Who we are

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) is the joint knowledge transfer office of the Amsterdam universities

  • Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA)
  • University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • Amsterdam UMC (AMC and VUmc)

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. IXA drives the transition of scientific discoveries, research results and knowledge into ground breaking innovations and applications that improve lives, transform industries, and create substantial social and economic value.

The IXA team

The IXA workforce includes business developers, legal counsels, grants advisors, program managers and management staff. Rene van Lier is director of IXA. At nearly ten locations at the premises of the Amsterdam knowledge institutions the teams deploy their expertise and large network both to the benefit of the researches and external parties. All in view of IXA’s mission: Partnering science for impact.