Femmes dans la deeptech (Les)
Deeptech, au coeur des innovations de rupture
The third episode looks at the gender issue in deep tech start-ups. While research-based start-ups are multiplying and becoming increasingly important in the French economic landscape, the percentage of women at the head of these companies remains very low. Today, less than 2% of robotics start-ups and less than 3% of AI start-ups are founded by women. While parity is higher at the research stage, with many young women researchers, the gap increases when you get to positions of authority. How can we shatter the glass ceiling to get more women involved in the creation of the world of tomorrow?
For Martina Knoop, head of the CNRS parity and equality committee, this situation can be attributed to the lack of dedicated support for women in entrepreneurship. Anais Barut, president and co-founder of DAMAE Médical, a deep tech start-up in the health sector, also agrees. Specialising in dermatology, this start-up has developed a device that detects skin cancer without a biopsy.
Ane Aanesland is the CEO and co-founder of ThrustMe, a start-up specialising in the design of economically and environmentally sustainable miniature satellite propulsion systems.