Programs

Amsterdam Smart City

Amsterdam Smart City is an open urban innovation platform; a meeting place and workplace for innovation where companies, knowledge institutions, governments and active residents come together to shape the cities of the future. By working together. Close by in your own city or in the region. We use data and tech as means to achieve this. We connect the people who are needed to realize a smart city. By working together. Close by in your own city or in the region. We use data and tech as means to achieve this. We connect the people who are needed to realize a smart city.

The program is coordinated by the Amsterdam Economic Board and currently consists of 20 partners: Alliander, Arcadis, Johan Cruijff Arena, Royal Haskoning DHV, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Metabolic, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Province of North Holland, Eurofiber, Institute for Metropolitan Solutions, Municipality of Haarlem, Waag Society, PostNL, Amsterdam Transport Region, Nemo, Kennisland, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Board.

As a partner, do you want to work together on better streets, neighborhoods and cities? Please contact Leonie van den Beuken, Amsterdam Smart City program director.

The online community contains innovative projects that are currently being carried out, hundreds of organizations and people involved in smart city projects and you stay informed about innovation in the region.

TechConnect

The economy is also changing rapidly due to the growth and development of new technologies. The impact on people, organizations and society is great. Digitization is increasingly making its appearance in traditional professions, or in professions that are not directly labeled as IT functions. Tech goes through everything, through all sectors and levels of education. Everyone has to deal with it. And we need everyone to fill the IT jobs.

Over the next four years, the TechConnect program will allow 50,000 additional people — from underrepresented groups — to storm the tech labor market. In practice, this means thousands of women, people from socially disadvantaged neighborhoods, large groups of people over 40 and SMEs who are trained to be programmers, data analysts, growth hackers, UX designers or tech managers.

The Board works closely with TomTom, Booking.com, Rabobank Amsterdam and training fund CA-ICT, among others.

Join TechConnect and contact Viktor Bos, TechConnect program director.