We understand Deep Tech
Deep tech originates from strong research capabilities, disruptive solutions, and advanced industrial technologies
What is Deep Tech?
Deep tech is unlike other technologies. It involves lengthy, advanced, and resource-intensive development, often following a complex route to a market that may not even exist yet. At DTU Science Park, we understand the industry and create the framework to be the country’s leading and most attractive deep tech community.
Deep Tech is complicated and demanding
Working with deep tech requires innovation, strong research, a sustainable business model, and patience.
Over the past decade, technology, digital solutions and the pharmaceutical industry have advanced tremendously with the help of innovative, research-based solutions.
Today, deep tech companies worldwide are working to develop and achieve even more – and the boundaries and possibilities are constantly evolving. That is why deep tech is complicated and demanding, yet exciting, with the potential to change our world.
Deep tech definition
Deep tech refers to complex and innovative solutions that have undergone extensive development and are challenging to replicate. These advancements result in significant disruption within their respective industries. Typically, these solutions are patent-protected and thoroughly tested through research, experimentation, and science.
Therefore, the company responsible for these solutions has also invested considerable time and money to produce a finished product.
Companies in DTU Science Park
315 companies with +5,000 employees
We are Denmark's largest deep tech community
There are many different types of companies, but some of the most common are:
use biological systems, living organisms, or their derivatives to develop new treatments and medications.
produce medical equipment and technologies used for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring medical conditions.
develop new technologies to improve food production and crop yields and minimize food waste.
develop new solutions to improve energy efficiency and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
develop technologies to optimize agriculture, reduce environmental impact, and enhance food production.
manufacture drugs and medications based on chemical syntheses and formulations.
develop new solutions to reduce our environmental impact.
develop technology to improve the way we build, own, and live in homes, including through the use of IoT solutions.
develop new technologies based on nanomaterials.
develop new technologies to improve human health.
develop new technologies to explore and utilize space.
develop new technologies based on artificial intelligence.
Join a unique community at DTU Science Park
At DTU Science Park, we have the country’s leading deep tech community. As a company with us, you gain access to valuable guidance, state-of-the-art facilities, attractive investors, and knowledge.
Become a part of a development environment where everyone breathes and lives for high-tech solutions and understands the industry’s opportunities and challenges.
At DTU Science Park, you get the necessary resources and an easier path to the market.
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DTU Science Park offers a flexible lease with the option to scale up or down. At the same time, there is a unique atmosphere with an ecosystem of like-minded entrepreneurs and access to exciting and relevant programs.
There is a very special spirit in the area. An incredible amount of knowledge and information is exchanged through the strong community that exists in DTU Science Park.
With the help of mentors, we have now structured our organization, and we have grown by 60% in a year and a half. The mentoring I have received has been of tremendous assistance.
For us, DTU Science Park means that we are part of a larger scientific community, and as a result, we are able to attract employees within the field.
DTU Science Park has a great location for us because it is characterized by biotech and high-tech companies. This makes a difference in attracting the right talent with a biotechnological background, and the fact that we have grown over a couple of years. We are able to grow in a modular fashion. We managed to get new offices and laboratories as our organization grew.
Here, we are on the same journey, so everyone who works here understands us because we operate on the same premises. And it helps to legitimize us to customers that we are situated in a tech and knowledge environment.
The community in DTU Science Park means a lot. It is an excellent environment both in terms of facilities, but also that we have a short physical distance to potential customers and partners. It's a huge advantage for us.
Financing as a major challenge
To develop a product that stands out as new and innovative, securing funding to develop the product is necessary. Without financing, the company cannot survive.
Thanks to the long and complicated path to market, funding is one of the biggest challenges for startups and scaleups in the deep tech industry.
Startups and scaleups in the deep tech industry often receive investments from private investors, public funds, or other companies.
Collaboration is essential in deep tech
Access to knowledge is crucial for deep tech companies. This knowledge comes from universities, mentors, subject-matter experts, other companies, and stakeholders.
Cross-collaboration is crucial for deep tech companies to evolve and become investment-ready.
Deep tech companies are interested in technical and industrial knowledge that can advance their development. As part of the development, it is also essential to have the proper facilities in terms of equipment and laboratories.