“When we look at the first waves of digital platform innovations of the past 30 years — operating systems, search, mobile, social — Europe has not been in a leadership role. The next wave of innovations is all about ‘Deep Tech’— sometimes also called Frontier Tech,” opines Dr. Chahab Nastar, Chief Innovation Officer of EIT Digital. “These are sophisticated technologies rooted in research and hard to reproduce. Artificial Intelligence is one example. Europe has a unique opportunity to lead in Deep Tech”.
We asked Nastar to share his viewpoints on the trends which he believes are positively influencing the European deep tech startup industry this year. Here is what he told us.