IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Launch Event

Saturday, June 19th 2021

04:10 – 04:10 (GMT)

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IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a commercial reality and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures.

Do you have a great idea or need to take your startup to the next level? Join the global IMAGINE IF! program of innovators across our branches worldwide. IMAGINE IF! provides the chance to receive mentorship from industry leaders with a strong scientific background that has the insight and network to really take your idea forward. During the competition you will have access to the Innovation Forum professional network while competing for non-dilutive funding that will allow you to take your venture to the next level. 

IMAGINE IF! is open to all to apply from postgraduates, postdocs, academics or non-academics in healthcare and clean-tech fields. Participation is FREE, don’t miss this opportunity and apply now!

The application deadline is midnight (BST) November the 16th 2018.

Find out more about the competition HERE.





Introduction to the Innovation Forum


Applying to the IMAGINE IF! Competition


Carlos Ciller, CEO of RetinAI


Closure and networking apero


After graduating at the Milan Polytechnic in 1998, I worked for Alcatel in the department of radio links.

In 2000, I joined EPFL in Lausanne, where I participated in a new project on wireless systems for digital news gathering. During the same year, I co-founded Livetools Technology a company developing compact and portable digital systems for TV production of sports events like Olympics games or the Tour de France. In parallel, I was working on my doctoral thesis in the field of signal processing, I got in 2004.

In 2006, I joined Abilis Systems (a Kudelski group company now ALI Tech Corporation) as Algorithms Team Leader. My group was responsible for developing products for digital video broadcasting (DVB) and the management of external collaborations with research institutes and development centers.

With Abilis, in 2009 I moved to the sales and marketing group as technical manager. My mission was to define new products for the distribution of protected content, evaluate new technologies, develop the business and manage the support activities around the world.

I joined TTO team in March 2013 as Technology Transfer Manager.

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CEO of RetinAI Medical, PhD in Machine Learning & Medical Imaging in Ophthalmology. University of Lausanne (MIAL / UNIL), University of Bern (OTL / UniBe) and Imperial College London (BiomedIA, London). Lover of Entrepreneuring Science!


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