bio-inspired physicist and entrepreneur. She has made significant scientific contributions to the field of pulsed-laser delivery to cells, with several peer-reviewed
publications, patents pending, and grants awarded. Dr Saklayen co-founded Cellino as CEO with the vision of converging physics, biology, and computation to enable paradigm shifts in regenerative medicine. Cellino is building the next generation of retinal cell-based therapies.

Jens Nielsen

PROFESSOR AT CHALMERS UNIVERSITY

Building tomorrow's biofuels and antibiotics through the use of metabolic engineering

Jens Nielsen has a PhD degree (1989) from DTU and was appointed full. Professor there in 1998. In 2008 he was recruited as Professor to Chalmers, Sweden, and in 2019 as CEO of the BioInnovation Institute, Denmark. Jens Nielsen has published 700+ papers. He is inventor of 50+ patents and founder of several biotech companies. He is member of the several academies including National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Roser Vento

RESEARCH LEADER AT THE WELLCOME SANGER INSTITUTE

Mapping human genome using genomics and computational tools to better fight infertility and auto-immune diseases. 

Elham Kashefi

RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT CNRS

Getting us ready for a quantum world by building quantum-secure encryption and the right infrastructures

Kashefi is the Research Director at CNRS and Professor of Quantum Computing at the University of Edinburgh. She has pioneered a trans-disciplinaly research environment investigating all aspects of quantum cloud computing and verification of quantum technology all the way to actual industrial applications. She is co-founder of VeriQLoud a french start up focusing on quantum network applications.

Carmel Majidi

PROFESSOR AT CARNEGIE MELLON

Replacing the bulky and rigid hardware in existing robots with soft, lightweight, and deformable technologies that match the functionality of natural biological tissue.

Carmel Majidi is the Clarence H. Adamson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. He leads the Soft Machines Lab, a research group dedicated to the creation of novel materials that enable innovative applications in soft robotics, wearable computing, and human machine interaction. He is also the co-founder of several lab spin-offs that are using soft robotic materials to address needs in healthcare, manufacturing, and personal electronics.

Aaike Van Vugt

COFOUNDER OF VSPARTICLE

Making the manufacturing of nanostructured materials as easy as pushing a button, greatly reducing the development time of new materials and products

Aaike van Vugt has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology. He is the co-founder of VSParticle, aiming to create a material revolution by empowering Material Pioneers with new tools and technology. In the summer of 2015 he participated in the MIT Global Founders Skills Program (currently DeltaV). In 2018, Aaike was selected by Forbes as one of the Europe’s disrupters under 30. 

Irene Bosch

CEO AND FOUNDER AT E25BIO

Building an at-home test for mosquito-borne diseases, capable of detecting them in minutes, not days, to better prevent epidemics

Shannon Nangle

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW AT HARVARD

Harnessing the power of synbio to help solve the challenges of an extended human stay in space

Shannon is a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. Her work focuses on the metabolic engineering of microbes to produce sugar, biodegradable plastics, and fertilizers from CO2 and H2. On top of establishing a stealth startup, Shannon organizes an annual workshop to demonstrate the validity of biological technologies for space exploration . Her main ambition is to use synthetic biology to address the challenges of living off the land on Mars to promote a permanent human presence beyond Earth.

Nora Khaldi

FOUNDER & CSO AT NURITAS

Datamining our food for better health and longer life

Nora Khaldi is Founder and CSO at Nuritas. DR Khaldi holds a PhD in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics as well as a Master’s in Mathematics, Nora is disrupting the status quo of drug discovery by integrating AI and big data to extract peptides from natural sources for the development of therapies to address a broad range of health areas. She was the first scientist to show gene transfer between multicellular species and has been recognised with many innovation and entrepreneurship awards.

Sylvie Benzoni

DIRECTOR OF THE HENRI POINCARÉ INSTITUTE

Bridging the gap between fundamental research, companies and the general public

Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage is a mathematician who started her academic career as a CNRS researcher, and has held a professor position at Lyon 1 University since 2003. Her main research interests concern equations for fluids and waves. Currently director of the Institut Henri Poincaré, she is in charge of a great extension project, which will include a math museum involving augmented reality technology.

Roelof Vos

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT TU DELFT

Designing the plane of the future, making it more fuel-efficient and more sustainable

Dr. Roelof Vos is Assistant Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on the development of aircraft analysis methodologies for the conceptual design phase, the design of new aircraft configurations, and the assessment of emerging aviation technologies. He teaches courses on aircraft design, aerodynamic design of transport aircraft, and aerodynamic design of combat aircraft.

Johan Rockström

DIRECTOR OF THE POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH- PIK

Addressing crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts, and sustainable development

Sam Gregory

PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT WITNESS

Helping people using video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

Sam Gregory is an award-winning technologist, media-maker, and advocate, and Program Director of WITNESS (witness.org) which helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. An expert on new forms of misinformation and disinformation as well as innovations in preserving trust, and authenticity he leads work on better preparedness for deepfakes. He co-chairs the Partnership on AI’s Expert Group on AI and the Media and taught at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Rim Tehraoui

GROUP CHIEF DATA OFFICER AT BNP PARIBAS

Managing the risks of investing in early-stage startups.

