About DeepTech Alliance

What is DeepTech Alliance?

DeepTech Alliance is a collaboration between deep tech startup incubators associated with leading European technical universities. Through the collaboration we provide startups and scaleups from our ecosystems with market access and funding opportunities on an international level.

Short about DeepTech Alliance

We believe science based deep tech startups can provide tomorrow’s solutions for today’s big challenges and we believe that Europe can become the cradle of the next generation of world class deep tech ventures.

The deep tech journey is complex, long and costly it holds high potential but cannot be made successfully alone. We believe a strong European deep tech ecosystem is necessary for novel deep tech based solutions to fulfill their potential. DeepTech Alliance contributes to such an ecosystem by connecting European deep tech startups with corporates and investors to ensure that high potential European deep tech based solutions are matched with the capital and market opportunities they need to scale internationally.

Each year we assess +6500 startups in the European deep tech startup ecosystem across our member hubs who work actively with +800 of these startups in their local programs. We hand-pick the best of those startups for our joint DeepTech Alliance programs through which we match them with investors and corporate partners internationally.

Origin story

DeepTech Alliance is an initiative launched by Futurebox at DTU Science Park supported by the Danish Industry Foundation.

DTU Science park

DTU Science Park is the largest science park in Denmark and part of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). DTU Science Park is made up of 300+ companies with more than 3,800 employees.

The Danish Industry Foundation

The Danish Industry Foundation develops and supports innovative, inspirational, and economically sustainable projects and initiatives that strengthen the competitiveness of the Danish industry.

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Member

Futurebox, Denmark

Futurebox is DTU Science Park’s deep tech incubator located at The Technical University of Denmark North of Copenhagen. Futurebox works with university spinouts, startups and scaleups primarily within Hardware, Climate Tech and Medtech . Futurebox consists of 15 employees managing two annual acceleration programs, full time incubation, mentoring, business coaching, pitch events and much more.

65
Startups in programs every year
350
Teams assessed every year
+300
Startups accelerated since 2013
Futurebox
Unternehmertum
Member

UnternehmerTUM Xpreneurs, Germany

XPRENEURS is a Munich-based tech start-up incubator, powered by UnternehmerTUM. In their 3-month incubator program, XPRENEURS supports tech start-ups on their way from MVP to market entry. Through a broad network with lots of expertise, they help start-ups to validate their business model, win first customers and secure initial investments. By providing market-oriented and industry-specific support, XPRENEURS creates excellent starting conditions for tech entrepreneurs across Europe. 

100
Startups per year
1000
Teams assessed every year
20
Ongoing investments
Member

Hello tomorrow, France

We connect all key players – startups, investors, private & public organisations, researchers, universities & incubator through events and help companies understand Deep Tech and Industry 4.0 trends, identify new market opportunities and build new ventures to seize them. We power startup competitions worldwide partnering with 150+ universities and accelerator programs to unearth new solutions.

22,000
Solutions identified
500
Relations and fundraising deals facilitated
+60
Clients supported in their innovation journey
Hello-tomorrow
The Collider
Member

The Collider, Spain

The Collider is the innovation program of Mobile World Capital Barcelona which aims to bridge the gap between science, industry, and society. It identifies and accompanies research projects based on disruptive technologies in CleanTech, Digital Health, AgroTech, and Industry 4.0, to create startups bringing together scientific and entrepreneurial talent. The Collider offers training programs for scientists and TTOs, an annual venture builder program to spin out deep tech startups, and portfolio management to connect them with the local and European ecosystem to foster deep tech innovation

18
Startups created in the venture builder in the recent years
103
Jobs created
+250
Scientists trained from 72 research centers
Member

Kongsberg Innovation, Norway

Kongsberg Innovation is an industry-based advisor, investor, and an innovation company that operates throughout Norway. We support ambitious entrepreneurs, start-ups, and well-established companies who share our passion for growth, innovation, and scalable business ideas. We primarily work with companies addressing the energy transition, circular technologies, or industry 4.0

100
Startups in programs and incubation every year
1000
Teams assessed every year
20
Ongoing investments
Member

THINGS, Sweden

THINGS is physically located at Campus KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and working closely with the local and national ecosystems of incubators and Science parks.​

THINGS has 100 members, a 50/50 mix of deeptech companies and established corporates, from Japan to US, Sweden to Australia.​

Together with a range of carefully selected international partners THINGS provide services for these members, including innovation challenges, acceleration programs, co-pilots and matchmaking activities.

800
Startups and scaleups in general network 
250
Corporates in general network
50
International partners
Member

ieLab, Switzerland

​​ETH Entrepreneurship is your first point of contact for current and future entrepreneurs at ETH Zurich. ETH Zurich has a world-class reputation in academia and industry.​
ETH Entrepreneurship helps and advices ETH students, employees, professors and alumni wishing to set up their own companies and supports them navigating the entrepreneurial ecosystem at ETH Zurich and beyond The university has 24,500 students from over 120 countries and 4,460 researchers

75
University spinout ventures founded
18
Fellowships granted for entrepreneurial researchers
2nd
Best technical university in Europe
Member

Polihub, Italy

PoliHub is the Innovation Park & Startup Accelerator of the Politecnico di Milano, managed by Fondazione Politecnico. PoliHub works with university spinoffs, startups and scaleups primarily within Deep Tech and Climate Tech. PoliHub consists of 28 employees managing two acceleration programs, full-time incubation, mentoring, business coaching, pitch events and much more. 

+100
Startups in programs every year
+1000
ideas assessed every year
+700
startups accelerated since 2015

“DeepTech Alliance is truly the most important internationalization arena for Kongsberg Innovation and deep tech startups in Norway. The alliance has allowed us to build strong international relationships with world class innovation hubs, corporates, and investors that we would not otherwise be able to connect with. We are committed to the long term work to fully realizing the alliance’s potential and in building the most valuable cross border programs for European startups and scaleups”.

— Åsmund Lunnan Bjørnstad
Head of startup programs, Kongsberg Innovation (Norway)

“Only by sharing knowledge and opening up opportunities across borders through initiatives like DeepTech Alliance can we accelerate the creation of new european innovative startups that can compete globally.

Through DeepTech Alliances, Polihub benefits from 1) Best practice sharing with leading incubators, 2) Extending the network of our startups to corporates and VCs on a European level and 3) Offering Italian corporates and VC’s access to promising startups from the rest of Europe.

The unique characteristic of DeepTech Alliance, is that it is driven directly by the best European startup incubators, which allows us to promote the best ventures in our ecosystems”.

— Enrico Deluchi, CEO
Enrico Deluchi, CEO, Polihub Innovation Park (Italy)

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