About the AmSIA

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for research based innovative ideas and impactful innovations.


The AmSIA consists of two awards, the Innovation Award and Impact Award. The Innovation Award is awarded to the best innovative ideas that contribute to a better world. The Impact Award is a lifetime achievement award for Amsterdam researchers who have created meaningful impact to society with their innovations.

Since its launch, the Award has generated more than 400 innovative, bright and applicable ideas. Many of these have resulted in concrete applications and some even formed the basis for new businesses.


The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is organized by IXA, the joint knowledge transfer office of Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The City of Amsterdam fully endorses this innovation award for the city of Amsterdam.