About us

Not only today, also in the future we want to live and work in a healthy city. Cities are getting busier and we are experiencing the effects of climate change and pollution.

How do we make the switch from fossil to sustainable energy? Can we turn waste into raw materials,? How do we switch to clean and electric transport? And how do we keep our digital world transparent and understandable?

These are the major changes of our time: big and often intertwined. For a positive impact on these transitions, groundbreaking solutions, out of the box thinking and action are required. New, smart solutions are necessary for a liveable urban future.

Values first

Amsterdam Smart City is working on the smart, green and healthy future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. We do this together: close by in your own street and in the region. We are not just working on a smart city, but on a wise city. By a values first approach we ensure innovations actually contribute to cleaner, greener and happier cities. At Amsterdam Smart City we place residents and users of the cities central and the interests are clear: we use data and tech to increase the quality of life. We see tech as a means, not an end. It's all about open and transparent sharing of knowledge. Learning by doing together.

Open innovation platform

A world in transition requires an independent place where change makers can meet, interact and start working together. Amsterdam Smart City is that open and safe space for cooperation & innovation. We are an open innovation platform: a meeting place and workplace for metropolitan challenges and solutions. Companies, knowledge institutions, governments and active residents come together, interact and collaborate for the city and region of the future. We are a platform for doers. In this way we ensure better streets, neighbourhoods and cities.

Amsterdam Smart City is part of the Amsterdam Economic Board, the organization that works on the future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Because Amsterdam Smart City is convinced that the challenges for now and the future can only be solved by collaboration, we started off as a public-private partnership.

The partnership consists of twenty permanent partners who make Amsterdam Smart City possible: governments, knowledge institutions, social organizations and innovative companies active in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Together they work on complex issues that are high on their agendas but cannot be solved on their own.

They get to know each other’s challenges, help each other during inspiring conversations and workshops, set up masterclasses, learn from one another and collaborate in common projects. During open meetings, such as in Pakhuis de Zwijger and Datalab, partners open up the conversation with residents.

Meet our partners

Become a partner

Our community consists of more than eight thousand innovators: together they work on solutions to increase the quality of life in urban areas. As an urban innovation platform, we bring companies, public institutions and residents together to shape the cities of the future. Via this online platform and various events innovators show each other what is happening in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, learn from each other and can get in touch.

Read what others are up to or share your news and projects! The online platform is open for everyone interested in and working on city development, innovation, sustainability and technology. We do have some rules.

Platform guidelines