The challenges we face in our city require creativity and brainpower from all Amsterdammers. Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad! supports local initiatives within the themes “Gezonde Stad” (Healthy City) and “Talentvolle stad” (Talented City). During a 6-month development period the initiatives together receive total of 600 thousand euros in financial support and they will be further developed with the help of experts. During this meeting-up the initiatives will get to know each other and there is room to ask questions on the development proces and registration.
Amsterdammers, Maak je Stad! is an initiative from Gemeente Amsterdam in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger, Waag Society, Kennisland and is supported by Amsterdam Economic Board, Amsterdam Smart City en Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).
European Capital of Innovation (iCapital)
On the 8th of April 2016, the European Commission awarded the title of European Capital of Innovation (“iCapital”) 2016 to Amsterdam. Amsterdam won the first prize of € 950,000 leaving the eight other finalists behind: Torino (second prize), Paris (third prize), Berlin, Eindhoven, Glasgow, Milano, Oxford, and Vienna. This was the second edition of the award. In 2014, Barcelona won the iCapital award, and its reward of € 500,000. Amsterdam’s bid mainly focused on social innovation.