Waag has received several national and international awards and/or nominations over the years for its projects and initiatives. An overview.


  • Incentive prize for the Dutch initiative 'PublicSpaces' at the Dutch Privacy Awards 2019.


  • Ista Boszhard and Cecilia Raspanti winners at Future Fashion Pioneers of VPRO Tegenlicht.
  • e-Participation tools in The Netherlands (e-Dem) nominated for the ISOC Innovation Award 2018.
  • Honorary mention for the Making Sense book 'Citizen sensing: a toolkit' at STARTS Prize 2018.


  • Maakplaats 021 wins the SkiLLLsChallenge 2017.


  • Digital Preservation Award for the project 'Digital City Revived'.
  • iCapital Award for Amsterdam by the EU, Waag took part in the winning team.
  • Honorary Mention for the Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab at the STARTS Prize '16.
  • Open Innovation Luminary Award 2016 for Marleen Stikker at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference.
  • Code for NL nominated for the ISOC Innovation Award 2016.


  • N8 Award for the best programme during the annual Museum Night in Amsterdam.
  • CitySDK and CryptoKids were nominated for the ISOC Innovation Award 2015.
  • 'Pulse Pal' (Hester van Zuthem) won the public prize at Design4Health design challenge.


  • Web application for 'Tijdgeest' project wins the Water Innovation Award 2014.
  • Nominations CitySDK for Istanbul Design Biennial 2014 and Open Data Award.
  • Marleen Stikker is a finalist at the 2014 World Technology Awards.
  • Embodied learning game 'SuperHeroes Island 2.0' wins proof of concept at 'Let's Kinect in education' contest IPON 2014.
  • Embodied learning installation nominated for the Dutch IPON Award 2014.
  • CitySDK project nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica 2014.
  • CitySDK Mobility API was nominated for the ISOC Innovation Award 2014.


  • The concept travel app 'Reisradar' wins at the open data challenge organized by Rotterdamse Verkeersonderneming and the Open State Foundation.
  • The project Operation Sigismund receives a special recommendation from the Children’s Museum Award 2013.
  • Bas van Abel/Fairphone elected by Kennisland and magazine Vrij Nederland as 'Radical Changer' and wins the Fontanel Public Award at the Dutch Design Awards.
  • A 'Best Practice' rosette for the Fairphone project by Virtual Platform.


  • The project De Digitale Nieuwscollage wins an IPON Award in the category 'innovation in learning'.
  • A nomination for 'Augmented Anatomy' at the IPON Awards 2012.
  • The MuseumApp receives an 'Honourable mention' at Museum and the Web 2012 and a nomination for the Gouden Reiger 2012 award.


  • The project Fairphone wins the ASN Wereldprijs in the category 'fair trade'.
  • A.R. Loeplamp becomes second at the Accenture Innovation Awards.
  • Waag nominated for the Rotterdam Designprize with Open Design.


  • Special IPON Award for Waag's Creative Learning Lab and all educational projects.


  • A 'Seal of Approval' at the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards for The Island.
  • Nomination at Cinekid New Media Awards for Pop UP.
  • 'Enlighten Your Research'- prize of SURFnet and NWO for 'Distributed high quality audiovisual testbed' entered by Tom Demeyer of Waag.


  • CENIC Award 2008 for Cinegrid @ Holland Festival, by CENIC, Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.
  • Culture prize of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds for ;Yo! Opera Festival & Werkplaats. Waag made the website for the project.
  • Two Erasmus EuroMedia Seals of Approval by ESEC for our projects Teylers Bètalab and Games Atelier.


  • Erasmus EuroMedia Medal 2007 for the project Operatie Sigismund, with Drents Archief in Assen by ESEC, European Society for Education and Communication.
  • SpinAward for Frequentie 1550, category best gaming concept.
  • Coq d'Honneur for Marleen Stikker, director Waag, for the initiative of PICNIC, by Centrum voor Merk- en Communicatie (CMC).
  • M&ICT prize for the development of Games Atelier, by the Ministeries EZ and OCW and DMO Amsterdam.


  • Erasmus EuroMedia Sonderpreise for Waag's Creative Learning educational projects by ESEC, European Society for Education and Communication.


  • 'Beste in de buurt van ICT-Award' for The Storytable, by the City of Amsterdam.


  • Design prize Rotterdam 1997 for Leestafel voor Oude en Nieuwe media at the restaurant In de Waag at the Nieuwmarkt square.
CitySDK - Buildings of the Netherlands
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