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24th Circular Economy Lab: Circular Solar Panels

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During this online event, we will identity opportunities to accelerate circularity for solar panels. We will do this together with frontrunners from science, industry, and government.

For solar panels to be sustainable, we need circular solutions addressing their full life cycle. Currently their production causes huge environmental and social impact, while reuse and proper recycling does not occur.

When: Monday 28th of June
What time: 14:00h - 18:00h CEST
Where: Online event live from NEMO

Sign up for the 24th Circular Economy Lab: Circular Solar Panels.

Toward circular solutions for solar panels
Nowadays solar panels are treated as disposables. In the Netherlands, currently about 7 to 8 million new solar panels are installed every year, amounting to over 120.000 ton of valuable materials imported each year. Soon this growth of the solar energy market will result a huge pile of discarded PV modules.

It is about time that we start investing in circular solutions for solar panels. At present, we don’t do much with discarded panels. There is no demand for used PV modules, which either end up in landfills or are downcycled. This way, we will run into trouble, as solar panels are valuable high-tech products. Production of panels costs a lot of energy and causes a lot of CO2 and environmental impact while being associated with forced labor in China. Moreover, Western countries increasingly make themselves dependent on scarce and critical raw materials applied in PV modules.

Starting off a circular PV movement
In collaboration with Amsterdam Economic Board, City of Amsterdam and Alliantie Cirkelregio Utrecht, Utrecht Sustainability Institute and AMS Institute organize the 24th Circular Economy Lab on solar panels.

During the Circular Economy Lab, experts and frontrunners from science, industry, and governments will come together to identify opportunities and hurdles for circular innovations in the solar energy market. The goal is to start a circular movement for solar panels in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. We will address promising market innovations in a circular design, business models, and high-value recycling. In addition, we will discuss the incentive role of governments in policymaking and green public procurement.

Join the panel discussions, learn from the experts and raise the questions that help your organization forward. The Circular Economy Lab will be an online and interactive session, live streamed from NEMO Studio.

This event is in Dutch.

Sign up here for the 24th Circular Economy Lab: Circular Solar Panels

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CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands: Digiting Green Spaces

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Do you have an innovative idea to solve the challenge in digitizing green spaces? Are you thinking of starting your own company? Have you already started working on your green idea and need help to build it? Then get your friends and network to join you at the CASSINI Hackathon Netherlands.

How does one Hack at a Hackaton?
Hacking is creative problem-solving. We all know that there are so many potential applications for Artificial Intelligence. This hackathon is about coming up with creative solutions using AI. However, it’s only a weekend, so don’t worry about building that complex AI algorithm or even knowing the full extent of AI. Our experts are here to collaborate with you on creative solutions using this technology.

What's in it for you?

- Be taught by the top trainers in the Netherlands on Design Thinking and Pitching
- Receive unlimited support from facilitators and industry experts throughout the entire weekend
- Gain exclusive access to data points from the European Space Agency
- Test on NVIDIA grade technologies like A100s and Omniverse with the support of their experts
- We have got you covered with uber eats vouchers to keep you full and healthy
- Win exciting prizes!

Registrate now

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Ben jij onze nieuwe Communicatie en Community Stagiair?

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Kun jij goed schrijven? Ben je een enthousiaste student die het leuk vindt om mensen te benaderen en teksten te schrijven? Heb je interesse in de regio Amsterdam, innovatie, technologie of duurzaamheid? En zoek je een stage op het gebied van communicatie en communities? Dan zoeken we jou!

Amsterdam Smart City is het innovatieplatform dat proactieve bewoners, innovatieve bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en overheden samenbrengt en vorm geeft aan de stad van de toekomst. Samen komen we tot innovatieve oplossingen en maken we betere straten, buurten en steden. Zo zorgen we ervoor dat de Amsterdam Metropoolregio leefbaar blijft voor iedereen. Amsterdam Smart City richt zich op vier thema’s: mobiliteit, de digitale stad, energie en circulaire economie. We werken samen met 20 partners en een internationale community van meer dan 8000 leden. Amsterdam Smart City is een netwerkorganisatie die valt of staat met contact met het netwerk. We brengen mensen op verschillende manieren bij elkaar, o.a. via het platform amsterdamsmartcity.com. Communicatie is één van onze kernactiviteiten, waarbij we jouw hulp nodig hebben!

Wie ben jij?

Jij bent een student in de richting communicatie / media / marketing / journalistiek. Je hebt affiniteit met de thema’s duurzaamheid, technologie en innovatie. Je bent enthousiast en wil graag leren. Je bent initiatiefrijk en je kunt zelfstandig werken. Daarnaast kun je makkelijk schakelen en ben je flexibel. Je kunt je communicatief schriftelijk en mondeling sterk uitdrukken. Je kunt overweg met online platforms, vindt het leuk om te schrijven, samen aan de slag te gaan en je netwerk te vergroten. Je vind het leuk om een community te ondersteunen en te stimuleren tot meer interactie. Een goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal is een must. Ervaring met Photoshop, Indesign en videobewerking is fijn, maar geen must.

