Deep Tech Award
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Deep Tech developments are based on scientific and technical breakthroughs and typically involve extended research and development phases. They emerge at the intersection of scientific research and the business world.
Deep Tech companies develop novel devices, algorithms, prototypes, or products based on these scientific and technical breakthroughs, often with a high technical risk that they may not work.
Due to their extensive research and development phases, Deep Tech products are better protected from competition imitation compared to conventional products. Deep Tech technologies are cutting-edge technologies with disruptive potential but are sometimes undervalued and often need to prove market demand. Derived from Deep Tech according to “Deep Tech Guide 2022” by Prof. Dr. Bastian Halecker and “The European Deep Tech Report 2023” by Dealroam.co, Lake Star, Walden Catalyst.
Berlin is establishing itself as a hotspot for Deep Tech technologies. These technologies, as keys to innovation, productivity growth, and economic expansion, drive the future of prosperity and employment.
As an open, youthful, and dynamic metropolis, Berlin offers optimal conditions for various Deep Tech technology fields, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, with an international pool of software and development specialists, as well as engineers. In 2022, Berlin alone hosted an impressive number of 276 companies in the field of Artificial Intelligence. These companies were not only economically successful but also provided a total of 6,797 jobs in the years 2020-2022. Similarly, in the field of Blockchain technology, Berlin has shown dynamic growth, with 124 companies establishing themselves in the city in 2022. From 2020-2022, these companies provided a total of 1,006 jobs. These growing sectors significantly contribute to Berlin’s economic strength and innovation capability. Despite challenges such as lengthy development processes and high innovation costs, the increasing demand for Deep Tech products and solutions is an important driver of growth for the city.
Berlin attracts tech talents from around the world who achieve impressive successes in key areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Web3: DLT, Blockchain, NFT & Metaverse, Sustainable & Social Impact, Robotics, as well as Photonics and Quantum Technologies. With its vibrant scene, Berlin is a hotspot for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Deep Tech field. Here, visionary ideas and practical implementation come together to shape and advance the future with new technologies. You can find more information about the categories here.