Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)

AMS is an Amsterdam based public-private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions.

The world is urbanising at a tremendous rate. Cities increasingly face challenges of sustainability and quality of life, challenges that put at risk resource and food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, health and wellbeing. Cities need metropolitan solutions. Such solutions are made possible by today’s revolution of new technologies and design methods. But no party can do this alone; metropolitan solutions require cooperation between knowledge institutes, companies, cities and citizens.

AMS aims to become an internationally leading institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientist jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions. AMS is centred on applied technology in urban themes such as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility, and the integration of these themes. AMS will develop a deep understanding of the city – sense the city -, design solutions for its challenges, and integrate these into the city. In that, Amsterdam is its home base and test bed.

AMS is built by a unique consortium of public and private partners. AMS advocates an open model that lets others that share its vision participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS.

Waag Society is a societal partner in AMS, focusing mainly on user centered design methods.

AMS-partners are TU Delft, Wageningen UR and MIT as core academic partners, TNO, Amsterdam Smart City, Waag Society, City of Boston, KPN, Accenture, Alliander, Cisco, ESA, IBM, Shell and Waternet. AMS advocates an open model that lets others that share its vision participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS.

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Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)