Kickoff Meeting
Amsterdam, 30 May 2024

Recently, the University of Amsterdam initiated its Research Priority Area on AI for Sustainable Molecules and Materials. On Thursday afternoon, 30 May 2024, a festive kick-off meeting will be organized for research staff, students and external guests who are working in this field already, as well as researchers interested in learning about this new vibrant field of science. Especially for the latter, the program contains inspiring showcases and matchmaking activities.

Invitation for active participation

Via the registration form, participants can indicate whether they would like to present a poster and/or a 5-minute plenary soundbite (10 slots available) on a running project or new research idea. All in order to inspire each other and display the pluriformity of sustainability research in science that benefits from the enhancement by AI.


TimeActivity / Speaker
12.00 - 13.00Registration, lunch and posters
13.00 - 13.15Introduction by Dr. Bernd Ensing – Program director of RPA
Kick-off by Prof. Peter van Tienderen - Dean Faculty of Science
13.15 - 14.00Keynote by Prof. Paola Gori Giorgi (Microsoft)
14.00 - 14.40Soundbites of running projects and new ideas
14.40 - 15.30Break and posters
15.30 - 16.15Keynote by Prof. Michael Webb (Princeton)
16.15 - 17.15Panel and audience discussion
17.15 - 18.00Drinks and posters


The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Matrix ONE building, Science Park 301, Amsterdam.


Registration via this link is mandatory. Due to sponsoring of the Faculty of Science, participation is free of charge. Note that registration obliges one to participation.