AMS is an internationally leading research institute where talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientist jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions. AMS is centred on applied technology in urban themes such as water, energy, waste, food, data and mobility, and the integration of these themes. AMS will develop a deep understanding of the city – sense the city -, design solutions for its challenges, and integrate these into the city. In that, the city of Amsterdam is its home base and test bed.
AMS is built by a unique consortium of public and private partners and has been founded by the city of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, Wageningen UR and MIT. AMS advocates an open model that lets others that share its vision participate in its research and valorisation activities, make use of its infrastructure, and contribute to and benefit from AMS.