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What is Deep Tech?

Rooted in the advances of cutting-edge science and technology, a new wave of innovation is underway: deep tech innovation. With the power to change in our lives and accelerate the green and digital transition, deep tech is key to tackling the most pressing global challenges such as climate change, sustainable energy or health.

The Deep Tech Talent Initiative will boost European deep tech expertise to accelerate innovation and engage citizens in new technologies that will create new jobs, companies, and a more sustainable society and economy.

Our Deep Tech Definitions guide us in which fifteen deep tech areas we will train one million people:

1. Advanced Computing / Quantum Computing
2. Advanced Manufacturing
3. Advanced Materials
4. Aerospace, Automotive and Remote Sensing
5. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, including Big Data
6. Biotechnology and Life Sciences
7. Communications and Networks, including 5G
8. Cybersecurity and Data Protection
9. Electronics and Photonics
10. Internet of Things, W3C, Semantic Web
11. Robotics
12. Semiconductors (microchips)
13. Sustainable Energy and Clean Technologies
14. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Metaverse
15. Web 3.0, including Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, NFTs

These deep tech sectors, sub-sectors, applications and definitions may change as technologies and markets change over time. For a more detailed understanding of how deep tech is defined for the Initiative, please have a look at the Definitions document: Deep Tech Definitions

Disclaimer: the Definitions document is a non-exclusive list and will be updated regularly in line with the emerging deep technologies on the market, and with the support of the EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities and the Pledger Community.

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