2022 Global Challenge Launched with €100,000 Grand Prize for Deeptech Start-ups

Support is available for deeptech start-ups or new technology projects from across the world that use advanced technology, with an opportunity to pitch in front of audience to compete for funding.

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide start-up competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. Deeptech is defined as technologies based on tangible engineering innovation or scientific advances and discoveries.

The Challenge gives scientists and deeptech entrepreneurs from around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deeptech innovation network and other fellow entrepreneurs.

There are 10 main industry or technology focus areas (Global Challenge tracks) under the 2022 competition: Aerospace; Advanced Computing & Electronics; Digital Health & Medical Devices; Energy; Environment; Food & Agriculture; Industrial Biotech & New Materials; Industry 4.0 & Autonomous Machines; Medical Biotech & Pharmaceuticals; and Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure.

Sixty finalists (six finalists per track) will be selected to pitch in front of a selected audience of 400 people to compete for equity-free prize money: €100,000 for the Grand Winner, €30,000 for 2nd place and €20,000 for 3rd place. The 10 Track Winners will also receive in-kind prizes in the form of customized coaching sessions provided by our experts and personal introductions with relevant investors & potential partners and clients.

Hello Tomorrow aims to empower deeptech start-up entrepreneurs from around the world. The project must be in its early stages of development or about to be spun-out from an academic lab, as long as there is a strong proof-of-concept.

The project should be based on a scientific discovery, an advanced technology, a complex engineering process or an innovative application of an existing technology. Teams of at least two working should be working on the project.

The next round opens on 14 June 2022. The deadline for applications is 23 September 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)