Innovation Award 2019

Registration is open!

Sign up your idea and have a chance to win €7,500.

Do you have an innovative idea and would you like to develop it further? Then consider yourself invited to participate in the 14th edition of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. € 7,500 will be awarded to the best idea in each category alpha/gamma, beta and life sciences.

  • The deadline for registration is 9 September 2019.
  • The festive pitch and award ceremony is 26 November 2019.

Why participate?
Participating in this contest will give you an excellent opportunity to develop your idea further, explore its potential, propose your idea to an experienced jury and share it with the public and companies.

“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 2018

For whom?
This competition is open to (teams of) researchers, staff and students in all disciplines from all participating Amsterdam universities, universities of applied sciences, academic medical centres and public research centres.

Criteria & Jury
Entries will be judged by the jury on their degree of innovativeness, feasibility and fulfilment of a market need. See for additional information Criteria & Regulations.

How to participate?
Describe your idea and sign up via the application page. Would you like professional support on your application?  Register for the Workshop ‘Working on your AmSIA proposal’ on the 11th of July. Our team of business developers will give you support to develop your idea into a sound and clear proposition.

Do you have an idea, small or big, concept stage or more developed? Make sure to sign up!