Wageningen University & Research is one of the founding partners of AMS Institute. Together with Delft University of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology we form the academic heart of AMS Institute.

We strongly believe in finding answers together with our partners. Our strategic plan is to call upon new and existing partners, students, alumni and citizens to explore with us the potential of nature, to participate in defining and understanding the challenges facing us, to engage in discussing and navigating trade-offs, and to work with us on evidence-based and socially inclusive answers that drive transitions.

By participating in AMS Institute we enable ourselves to do so in the metropolitan living lab environment of Amsterdam.

“To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”

Mission of Wageningen University & Research

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences.

The focus domains of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas:

  • Food and food production
  • Living environment
  • Health, lifestyle and livelihood

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Space tech for sustainable food systems

Circularity in Urban Regions

Can space technology provide circular solutions for food production in cities?

Project

Bio-receptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bio-receptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Project

Bio-receptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bio-receptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Project

Vertical farms for urban food supply

Metropolitan Food Systems

GROWx is setting up an efficient, 100% robotized, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven vertical farm in Amsterdam.

Project

Circular Supply Chain for the City

Circularity in Urban Regions

Something unexpected is growing in the waters of Amsterdam: seaweed! What are these plants doing amidst the bustle of the city? They will provide the biomass for manufacturing new local goods using 3D-printing techniques.

Project

Adaptive Circular Cities

Circularity in Urban Regions

Cities are jointly responsible for the consumption of 75% of the planet’s natural resources and produce 60–80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights why there is an urgent need for more circular cities.

Project

Adaptive Circular Cities

Circularity in Urban Regions

Cities are jointly responsible for the consumption of 75% of the planet’s natural resources and produce 60–80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights why there is an urgent need for more circular cities.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

How to improve the cities climate resilience by urban green? The project Effective Green for Climate adaptation in the City develops a set of practical guidelines and prototype designs for different types of urban areas.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

Project

Space tech for sustainable food systems

Circularity in Urban Regions

Can space technology provide circular solutions for food production in cities?

Project

Space tech for sustainable food systems

Circularity in Urban Regions

Can space technology provide circular solutions for food production in cities?

Project

Space tech for sustainable food systems

Circularity in Urban Regions

Can space technology provide circular solutions for food production in cities?

Project

Space tech for sustainable food systems

Circularity in Urban Regions

Can space technology provide circular solutions for food production in cities?

Project

Bio-receptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bio-receptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Project

Vertical farms for urban food supply

Metropolitan Food Systems

GROWx is setting up an efficient, 100% robotized, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven vertical farm in Amsterdam.

Project

Bio-receptive concrete

Climate Resilient Cities

To develop a climate-proof and livable environment we need to integrate more green in the design of cities. Concrete is a common building material in cities and for this purpose a bio-receptive concrete is developed and tested at Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Project

Vertical farms for urban food supply

Metropolitan Food Systems

GROWx is setting up an efficient, 100% robotized, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven vertical farm in Amsterdam.

Project

Circular Supply Chain for the City

Circularity in Urban Regions

Something unexpected is growing in the waters of Amsterdam: seaweed! What are these plants doing amidst the bustle of the city? They will provide the biomass for manufacturing new local goods using 3D-printing techniques.

Project

Circular Supply Chain for the City

Circularity in Urban Regions

Something unexpected is growing in the waters of Amsterdam: seaweed! What are these plants doing amidst the bustle of the city? They will provide the biomass for manufacturing new local goods using 3D-printing techniques.

Project

Circular Supply Chain for the City

Circularity in Urban Regions

Something unexpected is growing in the waters of Amsterdam: seaweed! What are these plants doing amidst the bustle of the city? They will provide the biomass for manufacturing new local goods using 3D-printing techniques.

Project

Circular Supply Chain for the City

Circularity in Urban Regions

Something unexpected is growing in the waters of Amsterdam: seaweed! What are these plants doing amidst the bustle of the city? They will provide the biomass for manufacturing new local goods using 3D-printing techniques.

Project

Adaptive Circular Cities

Circularity in Urban Regions

Cities are jointly responsible for the consumption of 75% of the planet’s natural resources and produce 60–80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights why there is an urgent need for more circular cities.

Project

Adaptive Circular Cities

Circularity in Urban Regions

Cities are jointly responsible for the consumption of 75% of the planet’s natural resources and produce 60–80% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This highlights why there is an urgent need for more circular cities.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

How to improve the cities climate resilience by urban green? The project Effective Green for Climate adaptation in the City develops a set of practical guidelines and prototype designs for different types of urban areas.

Project

Effective Green for Climate Adaptation in the City

Climate Resilient Cities

How to improve the cities climate resilience by urban green? The project Effective Green for Climate adaptation in the City develops a set of practical guidelines and prototype designs for different types of urban areas.