Super Session 1 – Diving into Deep Tech – From Buzzword to Benefit in Life Sciences

Super Session hosted by Finland, a nation on the frontier of deep technology

20 April 2022

11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Room
Super Session hosted by Finland, a nation on the frontier of deep technology

Super Session 1 – Diving into Deep Tech – From Buzzword to Benefit in Life Sciences

11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Room

Recent years have proven that the life sciences are a great use-case for advanced technologies, from bioelectronics, bioinformatics, biomarker tools, improved diagnostics, and digitalization across the entire value-chain – to name a few. The coalescence of life science and technology has also created a host of vocabulary terms that, 10 years ago, didn’t exist, words like artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, and blockchain. However, as we move beyond the confusion of buzzwords, we can already see concrete examples of how these concepts are driving our industry forward.

Enter today’s term: Deep Tech. The phrase itself may be new, but what it refers to is not. Deep tech is technology that is based on the combined breakthroughs of both scientists and engineers who are tackling society’s biggest problems together. As one would expect, health, life sciences, and environmental issues are the key areas of impact for Deep tech. And the term itself functions as the umbrella under which all the previously listed buzzwords fall.

The Nordics, as we know, are leaders in both technology and life sciences, so it comes as no surprise that we are a growing hub for Deep tech as well. Finland is already considered one of Europe’s most deep tech-focused ecosystems, launching the Nordics’ first Deep tech-dedicated fund in 2019 with Voima Ventures. In fact, between Finland and Norway, 40% of venture capital is going into deep tech start-ups.

In this session, we will look at the investors who are driving forward Deep tech sectors, the start-ups who are grabbing the attention (and money) of investors, and the larger companies who have integrated Deep tech solutions to optimize both their science & business.

Hosted by:

Finland

Finland

Sponsored by:

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim

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