Welcome to the epicentre of deep tech

Hello Tomorrow
GLOBAL SUMMIT

12-13TH MARCH 2020

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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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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

Seth Bannon

FOUNDING PARTNER
FIFTY YEARS

Prineha Narang

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR HARVARD

Nabiha Saklayen

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
CELLINO BIOTECH

Jens Nielsen

PROFESSOR
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY

Richard Wilikinson

PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Carmel Majidi

PROFESSOR
CARNEGIE MELLON

Roser Vento

RESEARCH LEADER
WELLCOME SANGER INSTITUTE

Michael Köpke

VICE-PRESIDENT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY
LANZATECH

Aaike Van Vugt

COFOUNDER
VSPARTICLE

Irene Bosch

CEO AND FOUNDER
E25BIO

Shannon Nangle

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
HARVARD

Sylvie Benzoni

DIRECTOR
HENRI POINCARÉ INSTITUTE

Jean-Eric Paquet

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION
EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Roelof Vos

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
TU DELFT

Dov Moran

MANAGING PARTNER
GROVE VENTURES

Hampus Jakobsson

VENTURE PARTNER
BLUEYARD

Jean-Louis Constanza

CBO & CO-FOUNDER WANDERCRAFT

Joanna Barstow

RESEARCH FELLOW
UCL

Elham Kashefi

RESEARCH DIRECTOR
CNRS

Jeffrey Ng

CSO & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AI
FOUNDERS FACTORY

Marc Gruber

VICE-PRESIDENT FOR INNOVATION
EPFL

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

HEAD OF THE PHI-LAB
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Nora Khaldi

FOUNDER & CSO
NURITAS

Niall Firth

 

NEWS EDITOR
MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Sam Gregory

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
WITNESS

Onno Faber

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
RDMD

Tom Whipple

SCIENCE EDITOR
THE TIMES

Rim Tehraoui

GROUP CHIEF DATA OFFICER
BNP PARIBAS

Olivier Nosjean

RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR
SERVIER

Adeline Pairault

INNOVATIVE TRANSFORMATION LEADER
TRIBE&CO

Ro Charlz

INVESTMENT TEAM MEMBER
VICKERS VENTURES

Maike Kober

INNOVATION MANAGER
MERCK

Ulrich Betz

VICE-PRESIDENT OF INNOVATION
MERCK

Gemma Milne

FREELANCE SCIENCE & TECH JOURNALIST

Ivan Rodriguez

GLOBAL OPEN INNOVATION DIRECTOR
L’OREAL

Jessica Pennetier

HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
CHOOSE PARIS REGION

Luc Amgwerd

CEO 
GJOSA

Céline Farcet

HEAD OF EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING & SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
L’OREAL

Ronan Delisle

CEO
STARDUST

Thomas Fauvel

DEEP TECH INDUSTRY EXPERT
CHOOSE PARIS REGION

Troels Schönfeldt

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
SEABORG TECHNOLOGIES

Alok Jha

SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT
THE ECONOMIST

Anne Sophie Chevasson

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
INTIEOS

Benjamin Joffe

PARTNER
HAX

Kelly Chen

PARTNER
DATA COLLECTIVE

Kerry Baldwin

MANAGING PARTNER
IQ CAPITAL PARTNERS

Martin Pfister

VC INVESTOR
HIGH-TECH GRÜNDERFONDS

Matthieu Pouget

DIRECTOR
KALOS PRODUCTION

Miri Polachek

CEO
JOY VENTURES

Nadja Oertelt

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
MASSIVE

Olivier Letessier

VP R&D
AIR LIQUIDE GROUP

Celia Hart

FOUNDING PARTNER
FIFTY YEARS

Constance Chalchat

HEAD OF COMPANY ENGAGEMENT
BNP PARIBAS

Jonathan Sibilia

PARTNER- HEAD OF SECONDARIES & FUND OF FUNDS
DRAPER ESPRIT

Marialya Bestougeff
 

DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
CENTQUATRE-PARIS

Helen Albert

EDITOR IN CHIEF
LABIOTECH.EU

Jun Axup

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
INDIEBIO

Remy de Tonnac
 

PARTNER
ETF PARTNERS

Stephanie Marrus

DIRECTOR, ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE, UCSF

Antoine Gourévitch

SENIOR PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Eugenie Rives

GENERAL MANAGER
X, THE MOONSHOT FACTORY

Grégoire Aladjidi

SVP GROUP STRATEGY & M&A
SAFRAN

Guillaume Bazouin

HEAD OF OPEN INNOVATION & STARTUPS
LEONARD

Hemai Parthasarathy

 

