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Europe’s deep tech depends on university spinouts


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Deep tech has become a hot topic in Europe, with hopes that the region can have an edge over the rest of the world for innovation rooted in fundamental research. One of the key arguments: European countries have great universities and talent. But how can academic talent translate into startups? Let’s dive in. — Anna
Universities, a deep tech cauldron
“From startups to universities, we join forces to make Europe a world leader in the new wave of deep tech innovation!” European commissioner Mariya Gabriel tweeted earlier this week after her talk at the Summit in Brussels. As I noticed while attending the event, she was far from the only one to mention this topic enthusiastically.
That deep te …

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