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Deep Tech Forum 2024: The future of Robotics, Autonomous and AI (RAAI) in Manufacturing


Deep Tech Forum will convene the world’s leading deep tech startup ecosystem of founders, startups, investors and supporting communities to address the barriers to growth and success. Deep Tech Forum’s inaugural year, 2024, will feature “RAAI in Manufacturing,” where RAAI stands for Robotics, Automation and AI, and will be held in January in three North American cities – Toronto, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and New York City, New York – known for their industrial backgrounds and emerging tech startup ecosystems beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.
To connect to the world’s leading manufacturing companies with deep tech startups, the Deep Tech Forum will take place in March 2024 in Kyoto, a Japanese city known for its historical heritage as well as global manufacturing companies.

Featured Speaker:

Duncan Turner, General Partner of SOSV & Managing Director of HAXHAX is the first startup accelerator focused on hardtech. It was first founded in Shenzhen, China but SOSV, its parent, announced they selected Newark, NJ as its U.S. headquarters.

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs and early stage startups in the deep tech industries, especially robotics, automation and autonomous technologies and AI being encouraged.
  • Startup ecosystem partners, such as investors, accelerators and local businesses interested to get connected to future customers, investors, suppliers and supply-chain partners, and sales outlets.
  • Corporates working on “open innovation” activities to collaborate with startups.

Event schedule (Details TBC):

  • 9:00am ~ 9:45am: Doors open/Breakfast
  • 9:45am ~ 10:30am: Keynote by Duncan Turner, General Partner of SOSV & Managing Director of HAX
  • 10:30am ~ 11:15am: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 11:15am ~ 12:00 noon: Networking and Demos


  • Organized by: Monozukuri Ventures, a deep tech seed investor in North America and Japan
  • Venue Sponsor: IndieBio NY and SOSV (location to be disclosed upon registration)
  • Supported by: Urban-X by BMW Mini
  • Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact us!

Deep Tech Forum 2024:
This series of events will be held in three North American cities and Kyoto, Japan. You’re welcome to join us at multiple locations.

  • Jan 15th in Toronto (Canada): Event page 
  • Jan 17th in Pittsburgh (US): Event page
  • Jan 19th in New York City (US): Event page
  • Mar 7th & 8th in Kyoto (Japan): Event page (TBA)