CSO & PARTNER
BREAKOUT VENTURES

Henry Ajder

HEAD OF THREAT INTELLIGENCE
DEEPTRACE

Massimo Portincaso

PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Seth Bannon

FOUNDING PARTNER AT
FIFTY YEARS

Founding Partner at Fifty Years, a seed fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with tech. Seth has invested in startups shaping the world for the better – in a company engineering microbes to produce industrial chemicals, building small satellites to cover the earth in internet and one culturing meat to eat.”
Co-founder of impact.tech and the founder of Amicus. A graduate of YC, he was named twice to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Entrepreneurship.

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.

Richard Wilkinson

PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF SOCIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Researching the way inequalities and innovation are linked

Richard Wikinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York. He has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality. He co-authored The Spirit Level and co-founded The Equality Trust. He has received many awards and given hundreds of conference addresses and media interviews.


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.

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. 

Roser leads a research team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, focusing on the adaptation of immune cells in tissues and their function in steady state and inflammation. Her team uses genomics, spatial transcriptomics and bioinformatics to reconstruct the microenvironment that will shape immune cellular identity and function. Previously, Roser studied the influence of cytokines on innate immune cell differentiation and identified an epigenetic signature associated with autoinflammatory diseases.

Michael Köpke

VICE-PRESIDENT OF SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AT LANZATECH

Turning carbon waste into ethanol to power cars

Michael Köpke is VP of Synthetic Biology at LanzaTech, a company that has developed and commercialised a proprietary gas fermentation process, revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability. Michael pioneered the genetic engineering of gas fermenting microbes, enabling the production of fuels and chemicals from carbon oxides. He holds a PhD in biotechnology, has authored over 100 patents, 40 peer articles and won several awards.

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

Irene Bosch’s career is focused on tropical infectious diseases, specifically viral infections transmitted by mosquito bites. the cause of the largest epidemics worldwide. Irene’s last adventure was to leave the comfort of a thriving academic research environment to start a company, E25Bio Inc., developing affordable, rapid diagnostic devices for epidemic diseases in the tropics. E25Bio is a spin off company from the MIT lab where these diagnostic devices were invented.

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.

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.

Jean-Eric Paquet

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Europe leading the way towards a Green New Deal

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.

Dov Moran

MANAGING PARTNER OF GROVE VENTURES

Leading deep tech innovation in Israel by empowering passionate founders.

Dov is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. He is known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive and CEO of M-Systems, that grew to $1B revenue, and was acquired by SanDisk Corp for $1.6B. Dov established few more companies and was the chairman of Tower Semi-conductor when the company performed its turn around. Dov is now the Managing Partner of Grove Ventures, a $110 Million VC fund who specializes in early-stage, deep technology investments.

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

Jean-Louis Constanza is CBO and Co-Founder at Wandercraft, the pioneer of self-balanced walk exoskeletons. Wandercraft has developed the first hands-free, realistic walk exo. Its rehabilitation version is CE-marked and commercialised to European hospitals. Wandercraft is also developing an exo’s personal version, to help people with impaired mobility walk again. Previously, Jean-Louis worked in the digital area and is a keen digital activist, sometimes flirting with transhumanism.

Joanna Barstow

RESEARCH FELLOW AT UCL

Looking for exoplanets, and what we can learn from them to save ours.

Jo Barstow is a planetary scientist and expert in exoplanet atmospheres. She is a research fellow at University College London and her main focus is comparative planetary science. Jo uses computational models of exoplanet atmospheres to interpret data from observatories such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and is a science team member for the European Space Agency ARIEL mission, due to launch in 2028.

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.

Jeffrey Ng

CSO & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AI AT FOUNDERS FACTORY

Making Machine Learning the driving force behind entrepreneurship

Jeffrey Ng is CSO and Managing Director for AI at Founders Factory. He holds a PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, spent 7 years reverse-engineering the human visual system at Imperial College and has co-founded two AI startups, raising in aggregate over £70M, one of which has exited and the other is a London unicorn. He ran technology, AI and product teams as CTO and, subsequently, advised many companies. He has over 50 scientific publications and is an author on 4 granted patents.

