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HELLO TOMORROW KOREA

DEEP-TECH STARTUP CHALLENGE

TAKING KOREAN DEEP-TECH TO THE WORLD

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A competition designed for

KOREAN DEEP-TECH ENTREPRENEURS

As part of a global not-for-profit created by deep tech entrepreneurs, our mission is to highlight, empower and connect the most promising deep-tech enterprises from Korea to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real world solutions. We achieve this through the Hello Tomorrow Korea Challenge in Seoul, which is followed by the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge in Paris, a different kind of startup competition that was designed to answer the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs.

PRESENT YOUR STARTUP ON STAGE TO HUNDREDS OF KOREAN

AND GLOBAL INVESTORS, POLITICIANS,

AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS!

THE TRACKS

We select the 10 best Korean start-ups across 10 tracks who will pitch on Stage at the Hello Tomorrow Korea Conference.

DATA & AI – ENERGY TRANSITION – ENVIRONMENT – FOOD & AGRICULTURE – WELLBEING – HEALTHCARE – INDUSTRY 4.0 – NEW MATERIALS – MOBILITY – AEROSPACE

DATA & AI BY

Moving into the next era of computerization, artificial intelligence and digitalization

EFFICIENT BIG DATA STORAGE AND PROCESSING

Improving big data applications through enhanced algorithms, better data processing, or optimized storage

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: NEW MODELS AND APPLICATIONS

Defining the future of cognitive sciences with models (e.g. data treatment techniques) and applications (e.g. robotics, automation)

DATA COLLECTION, VISUALIZATION AND USE

Inventing new ways to collect, visualize and use data

IOT AND UBIQUITOUS SENSING

Creating a sensorized world and ways to interact with and within this world (e.g. real time imaging, connected environment etc.)

APPLICATION IN TRANSVERSAL FIELDS

Finance (fintech), insurance (insurtech), education (edtech), communities at risk, decentralization (blockchain) etc.

KEYWORDS

#A.I #BigData #Processing #E-finance #Computerization #Digitalization #PredictiveAnalytics #NLP #Robotics #CognitiveComputing #Edtech #Fintech #Insurtech #Blockchain #QuantumComputing #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #OpenData #DataTreatment #AutonomousVehicles #Cloud

ENERGY TRANSITION BY

Finding new ways to produce, store, share and consume energy

GRID PARITY: CHEAPER AND MORE RELIABLE RENEWABLES

Competitive power generation, including renewables and new forms of energy generation

EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS

Reveal consumption flexibility: responsive and efficient energy consumption, from operational flexibility to supply chain optimisation

DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT

Adapt and value consumption flexibility to accommodate intermittent electricity supply

RESILIENT ENERGY VECTORS FOR STORAGE

Daily or seasonal resilient storage solutions: empowering new forms of energy storage

SHARING LOCAL ENERGY AND IMPLEMENTING SMART GRIDS

Micro-grids and personalized energy solutions for a decentralized power generation

KEYWORDS

#Solar #Wind #Geothermal #Hydropower #Bioenergies #RenewableEnergy #OceanPower #Nuclear #Storage #Air #Hydrogen #Geothermy #MicroGrids #Energy #PowerGeneration #Batteries #Miniaturization #Renewables #EnergyStorage #SolarPV

ENVIRONMENT BY 

Improving our relationship with the environment through air, water and waste management

IMPROVE AIR QUALITY THROUGH MONITORING & ADAPTIVE SOLUTIONS

Improve air quality in both indoor and outdoor surroundings, on either a local or global scale.

MANAGE WATER RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY

Use tailored connectivity solutions to monitor water quality and reduce water consumption

INVENTIVE FORMS OF WATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

Inventing new ways to treat water (e.g. desalination, carbon filtering, water ecosystems, etc.). Innovative solutions for clean water access in developing countries

GENERAL AND ORGANIC WASTE VALORIZATION

New forms of waste management and valorization for a circular economy and a sustainable future

SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE: INNOVATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE BALANCE

Preventive and curative solutions for fighting natural disasters and improving symbiosis between humans and the natural world.

KEYWORDS

#EnvironmentalEngineering #Data #Sensors #EffluentMonitoring #WaterSanitation #Desalination #BrineManagement #Waterwaste #Detection #Treatment #WaterCleaning #AlgalBloom #Compost #Biogas #Biofuel #BacterialResistance #GHG #TotalAirManagement #Biocarbon #ReverseDeforestation

FOOD & AGRICULTURE BY 

Beat hunger and eat better while managing the Earth’s ressources

NEW FORMS OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Systems, processes and infrastructure to meet growing needs and habits

CONSUMER-FOCUSED HABITS AND SERVICES

Innovating throughout the consumer value chain (from local farming to healthy eating)

REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION

Environmentally-friendly agriculture (e.g. livestock footprint reduction, crop production, etc.)

