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IMAGINE IF! - Accelerate your idea!

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Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

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The IMAGINE IF! is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for science-based ventures. The accelerator provides to early stage science startups extensive opportunities: mentorship, the potential to secure non-dilutive capital, free advice from leading professional services companies and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum platform.

The Cambridge finale will start with a keynote talk by Prof. Jaideep Prabhu about frugal innovation. Then, Top 10 Cambridge start-ups pitch to qualify for the global top 20.

Keynote Talk: Frugal Innovation: How to do More (and Better) with Less

Over 3 billion people in the developing world live outside the formal economy and face significant unmet needs in core areas such as health, education, energy, food, and financial services. For years this large population was either the target of aid or came under the purview of governments. More recently, however, private sectors firms, both large and small, have begun to see the bottom of the pyramid as a market opportunity and have begun to design market-based solutions to meet unmet needs. In his talk, Jaideep will discuss the phenomenon of frugal innovation—the creation of faster, better and cheaper solutions that employ minimal resources—using cases of such innovation by entrepreneurs, emerging market firms, and multinationals in developing and developed economies. Jaideep will end with the implications of frugal innovation for large and small organizations alike.

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