The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with a societal and/or commercial impact. The Award makes valuable ideas based on scientific research visible. Since its launch, the Award has generated more than 400 innovative, bright and applicable ideas. Many of these have resulted in concrete applications and some even formed the basis for new businesses.
During the last Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award finale in 2019, nine finalists presented their innovations on stage. Thereafter, the jury granted three finalists the Innovation Award and €7.500.
Is it possible to create a cup of coffee that’s healthy and tasty? At the entrepreneurship laboratory Demonstrator Lab at the Vrije Universiteit, Florian Fermin (27) and Stefan Wateler (26) developed Cuppelement, a Fairtrade biodegradable coffee capsule with added superfoods and vitamins. During the Dutch TV program Dragons Den, the entrepreneurs successfully persuaded the dragons […]News
Optics11 and Optics11 Life have secured funding from Rabobank. The funding will be used to strongly accelerate growth across global markets, to further build the team for the future and to strategically expand the high-tech product portfolios of both business units. “This is the right moment to pick up the pace. Rabobank’s funding helps us […]News
Azafaros B.V. announced today that the first cohort of healthy subjects has been dosed in a two-part Phase 1 clinical study with clinical candidate AZ-3102, a first-in-class small molecule compound being developed for the treatment of rare neurogenetic disorders. This double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 1 study is evaluating the safety and tolerability of ascending single- (SAD) […]News