MIT partner in new technology institute in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's prestigious new science institute is to be developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Delft University and Wageningen University.

Institute for Advanced Metropolican Solutions

The three academic institutions had the winning proposal to set up an 'Institute for Advanced Metropolican Solutions'. The centre will facilitate collaboration between knowledge institutes, businesses, municipalities and citizens in fields such as water, energy, waste, food and data. It will provide opportunities for research, masters students and new businesses. Several large companies and research institutes are tied to the plans the new centre, including Shell, Accenture, Alliander, Cisco, IBM, Schiphol, KPN and TNO. The plan also involves collaboration between Amsterdam and Boston on a 'living lab'. RobbertDijkgraaf, chairman of the jury, said: 'Amsterdam will be getting something really new: a scientific institute of technology which will develop expertise in practical urban issues." The city of Amsterdam is investing between 20 and 50 million euros in the new centre, which is expected to generate hundreds of jobs.