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.
Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam UMC), Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite (VU) and Roeland van Geuns (HvA) receive Impact Awards 2019. The Amsterdam Impact Award is awarded annually to distinguished researchers or research groups who have made a meaningful contribution to society with their research and innovations. The award is a lifetime achievement award, not a cash […]News
The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Awards go to innovations in 3D-printed embryo models, following criminal money through bank data and tackling the phosphate challenge. The Impact Awards go to Jaap Bonjer, Erwin Peterman and Gijs Wuite, and Roeland van Geuns Marissa de Boer (UvA), Jill Coster van Voorhout (UvA) and Bernadette de Bakker (Amsterdam UMC), […]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