About the AmSIA

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for research based innovative ideas and impactful innovations.

Two awards

The AmSIA is based on two awards, the Innovation Award and the Impact Award. The Innovation Award is awarded to the best innovative research-based ideas that contribute to a better world. The Impact Award is an achievement award for Amsterdam researchers who have created meaningful impact to society with their research projects and innovations.

AmSIA offers an inspiring diversity of topics and research area’s

Don’t get fooled by the name of this competition. The Amsterdam Science & Innovation award is an inclusive competition, open to idea’s from all research disciplines and topics. Since its launch, the AmSIA gave a stage to over 400 innovative, smart and applicable ideas. Many of these have resulted in concrete applications and some even formed the fundament for new businesses. Find inspiring examples amongst past winners and former editions of AmSIA.


The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is organized by IXA, the joint knowledge transfer office of Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The City of Amsterdam fully endorses this innovation award for the city of Amsterdam.