VU well represented at nominees Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award

From all submissions from the Amsterdam knowledge and research institutes there are selected five finalists for the Innovation Award, of which three of the VU and one of VUmc. The innovations and new technologies offer innovative solutions for a wide range of social issues.

06/07/2018 | 2:58 PM

The finalists for the Innovation Award are:
André Baart | Computer sciences | Kasadaka: a voice-service platform to bridge the digital divide
Berno Bucker |Neurosciences | Attention Architects: Eye-tracking research in the outside world and Mixed Reality
Oscar Franken | Ecologie | Experimental setup to simulate effects of climate change on ecosystems
Adriana Zekveld | VUmc | LISET: the first LIStening Effort Test

Innovation Award
The winners will be announced during the festive finals on Tuesday, June 19. The finalists for the Innovation Award will pitch their idea to a professional jury and the public. The expert jury presided by Barbara Baarsma, consisting of representatives from industry and the Amsterdam knowledge institutes, will take into account the innovativeness, feasibility and fulfillment of market needs. The finalists have a chance of winning the top prize of ten thousand euros.

Impact Award
This year, the Impact Award will also be presented for the first time to researchers who have made an important contribution to society. For this award, researchers were nominated from the Amsterdam knowledge institutions and the jury nominated six researchers. For VU / VUmc, this is Sophia Kramer | VUmc | KNO-Hoofdhalsurgery, section Ear & Hearing - Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Philip Scheltens | VUmc | Neurology - Alzheimer's center, Erik Scherder | VU | Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences IBBA: Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam.

About the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award
The Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award is the competition for Amsterdam's most innovative,  scientific idea. Thirteen years ago, the award was first organized by IXA (Innovation Exchange Amsterdam, the valorisation center of the UvA, VU, VUmc, HvA and the AMC) to make the valuable ideas based on scientific research visible. This year, the Impact Award will also be presented for the first time. The event is a collaboration of IXA with City of Amsterdam, NKI / AVL, Inholland, Tata Steel, Rabobank, V.O., Sanquin, Van Essen Patent, SURFSara and Healthinc.

Visit the website of Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award for more information.