About the festive finale

On Tuesday 26th of November 2019  the festive finale of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award will take place in NEMO, Science Museum.

During the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award finale, nine progressive and potentially world changing innovations will be presented on stage. Thereafter, the jury will grant three finalists the Innovation Award and €7.500 in the categories Alpha/ Gamma, Beta and Life Sciences.

The Innovation Award gives researchers the opportunity to explore the potential of their idea, while getting professional support on the way. Additionally, the Award assists finalists and winners to attract more funding and accentuate the value of their innovation.

”By winning the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award we received a lot of media attention for the brain scanner in the ambulance of the Amsterdam UMC. Thanks to this media attention we also achieved our Heart Foundation crowdfunding campaign goal to finance the equipment. Currently, a scientific study is underway to show that our brain scanner works.”
– Jonathan Coutinho & Wouter Potters, winners Innovation Award 2018

This year, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam will also honer established researchers from Amsterdam as well with the Impact Award. These researches have created a significant impact to society with their impressive innovations and research projects.

”Such a prize is a great incentive, I know that I am on the right track. That is my authentic feeling. I’m very pleased with it.”
– Erik Scherder, winner Impact Award 2018

Program Finale

14:30 – Doors open, coffee and tea
15:00 – Welcome & opening
15:15 – Impact Award
15:30 – Pitches of the finalists of the Innovation Award
16:30 – Intermezzo ”Herman in een bakje geitenkwark
17:15 – Announcement of the winners of the Innovation Award
17:30 – Drinks and bites

When: Tuesday 26th of November
Time: 14:30 – 17:30
Where: NEMO Science Museum, Oosterdok 2 Amsterdam

Find more information on accessibility of NEMO Science Museum here.