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

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

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

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

Searching for Food Prosumers

Metropolitan Food Systems

Prosument' is a contraction of the words 'producer' and 'consumer' and therefore concerns someone who has (partly) produced what he/she consumes himself/herself. This project investigates food prosumption in the City of Almere.

Project

Sustainability Potential of Urban Food

Metropolitan Food Systems

A project to analyze an urban food system from a spatial perspective. In a hybrid urban metabolism (UM) and input-output (IO) modeling approach, the economic and environmental dimensions of Almere’s food system will be assessed.

Project

Sustainability Potential of Urban Food

Metropolitan Food Systems

A project to analyze an urban food system from a spatial perspective. In a hybrid urban metabolism (UM) and input-output (IO) modeling approach, the economic and environmental dimensions of Almere’s food system will be assessed.

Project

Sustainable Local Food Distribution

Metropolitan Food Systems

Many localization initiatives in food supply chains aim at sustainability benefits, which may or may not be realistic. This study aims to explore this problem area, providing a step towards evidence-based decision-making in food supply chains.

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

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

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

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

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

Searching for Food Prosumers

Metropolitan Food Systems

Prosument' is a contraction of the words 'producer' and 'consumer' and therefore concerns someone who has (partly) produced what he/she consumes himself/herself. This project investigates food prosumption in the City of Almere.

Project

Searching for Food Prosumers

Metropolitan Food Systems

Prosument' is a contraction of the words 'producer' and 'consumer' and therefore concerns someone who has (partly) produced what he/she consumes himself/herself. This project investigates food prosumption in the City of Almere.

Project

Searching for Food Prosumers

Metropolitan Food Systems

Prosument' is a contraction of the words 'producer' and 'consumer' and therefore concerns someone who has (partly) produced what he/she consumes himself/herself. This project investigates food prosumption in the City of Almere.

Project

Searching for Food Prosumers

Metropolitan Food Systems

Prosument' is a contraction of the words 'producer' and 'consumer' and therefore concerns someone who has (partly) produced what he/she consumes himself/herself. This project investigates food prosumption in the City of Almere.

Project

Sustainability Potential of Urban Food

Metropolitan Food Systems

A project to analyze an urban food system from a spatial perspective. In a hybrid urban metabolism (UM) and input-output (IO) modeling approach, the economic and environmental dimensions of Almere’s food system will be assessed.

Project

Sustainability Potential of Urban Food

Metropolitan Food Systems

A project to analyze an urban food system from a spatial perspective. In a hybrid urban metabolism (UM) and input-output (IO) modeling approach, the economic and environmental dimensions of Almere’s food system will be assessed.

Project

Sustainable Local Food Distribution

Metropolitan Food Systems

Many localization initiatives in food supply chains aim at sustainability benefits, which may or may not be realistic. This study aims to explore this problem area, providing a step towards evidence-based decision-making in food supply chains.

Project

Sustainable Local Food Distribution

Metropolitan Food Systems

Many localization initiatives in food supply chains aim at sustainability benefits, which may or may not be realistic. This study aims to explore this problem area, providing a step towards evidence-based decision-making in food supply chains.