Are you a scientist with a great idea?
Shape it into a business and become a scientist-entrepreneur via our IMAGINE IF! accelerator
Innovation Forum invites you to participate in the 4th Edition of its truly international business idea competition and accelerator programme for science ventures.
IMAGINE IF! accelerator’s mission is to turn scientists with business ideas into scientists-entrepreneurs.
The Innovation Forum is run by scientist-entrepreneurs for other scientist-entrepreneurs. We are independent, impartial and work together to accelerate the adoption of cutting edge research into the market place. We like big and bold ideas that can change the world that is why we work towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our goal is to give support to start-ups at the earliest stage of their development by providing mentorship, training, networking and access to investment opportunities at national and international level. If you believe your idea can change the world and has a very strong innovative component: this is your acceleration program!
After the application deadline closes on the 28th of July the top ten teams will be selected to participate at the IMAGINE IF! Swiss finals taking place in October 2017 at the EPFL in Lausanne. A distinguished team of experts will judge the local Swiss finalist and the winners will receive a cash prize, in-kind contributions, support and a ‘free pass’ to the Innovation Forum 2017 (IF2017, Oxford, 3rd-4th December 2017), the annual summit of all Innovation Forum’s associates from around the world.
During the conference in Oxford, our Swiss Local Winners will have the chance to participate and win a second cash prize competing at the IMAGINE IF! Global Finals.
Do you want to become a sponsor? Join the support network for IMAGINE IF! and Innovation Forum Lausanne!