Partner & Associate Director
John Paschkewitz joined Boston Consulting Group in 2021 as part of the Technology Advantage practice. He is a core member of BCG's Deep Tech Mission research initiative, helping shape and grow the initiative as it activates the deep tech ecosystem behind building and launching new ventures using technology breakthroughs, particularly for sustainable growth. John is interested in preventing disruption from the convergence of emerging technologies such as AI, advanced materials, synthetic biology, additive manufacturing, and quantum computing, while unlocking business value and growth.
Before joining the firm, John was a Program Manager at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and prior to that, a Research Area Manager at PARC.
Synthetic biology is a difficult technology to master and especially tough to scale. Chemical and materials startups and their backers need to find the meeting place of technology capability, market need, and cost.
How can deep tech help companies stay profitable while becoming sustainable? The answer lies in a combination of advanced technology and new business models.
Companies have plenty of “will” but much less “way” when it comes to climate and sustainability innovation readiness.