Plenty of opportunities for new business ideas arise from our education and research & innovation activities and collaborations. At AMS Institute, we stimulate entrepreneurship and aim to propel innovative ideas towards impactful business, through strategic collaboration within our network. Moreover, our own entrepreneurship program helps launch and fast-track promising business ideas of start-ups on the topic of urban sustainability.

“In our community, we witness many innovative business ideas emerge – ideas that simply need to see the light of day. From our MADE curriculum and research activities to entrepreneurs in our network, we often encounter bright minds that are looking for the right eco-system and a place to grow and develop their business models.”

Kenneth Heijns

Managing Director

AMS Startup Booster

To help develop and establish these new start-up ideas we developed an incubation program, the AMS Startup Booster, which was launched in 2020. The AMS Startup Booster provides an ecosystem to grow businesses that make an impact on the cities and their citizens. We aim to help the next generation of early-stage ambitious urban startups to turn ideas into reality. What does the AMS Startup Booster program look like? Find more information here.

Ready to turn your idea into a business? The call for applications is open from August 1st till September 30th. Apply here to join the next run of the program.

“We aim to bring the start-ups to the level where they have eliminated uncertainties, done a thorough customer discovery, formed a strong team, and can venture out with a solid pitch and minimal viable product.”

Ioannis Ioannidis

Entrepreneurship Lead

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