Nina Tellegen, director of the Amsterdam Economic Board and responsible for the Amsterdam Smart City programme, opens the Amsterdam stock exchange to celebrate that Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) won the ‘Best Emerging Technologies’ award at the World Government Summit Awards in Dubai. The award is in recognition of Amsterdam’s approach to generating social and technological solutions for various urban challenges through collaboration.
In early 2017, ASC welcomed three new partners: ENGIE, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Waag Society. Together with existing partners Amsterdam Economic Board, City of Amsterdam, Alliander, KPN, PostNL, Amsterdam ArenA, Arcadis and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, these parties form the public-private partnership known as Amsterdam Smart City.
The ASC programme was launched in 2009 as a unique collaborative venture between businesses, public authorities, knowledge institutes and Amsterdam residents. ASC believes in the importance of working together to build a future-ready and liveable city, with the strength of Amsterdam’s residents at the core. The partnership has evolved into a pioneering platform, with more than 290 partners engaged in over 160 innovative projects. The partners collaborate on social and technological innovation projects in fields such as mobility, renewable energy, connectivity, data and circular economy.