Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) helps drive the transition of academic and practice-based research and knowledge into ground-breaking innovations and applications that improve lives, transform industries, and create substantial societal and economic value.
It all started in 2014 when the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC joined forces and combined their so-called knowledge transfer offices (KTO) to form Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA).
IXA is the expert interface between Amsterdam-based universities and parties interested in their research findings and knowledge. Being an interface, IXA deploys its expertise in two directions:
In addition, IXA supports UvA, HvA, VU, Amsterdam UMC, AHK and KNAW management and teaching and supporting staff (HRM, legal, financial, administrative, secretarial and communication) seeking expertise or advice on research-based entrepreneurship, and research funding and grants.
At every campus location throughout Amsterdam, our business developers, legal advisors and grant advisors contribute to developing the Amsterdam innovation ecosystem by bringing people together. Meet the IXA Teams.
IXA offices are an integral part of the universities’ service infrastructure. Therefore, our services, facilities and expertise are free of charge.
At the start of 2022, Amsterdam Public Health (APH) in collaboration with IXA have launched a call for support of valorisation and impact projects within the research institute. This resulted in 23 interesting applications, of which three projects have been awarded a grant of € 2500.- complemented with in-kind support from Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). […]News
Dog Rax had bone cancer, was given a cancer vaccine at the Medical Center for Animals, and seems to be all right. It is hopeful news in the development of a cancer vaccine for humans, says Arjan Griffioen, professor of Experimental Oncology at Amsterdam UMC . He has been working on the development of this […]News
The ACE Incubation Program kicked off with six innovative tech and science based startups of VU, UvA, HvA and other universities. In this 10 week program the startups will get intensive training after which they are ready to spread their wings. Meet the startups: DBugIT – VU Startup Sector: Software Founders: Marc Went, Robert Jansma, […]News