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Programme Master in Management
Academic Year Academic Year 2021/2022
Module/course Code BEB4
Delivery location Paris
Language English
Course type Elective courses 15h
Contact hours 15
ECTS M1 before 2020 2
ECTS M1 from 2020 2.5
Level 0 (year post baccalaureate)
Semester Fall
Module name Deep tech entrepreneurship: Taking on the world’s largest problems
Field (Discipline) Entrepreneurship
Academic Department Entrepreneurship


Module/course Summary

The next wave of innovation will be powered by emerging technologies and the approach of deep tech entrepreneurs. Its economic, business, and social impact will be felt everywhere because deep tech ventures aim to solve many of our most complex problems with technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), synthetic biology, nanotechnologies, quantum computing, or fusion energy just to name a few. As technological advances move from the lab to the marketplace, and as companies form to pursue commercial applications, we see a number of similarities in how and why they are being developed—and a powerful ecosystem is taking shape to drive their development. We witnessed the power of that ecosystem in the year just ended, as Moderna and the team of BioNTech and Pfizer separately took two COVID-19 vaccines from genomic sequence to market in less than a year. Although these companies did remarkable work at unheard-of speed, they benefited from the work of many others, including governments, academia, venture capital, and big business. All of these are critical players in the coming wave. This course looks at how this deep tech entrepreneurship is taking shape.