DeepTechU Conference 2022

May 3, 2022

May 5, 2022

9:30 am To 4:30 pm

Online: CT (USA)


Event Description

DeepTechU is the largest, all-virtual venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation in the greater Midwest.

DeepTechU is the largest, all-virtual venture conference showcasing deep tech innovations from Big Ten Schools, Research Universities, and National Labs located in the greater Midwest. Last year’s inaugural DeepTechU Conference attracted more than 1,000 investors, deep tech entrepreneurs, and partners from both academia and industry.

Taking place May 3-5, 2022, this year’s three-day, all-virtual conference will feature multiple panels and keynotes, and showcase pitches from 50 companies in the following industry tracks: energy, hardware/software (including quantum companies from Duality, the nation’s first accelerator program exclusively for innovative quantum startups), industrial, life sciences, physical science and sustainability:


  • Accelerate Wind
  • C-Motive Technologies.
  • Eonix Energy
  • Influit Energy
  • Margik
  • Resynergi
  • Stemloop
  • Stoicheia
  • Virtus Solis Technologies


  • 10xAR
  • Axion Technologies
  • CoinFX
  • DynamiQ
  • Fertility Basics
  • GhostWave
  • Great Lakes Crystal Technologies
  • Lismikro
  • memQ
  • Ohmic
  • qBraid
  • QuantCAD
  • Quantopticon
  • Simsi


  • Lakril Technologies
  • MFNS Tech
  • Titan Bioworks

Life Sciences:

  • 4SR Biosciences
  • Alnair Therapeutics
  • Amplified Sciences
  • Anapneo Therapeutics
  • Cayuga Biotech
  • Ciscovery Bio
  • Cogen Bioscience
  • Concilio
  • Confluence Pharmaceuticals
  • Dimension Inx
  • FLOW Medical
  • HeioThera
  • INOFFA Therapeutics
  • Inomagen Therapeutics
  • Novilytic
  • NovoClade
  • OrisDX
  • Prenosis
  • Sensona
  • Sparsity
  • Vascugen

Physical Science / Sustainability:


Since DeepTechU is fully virtual, you can Zoom in for individual sessions and/or pitches from the comfort of your own home or office — or even watch everything live across all three days! Visit the website ( for the full schedule, information on speakers and panelists, and timeslots for presenting companies.

DeepTechU is organized by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which has a more than 25-year successful track record applying world-class business expertise from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to bring new ideas and groundbreaking innovations to market.

The conference is presented in collaboration with Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Innovation Partnerships at the University of Michigan, The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio State University, Purdue University, Northwestern University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

This year’s conference is sponsored by World Business Chicago.

NOTE: After registering all links to join will be emailed to you via Eventbrite. Please check your SPAM folder for this email from EventBrite.



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Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

About the Organizers

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation drives the creation of new businesses and partnerships at the University of Chicago and across the world. As the leading expert in venture creation and the dedicated resource for UChicago’s global community, the Polsky Center advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and accelerates the path to market for groundbreaking ideas. Through education, resources, and programs, the Polsky Center commercializes discoveries, partners with companies, and attracts venture capital. By igniting a spirit of innovation and fostering connections that extend across the University, city, region and world, the Polsky Center enables more ideas to have a meaningful impact on society. Learn more at

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