IMAGINE IF! London Regional Final

Tuesday, October 03rd 2017

BASE KX, 103c Camley Street, London N1C 4PF

16:30 – 20:45 (UTC+1h)

BASE KX, 103c Camley Street, London N1C 4PF

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Are you interested in the innovations in the fields of life sciences, healthcare, digital health, clean-tech or any advanced engineering? Do you want to know how disruptive technologies and processes are impacting human wellbeing?

If so, come along and hear from the London Startups TOP 10 finalists competing in the Regional Final of the IMAGINE IF! Global Accelerator:

  • Surgical Consent
  • CortiCare
  • ART Research
  • Aergo Ltd
  • Fresh Check
  • ThinAirWater Ltd
  • Neo-Innovations UK ltd
  • SUTR (SUrgical TRaining)
  • Smart Flora

These past two months, our startups have strived for excellence by refining their ideas, business plans and practicing their pitches, with the precious help from our selected industry mentors. A money prize of GBP 500 and a direct access to the TOP20 Global Final in the 2017 Leaders Conference will be available for the winner of the competition!


Confirmed judges:

  • Letizia Goretti (Johnson&Johnson Innovation)

Letizia is the Director for Portfolio Management and Business Operations, at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in London. Her responsibilities include governance and metrics for the portfolio, internal and external stakeholders engagement, as well as designing and sustaining modus operandi to enable the J&J innovation and collaboration strategy in close partnership with all the IC leadership functions. Prior joining the London IC team, Letizia was Life Cycle Management Director for the Janssen EMEA commercial strategy organization responsible for a portfolio of 60 plus products, in excess of $1B.  Letizia brings a broad and extensive background across quality, CMC disciplines, supply chain launch management, alliance management and business development: she has track record of creating effective governances and collaborative environments, integrating silos and enabling teams and individuals to excel. Letizia received her MSc in Theoretical Chemistry from University of Perugia, Italy.

  • Dr. Patrick O'Brien (MedCity)

Patrick is Performance and Projects Manager at MedCity where he runs the Angels in MedCity programme; bringing together life sciences SMEs with angel investors. He also tracks the performance of MedCity and life sciences across the region and leads on MedCityMap. Patrick holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from King’s College London where he researched nutrient sensing mechanisms and its links to metabolic disease.

  • Dr. Thomas Prock (Marks & Clerck) 

Thomas advises clients in the high tech field, in particular, in the electronics sector on internet related subject matter and computer-implemented inventions. Thomas is moreover active in protecting inventions in the Cleantech and medical device field. He has worked on patent applications relating to non-volatile semiconductor storage devices, data processing and exchange, mobile telecommunications, smart grid related inventions, waste reduction and medical imaging, to name a few. Thomas also has experience in contentious related matters, including European oppositions and litigation. Thomas graduated with a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Ulm (Germany) and went on to obtain his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, where he investigated the interaction between radio frequency electromagnetic fields and conducting tissue, with particular emphasis on its application to the design of phased array resonators.

  • Peter Bachmann (Scottish Equity Partners)

Peter is an investor with > £1bn equity deployed in over 100 successful global infra investments covering all sectors. He is currently a Director at Scottish Equity Partners (£1.1bn FUM) where he is leading the new investment activities for the £135m Environmental Capital Fund (ECF). ECF is investing into low-carbon focussed projects and companies across all of the energy related sectors. Peter is a former co-founder and Director of EIDC which specialised in the development and investment into WtE and renewables projects. Prior to EIDC, Peter was a Director and head of team at Land Securities Trillium ("LST") responsible for secondary and waste/WtE investments. Peter is also a former Partner of Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund ("SMIF") which was exited to LST for £927m at a significant multiple and with a capital value of assets in excess of £5bn. Peter began his career at Challenger Financial Services Group where he was a founding member of its infrastructure and real asset business.


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 UCL Hatchery and Innovation Forum


Live pitches by the London TOP10 startups


Concluding remarks by Innovation Forum


Winner of the London Regional Final is announced

19:30 – 20:45

Networking, drinks and nibbles


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