Deep Tech Readiness Program by TUW i2c

Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)


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Service description
TUW i²c proposes an Acceleration Programme tailored for Deep Tech spin-offs aimed at advancing fundraising and market readiness within the innovation landscape. The programme unfolds through group and individually customised interactions, starting with weekly online workshops, covering critical growth topics, and offering personalised attention to address individual team needs. Spin-offs benefit from specialised sessions on in-depth exploration and redefinition of Deep Tech value propositions, Product Design & Usability, IP Fundamentals, and Valuations, solidifying their technological foundations. The fundraising landscape is debunked through dedicated modules on DeepTech Funding, Fundraising Strategy, and Term Sheet & Negotiations. Focus points on HR & Talent Management, Partnership building, and Trade show/Conference strategies guide spin-offs in maximising the impact of technology development both internally and externally. Regular individual and group check-in calls facilitate collaborative learning among teams in a practical setting. As the programme progresses, spin-offs are equipped with tools, strategies, and necessary introductions to showcase their progress effectively. The programme's culmination, Demo Day, is a platform to engage with the most relevant individuals, organizations, and institutions. The programme's overarching objective is empowering DeepTech spin-offs and startups, enabling them to bring their ideas and products to market confidently. By providing strategic insights, refining essential skills, and facilitating networking opportunities, the Acceleration Program propels spin-offs toward sustained success within the European innovation landscape.
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
Disclaimer related to service

We reserve the right to decide whether the format is offered if less than 5 beneficiaries apply. Participating in this program requires that the team signs an NDA. The program is fully remote and the following eligibility criteria needs to be met: legal entity incorporated in the EU Member States and countries associated with the Horizon Europe programme. 

Application dates from 23.04.2024-15.05.2024 and service dates from 24.06.2024-30.08.2024.

Financial requirements

With costs of ​€7100 per team.