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The winners of the Science Park New Ideas Competition 2010 will be announced during the prize-giving ceremony at Science Park Amsterdam on 20 May.

The winners of the Science Park New Ideas Competition 2010 will be announced during the prize-giving ceremony at Science Park Amsterdam on 20 May. Students and staff of the University of Amsterdam and institutions and companies based at the Science Park were invited to submit an idea that was original, innovative and feasible. Six nominees from all entries received have been chosen by the jury. The nominees will present their ideas at the ceremony by giving ‘elevator pitches' (an overview of their ideas). There is a jury prize of € 3,000, and a public prize of € 1,000.

The nominees are:

  • Raveendran Shiju | Faculty of Science (FNWI), Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
    A new cataylst for making nylons
  • Vladimir Nedovic & Roberto Valenti | Faculty of Science, Informatics Institute
    Visual Interactive Advertising (VIA)
  • Niek Bouman | National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)
    Automatisch geld terug bij vertraging (Automatic cash back in case of delays)
  • Harry van der Graaf | Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF)
    True 3 D photography
  • Judith Borghouts & Alexander Scheffer | Student at FNWI and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC-UvA)
    Medi-Call
  • Petra Visser & Hans Matthijs | FNWI, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
    Selective Removal of Harmful cyanobacteria from recreational lakes

The jury for the Science Park New Ideas Competition 2010 consists of: jury chairman Prof. Robbert Dijkgraaf, president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Prof. Mrijam van Praag (director Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization, Mr Jan Post M.A.(knowledge ambassador of the University of Amsterdam), Mr Harry van Dorenmalen (General Manager IBM Benelux) and Mr Rob Kirschbaum MSc. (vice-president innovation DSM).

Participation and location

All those interested are welcome to attend the ceremony. Entry is free (registration in advance is required).

Location: Room C1.110 (new building), Faculty of Science (FNWI), Science Park 904, Amsterdam. Time: 15.30 - 17.30 (doors open at 15.00).