Conferences - Seminars

  Thursday 21 February 2019 17:10 - 20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! Local Finals

By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy - Co-founder and CTO of Lunaphore Serge GanderCEO of CombaGroup  

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

On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go forward with their project. On February 21st they will prove themselves with their first IMAGINE IF! pitching competition at the Swiss Local Finals. The Top 10 startups will compete to win:
  • 3500CHF in diluted-cash to the best startup
  • desk space in San Francisco by Swissnex
  • lab space at the Biopôle by Startlab
  • access to the Global IMAGINE IF! Finals in London for the best biotech startup
  • surprise audience prize

Join us at EPFL on Thursday 21st Februrary to discover these amazing projects. REGISTER HERE. Warming up before the pitching, Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation at EPFL, will be the keynote speaker on startup development for innovation. Lunaphore and CombaGroup will be joining as well, to present their work and the journey that brought them to it. We hope this will be an inspiration to our all early-stage startups and all the scientists-entrepreneurs in the crowd.

The pitching competition will host: 
  • CapAgain
  • Vesta Biosciences
  • Neurosoft
  • Aesyra
  • SenSwiss
  • Maratona Technologies *
  • Endotelix
  • Swoxid
  • Annaida Technologies
  • hiLyte

And to the confirmed jury committee the hard final decision: 
Good luck to the participants and don’t miss the chance to meet our speakers and all the guests at the event.
*note: ALAnostics Technologies has been replaced by Maratona Technologies due to reasons unrelated to the Innovation Forum association





17.10 - Registration
17.20 - Innovation Forum introduction
17.30 - Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation at EPFL
18.00 - Diego Dupouy, Lunaphore
18.15 - Serge Gander, CombaGroup 
18.40 - IMAGINE IF! Accelerator
18.45 - Pitching Competition
19.45 - Winners Announcement
20.00 - Networking Apero


Seed Up
Cabinet Privé de Conseils
Kellerhals Carrard

Organization Innovation Forum Lausanne

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free