Startup program

Industry 4.0
Program 2023

In this program, European startups and scaleups are matched with corporate partners to explore business opportunities and strategic partnerships. The program also offers exposure to the investors in the network of DeepTech Alliance. Applications are closed for the Industry 4.0 2023. If you are interested in the upcoming programs, fill up the Register Interest form at the bottom of the page.

In numbers

Our recent Industry 4.0 program in numbers:

Startups & Scaleups
Matchmaking meetings
Expected collaborations

About the Industry 4.0 program 2023

In This eight-week program, running from late Oct to early Dec 2023, we match European startups with corporate partners internationally. The program is light enough to allow participants to focus on their own business development during the process. The Kick-off event and the concluding Summit are physical events, allowing for participants to connect with peers and other program participants, while other activities are managed online.

A top-ranked program feature is the matchmaking opportunities arranged during the program, with 1-to-1 meetings based on participants’ offerings and interests.

The program also provides one online session per week on relevant topics, such as pricing and B2B Sales conversion. Participation in these is optional, and sessions are recorded to allow for catching up on relevant sessions afterward.

In the eight-week program, participating startups get:

  • Handheld matchmaking with corporate partners across Europe.
  • Investor pitch and matchmaking with preferred investors.
  • Workshops with experts that will help you understand, approach, and engage with corporates.
  • Peer-to-peer network with best-in-class startups from all over Europe
  • Physical kick-off event in Munich, Germany on the 10th and 11th of October and
  • Concluding Summit in Ljubjana, Slovenia on the 30th of November

Participation requirements

  • Company registered in a European Country (including non-EU countries like the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, etc.)
  • Ready to engage with big industrial clients (min. TRL 4 ready for TRL 5 validation)
  • Program participation fee €1.000. The participation fee covers all program content including lunches and networking dinners during the events.
  • Participants are to cover travel to and lodging related to the kick-off event and concluding Summit.
Corporate partners in the Clean Energy program 2023
Nove Nordisk
TechEnergy Ventures
SHV Energy

Who is the program for?

The Industry 4.0 program is for:

Startups and scaleups working with technological solutions applicable to an Industry 4.0 setting, for example, autonomous systems (robotics etc.), process optimization, industrial plant optimization, circularity of production assets & materials, cybersecurity, sensors & IoT enablers and predictive maintenance. Materials solutions also in scope: Low carbon materials, super conductors, insulation materials and coatings & surface engineering.

Corporates who are looking to develop their internal industrial production processes or improve offerings to customers by implementing improved functionality in their products; and believe in the potential of exploring innovation and business opportunities in collaboration with startups and scale-ups.

Investors investing in deep tech solutions within industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing.

Statements from previous program participants

“We managed to get in touch with potential corporate customers that would have taken months of work to set up otherwise”

David Puron
— David Puron
Co-founder & CEO, Barbara IoT (Spain)
Statements from previous program participants

“We have gained access to enterprises with real problems and needs in an efficient and beneficial way. This helped us to further shape our offering and also prove our capabilities to additional relevant stakeholders.”

Aleksandar Bogoevski
— Aleksandar Bogoevski
Founder & CMO, CTHINGS.CO (Poland)
Statements from previous program participants

“The program gave us the opportunity to make new valuable contacts with decision-makers in relevant companies. It allowed us to better compare our own structure with other startups in different stages, to learn from the successes and failures of others and to exchange best-practice examples in a perfect setting. Markus Wicht, Business developer”.

Markus Wicht
— Markus Wicht
Business developer, Covision Lab (Norway)
Statements from previous program participants

“The DeepTech Alliance’s Industry 4.0 program provided invaluable support for us. The tailored networking opportunities helped us to quickly discuss strong partnership opportunities. We highly recommend the program to any team working on cutting-edge industrial technologies”.

Gokalp Caniklioglu
— Gokalp Caniklioglu
Head of Investor relations and strategy, Sensemore (Turkey)
Statements from previous program participants

“DeepTech Alliance gathers the right people to help tech startups grow. It’s a good place to be for European entrepreneurs!”

Hao Yin
— Hao Yin
CEO, TEGnology (Denmark)

DeepTech Alliance corporate partner panel on open innovation

“The program has given us valuable insights on how to fuel our company into international business opportunities. The introduction to business partners has opened business opportunities all over Europe for us!”

— Kristian Hovet
CEO at Tunable (Norway)

Industry 4.0 Summit

DeepTech Alliance Industry 4.0 Summit in Copenhagen Nov 16th 2022

Register your Interest

Thomas Klem Andersen

Executive Director
DeepTech Alliance
Elektrovej 331, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby,