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Discovering startups is easy

23 / 5 / 2024

The EPO unveiled the 'Deep Tech Finder' in October of last year. This free and online tool allows deep tech companies, researchers, and investors to easily discover European startups that have filed patent applications with the European Patent Office (EPO) and are ripe for investment. The focus of this tool is on companies with significant potential to introduce groundbreaking technologies to the European market.

As of May 2024, there are 8320 startups in the database, categorized into more than thirty industry segments and over fifty technology fields.


The latest enhancements to the Deep Tech Finder provide users with enhanced access to crucial funding and patent information on European deep tech startups:

— Search results can be filtered by specific industry and technology criteria, displayed either as a list or on a map.

— The patent portfolios of selected startups clearly indicate the status of each patent application, including whether a Unitary Patent has been granted.

— Users can easily export results with a single download using a CSV file.

This tool is a valuable resource for potential investors, startup representatives, and industry professionals seeking to stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in the market. It underscores the growing significance of industrial and intellectual property rights for emerging technology companies.

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