FOOD SAFETY AND TRACEABILITY

Increase food safety and traceability for all populations (e.g. anti-counterfeiting, smarter expiry dates, etc.)

SMARTER AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Better management of the production cycle: manuring future soils, precision agriculture, etc.

KEYWORDS

#R&D #SmartFarming #UrbanAgriculture #VerticalFarms #DroneMonitoring #Seeds #FoodChain #CropProduction #Anti-counterfeiting #ExpiryDate #Planting #Harvesting #VerticalFarming #Agroecology #Agro-foresty #ConservationAgriculture #FoodSecurity #GHGemissions

WELLBEING BY 

Innovative materials, devices & systems for personal care and beauty

MEASURE AND CONTROL THE EFFECTS OF TIME, ENVIRONMENT & STRESSORS

On appearance, state of mind and human senses

ENHANCE APPEARANCE, IMPROVE EMOTIONAL/AFFECTIVE OR PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Through transformative and sensing technologies

EXPLORE THE POWER OF NATURE (BACTERIA, PLANTS…)

For beauty and wellbeing applications

ADAPTED INNOVATIONS 

For the young, middle-aged and elderly people

KEYWORDS

#IoT #SmartMaterials #Sensors #Nanotechnology #E-skins #Imaging #BigData #3DPrinting #3DScanning #Optics #Senescence #Nature-Tech #PreventativeHealth #A.I #CRISPR #Neurosignaling #EmotionalIntelligence #EmotionalWellbeing #LabOnaChip #Beauty #SmartCosmetics #Wellbeing

HEALTHCARE BY

Biotech and medtech to improve the future of healhtcare

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR TARGETED DIAGNOSTICS

Cure diseases through targeted diagnostic devices and systems

EFFICIENT AND LESS INVASIVE DRUGS 

Research and development for new drugs that can be taken more easily, broadly and efficiently

ARTIFICIAL PROCESSES AND COMPOUNDS FOR BIOLOGICAL INTEGRATION

Metabolic technologies for medicine: create the bond between biological and engineered bodies

SMART SYSTEMS AND ROBOTS FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Use automation to assist human doctors with surgery, provide diagnostics and other applications

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND TREATMENTS FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

Develop personalized medicine through the use of data (digital medical society) and innovative processes

KEYWORDS

#Medtech #Biotech #SyntheticBiology #NeuroTechnologies #CancerTreatment #Robotics #BigData #Sensors #Prosthetics #Drugs #Microfluidics #Microbiome #3DVisualization #DataAnalytics #Bionics #Genomics #Wearapeutics #Implantables #A.I #3DPrinting #CorticalInterface #Immunology

INDUSTRY BY 

Assembling the Factory of the Future through new technologies and systems

ADAPTIVE, EVOLVING & SMART MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

Ressource efficient devices and tools for production lines. New interfaces for supply chain operators and customers

VIRTUAL ECOSYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRY

Cyber-physical ecosystem for industry (e.g. IoT, augmented reality, virtual reality, etc.)

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING FOR THE PHYSICAL SPACE

Physical machines, systems and infrastructures for industry (e.g. Robotics, 3D printing, etc.)

KEY PROCESSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMPETITIVE PLANTS

Environmental footprint, human labour reduction, supply chain safety and security, etc.

KEYWORDS

#SmartFactory #CyberFactory #ConnectedFactory #Robotics #3Dprinting #ArtificialIntelligence #FactoryoftheFuture #IntelligentManufacturing #E-factory #AugmentedReality #VirtualReality #Automation #IoT #MachineLearning #Sensors

NEW MATERIALS BY 

Advanced materials innovations to make products and processes more sustainable and efficient, or to create entirely new ones

SUSTAINABLE USE OF RESOURCES OR MATERIALS

Functionalized biomolecules, bioconversions, tuning properties of fluids, advanced separation technologies, advanced recovery techniques, recycling

ACCELERATED ENERGY TRANSITION THROUGH SMART MATERIALS

E-mobility, energy storage, heat management, solar, new battery chemistries, flow batteries, light-weighting solutions, composite materials, carbon-fiber based materials, carbon capture and usage

COATING AND PROCESSING IN INDUSTRY: HEALTH, WELLBEING, INFRASTRUCTURES, ETC.

자연치유, 다기능적 코팅, 소음감소, functionalized membranes, single use applications, 의학기기, 바이오 프로세싱, targeted/active 배송

MATERIALS ADAPTED TO THE MINIATURIZATION OF COMPONENTS

Nano-materials, nanoscale production, stimuli-responsive, thermo/electroactive materials, sensor materials, haptic feedback

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR INTENSIFIED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

In-silico discovery of materials, big data, sensing systems in industrial environment, inline process analytics, predictive maintenance, industrial water treatment, zero-waste processes

KEYWORDS

#Supramolecular #SelfAssembly #SelfHealing #Encapsulation #SmartMaterials #3DPrinting #Biopolymers #Surfactants #BioInspired #Biomaterials #Composites #CarbonFibers #Thermoset #Thermoplastic #HighPerformancePolymers #Nanomaterials #Piezoelectric #ElectroActive #RareEarths #Silica #SmartFabrics #Foams #SurfaceModification #Multifunctional #Membranes #Coatings

MOBILITY BY  

Improving transportation through new mobility solutions

NEW SOLUTIONS FOR SHARED MOBILITY AND COMMUTING EXPERIENCES

Inventing ways to lean towards shared mobility and better door-to-door traveller experience

CLEANER TRANSPORTATION MEANS AND USES

Developing ways for cleaner transportation, leveraging new forms of power retention and distribution

INVENTIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY

Breakthrough solutions for transportation

NEW CITY DYNAMISM: CONNECTIVITY, CONGESTION, LIVABILITY AND URBANIZATION

Building an optimized ecosystem to reduce traffic congestion, parking difficulties and improve megacities of the future

KEYWORDS

#IntelligentTransportSystems #Batteries #PowerSystems #NewEnergies #Electrification #On-demandMobility #ComputerVision #LocalGrids #Networks #Algorithms #Human-Machine #VTOL #ZeroEmissions #VerticalTakeoffandLanding #EV #ElectricVehicles #Drones #Pods #HybridSystems #Flyingcars #TNC #Self-DrivingCars #PersonalRapidTransit

AEROSPACE BY  

Master the Skies

SPACE EXPLORATION AND MINING

Exploring near-earth asteroid mining, interplanetary spaceflight, future space tourism, etc.

MANNED AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFTS

Drones/UAV technologies and dedicated air traffic management systems, onboard electronics and sensors, etc.

CIVIL & MILITARY AVIATION

On-board energy provision, storage, distribution and consumption. Quieter, cleaner and more economical engines, etc.

PERSONALIZED AIR TRAVEL

Bringing aerial transportation means to everyone (VTOL, flying cars, etc.)

KEYWORDS

#VTOL #FlyingCars #Drones #UAVs #AirTrafficManagement #Sensors #Electronics #Robotics #Spaceflight #Rocket #Launcher #SatelliteImaging #OrbitalPlacement #SpaceTourism #PersonalizedAircrafts #EnergyManagement #SharedMobility #Driverless #FlyingCar #Nano-satellites

HELLO TOMMOROW KOREA

CHALLENGE PRIZES

Prizes – Connections – Visibility

Hello Tomorrow Korea makes sure that all applicants benefit from the Challenge experience, while ensuring the creation of a Korean deep-tech ecosystem and connecting it with the rest of  the world.

For the best early-stage startup – Equity-free, to be claimed before the Paris Global Summit. – Powered by CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS, THE UK

Cambridge Consultants is a world leader in technology innovation and product and service development that enables clients to achieve radical change to their business. We specialise in translating technology and unmet needs into breakthrough products and services that are ready to make money for our clients.

What sets us apart is the speed with which we deliver. To enable us to deliver a continuous stream of rapid, radical innovations, we have developed a proprietary set of tools and processes that we use every day with our clients, including Hitachi, Asahi, Philips, and Iridium. These enable us to identify risk, consider technology options and plan the right project that gets to market fastest.

The first step in this process forms the prize we’re offering – we will prepare and deliver a one-day workshop worth 50,000 USD with the selected winner to help identify the fastest development path and key risks for their product or service. The workshop will be hosted by one of our skilled facilitators and will include up to 5 of our technology experts and consultants – these experts will be selected based upon their relevance to the winning company’s technology and market focus and needs. 1-2 weeks after the workshop, we will deliver a summary report with recommendations.

