Impact Award

Honoring researchers creating impact

The Impact Award is awarded to distinguished researchers or research groups who made meaningful contributions to society with their research and innovations. The award is an achievement award, that celebrates and acknowledges the importance of creating impact outside universities and in society. We want to recognize and appreciate researchers who distinguish themselves in terms of knowledge transfer, impact and entrepreneurship.

During each Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award, three Impact Awards are awarded in three categories based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The three categories are: Society, Health and Environment & Climate.

For the recipients of 2023, see this page. For the previous award recipients, see this page.

The Impact Award is part of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA). The Impact Award is an initiative of IXA (Innovation Exchange Amsterdam), the Knowledge Transfer Office of HvA, UvA, VU and Amsterdam UMC). IXA identifies and nominates researchers for the Impact Award with help of it’s extensive network in the universities.