Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is a unique partnership between companies, governments, knowledge institutions and the people of Amsterdam. It is a frontrunner in the development of Amsterdam as a Smart City. A Smart City is a city where social and technological infrastructures and solutions facilitate and accelerate sustainable economic growth. This improves the quality of life in the city for everyone. ASC believes in a habitable city where it is pleasant to both live and work. In six years ASC has grown into a platform with over 100 partners, which are involved in more than 90 innovative projects.
The Amsterdam Smart City platform is aware of the many different ideas that can be applied to the city and the challenges that the city faces. By challenging parties to submit and execute innovative solutions to urban issues, ASC connects and accelerates this progress. ASC also addresses the possibilities to strengthen previous activities. This advances the development of new markets and profits for innovative solutions. Where possible, these solutions are replicated elsewhere in the city.
Within the development of Amsterdam as a Smart City, ASC works on a number of focus areas, in which projects, ideas and new business models are being developed.