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DeepTech4Good Event in Barcelona


Financed under the Horizon 2020 framework as part of the Startup Europe initiative of the European Commission, the DeepTech4Good project has been committed to help DeepTech startups accelerate their development and scale up their business across Europe in the four sectors of Health and Wellbeing, Industry 4.0, Smart Mobility and Smart City. Organized by the Spanish project partners secpho and i2CAT, DeepTech4Good#Barcelona marked the end of a successful series of events held by the DeepTech4Good consortium in Paris, Stuttgart and Graz. It was a great matchmaking opportunity between deep tech startups, investors and innovation managers of large companies, held at the Pier01 in the port of Barcelona, that is managed by Barcelona Tech City.

The event succeeded with more than 100 participants, among them 50 startups located in Spain and Europe. Some secpho member companies such as Phase Photonics, HAMAMATSU, ICFO, Laser 2000 and Open Innovation Club members such as Codorniú, Continental, Hospital Germans Trias and Pujol, Lubrizol and Nestlé attended the event as well. It lasted all day and was divided into three main parts:

  • Corporate pitching – 8 large companies (Continental, Correos, Global Omnium GoHub, Lubrizol, Nissan, Standard Profil and Suara) presented their challenges and startups explained potential solutions.
  • Investors pitching – presentations of startups in front of investors (BEABLE Capital, Caixa Capital Risc, Encomenda Smart Capital, Muster Ventures, People & Planet Partners, Origin Ventures, Osram Ventures, Q Ventures Group, XMOBA Ventures).
  • The day ended with a business party at the One Ocean Club, considered the most beautiful bar in the world in 2016, where the evening finished in a relaxed way, after a day of intense work.

The most promising start-ups were awarded access to an acceleration programme aimed at scaling up the future “Deep Tech unicorns” in Europe. The hosts of DT4G#Barcelona, Sabine Runge (secpho) and Marc Vicente (i2CAT), handed out the awards to the 8 winning start-ups working in 4 areas:

Industry 4.0
AllRead Machine Learning Technologies (Spain)
Inecosys GmbH (Germany)
IONIC AI (Spain)
SAALG Geomechanics (Spain)

Smart Health
RheoDx (Spain)

Smart City
CityTaps (France)

Smart Mobility
Ctrl4 Enviro (Spain)
Eliport (Spain)

Eight more start-ups join the European network of future “DeepTech Unicorns” in Barcelona by accessing to an European Network and collaborating with experts, these start-ups will be supported in their future scale-up process. Have a look at the event pictures by clicking on the following link.

As conclusion, after one and a half busy years running the DeepTech4Good project, we are proud to present the 32 DeepTech Scaleups selected as finalists at our business events in ParisStuttgartGraz and Barcelona. These finalists were selected from a total of 234 start-ups that applied for the Acceleration Programme DeepTech4Good and 84 start-ups that competed for the pitching sessions. The winners can look forward to a personal coaching. Through access  to  a  European  Network of Corporates, investors and professional communities  and  the  collaboration  with  experts, the DT4G#innovation hubs, start-ups are supported in  their future scale-up process and accompanied in their innovation projects.