Amsterdam is a small metropolis with great ambitions. The city is a 'living lab', in which metropolitan tasks are both a challenge and an opportunity to develop and apply new insights, technologies and practices. Knowledge and innovation go hand in hand: gathering, reflecting and researching knowledge form the context within which new applications can be developed. The City of Amsterdam believes that a responsible capital invests in knowledge and innovation and continues to develop in this area. The partnership with AMS Institute helps us achieve this goal.