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Deep Innovation

Leader: Nathan Zeldes
Time-frame: 2015 →

The “deep innovation” research strand will be the focus of a future issue of Coller Venture Review.

Deep innovation describes inventions that are enabled by basic research or scientific breakthrough. It usually entails substantial resources and may take years (10-15), if not decades, to materialize. The profile of cutting-edge innovation in the energy, life sciences, or space exploration sectors offers some notable illustrations.

We will explore how to turn long-term innovations into viable ventures (both from the investment and innovation points of views).  Hopefully in the process we will also create deep innovations as we connect deep science with long-term funding in order to create new companies.

Read more about deep Innovation in issue #3 of Coller Venture Review, which is devoted to Deep Innovation.

The issue includes ten articles which examine this theme from many angles, in domains from Nanotechnology to Food Tech and from Pharma to Materials Science. The authors come from backgrounds as diverse as academia, industry and venture capital. Between them they share success stories and lessons learned, which can also inform and enlighten readers from other fields.

On May 19th, 2014 we held a workshop focused on deep innovation. The main goal of this workshop was to bring together people from across the world that can reflect on the ecosystem of deep innovation ventures. We collaborated with the head of the Nano effort in Tel Aviv University (Prof. Yael Hanein) and the head of the brain effort in TAU (Prof. Uri Ashery) to develop the case studies for the workshop – 8 projects, each representing a deep innovation.

We invite you to check out the individual videos in which each scientist describes their deep innovation: Deep Innovation Videos


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