Marc Gruber

VICE-PRESIDENT FOR INNOVATION AT EPFL

Building a guidebook for lean startups.

Marc Gruber is VP for Innovation and professor at EPFL. He recently co-authored “Where to Play”, a book depicting a 3-step process for market opportunity identification and selection. Prior to EPFL, Marc worked at LMU, where he was the vice-director of INNOtec and established the LMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship. Marc has published his research in several specialised leading journals and is considered one of the most impactful entrepreneurship scholars.

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

HEAD OF THE PHI-LAB AT THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Accelerating the future of Earth Observation

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu heads the Explore Office of the Phi-Lab at the ESA in ESRIN, aiming to connect people, ideas, and digital technologies to help shape the future of Earth Observation. He spent 20+ years working in the field of environmental and ocean modelling, weather risk management, and remote sensing. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and MSc from the University of Liege, a PhD in oceanography from the University of Louvain, and a Management degree from Reading Business School.

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.

Niall Firth

NEWS EDITOR AT MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Niall Firth is news editor at MIT Technology Review, aiming at making “technology a greater force for good by bringing about better-informed, more conscious technology decisions through authoritative, influential, and trustworthy journalism.” He manages a team of writers across many tech topics, and he is fascinated by how technology is changing our lives. He also manages Tech Review’s stable of newsletters from London. Prior to MIT Tech Review, he was chief news editor at New Scientist.

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.

Onno Faber

FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF RDMD

Unlocking research data for the treatment of rare diseases

Onno Faber started his first internet company in high school. He has started multiple projects and companies across different sectors, trying to solve the most pressing problems. Some years ago, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in his central nervous system. After that, he started RDMD, helping rare disease communities unlock important research data. He is currently working on a new project to accelerate the process of finding treatments for rare diseases.

Tom Whipple

SCIENCE EDITOR AT THE TIMES

Tom Whipple is the science editor at The Times. His career has taken him to the top of Mont Blanc and to the tunnels beneath Cern. He has investigated the effects of radiation in the forests around Chernobyl, and the effects of heat in the world’s hottest sauna in Finland. He didn’t stay in very long. He has reported on three climate change conferences, and only been arrested at one of them. He has a mathematics degree.

Rim Tehraoui

GROUP CHIEF DATA OFFICER AT BNP PARIBAS

Managing the risks of investing in early-stage startups.

​Rim Tehraoui is Group Chief Data Officer at BNP Paribas since July 2019. Before that, she led the Risk Anticipation department, which supports the bank’s development plans by anticipating risks in several dimensions—economic, country, sector, regulatory, and individual clients. She also established the use of AI within Risk and keeps leading the development and deployment of a comprehensive ESG risk management framework along with the deployment of an ESG data supply chain.

Olivier Nosjean

RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR AT SERVIER

Olivier Nosjean has been contributing to drug discovery activities for 20 years. He has a strong experience in the management of research projects and inter-cultural collaborations. He is leading the R&D Technology Program and the PhD and Post-doc Program at Servier. He is an active contributor to initiatives related to transformation, open innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic partnerships.

Adeline Pairault

INNOVATIVE TRANSFORMATION LEADER AT TRIBE&CO

Sparring partners to board members and senior executives, Adeline plays on new frontiers and in changing environments to innovate, shape and land new business models. She has more than 15 years experience in transformation consulting worldwide, and few years as a startup founder. She specializes in innovation strategy design, focusing particularly on Open Innovation and how to balance the Outside-In and Inside-Out equation, bridging the world of big companies and start-ups.

Ro Charlz

HEAD OF THE PHI-LAB AT THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Ro Charlz serves on the investment team with Vickers Venture Partners – one of the world’s foremost deep-tech focused VC funds. Charlz has previous experience working in the field of technology development in the automotive industry, having worked alongside some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. In parallel, Ro Charlz has been a professional race car driver in top-level international competition winning numerous races and championships around the world prior to joining the Vickers Venture Partners team.

Maike Kober

INNOVATION MANAGER AT MERCK

Driving a more curious society through science.

