Imagine…is an annual school competition in which life scientists submit proposals for the application of an affordable technology in a developing country. Secondary school students focus on a proposal of their choice and elaborate it into a business plan.

The programme challenges life scientists to think about applications of their technologies in developing countries and increases interest in the practical applications of life sciences among schools and students.

The Imagine School Competition is organized by the Foundation Imagine Life Sciences, an independent initiative supported by the Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation and CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences. During the first ten years of its existence (2003 – 2013), 770 students have collaborated with a total of 90 scientists to produce over 200 business plans.