Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

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:

Kevin Dowling, Managing Director of the Robotics Factory and Hardware, Innovation WorksRobotics Factory is a startup accelerator who creates, accelerates and helps scale robotics startups in the Pittsburgh region.

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 (TBC):

  • 3:00pm ~ 4:00pm: Doors open/registration
  • 4:00pm ~ 4:30pm: Keynote by Kevin Dowling, Managing Director of Robotics Factory, Innovation Works
  • 4:30pm ~ 5:15pm: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 5:15pm ~ 6:00pm: Deep Tech Panel by Ilana Diamond, Managing Partner at 412 Venture Fund (other panelists TBA)
  • 6:00pm ~ 7:00pm: Networking with finger food/drinks 


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)