Hampus Jakobsson

VENTURE PARTNER AT BLUEYARD

Scaling the company by scaling the founders.

Hampus Jakobsson is a climate investor and prior to that he invested in deep tech companies with over 100 investments. He founded two companies and is a computer scientist, even if he has sworn to never found another company or probably never will code again.

Jean-Louis Constanza

CBO & CO-FOUNDER OF WANDERCRAFT

Pioneering self-balanced walk exoskeletons

Startup pass

You work for a deep tech startup or scale-up,
developing an application across any industry ? 

GloBAL SUMMIT PASS

€255

€205

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists & investors)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Corporate pass

If you work for or run an organisation with over 100 employees and have over $10M in revenues,
or for a company providing services (business, IP, legal, etc.) then you are eligible for this ticket.
Please note that if you work for a corporation that partners with Hello Tomorrow,
this is also the right ticket for you and you will be able to enter your code to get your company’s ticket.

Full pass

€970

€825

Global summit
  • Access to all sessions on all stages during 2 days
    (startup pitches, talks from leading entrepreneurs & researchers, interactive masterclasses & curated meetup sessions)
  • Networking tools & dedicated space
    for meetings
  • Access to side events, afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty
BUSINESS DAY
  • Dedicated table & networking app to book your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors 2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance

Business day

€815

€695

  • Dedicated table
    For your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors
    2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers
    at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€665

€530

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists & investors)
  • Access to all startup pitches and showcase areas (150 startups in 14 categories)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Investor pass

You invest or wish to invest in deep tech startups, at any stage.
Whether you are a Business Angel, VC, CVC, or part of a Family Office, Bank or any other investment company,
this is the right ticket for you.

Full pass

€970

INVESTOR day
  • Dedicated table
    For your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors 
    2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers
    at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance
Global Summit
  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists and founders)
  • Access to all startup pitches and showcase areas (150 startups in 14 categories)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

INVESTOR day

€815

  • Dedicated table
    For your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors
    2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers
    at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€665

€530

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists and founders)
  • Access to all startup pitches and showcase areas (150 startups in 14 categories)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Accelerator & Incubator pass

You are from a private or public organization accompanying entrepreneurs toward success.
Accelerators, incubators, startup studios, entrepreneurship programs & competitions
are all eligible to this ticket.

Full pass

€970

€825

Global summit
  • Access to all sessions on all stages during 2 days
    (startup pitches, talks from leading entrepreneurs & researchers, interactive masterclasses & curated meetup sessions)
  • Networking tools & dedicated space
    for meetings
  • Access to side events, afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty
BUSINESS DAY
  • Dedicated table & networking app
    to book your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors
    2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers
    at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance

Business day

€815

€695

  • Dedicated table
    For your 1-to-1 meetings
  • Full list of 300 deep tech startups and 200 investors
    2 weeks before the event
  • Blend with your peers
    at the exclusive Cocktail at the French Ministry of Economy & Finance

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€255

€205

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists and founders)
  • Access to all startup pitches and showcase areas (150 startups in 14 categories)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Research & Tech Transfer pass

If you are a post-doc, a researcher, part of a research centre,
a university or a tech transfer centre, you are eligible for this ticket.

Global Summit pass

€255

€205

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists & investors)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Public Organisation pass

Startups who wish to attend the Business Day should apply to our Global Challenge to be considered

GLOBAL SUMMIT pass

€255

€205

Global summit
  • Full access to all stages during 2 days (startup pitches, talks from leading entrepreneurs, scientists and investors)
  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Student pass

We welcome students across a large number of interdisciplinary subjects. If you are currently a full-time student studying for your masters degree or undertaking a PhD program (not yet graduated) you may be eligible for this ticket. 
Please note that your profile will be reviewed to ensure that this pass is the best option for you. You will be asked to show your valid student ID at the entrance to the event.

Global Summit

€30

€25

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists & investors)

  • Networking tool and dedicated space for meetings

  • Side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty

Get your media pass

We welcome journalists, media & production teams, bloggers
& influencers covering science, emerging technologies, business, economy, design, environment, politics 
and other related topics.

We ask you to kindly fill out the media application form, and once accepted you will receive your media pass.

GLOBAL SUMMIT pass

  • Full access to all stages (keynotes & panels from leading entrepreneurs, scientists & investors)
  • Private press room & quiet interview space
  • Dedicated on-site team to assist you and your teams and manage interview requests
  • Access to the networking tool and dedicated space for meetings
  • Access to side events: afterwork sessions, closing cocktail & afterparty