What is Deep Tech?
Deep Tech relates to science-based innovations able to reach an exponential breakthrough in the coming 5-10 years in order to impact positively the life of 1bn+ people. We support Deep Tech innovators by helping them to bring their breakthrough research from the lab to the market with EC funding.
We write funding proposals competing in the most selective European programmes, such as the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator. Our team includes ~50 experts in energy, cleantech, agrifood, transportation, life sciences, ICT, security and industrial technologies. We have won €980M+ of European funding in the Horizon 2020 programme.
We support your innovation efforts by helping you obtain the financing you need to bring your company to the next level. We specialize in EU funding schemes such as Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. We provide a range of services, from defining your funding strategy to writing your funding proposal.
We review and select the best funding candidates based on a thorough due diligence process.
We develop grant proposals over a period of 6-12 months at our own risk.
We only receive fees upon success of the short application stage or the long application stage.
We are able to increase average success rates by a factor of 5-7x.
Since 2014, we have raised €980M+ of public funding for our clients in the Horizon 2020 programme (collaborative projects and EIC accelerator projects). We have developed over 300+ successful EIC accelerator applications (phase 1 and phase 2) since the programme started and demonstrated repeatable success in the most selective part of the programme (phase 2) with 148 successful phase 2 projects. We have also developed 28 successful collaborative proposals with individual funding ranging from €4M to €14M. Our success rates are typically 5-7x above the average success rate of a given funding instrument/topic.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the results of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”
Public funding raised for our clients
Successful EIC Accelerator Applications
Raised solely in the EIC Accelerator Programme
Follow-on private funding raised by our portfolio
Here are a few of our success stories covering artificial intelligence, quantum computing, synthetic biology, among other domains.
European leader for superconducting quantum computers
Quantum computers with application-specific processors streamlined in a hardware-software codesign.
Partners—Atos, Google, VTT, etc.
The largest seed round in Finland—€11m.
€2.5m grant & €15m equity from the EIC Accelerator.
Low-cost, low-power IoT connectivity
Sensors send the data to nanosatellites.
Remote pressure & temperature monitoring.
Realtime monitoring of runtime to reduce downtimes.
Launched satellites with SpaceX.
€2.5m grant & €15m equity from EIC Accelerator.
Modular wind power towers in composite materials
Already installed the tallest wooden wind power tower in Europe.
Developed & patented technology to reach 150+ m heights.
Enables radical reductions in emissions by replacing emission-heavy material such as steel & concrete.
Lower weight & dimensions mean easy transportation by roads.
Robotic & AI solution for mass sorting & packaging of sterile mosquitos
Supressing mosquito-born diseases that kill thousands of people annually.
Automatic real-time detection & counting.
Packaging 1m mosquitos daily.
Releasing by vans, drones & aircraft.
5+ interview rehearsals.
€2.3m grant & €10m equity from EIC Accelerator.
Global technology leader in ultracapacitor energy storage
Patented curved graphene—the biggest technological advancement in the industry in the last 20 years.
Higher power & energy densities than batteries.
Automotive, transportation, grid & industrial applications.
Autonomous guidance, navigation & control for aircraft of today & tomorrow
Building AI to fly better & safer than human pilots.
Building AI to pass the test for human pilots—certifying neural networks.
Short-term GTM—avionics, long-term—VTOLs.
CEO—recipient of Google Founders Award.
Team—ex-Google, Tesla, Airbus, Rolls Royce, etc.
AI for agriculture industry
Hardware & software to increase the yield of dairy cattle farmers.
AI-based predictive intelligence to run farms most efficiently.
Company endorsed by the Google CEO.
Top-notch founders from Microsoft, Google, etc.
CEO won the Web Summit pitch competition.
Reprogramming the microbiome
Developing a new class of targeted biotherapeutic agents to selectively intervene on the microbiome.
Using proprietary methods in synthetic biology, protein & genome engineering to create eligobiotics—genetic circuits packaged in phage-based delivery vectors used to diagnose, eradicate, or functionalize targeted microbial populations.
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