Working on urban challenges requires cooperation on a multi-stakeholder level. In all our research and education activities we work closely together with a broad network of industry, governmental and societal partners.

In our new home all disciplines come together ©Pascalle Karthaus

Founding partners

AMS Institute was founded in 2014 by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The universities bring in knowledge, expertise and network. The collaboration between the three provides a unique and interdisciplinary perspective on the urban challenges at hand. Together we work on solving urban challenges with and for the City of Amsterdam.

Institutional partners

We strengthen our knowledge and expertise in the urban innovation eco-system in Amsterdam and beyond, through long-term partnerships with leading innovators. Sharing a drive to contribute to solving urban challenges we can accomplish so much more when joining forces. An overview of our institutional partners can be found here.

“True collaboration creates value for all. Discover, learn and innovate together.”

Kenneth Heijns

Managing Director

Project partners

All projects are defined and executed by interdisciplinary consortia of knowledge institutes, public and private partners, in cooperation with the City of Amsterdam and its citizen platforms. An overview of our project partners can be found here.