This will provide the winner with valuable insight and guidance as to how to make their idea real, how to maximise the value of their idea or how to get to launch as fast as possible.

For the best early-stage startup, to ensure they can attend the Global Summit – Equity free, no strings attached – Powered by CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS, THE UK

As further support for the Grand Prize winner, CAMBRIDGE CONSULTANTS will provide the Winning Startup with a $1,000USD Travel Allowance to be used towards flight tickets and accommodation to attend the Paris Global Summit.

TIMELINE

Milestones of the 2017 edition

APPLICATIONS OPEN
START OF THE INAUGURAL HELLO TOMORROW KOREA CHALLENGE, WITH AUTOMATIC ENTRY INTO THE 4TH EDITION OF THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Do you have a deep-tech startup or project that uses advanced technology to answer a societal or industrial challenge? Apply online for the Hello Tomorrow Korea and Hello Tomorrow Global Challenges 2017!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE HELLO TOMORROW KOREA, AND HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL CHALLENGES!

Be sure to submit your application on the online platform before June 1st at 11:59 CET if you want your project to be reviewed by our judges. As we receive a lot of applications and are on a tight schedule, we are unfortunately unable to offer extensions for application submissions.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING TO THE HELLO TOMORROW KOREA

Startups applying to compete only in the Korean Challenge will have till the 5th June to “Submit” their application. Be sure to submit your application on the online platform before June 5th at 11:59 CET if you want your project to be reviewed by our judges. As we receive a lot of applications and are on a tight schedule, we are unfortunately unable to offer extensions for application submissions.

PUBLICATION OF THE TOP 30 KOREAN STARTUPS
THE 30 BEST DEEP-TECH STARTUPS FROM THE KOREA CHALLENGE ARE REVEALED TO THE WORLD!

Hello Tomorrow Korea will publish its Korea list of the most promising deep-tech startups in collaboration with Hello Tomorrow Global our partners, including Chosun Ilbo. The top 30 startups from the Challenge are invited to attend the Hello Tomorrow Korea Conference on July 3rd and 4th, and will have the opportunity to interact with 100s of Korean and Global investors and potential partners.

PUBLICATION OF THE TOP 10 KOREAN STARTUPS
THE 10 BEST KOREAN DEEP-TECH STARTUPS FROM THE HELLO TOMORROW KOREA CHALLENGE ARE REVEALED TO THE WORLD!

Hello Tomorrow Korea will publish its Korea list of the 10 most promising deep-tech startups in collaboration with our partners, including ChosunIlbo. The top 10 startups from the Korea Challenge are invited to Pitch Onstage in front of a huge crowd of enablers, experts & influencers who attend the Hello Tomorrow Korea Conference on July 3rd and 4th.

PUBLICATION OF THE TOP 500
THE 500 BEST DEEP-TECH STARTUPS FROM THE CHALLENGE ARE REVEALED TO THE WORLD!

Hello Tomorrow will publish its global list of the most promising deep-tech startups in collaboration with our partners, including BNP Paribas. The top 500 startups from the Challenge are invited to attend the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit on October 26th and 27th, as well as the Investor Summit on October 25th to interact with 100+ investors.

HELLO TOMORROW KOREA CONFERENCE
WHERE YOU MEET THE ENABLERS WHO WILL TAKE YOUR TECHNOLOGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Pitch in front of a huge crowd of Korean and Global enablers, experts and influencers. Meet the most active industrial corporates looking for collaborations with innovative deep-tech projects, demo your product and meet an amazing crowd of peers at the premium, Hello Tomorrow Korea Conference!

ANNOUNCEMENT OF GLOBAL FINALISTS
THE STARTUPS THAT WILL TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT IN PARIS

On September 1st, Hello Tomorrow Global, Paris will announce the list of startups that will pitch on the main stage at the Global Summit. All other Top 500 startups selected will still have a chance to demo their product / project and pitch during live sessions over multiple stages of the event. The most outstanding and mature projects will be selected to present a keynote on the main stage as well, in front of 800 experts, industrials and top investors.

INVESTOR DAY
MEET WITH 100+ INVESTORS

The top 500 Global startups are invited to attend the Investor Summit in Paris which will feature 100+ investors, including top VCs that have already confirmed their participation (Atomico, Accel, Index, Lakestar, Flagship, Breakout Labs, Novo, Point Nine, Ecomachine Ventures, etc.). You will be able to plan up to fifteen 30 minute meetings during this full day dedicated to connecting with investors that are interested in your kind of product / project.

HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT
THE PINNACLE OF DEEP-TECH SUMMITS
WHERE YOU MEET THE ENABLERS WHO WILL TAKE YOUR TECHNOLOGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Pitch in front of a huge crowd of experts and influencers, meet the most active industrial corporates looking for collaborations with innovative deep-tech projects, demo your product and meet an amazing crowd of peers at the exclusive, invite-only Hello Tomorrow Global Summit!

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Am I eligible to apply? 

Hello Tomorrow Korea aims to empower ALL deep-tech projects Korean based or founded. We therefore have set up the broadest, yet fairest, rules for projects in all stages of development.

YOUR PROJECT IS FOUNDED / INCORPORATED IN KOREA OR HAS AT LEAST 50% OF ITS OPERATIONS IN KOREA.

Some projects / startups are incorporated outside of Korea, Delaware for example, but are Korean founded with most of its operations in Korea. In other cases, R&D centers are located, for example in India, with much operations outside Korea, but the company is Korean Founded and registered. If you are uncertain, you can still apply and we will consider you fairly. Foreign founded projects with at least 50% of its operations or R&D in Korea, will also qualify. IMPORTANT: If your project does not meet “this criteria point”, then you may still apply if the below criteria are met. However, in this case you will only qualify for the “Global Challenge” and not the “Korea Challenge”.

YOUR PROJECT IS IN ITS EARLY-STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT (SEED OR SERIES A)

We also accept projects that are about to be spinned-out from academic labs as long as they have a strong proof of concept

YOUR PROJECT IS BASED ON A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY, AN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, A COMPLEX ENGINEERING PROCESS OR AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF AN EXISTING TECHNOLOGY

YOUR PROJECT COULD SOLVE AN INDUSTRIAL, SOCIETAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL UNMET NEED OR CREATE A NEW MARKET

YOU HAVE A PROOF OF CONCEPT OR AND SCIENTIFIC VALIDATION

YOUR ARE A TEAM OF AT LEAST 2 WORKING ON THE PROJECT

TOP 30 STARTUPS OF DEEP-TECH CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th edition 

GLOBAL CHALLENGE, PARIS

TO HELP ADVANCED-TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

HTG
ECOSYSTEM

PARTNERS

HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL, PARIS

 STARTUP CHALLENGE TRACKS

We select the 50 best startups in 10 industries

All Hello Tomorrow Korea Challenge start-ups only need to apply once, and are automatically fast-tracked into the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge.

From 4000 Applicants Globally, we select the 50 best start-ups

DATA & AI BY 

Moving into the next era of computerization, artificial intelligence and digitalization

EFFICIENT BIG DATA STORAGE AND PROCESSING

Improving big data applications through enhanced algorithms, better data processing, or optimized storage

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: NEW MODELS AND APPLICATIONS

Defining the future of cognitive sciences with models (e.g. data treatment techniques) and applications (e.g. robotics, automation)

DATA COLLECTION, VISUALIZATION AND USE

Inventing new ways to collect, visualize and use data

IOT AND UBIQUITOUS SENSING

Creating a sensorized world and ways to interact with and within this world (e.g. real time imaging, connected environment etc.)

APPLICATION IN TRANSVERSAL FIELDS

Finance (fintech), insurance (insurtech), education (edtech), communities at risk, decentralization (blockchain) etc.

KEYWORDS

#A.I #BigData #Processing #E-finance #Computerization #Digitalization #PredictiveAnalytics #NLP #Robotics #CognitiveComputing #Edtech #Fintech #Insurtech #Blockchain #QuantumComputing #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #OpenData #DataTreatment #AutonomousVehicles #Cloud

ENERGY TRANSITION BY 

Finding new ways to produce, store, share and consume energy

GRID PARITY: CHEAPER AND MORE RELIABLE RENEWABLES

Competitive power generation, including renewables and new forms of energy generation

EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE OPERATIONS

Reveal consumption flexibility: responsive and efficient energy consumption, from operational flexibility to supply chain optimisation

DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT

Adapt and value consumption flexibility to accommodate intermittent electricity supply

RESILIENT ENERGY VECTORS FOR STORAGE

Daily or seasonal resilient storage solutions: empowering new forms of energy storage

SHARING LOCAL ENERGY AND IMPLEMENTING SMART GRIDS

Micro-grids and personalized energy solutions for a decentralized power generation

KEYWORDS

#Solar #Wind #Geothermal #Hydropower #Bioenergies #RenewableEnergy #OceanPower #Nuclear #Storage #Air #Hydrogen #Geothermy #MicroGrids #Energy #PowerGeneration #Batteries #Miniaturization #Renewables #EnergyStorage #SolarPV

ENVIRONMENT BY 

Improving our relationship with the environment through air, water and waste management

IMPROVE AIR QUALITY THROUGH MONITORING & ADAPTIVE SOLUTIONS

Improve air quality in both indoor and outdoor surroundings, on either a local or global scale.

