Big Business Digs in to Deep Tech

Research

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

47%

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

72%

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


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