Wat ga je doen tijdens je stage?

• Je bedenkt samen met het team welke (interactieve) content interessant is voor het netwerk. Je vindt haakjes met de actualiteit, komt met creatieve ideeën. Daarnaast ga je op zoek naar relevante content uit de community.
• Je beheert en bewerkt de content geplaatst door de community.
• Je schrijft of, als je het leuk vindt, maakt video’s en plaatst deze op de website.
• Je activeert de Amsterdam Smart City community door contact met de leden te onderhouden.
• Je beheert social media kanalen Twitter en Linkedin en zet deze actief in om onze content verder onder de aandacht te brengen.

Wat bieden wij?

• Een uitdagende meewerkstage op het gebied van communities en communicatie voor minimaal 4 dagen per week.
• We bieden je een fijne werkplek op het Marineterrein in Amsterdam, met een informele en collegiale sfeer en voldoende ruimte. Uiteraard kun je ook vanuit huis werken.
• Jouw eigen inbreng en enthousiasme zijn erg welkom.
• Wij bieden de stageplaats aan tegen een nette vergoeding volgens de richtlijnen van de Amsterdam Economic Board.
• Het is mogelijk om een zomerstage te doen (juli en augustus) of om vanaf september te beginnen.

Geïnteresseerd?

Vind je dit allemaal goed klinken? En past de stageplek goed bij je? Stuur dan je CV en een korte motivatie voor 1 juli naar info@amsterdamsmartcity.com. Voor meer informatie over de functie kun je een mailtje sturen naar Francien via francien@amsterdamsmartcity.com. Hopelijk spreken we elkaar snel!

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200 Intelligent & Climate Neutral Cities Jam

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This workshop is an initiative by Amsterdam Smart City in collaboration with RVO to bring together stakeholders from the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) and the 100 Climate-Neutral Cities (CNC) mission, to share their ambitions and approaches, creating synergy and amplifying their impact.

Background
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a project by the European Commission (EC) helping more than 100 European cities on their way to green, climate-neutral and sustainable growth through the use of digital technologies.  In 2021, the EC will also launch the 100 Climate-Neutral Cities (CNC) mission, supporting cities on their away to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. Both the ICC and CNC aim to support European cities in their transformation towards sustainability.

Together with ICC and CNC stakeholders we will discuss:
• The key lessons learned from the ICC regarding collaboration and innovation in city networks
• Examples of technological solutions from the ICC which can be scaled up in the CNC
• Potential collaboration and learning opportunities between ICC and CNC cities

Monday June 21, 15:00-15:55 CEST

Draft Program

• 15:00 – 15:10 Welcome and introductions, Cornelia Dinca (Amsterdam Smart City International Liaison) & Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City Program Director)
• 15:10 – 15:30 Short pitches by ICC and CNC stakeholders including: Jacobine de Zwaan (RVO Advisor Smart Cities), Dana Eleftheriadou (Head of ICC), Paul Tuinder (DG Research & Innovation Advisor), Christiaan Norde (City of Amsterdam International Affairs Advisor)
• 15:30 – 15:50 Roundtable discussion with the audience
• 15:50 – 15:55 Final reflections and program end

Registration
The session is part of RVO's 100 Climate Neutral Cities Mission. Check the full program or register directly.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Call for Contributions
Are you an ICC or (aspiring) CNC city representative or stakeholder and would like to share your experience and perspective during the session?  Please send an email to Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com with a short explanation of how you would like to contribute to the discussion and we will include you in the program.

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Centre of Expertise Applied AI launches magazine

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science permeate all the capillaries of society. The scientific developments in these fields are rapid. The applications affect all sectors and professions - to a greater or lesser extent - for which the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) trains.

The AUAS Centre of Expertise Applied AI exists since February 1, 2021 and focuses on the meaningful application of AI techniques in a specific context (healthcare, accountancy, media, retail, etc.). In seven application-oriented labs we work together in co-creation - with education, research, business and civil society organizations - on innovation.

In this way, we train students and retrain professionals to be change-makers for companies and organizations. In this way, we are shaping the digital transition in a real, responsible and inclusive way. And we make the connection between fundamental and practical research, aimed at the daily application of AI in companies and other organizations. In this way, the AUAS contributes to an inclusive digital transition.

In our magazine we proudly present our seven labs and discuss the importance of our Centre of Expertise. We hope you get a good impression of our methods and approach.

You can find the digital magazine (in Dutch) here 👉🏻 https://heyzine.com/flip-book/552a2865a3.html#page/1

Would you like to receive a hard copy? Then leave your details here 👉🏻 https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=HrsHCfwhb0eIQwLQnOtZp8XlcpMWAw9ErQhBMXC83PVUQUhKUjJXUUZMU0o2V003S1ZPMk5VRVU4WS4u

If after reading this you are interested in working together, please contact us at appliedai@hva.nl

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