The DEEPTECH-2M Project will build up HEIs’ capacity to foster deep tech talent in order to respond to the identified importance of deep tech talent development for the future of innovation and security in Europe.
The Project vision is to become the leading European initiative that empowers the whole innovation ecosystem to develop world-class solutions to global challenges.
EIT HEI Initiative SMART-2M Project consortium (Cohort 1), with one new HEI, will realise the DEEPTECH-2M Project, building on existing SMART-2M activities in deep tech. Five universities (Ireland, France, Greece, Serbia, Spain), deep tech start-ups, SMEs (Poland, Ireland), a business network (Serbia), and a global high-tech company (France) will jointly implement at least seven Actions from five Domains. Aiming for long-term sustainability, to design a realistic Project IVAP, The Project objectives considered the HEInnovate self-assessments. Project results will strongly contribute to the strategic objectives of at least four EIT KICs – EIT RawMaterials, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Health, and EIT Digital – including the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS).
The project’s IVAP will achieve a pre-defined number of core EIT KPIs within 2023, and increase them in 2024:
A minimum of 2 start-ups/scale-ups
will be supported in 2023, and 5 in both 2023 and 2024;
A minimum of 350 students
will be trained in innovation and entrepreneurship skills in 2023, and 370 in both 2024 (a minimum of 35 students will be mentored in 2023 and 40 in both 2024;
A minimum of 50 academic staff members
will be trained in deeptech and innovation and entrepreneurship skills in 2024 and 55 in 2024, (a minimum of 15 academic staff members will be mentored in 2023 and 18 in 2024).
academic staff members
will build up HEIs capacity to foster deep tech talent
The project vision is to become the leading European initiative that empowers the whole innovation ecosystem to develop world-class solutions to global challenges.
Project implementation will:
Develop a training
(summer school) to enable exchange of good practices through enhanced networking and mutual learning
Virtual innovation forum
to enable people to create or develop their businesses and start-ups
Realise pilot projects
to support start-ups/scale-ups and utilise testbeds
innovation and entrepreneurial training programmes and mentoring schemes for staff and students
internships in businesses
training materials, guidelines and reports
DEEP TECH 2M
Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education in Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing