Circular City

Moving from a linear to a circular economy means minimising the waste and pollution by reducing, recycling and reusing. The City of Amsterdam aims to redesign twenty product- or material chains. The implementation of material reuse strategies has the potential to create a value of €85 million per year within the construction sector and €150 million per year with more efficient organic residual streams. Amsterdam set up an innovation program on the circular economy; www.amsterdamsmartcity.com/circularamsterdam. By converting waste into electricity, urban heating and construction materials, the Amsterdam Electricity Company generates 900 kWh per 1000 kg of waste. 75% of the sewage system is separated for waste and rain water and the silt which remains after treating waste water is converted into natural gas. Share your innovative concepts and ideas on circular economy here.

Vera van Maaren, Circular Project Manager at C-creators, posted

Event Nov 18th - Circular Building in the AMA

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On November 18, we are organizing a LIVE event at C-Bèta about Circular Building in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
The theme around this dynamic event is 'Future or Tradition?'.
We offer various stages to innovative thinkers and doers, tantalizing  circular demonstrations and a lot of interaction!
We will, for example, look at old materials with a new perspective and we offer a insight the program of Regional Program Circle City.

When: Thursday, November 18th
Time: 13.30 walk-in, start program 14 - 18.00, including drinks

Location: C-Beta
Rijnlanderweg 916
2132 MN Hoofddorp

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Herman van den Bosch, professor in management development , posted

Can Amsterdam even better support growth of its startup ecosystem?

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This post is the third and last in a series of articles about the startup ecosystem in Amsterdam Delta (Amsterdam metropolitan region). The first dealt with the dual challenge for start-ups to become socially and environmentally sustainable and to empower employees to be entrepreneurial through shared leadership. The second one was a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the Amsterdam startup ecosystem by the authors of the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystems Ranking.

Weaknesses and strengths

The 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report revealed several weaknesses in the Amsterdam startup ecosystem, which – I accentuate - should not overshadow the city’s position of Amsterdam as the world number 13 startup ecosystem. In terms of market reach, the overall score is satisfactory (7), but the Amsterdam Delta startups are primarily focused on global markets and score low on the local market. In the field of talent, the overall score is more than sufficient (7), due to the quality of technology students and graduates, but their number is inadequate, resulting in high vacancies and salary costs. Partly related to this, the growth potential (scalability) of the Amsterdam startup ecosystem is also insufficient, due to a limited reservoir of experienced entrepreneurs. Overall knowledge success is assessed as poor (1!) due to the unsatisfactory number of life science patents.

Amsterdam Policy plan 2019 - 2022

Most of the underlying data of the 2021 report is from 2019 – 2021, a time frame that coincides with the start of the new policy plan for startups in Amsterdam in the period 2019 - 2022. The inventory of challenges in this report mirrors several weaknesses mentioned above. Looking at the future, the report states: We have reached a point where growth of the local ecosystem does not have to mean that the local government wants to encourage as many companies in Amsterdam as possible but encourages activity that adds value to the city in new ways. In the coming years, we must also lay the foundations for a more inclusive society, in which the local startup and scaleup ecosystem also plays a role. A step towards inclusiveness means significantly increasing the business sector’s ambitions for social responsibility. In other words, a focus on quality in general that is aligned with at least the first challenge in the first post I referred to above.

How cities can support their startup ecosystem?

Below, I discuss highlights from the policy report 2019 - 2022 within a broader vision of possibilities for municipalities to support start- and scale-ups, partly based on an earlier edition of a The Global Startup Ecosystem Report.

Financial support
According to the 2021Global Startup Ecosystems Report, the funding of new businesses is not a big problem in Amsterdam Delta, also because of the generous tax facilities(!) in the Netherlands. However, investment relies heavily on local investors and governmental grants: 54% of the capital flowing into the ecosystem comes from domestic sources, 25% from the rest of Europe, and just 21% from the rest of the world.
The City of Amsterdam subsidized the Innovation Center for AI (ICAI) at Amsterdam Science Park, requiring that at least 20% of its revenues will be reserved for innovative SMEs and startups.
While funding is not an overriding problem, Amsterdam can improve its coordinating role in providing financial support, as for example Seoul has done by the creation of the Dream bank, a one-stop agency for all financial matters.

Growth of markets
The market position of Amsterdam start- and scaleups can be improved, especially in the home market, but also internationally. Besides, every new startup must start from scratch by creating a market. An agency called Amsterdam Trade and Innovate has commissioned trade developers to organize domestic and international activities that support promising companies in clusters such as technology, health, life sciences, and creative industry.

Expanding the reservoir of entrepreneurs
Amsterdam focuses on women and young people with a migration background, most of whom never received tech-related training. Initiatives such as House of Skills, Action Plan W&T, House of Digital offer a range of technology-based courses to make up for these shortcomings, alongside startup schools such as BSSA, Growth Tribe and The Talent Institute.
In December 2020, the City of Amsterdam announced it will invest yearly US$ 856,500 in RISE, the Female Hub Amsterdam. There is a high demand in sectors such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, life science and energy storage, while relatively many university students in technology seem to prefer media studies and gaming and the fintech market is almost satorized. Studying will become more attractive by combining study and jobs and affordable (co-)housing and childcare options, both of which are both are seriously lacking.
In addition, the ‘Warm Welcome’ program aims to attract ambitious tech talent from abroad. Unfortunately, the pandemic has significantly reduced the influx of potential talent from abroad while market opportunities for innovative tech startups and scaleups were improving.

Campuses
Innovative and research-oriented start-ups prefer the proximity of comparable small and medium-sized companies in campuses.  They also prefer locations in mixed urban environments. A campus offers space for complementary companies, large and small, and facilities to collaborate, such as shared laboratory spaces. Amsterdam develops urban innovation districts through regional development and transformation. These areas that can accommodate rapid growth and opportunity for clustering ‘anchor companies’, leading (knowledge) institutions, startups, scaleups, incubators and accelerators. The main areas are: West Innovation Park, Amsterdam Sciencepark, Marineterrein , AMC-Amstel III and VU-Kenniskwartier/Zuidas.

Participation in the network of incubators and accelerators
Startups and scaleups need support. Incubators help companies to settle, accelerators help them to grow steadily. One of the best things any city can do is actively participation in these incubators and accelerators. They can become a one shop-stop for all prospective participants, providing virtually all the support start- and scaleups need. 31 of the 89 incubators and accelerators in the Netherlands, are active in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. A rich pallette of incubators and co-working spaces such as TQ, WeWork, Spaces, Startup Village, Rent24 and B.Amsterdam have been set up. Accelerators are Rockstart, Startupbootcamp, Fashion for Good, ACE and Collider.
Within an incubator or accelerator, the municipality can be primary responsible for legal matters, offering work- and living spaces (initially for free and later rented out at attractive rates), trade missions and procurement.

Internships
In some cities, startups can practice aspects of social and environmental sustainability in public administration. An example is the Startup in Residence program that started in Amsterdam and has now been spread over 20 other Dutch cities, regional governments, and ministries. The program is open to both Dutch and foreign entrepreneurs. Professional coaches provide intensive training and support. Workspace is available too. Under certain conditions, local, regional, and national governments become launching customers or partners. A report provides a detailed overview of the program in Amsterdam and its impact on the participants and the community.

Taking care of starters in general
Only a small but previously unknown part of all starters becomes a startup. Moreover, the number of starters outsizes that of startups and some can become valued companies too In the Netherlands, each year more than 100.000 starters are registered with the Chamber of Commerce.

Short evaluation Amsterdam policy plan 2019 - 12022

I doubt whether the current Amsterdam policy on start- and scaleups will result in a better ranking next year, also because in many cities startup ecologies are growing faster. Personally, I believe that consolidating a position in the top 20 is the best possible and still admirable result. This certainly applies if Amsterdam can achieve its ambitions in the field of qualitative rather than quantitative growth. Amsterdam wants to become an inclusive community and the first circular city in the world. The city wants that start- and scaleups becoming forerunners in reaching these objectives. I am partly disappointed in the content of the policy report 2019 - 2022 regarding this ambition. Indeed, becoming a more inclusive community is reflected in supporting the growth of the number female entrepreneurs. However, I looked in vain at policies encourage activity regarding developing start- and scaleups that add value to the city in new ways for instance contributing to the development of the circular economy. These businesses will make the difference in the future startup ecosystem.

I will regularly share ‘snapshots’ of the challenge of bringing socially and ecologically sustainable cities closer using technology if useful. These posts represent findings, updates, and additions to my e-book Humane cities. Always humane. Smart if helpful, chapter 4 in particular. The English version of this book can be downloaded for free below.

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Jasmyn Mazloum, Communicatie at Gemeente Almere, posted

MKB-ondernemers uit Almere: werp een frisse blik op jouw ondernemersverhaal met PRICE & REGGS!

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Ondervind je obstakels bij het ondernemen, wil je het totaal anders aanpakken óf wil je vooruit in je huidige business? Dan kan jij wel een Frisse Blik gebruiken!

Schrijf je in voor de workshop een [Frisse Blik - Storytelling](Meld je aan & meer informatie via de website van Groen & Gezond Almere! ). Tijdens de workshop neemt Elisabeth van der Spek, Strategy & Business Development Director bij REGGS je mee om van een Fixed Mindset naar een Open Mindset te gaan. Samen met Ingrid Zeegers van PRICE, leer je hoe je jouw verhaal verder kunt uitdenken en hiermee nieuwe partners aan je onderneming kunt verbinden.

Tijdens de workshop gaan we na hoe je van dromen naar doen kunt gaan én hoe je een idee naar een business vormt.

💡Je leert hoe je je innerlijke criticus uitzet.
💡Er zijn meer mogelijkheden dan problemen.
💡Er is niets dat jou stopt om je doel te bereiken.

Met deze workshop kan je aan de slag om je ondernemersverhaal te verbeteren en je te verbinden met jouw droompartners. Reserveer je plek voor 3 november op het Upcyclecentrum via de website van Groen & Gezond Almere!

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Sanne van Kempen, Marketing & Communications Specialist at Spectral, posted

NSI verduurzaamt portfeuille verder met Spectrals Smart Building Platform

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We helpen NSI met verduurzaming én beter comfort. Na een succesvolle pilot met ons Smart Building Platform (we bespaarden 19,2% aan warmte en het comfort verbeterde!) rollen we de software nu verder uit naar 26 gebouwen. Daar zal de slimme sturing ruim 20% op warmte en 3% op elektriciteit besparen. Lees op onze website hoe we dat doen.

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Caroline Oort, posted

Transform Single-use Waste Plastic into Valuable Products

On Thursday, November 4, 2021 you are most welcome to join the webinar about TRANSFORM-CE in English. The project team will then tell you what it is looking for and provide examples of business support opportunities.

Opportunity for your business?
Interreg NW Europe funded project, TRANSFORM-CE, launches the first in its informative webinar series on turning single-use plastic waste into valuable new products. It will introduce two innovative technologies, additive manufacturing and intrusion-extrusion moulding, which are facilitating the transformation of this common waste stream into the feedstock for countless applications, from roof tiles and decking to architectural models and 3D printed components.  This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses, manufacturers and government authorities interested in learning more about TRANSFORM-CE and the potential benefits of transitioning to a circular economy business model. The project partners also welcome designers, creatives and members of the public who are interested in exploring the potential of single use plastic waste.

New technologies for a circular economy of plastic?
TRANSFORM-CE is currently running two pilots to turn single-use plastic waste into raw plastic feedstock: an AM R&D centre in Greater Manchester (United Kingdom) and an IEM plastic factory in Almere (The Netherlands). A third AM facility, a prototyping centre, will open early 2022 in Belgium. Work has already begun, using the feedstock to manufacture products like outdoor furniture, building materials and even houses. Once the technology is scaled up, TRANSFORM-CE’s partners will have the potential to develop circular economy business models and stimulate new secondary material markets across North West Europe and beyond. Waste plastic can be re-purposed and revalued.

Who will speak?
• Rhiannon Hunt: Circular Economy Project Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
• Bram Peters: Owner of the Green Plastic Factory Almere and Save Plastics, the Netherlands.
• Malou van der Vegt: Researcher and Lecturer in the Circular Economy at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
• Evert-Jan Velzing: Scientist and Lecturer at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

David Greenfield will be the facilitator of the webinar. He is managing director and founder of SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions (SOENECS) Ltd.

What will be preliminary programme?
14:00 Opening address and introduction to TRANSFORM-CE
14:05 Transforming single-use plastic waste into filament for additive manufacturing
14:15 Creating new products from single-use plastic waste using intrusion-extrusion
moulding
14:25 The business case for adopting circular economy solutions
14:45 Be a part of TRANSFORM-CE; opportunities for businesses
15:00 Q&A

Online event on Nov 4th
Mark Spetter, Sr. adviseur CE at Province of Flevoland, posted

Gezocht: actuele rekenmodellen voor biobased bouwen van nieuwbouw woningen

Is een nieuwbouw biobased woning duurder dan traditioneel? Hoe maak je bespaarde CO2 en stikstof financieel? Wat voor afschrijvingstermijnen neem je voor een losmaakbaar casco? Hoe kijken financiers naar risico's en voordelen van biobased woningen?

Dit zijn actuele én urgente vraagstukken voor de MRA.

Wie heeft -een deel- van de antwoorden?

Dank vast voor je medewerking!

#CircularCity
Innovatie Partners Amsterdam, Facilitating public-private collaboration and innovation at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Introducing Innovatie Partners for innovative entrepreneurs

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The City of Amsterdam launched a platform for entrepreneurs who want to collaborate on innovation with the public sector.

If you want to work with government and other large organisations, you need to apply for tenders and grants. These application procedures are often complex. Using clear information and useful checklists, Innovatie Partners makes tenders and grants accessible for small entrepreneurs, such as startups, scale-ups and MKB.

Find your project and apply!

On the platform

- Projects from organisations such as Gemeente Amsterdam, the Metropole Region Amsterdam (MRA) and Startup in Residence. Take a look at past and current projects (in Dutch).
- Road maps of how to apply for your tender or grant of choice.
- Explainers on what tenders and grants are and how they work, such as a glossary of unavoidable jargon (in Dutch).
- Detailed instructions and screencasts of how to fill out complicated forms (in Dutch).

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KHALID DADAH, posted

Partners gezocht voor nieuwe innovatieve duurzame startup: Dat brengt biodiversiteit terug naar de steden.

Ik werk aan een nieuwe innovatie om het door ontwikkelen tot een nieuwe startup die natuur en biodiversiteit terugbrengt naar de steden en geluidsoverlast door de bouwactiviteiten en verkeer wordt verminderd en gedempt. Ik ben op zoek naar partners die willen participeren in dit project en venture, om deel uit te maken van iets unieks.

Deze startup is gericht op het gebruik van de natuur om duurzame oplossingen te bieden voor stedelijke milieu uitdagingen door groene gevels en levende muurinstallaties te leveren.

Dit startup is een innovatief en kosteneffectief levend wandsysteem voor tijdelijke toepassingen zoals bouwsteigers en schuttingen.

Deze startup heeft een passie voor het terugbrengen van natuur en biodiversiteit naar steden. Dit startup is een nieuw bedrijf voor levende muren om de adoptie van vergroening van gevels in steden te versnellen.

Dit startup is een innovatieve nieuwe benadering van verticaal vergroenen. Het is een op de natuur gebaseerde oplossing die verticale wanden laat groeien uit zaden in situ op basis van inheemse wilde bloemen. Er zijn tijdelijke en permanente oplossingen, of het nu gaat om een bouwplaats of een permanente gevel van een gebouw.

Dit nieuwe startup produceert levende wandsystemen voor het kweken van inheemse wilde bloemen, zowel voor tijdelijke als permanente toepassingen. Ze zijn speciaal ontworpen om de biodiversiteit te verbeteren, maar hebben ook andere grote voordelen. Of het nu gaat om een bouwplaats of een permanente gevel, wij hebben een oplossing voor u. Het is ontworpen voor eenvoudige installatie en weinig onderhoud, groeiend vanuit zaad op zijn plaats!

GELUIDSABSORPTIE

Vooral steden en bouwplaatsen - maken veel lawaai. Onze levende muren fungeren als een akoestische deken voor de gebouwen of schuttingen die ze bekleden. Ons toekomstige systeem kan laagfrequente ruis verminderen.
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Wil je meer informatie over deze geweldige innovatie en product, en de visie van het bedrijf. Stuur me een bericht, een gedetailleerde concept pitch presentatie is beschikbaar.

#Citizens&Living
Jered Vroon, Post-doctoral researcher Human-Robot Interaction at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), posted

Robots voor een schonere stad?

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Wat als iedereen in de stad op <b>elke</b>straathoek hun afval volledig gescheiden aan zou kunnen bieden – van luiers en lokaal composteerbaar groen, tot plastic en drinkpakken? Niet met de logistieke nachtmerrie van een overdaad aan aparte inzamelbakken, maar met robots die het aangeboden afval naar een centraler punt rijden. Of wat als robots kunnen helpen om het opruimen van vermoedelijk drugsafval efficiënter en veiliger te maken? Of wat als ze de schoonmakers van de stad ondersteunen in het schoon houden van lastige plekken als oevers en kades?

Dat zijn een paar van de ideeën die zijn geoogst tijdens de workshop ‘Robots & een leefbare stad’, op de demodag van Amsterdam Smart City, 16 september 2021. Ik deelde resultaten van ons onderzoek met het AMS Instituut en de TU Delft naar de interacties die ontstaan tussen robots en mensen op straat. Daarna hebben we gebrainstormd over hoe ‘straatrobots’ van nut kunnen zijn voor een schonere stad. Het werd een inspirerend gesprek, door een rijke mix mensen van gemeentes, provincies en onderzoeksinstituten.

Naast de vele ideeën, kwamen ook de meer kritische vragen aan bod. Kan een robot bijvoorbeeld wel omgaan met de onvoorspelbaarheid van de stad? Zouden gebieden buiten de stad dan niet beter werken? Kunnen robots bewustwording verhogen, ‘nudgen’, zonder manipulatief te zijn? Hoe kunnen we dit juist een kans maken voor kwetsbare groepen, zoals mensen met een beperking? Kunnen we niet beter eerst de behoeftes in kaart brengen, in plaats van meteen na te denken over robots?

Kortom, vele inzichten die samen een eerste aanknopingspunt kunnen vormen voor een schonere stad. De diversiteit van de groep gaf hele verschillende perspectieven op het wel of niet inzetten van robots. Een waardevolle aanvulling op waar we zelf al aan dachten. En de nadrukkelijke uitnodiging om de toegevoegde waarde voor mensen voorop te zetten.

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Folkert Leffring, Digital Media Manager , posted

City of Amsterdam focuses on sustainability and circularity for the seventh edition of its Startup in Residence innovation programme.

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The City of Amsterdam is on the lookout for innovators for the seventh edition of its Startup in Residence programme. This year’s programme will focus on the themes of sustainability and circularity, with the city looking for its best entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs to develop creative and innovative solutions.

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Living within planetary limits: impact assessment tools for cities and regions

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To live within planetary boundaries, cities need to measure not only what is produced, but also what is consumed.

Consumption-based emissions can be more difficult to measure than emissions from production – it is challenging for a city or region to track imported products and their associated emissions.

However, consumption can be much bigger than production, and the two together provide a much more complete picture of a city or region's 'footprint'. Check out Metabolic's article from 2020 to learn more.

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Sara de Boer, Programmamaker at Pakhuis de Zwijger, posted

Dag van de Duurzaamheid

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Op donderdag 7 oktober is het tijd voor de Dag van de Duurzaamheid. In Pakhuis de Zwijger kun je terecht voor een avondvullend programma met talks, screenings, workshops en de uitreiking van de Trouw Duurzame 100. We gaan in gesprek over thema’s als duurzaam bouwen, inclusieve klimaatcoalities, nieuwe afspraken en de COP. We sluiten de avond af met de feestelijke bekendmaking van de meest duurzame initiatieven uit het land.

Praat, doe, denk, vier en leer jij mee deze dag? Schrijf je dan in voor een van de programma’s. Dit kan makkelijk en gratis via de onderstaande link.

