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The Deep Tech Talk Webinar Series will present and discuss experiences from around the world about the path for commercialization of deep technologies that advance scientific frontiers. | Image: Getty Images

In 2020, global research and development (R&D) investment reached $2.4 trillion, and a significant part of that R&D is performed in the academic laboratories in universities and research centers. The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), with its international partners, is launching a webinar series to bring together stakeholders from different regions of the world to address the challenges and opportunities involved in the commercialization of deep technology ideas.  

The first workshop of the Deep Tech Talk Webinar Series will be presented on July 13 at 8 a.m. (North American Central Standard Time). This webinar series will present and discuss experiences from around the world about the path for commercialization of deep technologies that advance scientific frontiers. Registration is free for all participants including faculty, researchers and graduate students interested in moving ideas to the marketplace.

Deep technologies address the biggest societal and environmental challenges and shape the way we solve the most pressing global issues 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.

“Advancing innovations from research labs to the marketplace in the deep technology space is very challenging,” said Dr. Saurabh Biswas, chairperson of the webinar series and executive director of TEES commercialization and entrepreneurship. “Our Deep Tech Talk Webinar Series is a global platform where faculty, executives, entrepreneurs and investors will be sharing their key learning and strategies to transition great ideas toward commercial viability.”

The webinar series will focus on attributes of deep technologies, collaborations and roles of universities in the ecosystem, and opportunities and challenges in the development of disruptive technologies. Speakers will have significant expertise in the transfer of technologies from a university setting to the marketplace, the integration of technologies into corporations, and acceleration of the transfer of products to the marketplace through startup companies and agencies that support the transmission of research outcomes to the marketplace.

Arnaud de la Tour, CEO of Hello Tomorrow will deliver the keynote presentation “The Path for Commercialization of Deep Technologies.” Dr. Blake Teipel from Essentium Inc., Cosimi Corleto from STIL Marposs and Dr. Sam Saltiel from BETA CAE Systems will offer company perspectives. View the July workshop schedule for more details.

This webinar series is an international partnership with Texas A&M University at Qatar, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Arts et Métier in France, and the advisory board represents different geographic regions, organizations, universities and industries.