AMSTERDAM EUROPEAN DEEP TECH FORUM 2024​ - European Champions Alliance
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| September 26th 2024, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

A unique occasion to meet and exchange with the vibrant Dutch high-tech ecosystem, extend European cooperation and foster the emergence of European tech leaders.


Empower. Innovate. Collaborate.

Join us for a pivotal day where Europe’s tech community converges to shape a future defined by innovation, collaboration, and strategic foresight, all while advancing the crucial agenda of European technology sovereignty.
Connect with leaders, visionaries, and changemakers shaping our digital future.

European Innovation Hub

Join Europe's top tech innovators at the Amsterdam European Deep Tech Forum 2024. Engage in collaborative sessions, interactive workshops, and premier networking opportunities.



The Amsterdam European Deep Tech Forum 2024 spotlights three key areas driving Europe's tech future: Networking, Bridge-Building, and Strategizing. These are crucial for advancing technology and maintaining Europe's global competitiveness.


Gather high-tech suppliers, CxOs, investors, academics, and public institution representatives to enhance visibility and foster connections.


Develop the connections between the Dutch ecosystem and its counterparts from other parts of Europe, namely France, Benelux and DACH.


Identify positive levers for rapid, sustainable international growth based on European values, and design initiatives to lead the way.

Plenary session

How to keep successful scale up’s European as they grow?

A red thread

How to foster Dutch-French cooperations involving research, academics, Start-ups and Scale-ups?

Interactive Workshops

Interactive workshops will foster the creation of deep connections.

Networking Opportunities

Engage with industry leaders exclusive networking sessions.

Dive Into the Schedule

The Amsterdam European Deep Tech Forum 2024 is packed with a full day of insightful sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities designed to inspire and engage participants.


Welcome coffee & get together

  • ECA welcome words
  • French Ambassador HE François Alabrune

14:00 - 15.30

Plenary session

How to keep successful Scale-ups European as they grow?

  • Eddy Boot, Director | dcypher
  • Delphine Bos, Co-President | La French Tech
  • Emmarique Delahaije, Investment Manager | KPN Ventures
  • Sarah Jane Mellor, Representative | Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN) – MODERATOR

15.30 - 16:00

Coffee Break & networking

16.00 - 17:30

Parallel workshops

  • Olivier Blazy, Professor | École Polytechnique
  • Octavia de Weerdt, General Director | NBIP
  • Dr. Mark van Staalduinen, Managing Director | CFLW Cyber Strategies
  • Harold Weffers, Program Manager & Coordinator | Technical University
  • Cody Barrow, CEO | EclecticIQ
  • Michiel Steltman, Managing Director | DINL
  • Dominique Tessier, Cybersecurity Lead | ECA – MODERATOR


How to make it an element of business excellence, in specific domains such as port management ? – how to foster international cooperation associating Research centers and private sector :


detect scale-ups able to become an European Champion – set the scene for the development of cyber European leaders – set up concrete NL-FR initiatives. Explore an extended partnership frame between Universities on cybersecurity research and high level cursus, and on cooperation with young innovative companies. 


  • Dimitri van Esch | CEO | Quantum Gateway Amsterdam
  • Théau Peronnin, CEO & Co-founder | Alice & Bob
  • Prof. Christian Schaffner, Director | QuSoft and Chairman | QuantumAmsterdam


public policy recommendations, including the one on « NL + FR Hub Research & Post Graduate Education » and program to foster spin offs – provoke a « maturity shock » for this industry – set-up new NL-FR initiatives and also, if possible, connections with the French program PROQCIMA.

17.30 - 17:45

Wrap up & conclusions

17.45 - 18:30

Cocktail & networking

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Location & Date

Mark your calendar for a day of insight, innovation, and networking.

AMSTERDAM SCIENCE PARK | Amsterdam, Netherlands