About the Event
Cities play an essential role in our society. It's where we – with an increasing number of people - live, work, recreate and care. At the same time, the city is also the place where major transitions take place. In cities we can kick off, accelerate, and embrace urban innovation of mobility, circularity, energy transition, climate adaptation, urban food systems and digitization. Precisely for these reasons, our cities set the agenda for the improvement of the liveability and sustainability of the world we live in.
Conference topics at center stage
The conference sets the stage to spark a dialogue between scientists, policymakers, students, and industry partners from different backgrounds and areas of expertise. We will cover topics such as urban green and circular strategies, new urban mobility frameworks, the energy transition, and local urban food production.
The conference program is structured around the following sections to structure the daily programs and guide discussions to jointly work towards actionable steps:
- Challenging the system: During the event's daily kick-off, we will set the scene: what is the urgency of the topic at hand?
- Transforming the system: What is needed to transform the system? What could be the tipping point to create the change needed?
- Co-designing the system: In this section, science, industry partners, and policymakers come together to explore each other’s strengths and possible contributions to transform the system.
- Exploring the innovation system: What are the factors involved in the design of successful ecosystems for innovations and what are examples of such ecosystems in Amsterdam?
Focused on six urban challenges:
Smart Urban Mobility, Responsible Urban Digitization, Urban Food systems, Urban Energy, Climate Resilient Cities, and Circularity in Urban Regions
Scientists, policymakers, students and industry partners.
AMS Institute is a collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wageningen University & Research, Delft University of Technology, the City of Amsterdam, Shell, European Space Agency, Accenture, IBM, Port of Amsterdam, Cisco, Waternet, Alliander and KPN.
Aiming to solve problems in metropolitan areas, we combine brainpower, data and knowledge from the fields of design, planning, life sciences, engineering, physics, mathematics, information technology and social sciences. Through facilitating and initiating (research)projects that ‘fix’ things we create practical solutions, products, businesses activity and workable plans that benefit urban progress.