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.