Finale & Program

Tuesday 19 June was the festive finale of the 13th Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award.

This afternoon, Innovation and Impact Awards were be awarded by the jury to Amsterdam scientists.

Innovation Award & High Potential award
Five finalists have pitched their ideas. The jury, chaired by Barbara Baarsma, have awarded the best idea with the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2018 and € 10,000. Also the High Potential Award have been 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 honored the researchers who have made a meaningful contribution to society, with their important innovations.

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 (NCI/AvL) and Rene Bernards (NCI/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


“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)