Deeptech draws on the region’s historic strengths in aerospace engineering, chip design and data management.
AI: Very notably, Graphcore has raised £544m in equity investment for their AI infrastructure tools, to scale their processor optimised for machine-learning task.
Quantum: The University of Bristol is a centre of excellence in Quantum. Since 2016, 31 new companies have been created and over £60 million has been dedicated to developing the industry in the region.
Robotics : Bristol Robotics lab is one of the largest robotics research hubs in Europe. Robotics startups include the incredibly impressive Open Bionics, Reach Industries and Perceptual Robotics amongst others.
Biotech: University of Bristol spinout Ziylo was acquired for around £630m, and its founder Harry Destecroix has since set up the Science Creates VC fund as well as 2 Bristol-based DeepTech incubators.