Valorisation program IXAnext

Talent for Innovation

To stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in both education and research IXA has, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, developed the valorisation program IXAnext; Talent for Innovation.

All Amsterdam universities and knowledge institutes are involved: HvA, UvA, VU, Amsterdam UMC and the NWO institutes AMOLF and NIKHEF. In a five year period, 2017-2021, they collaborate in utilizing and disseminate knowledge and stimulate economic activity and entrepreneurship. The program offers facilities and funding, infrastructure, a network, educational measures and much more.

Facilities, funding and infrastructure

Researchers, teachers and students can join the incubators Amsterdam Venture Studios and Demonstrator Lab to develop and test their business cases or accommodate their start-up activities.


Students with plans for a start-up can profit from the knowledge of mentors found through the platform Startup and Running.

Companies and non-profits

Companies and non-profits can benefit from the latest scientific expertise and research facilities with the Physics on Demand service. The Research Facilities database helps R&D departments to find specialized, high end equipment and instruments.


Teachers in Entrepreneurship can find inspiration for their education program and lessons with the Entrepreneurship cases and the pilot Blended Learning.