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The term ‘deep tech’ was coined by Swati Chaturvedi, the founder and CEO of the online investment platform Propel(x). Deep tech, or deep technology, refers to start-ups whose business models are based on significant scientific advances or high-tech innovation in engineering.
The main areas deep tech start-ups are working in are chemistry, artificial intelligence (AI), life sciences, robotics, agriculture, aerospace and clean energy. Despite its wide definition, with time the deep tech term has become synonymous with some specific areas of deep tech, such as exponential technologies: robotics, AI, 3D printing.
We are starting to use the term ‘deep tech chemistry’ as a way of defining and shaping this space for chemistry.
By its nature, deep tech chemistry is complex and hard to classify. However, the following characteristics can help describe what sets it apart from other technologies: