Innovation Award

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact.

It is an annual competition for the best applicable innovation resulting from Amsterdam research. The feasibility of the idea and the social benefit play an important role in the jury assessment. The award supports researchers to turn their ideas into reality.

”Of course it was an honor to be the first Psychologist to win the AmSIA and it greatly contributed to our work, but more importantly the prize has helped attract more funding and support. Apart from winning, the prize has helped stress the importance of what we’re doing”
– Nathalie de Vent, winner Innovation Award 2017

Next to the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award, researchers or research groups will be honored with an Impact Award for their significant impact to society with their impressive innovations during the festive finale.

It is not possible anymore to apply for the Award. You can however attend the finale of the Award, which will be held for the 14th time on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA)

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is organized by IXA (the valorisation centre of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc), the Academic Medical Center (AMC), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA). The City of Amsterdam fully endorses this innovation award for the city of Amsterdam.