Toronto, ON (Canada)

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:

Thomas Park, Lead Partner of Deep Tech Venture Fund, BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada): The BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund is Canada’s largest VC fund ($200 million) dedicated to deep tech.

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/reception welcome drinks
  • 4:00pm ~ 4:45pm: Keynote by Thomas Park, Lead Partner, BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund
  • 4:45pm ~ 5:30pm: Corporate Presentations & Entrepreneurs Elevator Pitches
  • 5:30pm ~ 7:00pm: Networking with finger food/drinks (sponsored by co-host Torys LLP)


  • Organized by: Monozukuri Ventures, a deep tech seed investor in North America and Japan
  • Co-host: Torys LLP is an international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax. Torys is known for its sophisticated counsel, best-in-class client service and the most cohesive cross-border team in the market. Torys works closely with players across the emerging companies ecosystem. Whether on standalone projects or ongoing assignments, we support early- to late-stage technology growth companies in all aspects of the creation, acquisition and commercialization of their business. Japanese companies interested in doing business with startups in both Canada and the U.S. can count on legal services provided in Japanese.
  • Supported by: UTEST (University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology Program), DMZventureLAB


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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)