Pre-finalist 2021

The pre-finalists for the Innovation Award, the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas that contribute to a better world, are now selected!

Visit the showcase pages to see each pre-finalists showcase their idea through a personal video.

Universities
HvA UvA VU Amsterdam UMC ACTA

Astrid Bijl (Amsterdam UMC): Efficiency and efficacy of the nursing process

Astrid Bijl (Amsterdam UMC): Efficiency and efficacy of the nursing process

Desi Bootsman (HvA): Mazehunter

Desi Bootsman (HvA): Mazehunter: playful learning for children with dyslexia Mazehunter is developing a digital-physical hybrid game for children diagnosed with dyslexia, that translates innovative dyslexia treatment to an attractive and addictive game environment. Research shows that the cooperation of the hemispheres together has a lot of influence on the processing of information. In people […]

Jan Willem Plaisier (Amsterdam UMC): Daily Dose, your scientific Tinder application

Jan Willem Plaisier (Amsterdam UMC): Daily Dose, your scientific Tinder application As doctors, we want to deliver the best possible care to our patients. That’s why we need to stay up to date with scientific literature. However, each day thousands of articles are published in medical journals. Finding the meaningful ones turns out to be […]

Jawad Essallami (HvA): Eddy Lite

Jawad Essallami (HvA): Eddy Lite The global transport makes for about 25% of our daily energy use. But what is the best way to use less energy in transport? It would help to make our vehicals lighter by using carbon composite. This is a very strong and light weight material, used more and more in […]

Joop Akerboom (HvA): Scrollbook

Joop Akerboom (HvA): Scrollbook Reading pleasure among young people is declining and it’s not that young people do not read, but they read different. Young people read a lot of short texts. What is not activated while reading short texts is the kind of concentration that is required of your brain when reading long texts, […]

Liselotte van Dijk (HvA): The Upcycle Wood Platform

Liselotte van Dijk (HvA): The Upcycle Wood Platform

Liz van de Riet (Amsterdam UMC): The Jeroen Pit Huis

Liz van de Riet (Amsterdam UMC): The Jeroen Pit Huis: innovation of hospital2home transition for children and families with medical complexities We build ‘Het Jeroen Pit Huis’: a unique Transitional Care Unit, that will bridge the gap between hospital and home for families of children with severe life-long diseases. This is an urgent medical need: […]

Przemek Krawczyk (Amsterdam UMC): FiglinQ

Przemek Krawczyk (Amsterdam UMC): FiglinQ – a collaborative platform for data analysis, plotting and publishing in data-connected smart manuscripts We know that over 3 million scientific articles are published each year, but the amount of related research data is so large that it cannot even be estimated. Unfortunately, even though these data are extremely valuable, […]

Steven Chamuleau (Amsterdam UMC): CardioHOLOgy –Walk this Way

Steven Chamuleau (Amsterdam UMC): CardioHOLOgy –Walk this Way It is well known that physical activity is of utmost importance for everybody, and the advices is to take at least 10.000 steps a day. This also account for cardiac patients, both to recover and for secondary prevention. At our brand new CCU, we integrated AR techniques […]

Syranos Tjee (HvA): Recipe Creation

Syranos Tjee (HvA): Recipe Creation I want to do something about food waste and my idea is Recipe Creation. People often don’t know what to do with their leftovers and also often throw leftovers away, which is a shame. With Recipe Creation you can scan your leftover food and it will generates a recipe. My […]