Time to capitalise on the growing appetite for deep tech

Time to capitalise on the growing appetite for deep tech
WNT Ventures’ Maria Jose Alvarez at SXSW Sydney. (Image: Supplied)
Peter Griffin
Scientists, entrepreneurs and investors working to commercialise science are among those waiting with bated breath to see what our new three-headed coalition government does.Deep tech defies a neat definition but spans health tech, agri-tech and the life sciences. Katie Hickmer of NZ Growth Capital Partners, the government’s early-stage investment fund, describes deep tech as ventures involving “substantial mathematical, scientific or engineering challenges”.High-risk, high-reward“Companies usually have to develop a...

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