Develop your skills

When introducing your idea to society, you may discover that you need to improve certain skills. That is why IXA organises a number of workshops, courses, webinars, seminars and much more. These enable researchers to explore activities that enhance the valorisation of research, develop their proficiency in specific valorisationrelated topics, and gain essential entrepreneurship skills

  • Impact Program (6 days over a 6-month period), create more societal impact through your research and teaching.
    The work you do as a researcher and teacher is important. But how do you increase your societal impact? What kind of strategy do you need? How do you present the story behind your research more clearly, with more emphasis on output and relevance? Who might be interested in your project or idea? And how do you approach media outlets, government agencies or companies? The Impact Program offers answers to all these questions and more.
  • Learning Path Valorisation and Impact
    Ever think about the impact that your research can have outside of academia? Would you like to explore how you can increase the impact of your research? As of January 2024, IXA will offer a new learning path on getting involved in valorisation and creating impact. The objective? Inspire, learn new skills, and make you aware of the possibilities of valorising research.
  • Custommade workshops for departments or faculties 

Go to Agenda for all upcoming workshops and events and join free of charge.

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Take part in our other events 

The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award (AmSIA) is the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas with true economic and/or societal impact. The award puts a spotlight on valuable ideas that are based on scientific and practice-based research. 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 laid the foundation for new businesses.
Preparations for the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award 2021 are in full swing. See the website for more details.

Follow dedicated entrepreneurship programmes by our partner ACE incubator 

  • Get inspired: Explore programme
    For those who are curious about entrepreneurship and want to know what it takes to start theiown company, ACE incubator offers this twoday programme to learn the basics of venture creation. 
  • Ready to Start: Incubation programme
    For early-stage start-ups and innovators with a great business idea. ACE incubator helps you build your start-up with 12 weeks of training and support by leading mentors and business coaches.