April 3, 2018




The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Starting today, registrations to the Innovation Awards are officially open. The 2018 year-round Innovation Program will be the 12th of its kind. Even so, also this year we aim to innovate the program itself. Our goal, though, has remained the same throughout the previous editions: to inspire and accelerate Dutch innovations. We welcome all innovators from both startups and corporates to register their innovation before July 1. You might become the next winner, and  lift one of the eight tulip awards during the Innovation Summit on November 2.


Do you have that one-of-a-kind innovation that’s younger than three years, has the potential to disrupt industries, and reshapes the future into something better? Join the #AIA18 Innovation Journey now!



The #AIA18 Innovation Themes


The Innovation Awards Process


All submitted innovations are assessed by an independent jury. This jury consists of business professionals from the government and various industries, but also opinion leaders, theme experts, and former winners. To learn more about the Innovation Awards competition, click here.

  • During the Innovation Summer Nights, planned between September 3 and 7, we will bring together corporate decision makers, technology leaders, industry experts and the top 25 innovators per theme. We will celebrate innovation, get inspired and drive collaboration in 8 separate Innovation Summer Nights. The 10 semi-finalists per innovation theme will be announced by the jury and be invited to pitch their concept at the semi-finals.
  • This year, the semi-finals will be held on October 4 during the Innovation Expo in Rotterdam, , where the Dutch government is taking innovation forward to help tackle social challenges in the Netherlands and globally. At this event, the top 10 will pitch their innovation and compete for a place in the finals.
  • The competition will culminate in the Innovation Summit on November 2. Here, the finalists will make a last effort to sway the jury and, maybe, be awarded as the best innovation of 2018 in their theme.


Are you ready for the #AIA18 Innovation Journey? Let’s drive innovation. Together.

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