Science & Business Event

Are you looking for innovative ideas for your company?

Get acquainted with Amsterdams most innovative and valuable ideas at the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. Prior to the festive award final, researchers and students present their ideas to entrepreneurs who are keen to discover more about the latest research developments and innovations. The event offers researchers, entrepreneurs and investors the opportunity for a quick meet and greet during a matching event.

Click here for more information on the ideas which will be presented on June 21. If you want to attend the matching event, register by clicking below button.

Where Science meets Business

Prior to the festive finale on Wednesday June 21, researchers and students will have the opportunity to present their ideas to entrepreneurs who are keen to discover more about the latest developments and innovative ideas at the Science & Business Event.

In speed dates they will introduce their latest innovations and technologies to entrepreneurs to see how these could be used in everyday life. The ideas vary from new medical devices to an online tool for psychological analysis and ideas relevant to the creative industries. All innovations will help solve a wide range of societal problems.

Program Science & Business Event on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

12:00 Welcome and lunch, interview with Bram Schermers, NKI, the winner of 2016
13:00 Science & Business Event
14:30 End Science & Business Event
15.00 Start festive final


“At the Science meets Business Event we met a lot of inspiring people and
companies which helped us define our company better and we even met our new CEO there.“
(Bram Schermers, NKI, Winner 2016)


The goal of the matchmaking event is to boost cooperation between knowledge institutes and businesses. Last year for some researchers and companies it was a successful afternoon. For them matching was a success and a future collaboration is close by. In 2016 22 scientists were matched with 45 companies and other organisations during the Science & Business Event – not bad for one afternoon!

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is a competition open to all researchers from universities, academic medical centers and research institutes in Amsterdam, with innovative scientific ideas and eager to turn their ideas into reality. The best idea will be awarded € 10,000.


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