Ready to turn your groundbreaking ideas into real-world impact? 🌱
We recognize the untapped potential within academic corridors. The ACE incubation program is designed to empower academics like you to transform your innovative ideas into thriving businesses that drive change and create value. What will the 10-week program exactly bring you?
🔬 Research-driven approach
🤝 Collaborative community
🚪 Access to Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem
🎯 Expert mentorship
ACE is the university incubator in Amsterdam and is powered by UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC. Twice a year, ACE selects a batch of students, researchers and academics that have an innovative startup (idea). Through the bi-annual incubation program, ACE offers support to become sustainable high growth ventures within 10 weeks. Are you a student, researcher or professor with an innovative tech or science startup (idea)? The ACE incubation program is here to elevate your business to the next level.
On 10 October the HvA-Centre for Economic Transformation (CET) together with VU and Amsterdam Impact, organizes a fringe event during the international Social Entrepreneurship World Forum (SEWF). Keynote speakers are Michael Roy, Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy from Glasgow Caledonian University and Stella van der Wal-Maris Professor of Education and Social Entrepreneurship from […]10 Oct '23 Event
The Humanities Bootcamp will kickstart your initiative and help you on your way to making an impact. Throughout the week, you will work with mentors, experts, and founders who will cover all the necessary stages to develop your social venture, non-profit organization, or innovative startup. The program is open to students, recent graduates, master students […]30 Oct till 3 Nov '23 Event
On 21 November 2023 the festive finale of the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award will take place. Nine finalists will pitch their innovations and compete for one of the three Innovation Awards. Thereafter, the jury grants three finalists the Innovation Award. Each winner in one of the categories Environment & Climate, Health, and Society will […]21 Nov '23 Event
Are you a junior researcher, PhD candidate or postdoc researcher affiliated to the Amsterdam UMC and are you curious about entrepreneurship? Join our 2-day Explore Entrepreneurship program in November. This program aims to enlighten and provide examples of entrepreneurship in the Health & Life Sciences sector, as well as practical guidance for coming up with […]15 till 29 Nov '23 Event