Berlin is one of the leading Deep Tech Hubs Deutschlands und Europas.
It is the capital of start-ups with a unique start-up scene - many write impressive success stories here with their innovative business ideas. Global players, SMEs, start-ups and scientists from Berlin are making remarkable achievements, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
The project Deep Tech Hub serves as a networking and exchange platform within the Deep Tech ecosystem in Berlin and the Central and Eastern European countries Poland and Russia and focuses on the following Deep Tech areas:
Our international activities are aimed at start-ups and deep tech companies that are looking for partners, want to expand and develop new markets. The main goal of our international network is to internationalize deep tech companies faster and to establish Berlin as a hub for deep tech initiatives in Central Europe.
We will offer Deep Tech start-ups and SMEs from Berlin the opportunity to gain the necessary understanding of Europe's emerging tech ecosystems - Poland and Russia - through high-quality, inspiring educational and entrepreneurship-building formats. Partners from Poland and Russia will join us in our Deep Tech activities in Berlin.
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Although the term "deep tech" only became known through the current start-up hype, the concept behind it has been around for several years.
Deep Tech describes a special type of innovation, which often originates in start-ups. The name is derived from the terms "technology" and "deep" for "profound". By "profound" is meant that deep tech companies make little use of existing technologies, but instead invent new, mostly digital and disruptive solutions.
It can often take longer to achieve commercial success, as these are often disruptive technologies that may take longer to become really established in the market. It is rare for deep tech to be applied in one sector alone. They generate value through the development of new solutions and not just through disruptive business-to-business business models.
Deep tech start-ups and companies often require higher investments and budgets for R&D activities in the longer term. For tech investors, according to the BCG study The Dawn of the Deeptech-Ecosystem is one of the fastest-growing sectors worldwide. According to the study, the investment volume almost doubled last year alone - and we are only at the beginning of this development.
In the field of deep-tech, entrepreneurship, innovation and research must complement each other. Only by taking into account product/market adaptation and the necessary addition of technology with the talent of the research team, can a technologically deep, market relevant innovation be produced. Since 2015, the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises and the ICT & Digital Business Association Berlin-Brandenburg SIBB e. V. have also been presenting the Deep Tech Award to Berlin companies and start-ups. The jury of this competition is looking for application-oriented and marketable solutions and products based on software and/or hardware that are characterised by a high degree of innovation and great future potential.
From R&D to industrialisation and commercialisation, Deep Tech today encompasses a broad ecosystem, comprising several types of participants, each of whom is active in one or more smaller ecosystems organised around a specific area of research, technology, industry or mission. Deep tech ecosystems have a number of characteristics that distinguish them from other business cooperations or partnerships. Firstly, they involve more types of actors from more diverse sources, both in the public and private sectors, each with its own needs and priorities and making its own contribution.
Foreign activities can make sense for companies of all sizes these days. Companies that want to gain a foothold abroad with technological niche products have particularly good chances of success: Germany has 1,300 medium-sized global market leaders, mainly in the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial products sectors. The so-called "hidden champions" are leading on international markets with their innovative products and services. A new generation of "hidden champions" is currently growing up: deep-tech start-ups.
At DEEP TECH Berlin, companies, start-ups, scientific institutions, politics and administration are committed to their location. They tell of Berlin's technological strengths and successes in the field of deep tech worldwide. SIBB e.V. is one of the initiators of the Deep Tech Berlin campaign. The presentation of the Deep Tech Awards is the annual highlight of the campaign. Since 2015, the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises and the ICT & Digital Business Association SIBB e.V. have been awarding the prize to Berlin companies and start-ups.
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