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Program guide

Learn more about what the Deep Tech Validation Lab has to offer and whether it’s the right fit for you. Leave your name and email so we can send you the program guide.

Since 2005 we have built a broad portfolio of startups in Deep Technologies including Nanotech, AgriTech, Off Shore industry solutions, and Mobility. Since then we successfully supported 200+ Deep Tech startups developing everything from high-tech scoot mobiles to inkless printers, that most of all solve real-life problems and make an impact in the world. 

The Deep Tech Validation Lab is open for all complex technology startups, from CleanTech to Robotics, and from Aviation to NanoTech. With this program we support entrepreneurs who build complex products in challenging markets, often with a run-up time, long development trajectories, and expensive prototyping involved. 

By participating in the Validation Lab, you acquire the right skills, receive an extensive toolset, and start tackling the biggest challenges you’ll face during the whole lifecycle of your startup. Joining the program allows you to validate your business idea, talking to many customers, and find your Problem-Solution Fit, whilst learning about different aspects of your business, e.g. legal, funding, and team.


Application deadline 06-01-2021
Selection day 13-01-2021
Start date 26-01-2021
End date 07-04-2021


A 10-week part time program to find your problem-solution fit and talk to 100+ potential customers. In this pressure cooker, you will find your problem-solution fit and get access to our broad ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and launching customers.

For who

We exclusively support tech startups with game-changing technology. We are looking for ambitious teams with at least two committed co-founders.


We understand what you are going through – long development processes, expensive prototyping, run-up time, etcetera. Our program is suitable for your complex technology ideas. With support from our ecosystem, your idea will be able to become a successful business

YES!Delft really feels like the best place to be settled as a tech-based startup. In between the TU Delft and many other great facilities and companies this really is the place to launch your business to become a leading firm in the industry

As an entrepreneur I recognise many of the challenges that these startups face. I find it very inspiring to share my experience and helping these startups become successful entrepreneurs, It feels great being part of the YES!Delft ecosystem!

Julian Jagtenberg

Co-Founder SOMNOX


Deep Tech Validation Lab Mentor


Meet our dedicated Deep Tech mentors that help your startup thrive

Bart Welten YES!Delft


Application deadline 06-01-2021
Selection day 13-01-2021
Start date 26-01-2021
End date 07-04-2021


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