Stephan van Dijk (PhD)

Stephan is Director of Innovation at AMS Institute. AMS Institute is a leading international institute at the forefront of urban research and innovation. We aim to make cities better, bring together the strengths and brightest minds from our founding partners Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University & Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the city of Amsterdam and its business partners to design solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s urban challenges. Stephan is responsible for the innovation strategy and all innovation programs of AMS Institute, and as such part of the Team of Directors at AMS Institute.

With his strong track record in innovation strategy development, design thinking, and technology trends, Stephan applies these capabilities to foster urban innovation for creating better cities. He is frequently asked to give lectures, presentations and consult on urban innovation challenges. In the past, he obtained his PhD in Innovation Management from Eindhoven University of Technology, and his MSc in Systems Engineering at Wageningen UR.

Working on innovation and new technologies that really have an impact on improving our daily lives in cities is what drives Stephan. He is a strategic thinker and doer that loves to work across disciplines and borders and always looks ahead to shape the future.

“If we are not making things, we are not changing things.”

Stephan van Dijk

Director of Innovation

News

Apply now: Urban Mobility Accelerator

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator has room for 5 new startups to join the accelerator. Do you have a business idea on the topic of reducing congestion and increasing transportation efficiency? Apply to join the program before November 15.

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Wrap-up AMS Summer School

Education

During the AMS Summer School, 40 participants - from 22 different nationalities - explored the interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable integration of smart urban mobility solutions and the new urban development area Haven-Stad in Amsterdam.

News

Roboat ahoy!

Smart Urban Mobility

To wrap up Roboat’s second year of research – the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam – the first autonomous Roboat prototypes were demonstrated at Marineterrein Amsterdam on October 5th.

News

Roboat ahoy!

Smart Urban Mobility

To wrap up Roboat’s second year of research – the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam – the first autonomous Roboat prototypes were demonstrated at Marineterrein Amsterdam on October 5th.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

The AMS Startup Booster

As of October AMS Institute is running its first edition of the AMS Startup Booster. The program focuses on early-stage startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

Event

MIT Senseable City Lab webinar Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

November 19 - 16:00-17.00 CET

MIT webinar invitation | Re-imagining urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies: the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and waterways.

Event

MIT Senseable City Lab webinar Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

November 19 - 16:00-17.00 CET

MIT webinar invitation | Re-imagining urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies: the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and waterways.

News

Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

News

Apply now: Urban Mobility Accelerator

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator has room for 5 new startups to join the accelerator. Do you have a business idea on the topic of reducing congestion and increasing transportation efficiency? Apply to join the program before November 15.

News

Apply now: Urban Mobility Accelerator

EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator has room for 5 new startups to join the accelerator. Do you have a business idea on the topic of reducing congestion and increasing transportation efficiency? Apply to join the program before November 15.

News

Wrap-up AMS Summer School

Education

During the AMS Summer School, 40 participants - from 22 different nationalities - explored the interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable integration of smart urban mobility solutions and the new urban development area Haven-Stad in Amsterdam.

News

Wrap-up AMS Summer School

Education

During the AMS Summer School, 40 participants - from 22 different nationalities - explored the interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable integration of smart urban mobility solutions and the new urban development area Haven-Stad in Amsterdam.

News

Wrap-up AMS Summer School

Education

During the AMS Summer School, 40 participants - from 22 different nationalities - explored the interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable integration of smart urban mobility solutions and the new urban development area Haven-Stad in Amsterdam.

News

Wrap-up AMS Summer School

Education

During the AMS Summer School, 40 participants - from 22 different nationalities - explored the interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable integration of smart urban mobility solutions and the new urban development area Haven-Stad in Amsterdam.

News

Roboat ahoy!

Smart Urban Mobility

To wrap up Roboat’s second year of research – the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam – the first autonomous Roboat prototypes were demonstrated at Marineterrein Amsterdam on October 5th.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

News

Roboat ahoy!

Smart Urban Mobility

To wrap up Roboat’s second year of research – the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam – the first autonomous Roboat prototypes were demonstrated at Marineterrein Amsterdam on October 5th.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.

The AMS Startup Booster

As of October AMS Institute is running its first edition of the AMS Startup Booster. The program focuses on early-stage startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

The AMS Startup Booster

As of October AMS Institute is running its first edition of the AMS Startup Booster. The program focuses on early-stage startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

The AMS Startup Booster

As of October AMS Institute is running its first edition of the AMS Startup Booster. The program focuses on early-stage startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

The AMS Startup Booster

As of October AMS Institute is running its first edition of the AMS Startup Booster. The program focuses on early-stage startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

Event

MIT Senseable City Lab webinar Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

November 19 - 16:00-17.00 CET

MIT webinar invitation | Re-imagining urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies: the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and waterways.

Event

MIT Senseable City Lab webinar Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

November 19 - 16:00-17.00 CET

MIT webinar invitation | Re-imagining urban infrastructures with cutting-edge technologies: the potential of self-driving technology to change our cities and waterways.

News

Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?

News

Roboat introduces full-scale boat

Smart Urban Mobility

What if autonomous boats could relieve Amsterdam's city center of heavy traffic over its vulnerable quays and bridges while making the canals a testbed for innovation?