The Fundação AstraZeneca Innovate Competition is part of the iMed Conference® Lisbon 2024. Every year, the iMed Conference® encourages young students and scientists to present their work and findings to a panel of renowned scientists and our participants.

The winning projects in Basic and Translational Research will be awarded a Research Grant (final value still TBA).

This year’s submission period is now open. Submit your work here!


Can I enrol in this competition?

If you are an undergraduate college or master’s degree student and you are involved in a scientific research project in life sciences and have plenty of innovative ideas, then this competition is for you!

What do I need to send for my application?

In order to participate in this competition, you must read the Rules of Procedure, as well as the models for the documents needed to apply here. The abstract can be submitted by one or two students. You can submit your abstract between February 23rd and April 26th!

And send your application here.

  • A structured abstract of your research project in English, with a maximum of 500 words (references excluded) following the format:
    1. Keywords
    2. Introduction
    3. Material and Methods
    4. Results
    5. Discussion
    6. Conclusion
  • Proof of high education enrollment for the academic year of 2023/2024 (in digital format: PDF, PNG or JPEG);
  • Letter of recommendation signed by the person in charge of your research project. It must state that, should your project win the Fundação AstraZeneca Innovate Competition, your research group will commit to embrace the realization of your idea (in digital format: PDF, PNG or JPEG);
  • Informed Consent signed by every co-author;
  • Declaration of eventual conflicts of interest;
  • Signed Term of Responsability;
  • Email and phone number at which you can be contacted

For further information please read the documents in this folder or contact us at

iMed Conference 15.0 Innovate Competition Winners

Basic Research

Oral: Olga Carreira

Poster: Sofia Costa

Translational Research

Oral: Andreia Cristina Leite Coelho

Poster: Pedro Daniel Coelho