Do you have an idea, concept or an invention that could do with further development? Regardless of your domain - Social Sciences and Humanities, Exact sciences or Life sciences - IXA UvA offers you a variety of funding and grants.
With these resources UvA researchers can carry out technical and/or commercial feasibility studies or start an innovation driven enterprise. We also provide a grant that aims at bringing collaboration with a company a step closer. Point of departure for these resources is (applied) knowledge developed within an UvA context. Each resource type has their own conditions, which are stated in the applicable Application Form.
Proof of Concept (PoC) and Pre-Seed fundings finances feasibility and/or commercial studies for your concept or invention. In case of success, a percentage of, the proceeds deriving from license revenues will flow back into the Valorisation Fund. This way we can finance other UvA projects and maintain this Fund.
A Grant is a gift that is made available under certain conditions.
Project results will be licensed to an applicant's enterprise or Start-Up initiative for exploitation purposes. PoC and Preseed funding are a soft loan with a revolving character in case of successful exploitation of the results. This means that proceeds deriving from license revenues will flow back into the Valorisation Fund to support and finance other UvA projects and thus maintain this Fund.
If you could do with advise or more information to decide which type of funding fits your needs or when you want support with your application, please contact Albert Wijnen at IXA UvA 020 525 5417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you develop a potentially patentable invention you must notify your dean and IXA-UvA. Together with an IXA-UvA business developer you will discuss the invention and determine whether it is new and patentable and establish whether the invention has commercial potential. If so, IXA-UvA and the director of your research institute and the faculty dean will decide on submitting a patent application. Secrecy is essential to obtaining a patent, at least until the patent application is submitted.
The cost for patenting is paid for via the UvA Octrooifonds. For more information and advise contact our team at email@example.com
IXA offers the following PoC and Pre-Seed funding:
Proof of Concept (PoC) funding finances feasibility and/or commercial studies for your concept or invention. In case of success, a percentage of, the proceeds deriving from license revenues will flow back into the Valorisation Fund. This way we can finance other UvA projects and maintain this Fund.
This funding type offers researchers and students from the Institute of Informatics UvA an opportunity to carry out technical and/or commercial feasibility studies on their concepts, inventions or ideas. IXA UvA manages the Informatics Feasibility Fund. The conditions under which the funding can be provided are briefly summarized below. IXA provides this Fund for a period of 3 years.
The funding can be provided to researchers and students, from the Institute for Informatics of the UvA.
Please contact IXA UvA firstname.lastname@example.org, call 020 525 5417 or visit our office at B0.159, Science Park 904, next to the chess board.
With this grant IXA stimulates the receiver to validate physics related research towards exploitation in cooperation with an industrial partner. The primary criteria are:
Researchers (permanent staff, incl. tenure track) of the IXA partner organizations: HvA, UvA, VU, Amolf and Nikhef.
The budget per project is 10 to 35k€. This can be spent on personnel costs, consumables and small, well-motivated investments.
Call, mail or visit IXA Office UvA-HvA: 020-525 5417, email@example.com or visit the office at B0.160, Science Park 904 next to the chess board.