The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for research based innovative ideas and impactful innovations.
The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award has its origin in 2005 at the Science Park in Amsterdam. Take a look at previous editions of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award!
In 2005, Walter Hoogland (UvA) initiated a competition for new ideas at the Science Park. When he retired as dean of the Faculty of Science, The Walter Hoogland Fund had been formed. The revenues were used to stimulate new ideas and entrepreneurial initiatives.
The Science Park New Ideas Prize was launched, in which the fund’s revenues were used as prize money. The Knowledge Transfer Office, later IXA, organized the competition.
Since 2012, several Amsterdam knowledge institutions have joined this prize and it has now grown to become an innovation prize that is open to researchers and students from all Amsterdam universities, universities of applied sciences and institutes.
In 2018, IXA initiated the Impact Award, a lifetime achievement award for those researchers who have created positive impact on society with their innovations. Since then, the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award has consisted of the Innovation Award and Impact Award.
What is it like to participate in the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award? We spoke to Dr Monalisa Goswami about her participation in 2017. The Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award is “a celebration of innovation coming out from scientists,” says Monalisa. “It makes you feel special.” The Amsterdam Science and Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the […]News
The pre-finalists for the Innovation Award, the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas that contribute to a better world, are now selected! The pre-finalists have a chance to win one of the three Innovation Awards and €10,000. The Innovation Award has three categories: Society, Health and Environment & Climate. In the coming months, all pre-finalists will […]News
Finalists Reinout Bem and Imran Avci were interviewed by Karlijn Meinders in BNR’s broadcast Wetenschap Vandaag during Spitsuur. To listen to the interview click here.News