Finale & Program

Tuesday 19 June is the festive finale of the 13th Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. It promises to be an inspirational afternoon full of innovative ideas.

This afternoon, three prizes will be awarded by the jury to Amsterdam scientists.

Innovation Award & High Potential award
Five finalists will pitch their ideas that tackle all different kind of challenges. The jury, chaired by Barbara Baarsma, will award the best idea with the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018 and € 10,000. Also the High Potential Award will be announced and awarded with € 5,000.

Impact Award
The Impact award is an award for the ‘established’ researchers, who have already acquired a track record in the field of valorisation. With this Impact Award, we would like to honor the researchers who have made a meaningful contribution to society, with their important innovations.

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Program Tuesday, 19 June 2018

14:30 Doors open, coffee and tea
15:00 Welcome & opening by Vinod Subramaniam (Rector VU), Mirjam van Praag (President of the Executive Board VU) and Frida van den Maagdenberg (Member Board of Directors Amsterdam UMC)
15:15 Introduction by Barbara Baarsma (Director Knowledge Development at Rabobank)
15:20 Pitches of the five finalists of the Innovation Award
16:00 Presenting the Nominees of the Impact Award (Amsterdam researchers who have delivered an important contribution to society with their groundbreaking innovations): Erik Scherder (VU), Peter Weijs (HvA), Philip Scheltens (Amsterdam UMC-locatie VUmc), Sophia Kramer (Amsterdam UMC-locatie VUmc), Marcel van Herk (AvL) and Rene Bernards (AvL)
16:30 Intermezzo by Rob Urgert; “Hoe krijg ik een geniaal idee?”
17:15 Announcement of the winners of the Innovation Award and the Impact Award
17:30 Drinks and bites

After the award ceremony there will be drinks and there is room for exchanging ideas and socialize with fellow researchers, students, entrepreneurs and others.

Would you like to attend the festive finale of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award?
Please sign up here.


“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)


Location
The festive finale of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award takes place at the Auditorium at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV  Amsterdam, route description to the VU Campus.

It promises to be an inspirational and exciting afternoon all about innovations.