Innovation Award 2023

Do you have an innovative idea that could positively impact tomorrow’s world?

Submit your idea and compete to win € 10,000! 

The Innovation Award is the Amsterdam competition for research based innovative ideas that contribute to a better world. It is open to ideas to all research disciplines and domains, no matter at what stage your idea is in. The innovation award will give you a kick-start in turning your idea into reality.

AmSIA is open to ideas from all research disciplines: from aviation, engineering and maths, to the red and green life sciences, to the arts, humanities and social sciences. Three prizes of each € 10.000 will be awarded to the best idea within the categories of: Society, Health, and Environment & Climate. The categories are based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

For whom
This competition is open to (teams of) researchers, staff and students in all disciplines from all participating Amsterdam universities, universities of applied sciences, academic medical centres and public research centres.

Important dates

  • The application deadline is Sunday 7 May 2023.
  • The festive finale is Tuesday 21 November 2023 in NEMO Science Museum.

Why participate?
Participating in this contest will give you an excellent opportunity to develop your idea further, get professional feedback and share it with the public and companies. Read more about how AmSIA helped past finalists in developing their idea.

Need help perfecting your application?
IXA organises two workshops on how to write a sound and clear application.

  • Tuesday 21 March 2023 at UvA, location Roeterseiland
  • Tuesday 18 April at VU Campus

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:

We have a flyer available summarising the most important information about the AmSIA.

AmSIA – the competition for research based innovative ideas and impactful innovations, is organised by IXA for researchers and students in Amsterdam.