The MADE Urban Living Lab Course
The students participate in the Urban Living Lab course during the second year of the MSc MADE.
The course provides a co-creative setting in which students engage with stakeholders to jointly investigate a real metropolitan challenge and then develop and test their solutions. Students are connected to partners within the AMS Institute network and the surrounding field allowing them to gain Living Lab experience in a real-life setting.


MADE Living Lab course

The design of the students being built for the DGTL Festival

MADE Living Lab course

Students design collaboratively for the DGTL Festival

MADE Living Lab course

Students develop solutions for the Artis ULL

MADE Living Lab course

Students design their idea's for DGTL Festival

MADE Living Lab course

Students collectively brainstorm about metropolitan solutions

The MADE Living Lab Exhibition
At the conclusion of the course students present their outputs and products in an interactive Living Lab exhibition and masterclass. The exhibition showcases their products and allows for various partners and stakeholders to come together and provide insight and feedback. The masterclass is a workshop arranged by the students to communicate the main findings of the Urban Living Lab process and teach their skills to a relevant target audience.

For the past two years, due to Corona measures, the exhibition took place online. The digital exhibitions for the past two years can be found here.

MADE Living Lab course exhibition

Opening of 2018 MADE Living Lab exhibition

MADE Living Lab course exhibition

Students presenting their result during the exhibition

MADE Living Lab course exhibition

Presentations during the exhibition

MADE Living Lab course exhibition

Student and expert discussing the results

MADE Living Lab course exhibition

Presenting the ULL during exhibition

“Our students can be very proud of the challenges they tackled and the products they’ve delivered. It has been an amazing living lab journey to witness!”

Toine Andernach

Coordinator 2nd Year MADE

Take a look below at the previous MADE Living Lab results.

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MSc MADE Living Lab Exhibition 2021

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MSc MADE Living Lab Exhibition 2021

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MSc MADE Living Lab Exhibition 2020

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After months of hard work, co-creation sessions, research, stakeholder interviews, design, and product development, the first MSc MADE Living Lab website is now online!

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MSc MADE Living Lab Exhibition 2019

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After months of hard work, co-creation sessions, research, stakeholder interviews, design, and product development, the first cohort of MSc MADE students revealed their urban solutions and prototypes in a Living Lab exhibition.

Connection with AMS Institute
Urban Living Labs are a core activity of the AMS Institute. In the Urban Living Labs, multiple stakeholders jointly test, develop and create metropolitan solutions. The goal within the Urban Living Labs is to make impact by developing new products on a small scale – be it an object, a service, a technology, an application, or a system – and to find solutions that can be implemented on a larger scale.

Click here to read more about the the Urban Living Labs.


Students are actively connected to the AMS Institute network of research projects, partners, and cases related to the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Previous partners include ARTIS, Accenture, DGTL, City of Amsterdam, De Regenboog Groep, and Marineterrein Amsterdam. Examples of running research projects are WASCOM and CINDERELA.

The Urban Living Lab course is always looking for new cases. Please find more information about submitting your case here.

MADE Living Lab cases throughout the years

2021 Living Lab locations

MADE Living Lab cases throughout the years

2020 Living Lab locations

MSc MADE Living Labs throughout the years

2019 Living Lab locations

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