EIB report: Access to funding and talent are main challenges for small deep tech companies in EU

Study finds Europe's deep tech startups in the 4IR space lag their US counterparts in the number of international patent applications. More investment and the new Unitary Patent could help.
EIB report: Access to funding and talent are main challenges for small deep tech companies in EU

A joint study released today by the European Investment Bank and European Patent Office says small deep tech businesses in the EU in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution are facing financing, collaboration, and talent hurdles.

"From the internet of things to cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence, innovations in smart connected technologies are disrupting the status quo at accelerating rates across the globe," European Patent Office president António Campinos said.

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