As program developer Future Proof Assets & Smart Urban Mobility, Maike is responsible for exploring, initiating and developing relevant projects in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. She connects the Future Proof Assets & Smart Urban Mobility challenges of the region to innovation practices, competencies, and projects, to find insights and solutions that create a real added value for the city and its people. The aim is to create insights and solutions that can help citizens, policymakers, and entrepreneurs, make better (investment) policy or decisions and inspire new businesses and products. 

In her previous roles, Maike has worked in the different parts of the Tripple Helix. She has worked, as first employee, for the start up New Motion, provider of charging solutions for EV.  In Asia, with organisations where she helped companies & people with trainings on innovation, culture and future skills. And in Paris for Europcar International within the Innovation Team as Senior Intrapreneur, developing new products and services. And before joining AMS, she worked at the TU Delft as Innovation Manager. She bridges research and business and has set up national and international collaborations.

Cities, as we know them today, have a need to transform its systems on a metropolitan scale, to become more livable, resilient, sustainable and just, but also to offer good economic stability. Working within this dynamic field, making change happen, is why Maike works at the AMS Institute.

““Translation future vision into reality, business ideas and every day impact is what I love to do. Doing this in the wonderful City of Amsterdam where I also live with my family is great!"”

Maike Simmes

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Blog #3: Reducing the Speed Limit

Smart Urban Mobility

Blogpost by Kai Röth, Petar Koljensic, & Tom Kuipers

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Blog #3: Reducing the Speed Limit

Smart Urban Mobility

Blogpost by Kai Röth, Petar Koljensic, & Tom Kuipers

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Blog #3: Reducing the Speed Limit

Smart Urban Mobility

Blogpost by Kai Röth, Petar Koljensic, & Tom Kuipers