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Register now for Deep Tech Connect: A Deep Tech Innovation Forum June 28th

HighTechXL is proud to partner with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing global challenges to present Deep Tech Connect: A Deep Tech Innovation Forum on June 28 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The purpose of the event is to foster an engaging deep-tech investor ecosystem for thought leadership and deal flow exchange. The inaugural Deep Tech Connect will be a full-day event featuring thought leaders in deep tech as well as deep-tech startup pitches and investor roundtable sessions.

The event will take place June 28th at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven Conference Center from 9:00-6:00. Register for the event here.

Peter Wennink, President and CEO of ASML, will present the keynote address. ASML is the only company in the world that produces extreme ultraviolet lithography machines making the most sophisticated computer chips.

Nicolas Autret, Partner at Walden Catalyst Ventures, will present insights and key takeaways from The European Deep Tech Report, developed by Walden Catalyst Ventures in collaboration with Dealroom and Lakestar, followed by a Panel Discussion on the topic with Jean-Francois Bobier, Partner and Director, Boston Consulting Group; Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Envoy, Techleap; and Teska van Vuren, Partner, DeepTechXL, moderated by HighTechXL CEO John Bell.

The event will include a Pitch Showcase with select deep tech startups – including alumni from HighTechXL, Extreme Tech Challenge and LUMO Labs – Investor Breakout Sessions focusing on AI & Big Data, Quantum Computing, Semiconductor & Innovation and TechBio, an Investor Panel: The Landscaping of the GenerativeAI Space and a networking reception.


9:00 AM-10:00 AM Registration

10:00 AM-10:10 AM Welcoming remarks: John Bell and Victoria Slivkoff

10:10 AM-10:35 AM Keynote: Peter Wennink, President & CEO ASML

10:35 AM-10:45 AM The State of European Deep Tech Report: Nicolas Autret, Partner, Walden Catalyst Ventures

10:45 AM-11:30 AM The State of European Deep Tech Panel: Nicolas Autret, Jean-Francois Bobier, Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau and Teska van Vuren. Moderated by John Bell, CEO, HighTech XL.

11:30 AM-12:10 PM Startup Showcase with deep-tech startups Incooling, Alphabeats, Luper Technologies, Spectrik, Senergetics and Rise

12:10 PM-1:40 PM Lunch

1:40 PM-2:40 PM Investor Breakout Sessions: AI & Data (Victoria Slivkoff), Quantum Computing (Ton van’ t Noordende, Managing Director, QDNL Participations), Semiconductor & Innovation (Brian de Bart, CTO System Innovations Team & Venkateswaran Jagannathan, Sr. Director, M&A and Corporate Development, NXP Semiconductors), and TechBio (Simone Brummelhuis, Fund Director & Partner, Borski Fund, and Guus Frericks, Founder & Managing Partner, DeepTechXL)

2:40 PM-3:10 PM Networking Break

3:10 PM-3:55 PM Investor Panel: The Landscaping of the GenerativeAI Space with Jooske de Groot (Director of Small & Medium Business – Netherlands, Microsoft), Andy Lürling (Founding Partner, LUMO Labs), Riemer Smink (Managing Partner, and Marcel van der Heijden (Partner, Fortino Capital). Moderated by Victoria Slivkoff.

3:55 PM-4:15 PM Startup Showcase with deep-tech startups Finnadvance, Gazelle Wind Power,, iLoF – Intelligent Lab on Fiber, Maaind, Vertoro and Virtuleap.

4:15 PM-4:25 PM Closing Remarks

4:25 PM-6:00 PM Networking Reception


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