Finalists 2018

Announcement of the finalists of Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018

Innovative ideas for a variety of social issues

The finalists for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018 are selected. The jury, led by Barbara Baarsma, selected five finalists from all submissions from the Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes. The innovations and new technologies offer ground-breaking solutions for a wide range of social issues. On June 19 the winner of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award will be announced. This afternoon is dedicated to innovations and entrepreneurship.

The finalists pitch their idea to a professional jury and the public on Tuesday 19 June. The expert jury, consisting of representatives from industry and the Amsterdam knowledge institutes, takes into account the innovativeness, feasibility and fulfillment of market needs. The finalists have a chance of winning the top prize of ten thousand euros.

With the cash prize, the researcher or student can further develop his / her idea. In addition to the main prize a High Potential prize of € 5,000 is also awarded.

The finalists are:

André Baart | VU | Kasadaka: a voice-service platform to bridge the digital divide

Berno Bucker | VU | Attention Architects: Eye-tracking research in the outside world and Mixed Reality

Oscar Franken | VU | Experimental setup to simulate effects of climate change on ecosystems

Wouter Potters & Jonathan Coutinho | Amsterdam UMC – locatie AMC | EEG controlled triage in the ambulance for acute ischemic stroke (ELECTRA-STROKE)

Adriana Zekveld | Amsterdam UMC – locatie VUmc | LISET: the first LIStening Effort Test

On June 19, the winner of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award will be announced during the festive award ceremony. To be present at the festive finale, please register because seats are limited.

“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 2017