IMAGINE IF! Munich Pitch Finale

Sunday, May 24th 2020

21:53 – 21:53 (GMT)

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Join the global IMAGINE IF! network of Innovators across 16 branches world wide, competing for the non-dilutive $30,000 award.

The participation is free, don’t miss this opportunity and apply now!

Innovation Forum's Munich branch invites you to the local final of the IMAGINE IF! Deep Science/Tech Accelerator 
The Innovation Forum is a global network of over 10,000 innovators that builds bridges between industry, academia and government. We break down barrier's that slow the progress of technology commercialisation, and push on the leading edge of new tech opportunities globally.

Munich's IMAGINE IF! applicants join the global network of Innovators across 16 branches, competing for the non-dilutive $30,000+ global award
Our accelerator is built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs! We support early stage science-based ventures, providing successful applicants the option for mentorship, access to non-dilutive capital, free laboratory space, free advice from leading professional services companies and extensive networking across the Innovation Forum platform. 
Applications for Munich's local finals are submitted here by the deadline date: Tue 28/06/2016 
Venue: Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE), Feodor-Lynen-Straße 17, 81377 Munich
Date: 05/07/2016
Time: 3:30pm - 8:00pm CET
IMAGINE IF! local competitions provide initial mentorship and support, and are recommended to all teams that are based proximal to an Innovation Forum branch. Local judges will award first stage prizes and provide feedback on the quality of your application. If your team is not based nearby an Innovation Forum branch, you can also apply via the application form, be sure to select global pool as your local competition location. This will give you access to our program via an e-learning toolkit to develop your ideas.



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Welcome by Innovation Forum


Keynote: “Sanofi’s Guiding Principles for Choosing Diseases, Assets, Partners & Investment Opportunities” Dr. OLAF RITZELER, Director of Scouting Opportunities/Europe, SANOFI


5-min Pitches – Top Munich start-ups (tba)




“Hong Kong – The new startup hub in the heart of Asia.” Dr. WING CHUNG, Head of Investment Promotion at InvestHK, Central Europe


“Experiences of German Start-ups in Hong Kong and China”, Dr. CECILIA TSUI, President Innovation Forum Hong Kong, PAIRS Consulting Limited, Public Policy Research Scheme, Central Policy Unit, HK SAR Government


“New Oligomer Inhibitors for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative
Diseases – Avergen Pharmaceuticals an Interconnected Startup
Company”, Dr. MURAT YILDIZ, CEO of Avergen Pharmaceuticals


“Mechanistic models meet Big Data: An opportunity for drug
response prediction”, Dr. JAN HASENAUER, Group Leader, Institute of
Computational Biology, Helmholtz Centrum München


“Selvita – drug discovery partner for oncology programs”, Dr.
Wojciech Czardybon, R&D Consultant, Selvita


Announcement of the Munich Pitch Finale Winner


Networking (drinks & appetizers)


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