During the economic trade mission to France, AMS Institute signed two seperate Memoranda of Understanding with Suez and La Fabrique de la Cité to collaborate in future projects in the field of metropolitan solutions. The start of this international collaboration was witnessed by His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands.

Through engaging in (scientific) research activities, projects and events, AMS Institute, Suez and La Fabrique de la Cité are teaming up to strengthen their knowledge, broaden the area of living lab locations and amplify the impact of solutions for metropolitan challenges.

About Suez Consulting
As part of Suez, Suez Consulting is engaged in designing sustainable solutions in the sectors water and wastewater infrastructure, environment and waste, urban development and transport, energy and telecommunications and governance and public finance. They provide local authorities, industry and consumers with concrete solutions to address new resource management challenges. Suez and AMS Institute have previously worked together on the project Paris Food Futures.

About La Fabrique de la Cité
La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank promoting discussion and leadership on urban innovation. Its interdisciplinary approach brings together thought leaders and international players to uncover good urban-development practices and put forward new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

About the mission
AMS leads smart cities sessions in trade mission France
French-Dutch mission yields over €600,000,- for businesses (Dutch)
Interview Arjan van Timmeren on Smart Cities (French)
Minister Lilianne Ploumen reflects on trade mission (Dutch)

Photos: ©Stephanie Knibbe