MANAGE WATER RESOURCES EFFICIENTLY

Use tailored connectivity solutions to monitor water quality and reduce water consumption

INVENTIVE FORMS OF WATER TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

Inventing new ways to treat water (e.g. desalination, carbon filtering, water ecosystems, etc.). Innovative solutions for clean water access in developing countries

GENERAL AND ORGANIC WASTE VALORIZATION

New forms of waste management and valorization for a circular economy and a sustainable future

SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN MAN AND NATURE: INNOVATIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE BALANCE

Preventive and curative solutions for fighting natural disasters and improving symbiosis between humans and the natural world.

KEYWORDS

#EnvironmentalEngineering #Data #Sensors #EffluentMonitoring #WaterSanitation #Desalination #BrineManagement #Waterwaste #Detection #Treatment #WaterCleaning #AlgalBloom #Compost #Biogas #Biofuel #BacterialResistance #GHG #TotalAirManagement #Biocarbon #ReverseDeforestation

FOOD & AGRICULTURE BY 

Beat hunger and eat better while managing the Earth’s ressources

NEW FORMS OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING

Systems, processes and infrastructure to meet growing needs and habits

CONSUMER-FOCUSED HABITS AND SERVICES

Innovating throughout the consumer value chain (from local farming to healthy eating)

REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FOOD PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION

Environmentally-friendly agriculture (e.g. livestock footprint reduction, crop production, etc.)

FOOD SAFETY AND TRACEABILITY

Increase food safety and traceability for all populations (e.g. anti-counterfeiting, smarter expiry dates, etc.)

SMARTER AGRICULTURE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Better management of the production cycle: manuring future soils, precision agriculture, etc.

KEYWORDS

#R&D #SmartFarming #UrbanAgriculture #VerticalFarms #DroneMonitoring #Seeds #FoodChain #CropProduction #Anti-counterfeiting #ExpiryDate #Planting #Harvesting #VerticalFarming #Agroecology #Agro-foresty #ConservationAgriculture #FoodSecurity #GHGemissions

WELLBEING BY 

Innovative materials, devices & systems for personal care and beauty

MEASURE AND CONTROL THE EFFECTS OF TIME, ENVIRONMENT & STRESSORS

On appearance, state of mind and human senses

ENHANCE APPEARANCE, IMPROVE EMOTIONAL/AFFECTIVE OR PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Through transformative and sensing technologies

EXPLORE THE POWER OF NATURE (BACTERIA, PLANTS…)

For beauty and wellbeing applications

ADAPTED INNOVATIONS 

For the young, middle-aged and elderly people

KEYWORDS

#IoT #SmartMaterials #Sensors #Nanotechnology #E-skins #Imaging #BigData #3DPrinting #3DScanning #Optics #Senescence #Nature-Tech #PreventativeHealth #A.I #CRISPR #Neurosignaling #EmotionalIntelligence #EmotionalWellbeing #LabOnaChip #Beauty #SmartCosmetics #Wellbeing

HEALTHCARE BY 

Biotech and medtech to improve the future of healhtcare

DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR TARGETED DIAGNOSTICS

Cure diseases through targeted diagnostic devices and systems

EFFICIENT AND LESS INVASIVE DRUGS 

Research and development for new drugs that can be taken more easily, broadly and efficiently

ARTIFICIAL PROCESSES AND COMPOUNDS FOR BIOLOGICAL INTEGRATION

Metabolic technologies for medicine: create the bond between biological and engineered bodies

SMART SYSTEMS AND ROBOTS FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Use automation to assist human doctors with surgery, provide diagnostics and other applications

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND TREATMENTS FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

Develop personalized medicine through the use of data (digital medical society) and innovative processes

KEYWORDS

#Medtech #Biotech #SyntheticBiology #NeuroTechnologies #CancerTreatment #Robotics #BigData #Sensors #Prosthetics #Drugs #Microfluidics #Microbiome #3DVisualization #DataAnalytics #Bionics #Genomics #Wearapeutics #Implantables #A.I #3DPrinting #CorticalInterface #Immunology

INDUSTRY 4.0 BY 

Assembling the Factory of the Future through new technologies and systems

ADAPTIVE, EVOLVING & SMART MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

Ressource efficient devices and tools for production lines. New interfaces for supply chain operators and customers

VIRTUAL ECOSYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRY

Cyber-physical ecosystem for industry (e.g. IoT, augmented reality, virtual reality, etc.)

