Imperial College Business School

Deep Tech Innovation Programme

Invest in the future of technological advancement

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Time Commitment:
6 Weeks, 7 - 10 hours per week

Collaborative Online Learning


About Deep Tech Innovation

The life-changing Deep Tech of tomorrow – massive leaps in artificial intelligence, materials, biotechnology, robotics, photonics, electronics, quantum computing – faces multiple challenges in securing investment and bringing products to market. Barriers to entry can be extraordinarily high, regulations can be impenetrable or nonexistent, timelines for ROI can be foreboding, future markets can remain unformed for years. Still, the payoffs for strategic investment can be immense, which is why venture capital has been backing DeepTech startups at an astronomically accelerating rate, from $15 billion in 2016 to more than $60 billion in 2020, helping a dozen Deep Tech startups achieve decacorn status ($10 billion valuation).

This six-week collaborative online programme, at Imperial College London, clarifies how Deep Tech startups can leverage lab discovery for commercial viability. With the world in urgent need of the new technological tools, models and platforms that Deep Tech creates, entrepreneurs and innovators must have a thorough understanding of how investors help convert deep learning into scalable solutions. This programme interrogates Deep Tech investment opportunities and timelines to help keep Deep Tech startups from falling into the “valley of death” between university research programmes and commercially viable investments.

Is This Programme Right For You?

This programme gives visionary founders, scientists, engineers and inventors immediate expertise in Deep Tech investment propositions, so that they can devise strategies to successfully turn cutting-edge innovations into commercial companies. It likewise appeals to business leaders, investors and corporate innovators looking to invest in pioneering Deep Tech opportunities. Forward-thinking professionals with an interest in the funding and investment structures and product development cycles of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, neural networks, augmented reality, quantum computing and next-wave innovations in cybersecurity, cloud computing and supply chain logistics also stand to greatly benefit from the programme.

What You Will Learn

  • Clear understanding of the Deep Tech investment mindset in order to develop your own solutions, innovate within your organisation or invest in new initiatives
  • Comprehensive knowledge of new commercial applications of and revenue opportunities for Deep Tech solutions
  • Skills to identify and capitalize on long-timeline Deep Tech investments
  • Roadmap for launching a Deep Tech innovation opportunity

The Esme Learning Way

Collaborative AI-enhanced learning

We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced programme, this programme is not for you.

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