July 7, 2021

Pre-finalists of the Innovation Award announced!

The pre-finalists for the Innovation Award, the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas that contribute to a better world, are now selected!

The pre-finalists have a chance to win one of the three Innovation Awards and €10,000. The Innovation Award has three categories: Society, Health and Environment & Climate. In the coming months, all pre-finalists will showcase their idea through a personal video. Amongst them, several participants from our park. The following ideas are selected for the semi-finals:


Astrid Bijl (Amsterdam UMC): Efficiency and efficacy of the nursing process
Imran Avci (VU): RAPID PHOTONICS: Low-cost and fast prototyping of photonic integrated circuits
Desi Bootsman (HvA): Mazehunter
Floris Roelofsen (UvA): Automatic text-to-sign translation
Joop Akerboom (HvA): Scrollbook
Yuri Westplat (HvA): Prapla
Sanneke Stigter (UvA): DIAL Digital Index of an Artwork’s Life
Przemek Krawczyk (Amsterdam UMC): GraphlinQ – a collaborative platform for data analysis, plotting and publishing in data-connected smart manuscripts
Jan Willem Plaisier (Amsterdam UMC): Daily Dose, your scientific Tinder application
Tom Broens: act-E (Amsterdam UMC): Unravel your curriculum
Felienne Hermans (VU): Hedy: A Gradual Programming Language for Children


Guido Weide (VU): SoundTomics
Liz van de Riet (Amsterdam UMC): The Jeroen Pit Huis: innovation of hospital2home transition for children and families with medical complexities
Tobias Stornebrink (Amsterdam UMC): An injectable cushion for the painful joint
Jan Willem Duitman (Amsterdam UMC): Screening assay for early detection and treatment of progressive pulmonary fibrosis.
Tara Donker (VU): Getting rid of your fear without getting up from your couch: An evidence-based AR app for phobia Treatment
Lucia Talamini (UvA): A non-invasive neurotech solution for sleep and memory improvement
Tom Brouwer (Amsterdam UMC): Flowsure: A digital hanging scale to continuously measure, store and present urine production
Steven Chamuleau (Amsterdam UMC): CardioHOLOgy –Walk this Way
Ramla Jamac (VU): Mobile Uurka
Alice Grasveld (ACTA): The Healthy Teeth Foundation (THTF): A participatory action research into oral health amongst disadvantaged children aged 4-12 in the Schilderswijk, The Hague, The Netherlands
Isan Firdaus (VU): Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Biofeedback (VRET-BF)  for Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Category Environment & Climate:

Edcel Salumbides (VU): Non-invasive pre-symptomatic illness detection in farm animals
Tiago R. Matos (Amsterdam UMC): Dermoscope
Marta Malé-Alemany (HvA): The Upcycle Wood Platform
Jawad Essalami (HvA): Eddy Lite
Lukas Helmbrecht (AMOLF/ UvA): Lumetallix: a bright method to detect toxic lead
Jardo Stammeshaus (VU): The Liion Power Battery Life Extender
Sem Vijverberg (VU): Long-lead time predictions of weather and its impact using AI
Corentin Coulais (UvA): Edible Metamaterials
Arnon Lesage (UvA): SolarFoil
Syranos Tjee (HvA): Recipe Creation

The expert jury, chaired by Gigi Wang, together with the public decide which finalists will present their idea during the finals in November at the NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam.

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