Deep-Tech Fellowship

Your gateway to Innovation Career & Impact Commercialisation!


Deep-Tech Fellowship – Building the Next Generation of Deep-Tech Professionals & Impact Commercialisation

Are you solving problems embedded in deep scientific research or complex engineering problems? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience at a deep-tech startup?

Who is this program for?

    • Researchers or Founders of deep tech startups. You need not be a registered company to be part of this program
    • Students/Professionals who are keen to explore their career in Deep-tech startups or work closely with academia. Due to high demand of the program, priority is for industry professionals, MBAs and/or high caliber students/graduates.

Format: 6 weeks Remote. 


  • Have Impact Memo (Business Case) ready
  • Understanding of Impact Commercialisation from industry professionals. Topics include market and industry analysis, value creation, ecosystem mapping, funding pathways, risk analysis, technical feasibility and viability analysis and customer validation
  • Mentorship and Fellowship- part of Illume Venture Builder Community for future opportunities

Pathways post program:

  • For students/professionals: Career in startups or investments
  • For founders: pre-seed or seed funding

Other Benefits:

  • Be part of Illume Venture Builder Community to find collaboration opportunities

What’s involved?

  • Deep-Tech founder/research is paired with professional throughout the program. Be available for the duration of the program (i.e 6 weeks). Weekly 1-2 hours with the company/researchers for research.  Weekly session at the Foundation (every Monday mid-day). All done remotely.


  • $500 (This fee has been subsidised from $5500 through our Philanthropic Initiative #UnlockingInnovationforImpact)
Application Process: 
  • Apply via Application Form below
  • Start your fellowship

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