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The Deep Tech Talk Webinar Series is a partnership with Texas A&M University at Qatar, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Arts et Métiers in France. This webinar will present and discuss experiences from around the world about the path for commercialization of deep technologies that advance scientific frontiers. The next talk in this webinar series will be on October 21, from 8:00-9:15 a.m. (North American Central Standard Time), via Zoom.

The webinar series will focus on:

  • Attributes of deep technologies (impact, disruptive, time and scale, investment)
  • Opportunities and challenges in the development of disruptive technologies
  • Collaborations in the ecosystem
  • Roles of universities in the ecosystem


Please register for the webinar and check your e-mail for a confirmation of your registration. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to

What are Deep Technologies?

Deep technologies address the biggest societal and environmental challenges and shape the way we solve the most pressing global issues. They have significant impact in diverse industries such as agriculture, health care, energy and transportation

Examples of deep technologies include advanced materials, artificial intelligence, blockchain, biotechnology, drones and robotics, photonics and electronics, and quantum computing.

Disruptive deep technologies require considerable development time. Overall, deep technologies have a strong research base that requires large investments and challenging business models.

Webinar Details

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset in Engineering Education

Globally, it is becoming more and more common in universities to integrate programs to encourage young minds to embrace principles of innovation and entrepreneurship early in their careers. This webinar will bring together leaders from academic institutions who will discuss formal and extracurricular opportunities at their institutions and how they are being integrated with academic programs in engineering.

Faculty, researchers and graduate students interested in moving ideas to the marketplace will find this webinar series valuable. In addition, startup companies will benefit from the seminars about paths for commercialization and potential partnerships with universities.

October 21 Workshop

Please note that the following times are shown in North American Central Standard Time.

Speaker Bios

Headshot of Dr. Mark WeicholdDr. Mark Weichold

Regents Professor and Executive Director of the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs
Senior Associate Dean
College of Engineering at Texas A&M University

Dr. Weichold directs all aspects of overseas education-related activities for the College of Engineering and is also responsible for the college's academic and student activities for undergraduate and graduate students. He also served as the Dean and CEO of Texas A&M University at Qatar for nine years and is recognized internationally as a leader in global engineering education.

Headshot of Dr. Ivan IordanoffDr. Ivan Iordanoff

Vice President for Research and Innovation
Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology

Dr. Iordanoff has been a member of the executive committee of the Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology since 2013. He oversees the development of the institution’s strategy and is currently leading the working group of the French alliance for the Industry of the Future on artificial intelligence. He is actively involved in the European Institute of Manufacturing Technology, which focuses on creating an innovation ecosystem through the involvement of industrial end users, start-up companies and academic research laboratories.

Headshot of Dr. Ramon WyssDr. Ramon Wyss

Emeritus Professor and Former Vice President
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Dr. Wyss served as vice president of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in charge of international education at KTH, from 2002-2016 and has been engaged in the leadership of different European university networks, contributing decisively to the internationalization of Swedish Engineering education. He has been instrumental for setting up the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) InnoEnergy consortium, as well as strongly engaged in the formation of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology Health KIC.

Previous Workshops

If you missed one of the previous workshops or want to revisit a conversation, you may view recordings of the webinar series on YouTube. For more information about past speakers and topics, please send an e-mail to

Organizing Committee

  • Saurabh Biswas, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (Chairperson)
  • Hassan Bazzi, Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Yossef "Joe" Elabd, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Mohamed El Mansori, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology
  • Eyad Masad, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki