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

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.

Event

Visit Mayor of Beijing to Amsterdam

Event

Visit Mayor of Beijing to 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

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.

Event

Visit Mayor of Beijing to Amsterdam

Event

Visit Mayor of Beijing to 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.