February 2021

Deep Tech

“Europe’s ‘deep tech’ companies are worth a combined €700 billion today,” says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “And they are growing at incredible speed. Europe is a rising digital power.” Deep tech is high on the policy agenda. But how can Europe nurture and build an effective ecosystem that delivers societal benefits and growth? To answer this question, ESADE Professor and former Dean Jonathan Wareham looks at the experience of 170 deep-tech ventures – analysing origins, technologies, markets and extracting lessons learnt for policies on commercialisation and innovation. His commentary Making a Success of ‘Deep-Tech:’ What the Data Tells appears in The Forum, the Lisbon Council’s vibrant page for cutting-edge proposals and robust evidence on the challenges ahead.

Read Making a Success of ‘Deep-Tech’