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12 finalists of the first IMAGINE IF! competition in Serbia

Finalists of the first local IMAGINE IF! competitions for health-tech startups in Serbia are: Safe Cath, IMGGE, Smart Research, HerbElix, EasyTech, Educated, AYA, HeartPalTech, ECG for everybody, AsthmaPal, eHat, AclepiusTech.

In the following period, finalists will pass the mentoring program with more that 40 local mentors, and fight for the title of the local winner in the grand finale on March 7th at the Science Technology Park Belgrade.

The Belgrade winning team will receive EUR 2,000 of funding,  as well as the opportunity to participate in the global IMAGINE IF competition in London, where they’ll fight for $ 10.000. Local winner will also have the opportunity to use laboratory space in one of the global capitals of Imagine IF! competitions, including Belgrade, for six months.

Twelve local finalists will be presented for the first time on February 4th at the Meet & Greet event in STP Belgrade, which will bring together startups, mentors, as well as experts in the field of health and industry.

Guests will be welcomed by Dr Malek Tyl, director of the Innovation Forum Cambridge, institition that organizes this competition in Serbia in cooperation with Science Technology Park Belgrade (Platinum Partner) and Heath Tech Lab (Silver Partner) and Jelena Begović, Director of the Institute  of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering and one of the mentors.  Representatives of the UK Government’s Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP), the flagship programme for attracting world class entrepreneur founders and innovative businesses in UK, Derek Goodwin (head of GEP, Department for International Trade) and Anthony Sheehan (dealmaker GEP) will also be present as special guests.

IMAGINE IF! is conducted for the fifth consecutive year and enables all participants to network with 10,000 innovators through the global platform of the Innovation Forum. This year more than 400 applications from around the world – Europe, Asia, America – have been received, of which only 20 teams will have the opportunity to compete in the global final in June in London. For the first time, Serbia has a chance to send its representative.

IMAGINE IF! is being held for the fifth consecutive year. So far, more than 400 applications from all around the world – Europe, Asia, America – have been received, of which only 20 teams will have the opportunity to compete in the global final in June in London. For the first time, Serbia has a chance to send its representative.