Maike Kober-Hasslacher is an Innovation Manager at Merck, where she engages in various initiatives focused on science & technology. Maike studied an interdisciplinary program of Molecular Biotechnology at Heidelberg, which was completed with a research stay at Harvard Medical School. After finishing her Master’s thesis at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Maike focused on immunology and signal transduction for her PhD.

Ulrich Betz

VICE PRESIDENT OF INNOVATION AT MERCK

Driving a more curious society through science.

Ulrich Betz, an accomplished R&D manager with >20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, is the Vice President of Innovation at Merck. Prior to joining Merck, he worked for Bayer AG in various scientific managerial positions. Ulrich holds a PhD in functional genomics and immunology and he is a co-inventor of the marketed anti-viral drug Letermovir and Pritelivir. Over the years, Ulrich has won many awards, including innovation, international business, and Bio IT awards.

Gemma Milne

FREELANCE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY JOURNALIST

Gemma Milne is a Science & Technology Journalist covering all things deep tech. This includes biotech, advanced computing, space, energy and innovation in academia, for titles such as Forbes, The Times, BBC, and Quartz. She is the author of SMOKE & MIRRORS, on hype and idealism in science and tech, which comes out in April 2020, published by Little, Brown. She is also Co-Host of Science: Disrupt – a podcast interviewing the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs creating change in science. She is an Expert Advisor for the European Commission and Innovate UK, a Scout for Backed VC. an Innovation Jury Member for SXSW and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Ivan Rodriguez

GLOBAL OPEN INNOVATION DIRECTOR AT L'OREAL

After a PhD in organic chemistry targeting Pharmaceutical applications, Ivan RODRIGUEZ started his career at Cray Valley for the Coating Industry. In 2002, he joined L’Oréal Advanced Research as head of the Make-up Chemistry Group before becoming, in 2010, the Chemistry and Performance Material Department Director. In 2011, he became the Global Director of the International Innovative Raw Material Department to interact with our suppliers in a collaborative way. After 5 years, he took the responsibility of the Hair Care Development Labs for Cosmetic Active and the Professional Division (Kerastase, L’Oréal Professionnel and Vichy/Dercos). He was appointed as Global Open Innovation Director in February 2019.

Jessica Pennetier

HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AT CHOOSE PARIS REGION

Formerly an officer (Captain) in the French Army, Jessica gained operational experience whilst serving at the French Joint Staff, the Protocol Office of the Defense Minister (Jean-Yves Le Drian) and the French Infantry & Artillery Academy in Draguignan. She also worked for the German Marshall Fund of the USA, a transatlantic think-tank based in Paris, as the head of Public Affairs and Communications. An accomplished linguist, Jessica speaks five languages fluently, holds masters degrees in International Relations from Strasbourg University and in International Security & Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University. She is also the co-founder of Women in International Security France (WIIS France), a network dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security.

Luke Amgwerd

CEO & CO-FOUNDER GJOSA SA

Luc-E. Amgwerd is CEO and Co-Founder at Gjosa. Previously, he was a Partner at Creaholic, an IP lawyer, a researcher at the University of Neuchâtel, and a passionate mountain-rider. Along the way, he developed an impact-driven sustainable mindset and gained experience in “hands-on innovation”, IP management, and incubation team management. Luc is also the Swiss Bluetec Bridge President and a member of several Councils, including the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute Council.

Céline Farcet

OPEN INNOVATION MANAGER AT L’OREAL

With a Ph.D. in Polymers Chemistry from the University of Paris VI, Céline joined L’Oreal Research and Innovation 18 years ago, to design and develop new polymers for cosmetics up to industrial scale. Before managing the Polymer Chemistry Group in 2010. In 2011, she became the European manager of Open Research dedicated to academic collaborations across scientific areas. Since 2012, she has had a specific interest for Open Sustainable Innovations, especially on the topic of water, and she has been connected to Deep Tech startups for that purpose. In 2017, she joined the International Innovative Raw Material Department to create Open Technologies aiming at startups for innovative raw materials. Since mid-2019, she has been part Open Innovation & Head of Technology Scouting in Europe and has a specific interest in Deep Tech for Sustainable Innovations.

