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This year, a record number of 93 innovative ideas will compete for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. The finale is presented by Isolde Hallensleben, former ‘Jakhals’ and well-known from the Dutch TV program ‘De Wereld Leert Door’.

AmSIA, Amsterdam Science, Innovation Award 2013

The event takes place on Wednesday, 5 June. The nine finalists are challenged to convince the jury of their innovative idea with a short pitch and stand the chance of winning 5,000 Euro. 

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is a yearly competition. Researchers, employees and students at the UvA, HvA, AMC, VU, VUmc and institutes at the Science Park Amsterdam have submitted their innovative, useful ideas. A jury from the industry and the Amsterdam universities and research institutes selects 9 finalists.


  • Prof. dr. ir. Louise Fresco, University Professor UvA (chair of the jury)
  • Mr Ben van Dongen, CEO BlueBubbleLab Media Group
  • Ir. Rob Kirschbaum, VP Open Innovation DSM
  • Prof. dr. Dinko Valerio, partner Aescap Venture
  • Dr. Wim Hupperetz, Director Allard Pierson Museum
  • Alfred Nijkerk, VenGen Founder

Programme, time, location and registration

The programme and the finalists will be announced by the middle of May.

  • Final Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2013
  • Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2013
  • Time: 14:30 – 18:00
  • Location: Amsterdam University College, Science Park Amsterdam

Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2013 is being organized by Bureau Kennistransfer UvA-HvA-AMC and the Technology Transfer Office VU-VUmc.