The Amsterdam Venture Studios offer students, researchers and alumni of the Amsterdam knowledge institutes the opportunity to transform their ideas into action. These new places on the Amsterdam campuses facilitate the start and growth of new impactful businesses.

The five Venture Studios are located at the Amsterdam Science Park (UvA), the VU Campus, the City Centre Campus UvA (Humanities Lab), Amstel Campus (HvA) and the Amsterdam Health & Technology Center (AHTC, Amsterdam UMC, location AMC). Ahti runs the latter.

Startup community

Amsterdam Venture Studios offers more than just working space. Users can follow a joint incubation program to increase the chances of success of their knowledge-based and (high) tech startups. Training and mentoring and access to the networks of knowledge institutions, investors and companies helps them to transform ideas into successful new innovative businesses.

The campus locations provide easy access to high-quality research facilities and laboratories. In addition, the proximity of talented and ambitious students (more than 100,000 throughout Amsterdam) is a big advantage for startups.

By introducing the Amsterdam Venture Studios, the Amsterdam knowledge institutes contribute to the growth of new knowledge-intensive companies. In this way they increase the economic power and provide new job opportunities for the region of Amsterdam.

Interested to rent office space?

In our Amsterdam Venture Studios we offer affordable office space for established companies, startups and scale-ups. For more information, get in touch with Birk Frankvoort, Business Development.

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA)

The Amsterdam Venture Studios are part of Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA), the centre of expertise for valorisation at Amsterdam UMC (location AMC  and VUmc), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). It brings together the knowledge from the university and the demand for knowledge from the marketplace.

IXA applies its expertise in two areas:

  • assisting researchers in generating societal and economic impact from their scientific work
  • assisting external parties in navigating the academic organisation to find a scientific partner or spot an opportunity.

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Friso Janssen
Director Finance
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