Ronan Delisle

CEO & FOUNDER OF STARDUST CONSEIL

Ronan Delisle is the founder and CEO of Stardust Conseil. He received his marketing degree from the AUDENCIA business school in France and quickly became passionate about innovation, in particular by participating in the Xerox Eureka project in 1999, the first Community ever launched. After several years as a consultant or working for start-ups, Ronan decides to create Stardust Conseil in 2006 to support its clients in the overall process of innovation. Nowadays, the Company has a unique positioning in Innovation, by embedding all the building blocks required to convert an idea into a reality.

Thomas Fauvel

DEEP TECH INDUSTRY EXPERT AT CHOOSE PARIS REGION

Mechanical engineer with a master’s in technology & innovation management, Thomas started his career in the pump industry where he was product manager in a SME and then a global group. Fond of disruption and intercultural exchanges, he supports the growth of young innovative tech companies since 2010 and specialized in supporting international deep tech businesses to expand to France.

Troels Schönfeldt

CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF SEABORG TECHNOLOGIES

Delivering a scalable, cheaper-than-coal, dispatchable power source by 2025

Troels initiated his career as a particle physicist at CERN (CH), the Niels Bohr Institute (DK), European Spallation Source (SE) and DTU (DK). He is a radical-pragmatist, who unintentionally became an impact entrepreneur and CEO when he co-founded Seaborg in 2014. The company is devoted to developing a fundamentally new type of nuclear reactor–a Molten Salt Reactor–and to deliver a scalable, inherently safe, cheaper-than-coal, dispatchable power source by 2025.

Alok Jha

SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT AT THE ECONOMIST

Alok Jha is a science correspondent for The Economist, writing on everything from cosmology to particle physics and stem cells to climate change. Before that, he was a science correspondent for ITN and the Guardian. He has also written and presented TV and radio documentary series for the BBC. In 2018, he spent a year developing storytelling formats for complex topics. He has reported from all over the world, including live from Antarctica, and is also the author of three popular science books.

Benjamin Joffe

PARTNER AT HAX

Benjamin Joffe is a Partner at HAX, the hardware arm of SOSV, the world’s third most active early stage VC. It manages over $500m invested in over 800 startups. Benjamin has spoken at over 200 tech events and at seven 2018 organized ‘Exit Masterclass’ in US and Europe, where CEOs like Cisco’s John Chambers, Corporates, Bankers, Lawyers, stock exchanges and VCs spoke as well.

Kelly Chen

PARTNER AT DATA COLLECTIVE

Kelly is a partner at DCVC, a $2B AUM Silicon Valley-based early-stage deep tech VC. She enjoys working on problems arising from fundamental population and labor driven shifts. She is especially excited about teams building revolutionary tech in AI, robotics, manufacturing, sustainability, and future of work. A former quant fixed income trader, Kelly has two engineering degrees from Columbia University and an MBA from Wharton.

Kerry Baldwin

MANAGING PARTNER AT IQ CAPITAL PARTNERS

Kerry has 20+ years’ venture capital experience, starting with Venture Technologies, a $50m deep tech fund achieving high profile exits, including Autonomy (IPO). She also worked with an Italian Venture Capital Fund before co-founding IQ Capital. Kerry focuses on product, market strategy and team dynamics. She sits on several boards including BMLL and Apperio and led Sirigen’s exit. Kerry sits on the BVCA Venture Capital Committee and is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University.

Martin Pfister

VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTOR AT HIGH-TECH GRÜNDERFONDS

Dr Martin Pfister studied biopharmacology at the University of Greifswald and New York University and completed his PhD on the subject of immunology at the University of Leipzig. The Senior Investment Manager is a technology expert in the biotech, medtech and healthcare sectors. Moreover, Dr Pfister has vast experience in the organisation, business development and financing of start-ups and is an expert in international market intelligence and marketing.

Miri Polachek

CEO OF JOY VENTURES

Miri is the CEO of Joy Ventures, a unique venture firm dedicated to building and investing in startups developing next generation consumer products for emotional wellbeing. Prior to Joy Ventures, Miri co-founded and led IBT, a non-profit organization aiming at accelerating brain-related innovation and commercialization. Under Miri’s leadership, IBT fostered and supported the entrepreneurial braintech community through its prestigious and internationally recognized programs.

Nadja Oertelt

CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF MASSIVE

Nadja is the CEO and Co-Founder of Massive, a media company that works directly with scientists to translate cutting edge research for the wider public. She is a former research scientist, science media producer and documentary filmmaker, working at the intersection of science, art, storytelling and technology. She works to create agency in scientific spaces.