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING FOR THE PHYSICAL SPACE

Physical machines, systems and infrastructures for industry (e.g. Robotics, 3D printing, etc.)

KEY PROCESSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMPETITIVE PLANTS

Environmental footprint, human labour reduction, supply chain safety and security, etc.

KEYWORDS

#SmartFactory #CyberFactory #ConnectedFactory #Robotics #3Dprinting #ArtificialIntelligence #FactoryoftheFuture #IntelligentManufacturing #E-factory #AugmentedReality #VirtualReality #Automation #IoT #MachineLearning #Sensors

NEW MATERIALS BY 

Advanced materials innovations to make products and processes more sustainable and efficient, or to create entirely new ones

SUSTAINABLE USE OF RESOURCES OR MATERIALS

Functionalized biomolecules, bioconversions, tuning properties of fluids, advanced separation technologies, advanced recovery techniques, recycling

ACCELERATED ENERGY TRANSITION THROUGH SMART MATERIALS

E-mobility, energy storage, heat management, solar, new battery chemistries, flow batteries, light-weighting solutions, composite materials, carbon-fiber based materials, carbon capture and usage

COATING AND PROCESSING IN INDUSTRY: HEALTH, WELLBEING, INFRASTRUCTURES, ETC.

Self-healing, multi-functional coatings, noise reduction, functionalized membranes, single use applications, medical devices, bioprocessing, targeted/active delivery

MATERIALS ADAPTED TO THE MINIATURIZATION OF COMPONENTS

Nano-materials, nanoscale production, stimuli-responsive, thermo/electroactive materials, sensor materials, haptic feedback

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS FOR INTENSIFIED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

In-silico discovery of materials, big data, sensing systems in industrial environment, inline process analytics, predictive maintenance, industrial water treatment, zero-waste processes

KEYWORDS

#Supramolecular #SelfAssembly #SelfHealing #Encapsulation #SmartMaterials #3DPrinting #Biopolymers #Surfactants #BioInspired #Biomaterials #Composites #CarbonFibers #Thermoset #Thermoplastic #HighPerformancePolymers #Nanomaterials #Piezoelectric #ElectroActive #RareEarths #Silica #SmartFabrics #Foams #SurfaceModification #Multifunctional #Membranes #Coatings

MOBILITY BY  

Improving transportation through new mobility solutions

NEW SOLUTIONS FOR SHARED MOBILITY AND COMMUTING EXPERIENCES

Inventing ways to lean towards shared mobility and better door-to-door traveller experience

CLEANER TRANSPORTATION MEANS AND USES

Developing ways for cleaner transportation, leveraging new forms of power retention and distribution

INVENTIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY

Breakthrough solutions for transportation

NEW CITY DYNAMISM: CONNECTIVITY, CONGESTION, LIVABILITY AND URBANIZATION

Building an optimized ecosystem to reduce traffic congestion, parking difficulties and improve megacities of the future

KEYWORDS

#IntelligentTransportSystems #Batteries #PowerSystems #NewEnergies #Electrification #On-demandMobility #ComputerVision #LocalGrids #Networks #Algorithms #Human-Machine #VTOL #ZeroEmissions #VerticalTakeoffandLanding #EV #ElectricVehicles #Drones #Pods #HybridSystems #Flyingcars #TNC #Self-DrivingCars #PersonalRapidTransit

AEROSPACE BY  

Master the Skies

SPACE EXPLORATION AND MINING

Exploring near-earth asteroid mining, interplanetary spaceflight, future space tourism, etc.

MANNED AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFTS

Drones/UAV technologies and dedicated air traffic management systems, onboard electronics and sensors, etc.

CIVIL & MILITARY AVIATION

On-board energy provision, storage, distribution and consumption. Quieter, cleaner and more economical engines, etc.

PERSONALIZED AIR TRAVEL

Bringing aerial transportation means to everyone (VTOL, flying cars, etc.)

