Program festive finale on Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Prior to the festive finale, a matching event will be held. A place where companies and participants have the opportunity to meet each other. Based on the strategy of the company we will try to find an exclusive match with one of the participants. Would you like to have the unique and exclusive opportunity to meet with the researchers and students, and hear all about their brilliant ideas at an early stage? Please sign up here.
14:30 Doors open
15:00 Welcome and opening by Hans Amman, director of IXA
15:10 Introduction by Mirjam van Praag, Prof. Entrepreneurship at University of Amsterdam and Copenhagen Business School, chairman of the jury
15:30 Pitches of the ten finalists
16:30 Intermezzo: De Vrije Denkers – Patrick Donath – ‘Doing is the best way of thinking’; In a passionate speech, Patrick discusses the need for action in a turbulent time in which change seems to go faster and faster.
17:00 Announcement of the winners and award ceremony
18:00 End of program
After the award ceremony there will be drinks and there is room for exchanging ideas and socialize with fellow researchers, students, entrepreneurs and others.