Philip Ammerman consults on DeepTech Talents for Europe



The New European Innovation Agenda was launched by the European Commission in July 2022. The objectives of the Agenda include:


The New European Innovation Agenda is designed to position Europe as a leading player on the global innovation scene. Europe wants to be the place where the best talent work hand in hand with the best companies and where deep tech innovation thrives and creates breakthrough innovative solutions across the continent that will inspire the world.


By leading on innovation, in particular on the new wave of deep-tech innovation requiring breakthrough R&D and large capital investment, Europe will reinforce its central role in shaping the green and digital transitions. Deep tech innovation will reinforce Europe's technological leadership and generate innovative solutions to pressing societal challenges, such as climate change and cyberthreats. Such innovations are likely to irrigate and benefit all sectors from renewable energy to agri-tech, from construction to mobility and health, thereby tackling food security, reducing energy dependency, improving people's health and making our economies more competitive.


A key part of the Innovation Agenda is the Flagship initiative to foster, attract and retain deep tech talents. Europe has set an objective of training 1,000,000 deeptech talents between 2023 and 2025. This initiative has been assumed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).


DeepTech is defined as disruptive innovation that contains both a scientific/engineering and a market risk. The DeepTech fields mobilising under the 1 million talents initiative include advanced materials and manufacturing; aerospace, including drones; artificial intelligence and machine learning; biotechnology; blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies; cleantech;electronics; photonics; quantum computing; robotics; photonics; semiconductors; and sustainable energy.


Philip Ammerman has been selected to support the development of the Deep Tech Talents initiative. His responsibilities include


  • drafting a voluntary Pledge for participants;

  • outlining and contributing to the quality reporting and monitoring process as well as the wider structure and organization of the initiative;

  • developing options for financial sustainability during and after the 2023-2025 period.


The initiative will be launched at the EIT INNOVEIT Conference in Brussels on 11 October, as we will be provided future updates on this.


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