AMS Institute

Ja, ik onderschrijf het Grondstoffenakkoord.

En wil graag betrokken zijn bij de volgende transitieagenda(’s):

Biomassa en voedsel
Bouw

Ambitie en inzet voor de totstandkoming en de uitvoering van deze transitieagenda(’s):

AMS Institute is a young Amsterdam-based public–private institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions. At AMS Institute, metropolitan solutions are responses to the urban challenges of sustainability and quality of life, including energy, resource and food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, and its effects on health and wellbeing. AMS Institute will contribute to the transition agendas through their three main pillars: Education, Research & Valorisation, and Data Platform, enabled and created by a consortium of public and private partners that cooperate on metropolitan innovation. The core academic partners are the city of Amsterdam, TU Delft, Wageningen UR and MIT. Among the public and private partners are Amsterdam Smart City, de Waag Society, City of Boston, Accenture, Alliander, IBM, AEB, Deltares, the Port of Amsterdam and Waternet. The city of Amsterdam is initiator and supporter of AMS. Amsterdam will share urban data with AMS researchers and projects, present city and citizen challenges, allow the use of Amsterdam as a living lab and test bed for AMS, act as a launching customer for the solutions that AMS Institute creates, and provide access to its people, networks and organisations.

Wat draagt u concreet bij aan het akkoord op het gebied van kennis en diensten?

AMS Institute partners jointly research, design and test novel interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions that have societal and economic value. AMS develops a deep understanding of the urban metabolism, research and design solutions regarding its challenges, as well as embedding solutions into the urban fabric. Three major themes constitute the AMS research program: Circular City, Connected City, and Vital City. With regards to the ‘Grondstoffenakkoord’, all three are relevant. However, most activities in this respect will be deployed from the Circular City and Vital City perspective, in particular – but not solely – regarding the topics biomass & food, and construction. Multiple projects at the intersection of science, society and business are currently running, and will emerge in the coming years: projects that aim to establish high quality regenerative resource flows in metropolitan regions, from a systems perspective. This we see as part of our mission, just as much as closely collaborating with public and private partners in order to fulfill that mission.

Kees Slingerland, Business Director AMS Institute