Big Business Digs in to Deep Tech

Natixis CIB and the Boston Consulting Group have joined forces to conduct a unique survey on how European corporations engage with and invest in deep tech. By analysing more than 280 respondents, we came to the following conclusions:

  • Deep tech is a wave that companies do not want to miss: the Covid-19 crisis acted as a catalyst as 78% have maintained or accelerated their investments since the pandemic. Technologies also appear critical to meet climate goals.
  • Direct investment as well as indirect investment through CVCs and independent venture capital funds are expected to rise.
  • AI, Blockchain and AR/VR technologies appear as the most relevant disruptors in the coming years: technology maturity and industry specificities drive the adoption.
  • Implementing a digital transformation requires investing in people and partnerships at the same time.
  • Beyond cryptocurrencies, corporations show a growing interest for real asset and security tokens.

"Beyond individual technologies, a critical success factor for deep tech is the ability of  companies to integrate existing technologies into a highly reliable and certifiable system.

– Biotech Company Vice President


of respondents monitor trends or connect with experts on tech developments with no current business applications


of respondents consider Managing Change the main barrier to Deep Tech adoption