Stephan van Dijk (PhD)

Stephan is Head of Research and Valorization at the AMS Institute. The AMS Institute is the leading collaboration platform for research and innovation that makes our cities better. It brings together the brightest minds and resources from its founding partners MIT, Delft University of Technology, Wageningen UR, the city of Amsterdam and its business partners. Stephan is responsible for all AMS innovation programs across themes and the AMS innovation and valorization strategy and he is member of AMS Institute’s management team.

Stephan has dedicated his full time to developing smart urban mobility and urban data and intelligence projects for the institute and the city of Amsterdam. Currently, Stephan is primarily involved in the MIT Roboat project and the Noord/Zuid metro monitoring project. Besides this, Stephan initiated the AMS-UNStudio CoLab innovation program which focuses on fast design and urban prototyping and the partnership between AMS Institute and CleverFranke in urban data visualization. In addition, Stephan chairs the Ovale Tafel on Urban Mobility. The Ovale Tafel consists of all knowledge institute in the city of Amsterdam and regional governmental organizations. He is a member of the Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Smart Mobility OGO Committee and the AMS Institute representative in the Pan-European KIC Urban Mobility Consortium together with the city of Amsterdam.

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

Head of Research & Valorization

News

Virtual Reality: Bridging the gap

Smart Urban Mobility

In a workshop about Virtual Reality (VR) researchers from MIT showed how this strong tool can provide new ways to create insights for research projects. MSc MADE students were shown how they can use VR to develop use cases, with Roboat as topic at hand.

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.

Event

Year three research results Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

17|18 October

To wrap up Roboat's third year of research - the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam - results of the research program will be shared October 17/18.

Event

Year three research results Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

17|18 October

To wrap up Roboat's third year of research - the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam - results of the research program will be shared October 17/18.

Event

Forum on Future Cities

Smart Urban Mobility

April 12

The 2019 Forum on Future Cities, organized by MIT Senseable City Lab and the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, will focus on the topic of Urban Intelligence. Roboat will be one of the key topics addressed.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

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.

News

Virtual Reality: Bridging the gap

Smart Urban Mobility

In a workshop about Virtual Reality (VR) researchers from MIT showed how this strong tool can provide new ways to create insights for research projects. MSc MADE students were shown how they can use VR to develop use cases, with Roboat as topic at hand.

News

Virtual Reality: Bridging the gap

Smart Urban Mobility

In a workshop about Virtual Reality (VR) researchers from MIT showed how this strong tool can provide new ways to create insights for research projects. MSc MADE students were shown how they can use VR to develop use cases, with Roboat as topic at hand.

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.

Event

Year three research results Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

17|18 October

To wrap up Roboat's third year of research - the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam - results of the research program will be shared October 17/18.

Event

Forum on Future Cities

Smart Urban Mobility

April 12

The 2019 Forum on Future Cities, organized by MIT Senseable City Lab and the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, will focus on the topic of Urban Intelligence. Roboat will be one of the key topics addressed.

Event

Year three research results Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

17|18 October

To wrap up Roboat's third year of research - the research program on autonomous vessels that helps solving urban challenges of the city of Amsterdam - results of the research program will be shared October 17/18.

Event

Forum on Future Cities

Smart Urban Mobility

April 12

The 2019 Forum on Future Cities, organized by MIT Senseable City Lab and the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, will focus on the topic of Urban Intelligence. Roboat will be one of the key topics addressed.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

Event

Roboat VR Workshop by MIT

Smart Urban Mobility

21 & 22 May

VR provides new ways to create insights for research projects. In this workshop researchers from MIT will teach, among others, MSc MADE students how they can use VR as a tool to test the use cases of their research, with Roboat as topic at hand.

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.

Project

Roboat

Smart Urban Mobility

Amsterdam gets world’s first fleet of autonomous boats.