IMAGINE IF! Local Finals

Monday, July 26th 2021

22:15 – 22:15 (GMT)

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Are you passionate about life sciences, healthcare, digital health, clean-tech and more in general about disruptive technologies? Are you wondering how new innovations impact human wellbeing?

If so, come along and hear from the Lausanne Startups TOP 11 finalists competing in the local Final of the IMAGINE IF! Global Accelerator:

  • AccelOm
  • Broke'n'Roll
  • iRON
  • Komp-ACT
  • Motus Innovations
  • Nextep
  • OneSky
  • SunRegen
  • Skypull
  • SwissSource Instruments
  • Zaphiro Technologies

These 11 teams have been selected to refine their ideas, business plans and practicing their pitches, with the precious help from our selected industry and academics mentors. On the 3rd of October, they will present their idea in front of a jury of experts, and they will compete for a money prize of CHF 2'500 and a direct access to the TOP20 Global Final in the 2017 Leaders Conference will be available for the winner of the competition! 

To find out more about the finalists of Lausanne IMAGINE IF!, visit our page.

Who should attend:

Academics, students at all levels and generally everyone with an idea that falls within the scope of the IMAGINE IF! Global Accelerator Programme (life sciences, biotech, med-tech, pharma, digital health, healthcare, clean-tech and advanced engineering).

About the IMAGINE IF! Competition

The IMAGINE IF! competition is our truly global competition and accelerator program for deep technology. The IMAGINE IF! Accelerator looks to identify disruptive ideas emerging from local ecosystems in different countries and cities, and then accelerate these ideas into businesses. This year, we offer science ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, digital health, clean-tech and advanced engineering areas, the chance to access our mentoring programme, the potential to secure non-dilutive funding, free advice from leading professional services companies and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum platform.

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About Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum is a researcher/innovator led, not-for-profit organisation that seeks to build bridges between academia, industry and policy makers. Founded in Cambridge, UK in 2012, it has rapidly evolved into a leading international network of innovative talent and industry partners across 16 affiliated branches based at leading academic institutions worldwide.

As a global network, we aim to provide sustainable open environments for scientists, innovators, industrial practitioners and policymakers to serve as a platform to define, discuss and solve major local and global challenges. By providing this environment, we facilitate researchers and entrepreneurs to launch and commercialise their innovative ideas. We act as an accumulator, accelerator and broker of ideas and expertise.



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Introduction by Innovation Forum


Session 1: live pitches by the Lausanne TOP11 startups


Jean-Philippe Lallement, Innovation Park CEO & Business Consulting


Session 2: live pitches by the Lausanne TOP11 startups


Yann Cotte, CEO of Nanolive


Winner of Lausanne IMAGINE IF! is announced and concluding remarks


Networking apéro


12 years of experience in Start-ups as founder director, investor and coach
15 years of experience in general management and strategy in a multinational IT company
Master of Science degrees, Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and Télécom Paris

Nanolive has developed a disruptive proprietary technology, which allows for the very first time to explore a living cell in 3D without damaging it. By experiencing the living cell in a completely new way, our 3D Cell-Explorer shows a comprehensive representation in color of its activity.

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