The Manchester IMAGINE IF! Programme is a local competition and pre-accelerator program tailored for health-tech and life sciences early-stage ventures. The program aims to foster the commercial ideas of scientific and tech innovators by providing a network of support for them, which consists of mentorship programs, one-to-one workshops with professional service companies and excellent networking opportunities across the Innovation Forum’s platform.
The local Imagine IF! Final represents the culmination of these support programs, where the chosen teams are able to showcase their progress and development through a live pitch delivered to our curated audience of leading North West angel investors, venture capitalists and representatives of public funding bodies. The winner on the day will be determined by our experienced judges, including Claire Brown, Investment Director at BioCity and Investor at Oxford Sciences Innovation, and Nick Pope, a Senior Business Advisor at Inventya and the CEO of BioSpring. The event will also feature keynote speeches delivered by leading figures in innovation from across the North West; including representatives from translation activities and both private and public funding.
This event is a perfect opportunity for audience members to witness and support the innovative talent of the North West region and to gain insights into the local start-up ecosystem, as well as to learn about the contributions of the Innovation Forum to this ecosystem. We encourage anyone with a keen interest in science and business to attend this event.
This event is sponsored by Alderley Park accelerator, an experienced innovation advisor and venture builder, and PhD Pigeon, a network organisation connecting PhD students to life sciences.
Thursday, May 06th 2021
17:00 – 19:00 (BST)