Finalists Innovation Award 2021

The jury, led by Gigi Wang, and the public have selected nine finalists for the Innovation Award 2021 from all submissions from the Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes. The innovations and new technologies offer innovative solutions for a wide range of social issues. The finalists were chosen from a list of pre-finalists in three categories.

The finalists are:

Category Health:

  • Insan Firdaus | VU | Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Biofeedback (VRET-BF) for Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Liz van de Riet| Amsterdam UMC| The Jeroen Pit Huis: innovation of hospital2home transition for children and families with medical complexities
  • Tom Brouwer | Amsterdam UMC| Flowsure: A digital hanging scale to continuously measure, store and present urine production

Category Society

  • Imran Avci | VU| RAPID PHOTONICS: Low-cost and fast prototyping of photonic integrated circuits
  • Floris Roelofsen| UvA | Automatic text-to-sign translation
  • Desi Bootsman| HvA | Mazehunter: playful learning for children with dyslexia

Category Environment & Climate:

Festive finale Innovation Award

During the festive finale in NEMO Science Museum on November 9, 2021, the finalists will pitch their ideas to the jury and public. The expert jury, consisting of representatives from industry and the Amsterdam knowledge institutes, will take into account the innovativeness, feasibility and fulfillment of market needs. The three winners in the categories health, society and environment & climate will win € 10,000.