Despite its potential and the recent rise of the term, deep tech remains a 'black box' for both practitioners (i.e. traditional investors who associate deep tech with high risks, long gestation periods, and uncertainty of their development paths), but also for IS and management scholars who have lagged in assimilating what deep tech is and the innovation processes producing deep tech. Scholarly literature defining deep tech and exploring its challenges and opportunities is scant, at best.
To respond to the increasing need to fundamentally understand deep tech, this PDW sets out to establish a shared understanding of the unique nature of deep technologies and to shed light on its implications to innovation and entrepreneurship. The goal of the PDW is to help to build strong research in such topics within IS, which inspires and informs other related management disciplines.
The PDW will start with a panel discussion among IS scholars with interests in deep tech from different perspectives in IS and an accomplished deep tech entrepreneur and startup advisor. The panel members are:
The PDW will take place in the week of December 12-15, 2021. Given the pandemic, this year ICIS 2021 – and thus this PDW- will be delivered in a hybrid format.
To participate in the Professional Development Workshop, please read up on the PDW in the document attached.Applications have to be submitted to Laia Pujol Priego email@example.com before October 31st, 2021 (Application deadline). Submitted short paper drafts will be peer-reviewed by the PDW organizers and decisions about acceptance will be communicated until November 15th.The Workshop Organizers are looking forward to hopefully seeing you in Austin (Texas) or online in December.Best wishes,
Angelo Romasanta, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School
Laia Pujol Priego, IESE Business School, University of Navarra
Jonathan Wareham, Ramon Llull University, ESADE Business School
Hannes Rothe, ICN Business School