Olivier Letessier

VICE-PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH & INNOVATION AT AIR LIQUIDE GROUP

Olivier first joined Air Liquide’s R&D department in Japan. He moved on to Europe as Advanced Products & Services Manager before joining Air Liquide Large Industries US as Business Development Director. He was then named VP of Operations Control for Air Liquide’s entities in the Americas. He was appointed R&D Group Vice President in 2016 and manages a global network of campuses in Asia, America and Europe. Since 2019, he also manages Accelair, the deeptech startup accelerator by Air Liquide.

Constance Chalchat

HEAD OF COMPANY ENGAGEMENT AT BNP PARIBAS

Constance is Head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking and a member of the CIB Executive Committee. She is responsible for Strategic Marketing&Communication and CSR within the CIB. As environmental and societal issues are at the core of BNP Paribas’ strategy, CIB Company Engagement works closely with all business lines to accelerate sustainable finance activities, and partners with HR to promote diversity and inclusion, drivers of engagement within the company.

Jonathan Sibilia

PARTNER- HEAD OF SECONDARIES & FUND OF FUNDS AT DRAPER ESPRIT

Jonathan joined Draper Esprit in 2009. Prior to joining the company he was a senior associate in the technology group at Jefferies International advising on high-profile cross-border M&A, debt & equity offerings. Previously he worked at Rothschild & CIE in Paris. He also worked at Apax Partners Corporate Finance in France. Jonathan holds a MA in Management from EM-Lyon and the University of St Gallen in Switzerland and a MA in Advanced Corporate Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

Helen Albert

EDITOR IN CHIEF OF LABIOTECH.EU

Building the new generation of biotech media

Helen Albert is Editor-in-Chief at Labiotech.eu, a digital publication focusing on the European biotech industry. Prior to Labiotech, she worked at different science and health-focused publications. Most recently, she was Editor of The Biochemist magazine and blog, but also worked as a Senior Reporter at medwireNews, as well as freelancing for publications such as Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Helen started out as a scientist with a specialty in genetics and evolutionary biology.

Jun Axup

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER OF INDIEBIO

Dr Jun Axup is Scientific Director and Partner at IndieBio, the world’s leading life science accelerator. At IndieBio, she advises companies, runs scientific programming, makes investment decisions, and builds community. Before IndieBio, Jun worked in several startups in immuno-oncology, protein engineering, lab automation robotics, CRISPR, precision medicine, and co-founded two companies. She is passionate about increasing human healthspan/longevity, hacking brains, and solving climate change.

Antoine Gourévitch

MANAGING DIRECTOR & SENIOR PARTNER AT BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Antoine Gourévitch is a Managing Director and Senior Partner for Boston Consulting Group. He is leading the worldwide research and development effort on emerging technologies, working with the global deeptech ecosystem. He also leads the effort on Data & Digital Platforms, and specializes in the impact of technologies in different industries, such as finance and automotive.

Henry Ajder

HEAD OF THREAT INTELLIGENCE AT DEEPTRACE

Henry Ajder is Head of Threat Intelligence at Deeptrace, a company developing deep learning technologies for detecting and monitoring deepfakes. He is the lead author of Deeptrace’s acclaimed State of Deepfakes 2019 report and writes Tracer, a weekly newsletter covering the latest developments with deepfakes, disinformation, and emerging cyberthreats.

Startup pass

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

GloBAL SUMMIT PASS

€255*

  • 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

 

 

* This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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*

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

 

 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

Business 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€665*

  • 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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

 

 

 

* This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

* This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€665*

  • 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

* This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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*

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
 
 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

Business 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

GLOBAL SUMMIT

€255*

  • 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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*

  • 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

 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

Public Organisation pass

GLOBAL SUMMIT pass

€255*

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

 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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. 
Your profile will be reviewed to ensure that this pass is the best option for you, and you will be asked to show your valid student ID at the entrance to the event.

Please note that those who are part of a startup or scale-up alongside their studies are not eligible for this ticket, and are asked to attend with a startup pass.

Global Summit

€30*

  • 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

 

 

*This includes tea & coffee but excludes food

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

 

A pass will include tea & coffee but excludes food