DECEMBER 2020 | EDITION #8

Welcome to the eighth edition of InstaDeep’s quarterly newsletter – the Quarterly Digest. Here you can keep up to date on our recent achievements, corporate developments and general news over the last few months from across our offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Highlights from Q4 included announcing our new strategic partnership with BioNTech and launching our new Protein Design platform, DeepChainTM, amongst other exciting news. Read all below, and remember to keep an eye out on the blog. Enjoy!

BioNTech and InstaDeep Announce Strategic Collaboration and
Form AI Innovation Lab to Develop Novel Immunotherapies

BioNTech SE and InstaDeep Ltd announces a multi-year strategic collaboration aimed at applying the latest advances in AI and ML technology to develop novel immunotherapies for a range of cancers and infectious diseases. As part of the collaboration, BioNTech and InstaDeep will form a joint AI Innovation Lab in London, UK, and Mainz, Germany, to advance a portfolio of initiatives across drug discovery and design, protein engineering, manufacturing and supply chain optimization.

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InstaDeep launches protein
design platform DeepChain!

December saw InstaDeep launch our newest product offering, DeepChainTM, an AI-Powered, Cloud-Native Protein Design Platform for engineering new mRNA sequences for protein targets. Running on NVIDIA DGX V100, the platform helps companies and individuals accelerate their protein design tasks by making powerful new AI tools accessible and easy to use, with no machine learning experience needed. This helps users uncover variants of a known protein structure and its sequence.

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NeurIPS 2020: InstaDeep with record contribution including spotlight talk and five poster presentations

This year’s NeurIPS sees InstaDeep go from strength to strength with no less than eight contributions at the world-renowned AI-conference. From a spotlight talk as a result of InstaDeep’s BioNTech collaboration to a research collaboration with Google DeepMind and papers featuring both Multi-agent and Offline Reinforcement Learning amongst other areas, we are proud to be back presenting at the industry’s world-scene.

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InstaDeep forms strategic Partnership with
Seed Group
in the UAE

InstaDeep has entered into a strategic partnership with Seed Group, a company of the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, to further accelerate the UAE’s digital transformation efforts and assist InstaDeep in expanding its footprint in the Middle East region.

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InstaDeep held three talks during NVIDIA’s GTC conference

During NVIDIA’s second GTC conference of 2020 held in early October, InstaDeep featured with no less than three talks on cutting-edge AI developments in GANs and NLP. The talks received great interest from industry and business leaders alike and we truly appreciated the opportunity to showcase our work with oil major Total, as well as demonstrating our recent developments in Arabic NLP, a project supported by NVIDIA.

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... named in the ‘AI in Logistics Innovation Landscape 2021’ thanks to its ‘unique’ approach

Data Root Lab has created the list of 100 global startups based on public information from sources including Crunchbase and others. It features companies who are disrupting the market bringing unique approaches of AI implementation to the enterprise space, with InstaDeep amongst only four UK companies featured.


InstaDeep has been working in the logistics space for years, offering state-of-the-art decision-making AI systems to our clients to optimize their supply chain. Our end-to-end products range from fleet scheduling and last-mile delivery to warehouse optimisation and predictive maintenance. With a bespoke offering, we can deploy AI systems that solve your pain points. Get in touch at hello@instadeep.com to discuss your needs!

Full list can be found here: https://datarootlabs.com/blog/ai-in-logistics-emerging-startups-remaining-challenges-and-new-models