KEYWORDS

#VTOL #FlyingCars #Drones #UAVs #AirTrafficManagement #Sensors #Electronics #Robotics #Spaceflight #Rocket #Launcher #SatelliteImaging #OrbitalPlacement #SpaceTourism #PersonalizedAircrafts #EnergyManagement #SharedMobility #Driverless #FlyingCar #Nano-satellites

HELLO TOMMOROW GLOBAL, PARIS

CHALLENGE PRIZES

Funds – Connections – Visibility 

Hello Tomorrow makes sure that all applicants benefit from the Challenge experience, while ensuring the creation of a global deep-tech ecosystem across the world.

ONE €100K GRAND PRIZE

For the best early-stage startup – Equity-free, no strings attached – Powered by BNP Paribas

TEN €15K TRACK PRIZES

For the best early-stage startup in each track – Equity free, no strings attached – Powered by our track partners

TEN KEYNOTES ON THE MAIN STAGE OF THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT

For the best series A Startups, to follow the path of Hello Tomorrow speakers (e.g. Michael Bloomberg, Demis Hassabis, CTO of NASA, etc.)

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW INVESTOR DAY – OCTOBER 25TH

For the best 50 startups of each track – A full day of one-on-one meetings with more than 200 leading international investors – Seed & Series A – Atomico, Sofinnova, Accel, Index, Lakestar, Flagship, Breakout Labs, Novo, Point Nine, Ecomachine Ventures

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL SUMMIT – OCTOBER 26TH & 27TH

Schedule meetings with hundreds of C-level industrial leaders – Showcase your product in a dedicated room – Pitch in front of a curated audience

MEETINGS, ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS WITH INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

WORLDWIDE PUBLICATION OF A GLOBAL TOP 500 DEEP-TECH STARTUP LIST

HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL, PARIS

INVESTOR DAY

One full day to connect with 300 investors

Top 500 startups are invited to join the exclusive investor day to meet with the leading seed and early-stage VCs.

HELLO  TOMORROW GLOBAL, PARIS

JURY MEMBERS

Get hand-picked by the best

Hello Tomorrow has set up an international and interdisciplinary committee of leading scientists, industrial specialists, successful deep-tech entrepreneurs and renowned VC, to select the best startups in each industry track.

Geoffrey Von Maltzhan

PARTNER

FLAGSHIP PIONEERING

Nathaniel David

VENTURE PARTNER

ARCH VENTURES

Obi Felten

MOONSHOTS

X (FORMER GOOGLE [X])

Ilian Iliev

 MANAGING PARTNER

ECOMACHINE VENTURES

Christine Gould

HEAD OF INNOVATION

SYNGENTA

Olivier Oullier

HEAD OF GLOBAL HEALTHCARE STRATEGY

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Hemai Parthasarathy

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

BREAKOUT LABS

Arnault Gournac

INNOVATION DIRECTOR

CARREFOUR

Sophie Heller

COO, RETAIL BANKING & SERVICES

BNP PARIBAS

Ulrich Betz

INNOVATION DIRECTOR

MERCK

Gilles Colas des Francs

HEAD OF INCUBATOR PROGRAM

MICHELIN

Emmanuelle Coutenceau

INVESTMENT DIRECTOR 

NOVO SEEDS

Romain Lavault

GENERAL PARTNER

PARTECH VENTURES

HELLO TOMORROW GLOBAL, PARIS

PREVIOUS FINALISTS

Raised more than $120M

Take these amazing entrepreneurs as examples of what can be achieved through the Hello Tomorrow Challenge.

“The Hello Tomorrow Challenge gave us the unique opportunity to interact with start-ups from all over the world as well as with top-level investors and corporate companies. I would highly recommend the competition to any start-up wanting to go global!”
CEO, Novagray – 2016 Healthcare Winner

G-THERAPEUTICS SWITZERLAND

Implant therapy to make paralyzed people walk again

2014 Grand Prize Winner

Hello Tomorrow was one of the best things that happened to us

GREGOIRE COURTINE, PRESIDENT

Raised €35M after the Global Summit

BIOCARBON ENGINEERING UK

Mass reforestation using automated drones

2015 Grand Prize Winner

We found our lead investor at the Global Summit

LAUREN FLETCHER, CEO

Undisclosed investment from Parrot after the Summit

LILIUM AVIATION GERMANY

Solar Vertical Take-off and Landing aircrafts

2016 Grand Prize Winner

The only event, which really helps deep-tech start-ups

PATRICK NATHEN, CEO

Raised €10M after the Global Summit