Conference on Oct 7th
Chiara Rusconi, posted

Looking for entrepreneurs who want to transform the food system!

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Are you passionate about transforming the food system? Would you like to be supported in finding a co-founder and co-build a business that accelerates the transition to a regenerative food system?

Fresh Ventures Studio is looking for entrepreneurs to build new ventures for a regenerative food system. Fresh supports you to find a co-founder & build an impact-driven business in this space. Apply now for their upcoming 4-month pre-team, pre-idea Venture Builder Programme.

In the program, you'll:
• Meet your co-founder & dream team
• Work on opportunities based on thorough systemic analysis. Co-found a company structured for maximum scalable impact
• Make a supported leap

• Gain access to committed capital, sector knowledge, industry leaders and launching customers that want to see you succeed

Application deadline
No hard deadline. We accept individuals on a rolling basis, so the earlier you get your application in the better.

More information
Find more information about the programme at freshventures.eu

Apply here!

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

On the journey to a circular economy, don’t forget your materials passport

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If we can find a way to reuse building materials for new construction effectively, the energy, labor, and transportation costs of producing new materials can be saved, and so can the associated emissions.

Check out this article by Metabolic, where they dive into a promising potential solution: materials passports.

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Ilona Kemps, Programme Assistent at City of Amsterdam, posted

Startup in Residence Info Webinars

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Do you have questions about the Startup in Residence programme, your application, the process or one of the challenges? Join a webinar!

During the next couple of weeks, we will organise 3 online webinars. During these online webinars, you get the chance to ask your questions and get to know more about the Startup in Residence programme.

You can register via:
Webinar #1 14 oktober from 12:00 -13:00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168076899531
Webinar #2 28 oktober 12:00- 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168082608607
Webinar #3 (with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) 2 November 12:00 - 13.00 https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/168084925537

More information
www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

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Ilona Kemps, Programme Assistent at City of Amsterdam, posted

Startup in Residence Amsterdam launches new challenges

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Startup in Residence Amsterdam launches a new programme on the themes of sustainability and circularity! Application deadline is November 24th 23:59 2021.

The City of Amsterdam is looking for the best entrepreneurs (start-ups, scale-ups, innovative SMEs, and social entrepreneurs) with creative and innovative solutions for the city’s sustainability and circularity issues.

Like previous years, this edition also has the "wild card challenge". If entrepreneurs have good ideas and solutions that are not described in one of the issues, they can register for the wildcard. The complete series of challenges can be found at www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

Applications will be accepted from 4 October 2021 until 24 November 2021 23:59 (CET).

About the programme
·       Government’s incubation programme
·       Entrepreneurs work together with the City on social urban challenges
·       Guidance from a professional mentor
·       Opportunity to test and validate product / service within the City
·       Get the City as launching customer

In addition, the aim of the SiR programme is for the municipality to make public tenders more accessible to smaller parties such as startups, scale-ups, and social entrepreneurs.

More information
Find more information about the programme and an overview of the challenges on www.startupinresidence.amsterdam

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Joppe van Driel, Circular economy at AMS Institute, posted

Vacature AMS: programma ontwikkelaar "De Ideale Monitor"

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Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) zoekt een programma ontwikkelaar met passie voor duurzaamheid & data. Een verbinder, die mensen en inhoud kan samenbrengen, en onderzoek kan koppelen aan maatschappij.

Wil jij bijdragen aan het ontwikkelen van de monitoring en sturing van de duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen van Amsterdam, en wil je opereren op het snijvlak van beleid, maatschappij en data-gedreven onderzoek?

AMS Institute werkt samen met de gemeente Amsterdam en andere partners in de MRA aan het monitoren en meten van de verschillende duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen van de stad. Denk aan energietransitie, circulaire economie, klimaatadaptatie, mobiliteit, donuteconomie. Het AMS Institute en de gemeente slaan de handen in elkaar om alle doelen, indicatoren en projecten in kaart te brengen, hun vooruitgang te meten en te identificeren waar de grootste potenties tot verbetering zitten.

Wij zoeken een ambitieuze en proactieve projectleider om dit meerjarig programma te leiden. Je werkt mee aan een van de grootste en vooruitstrevende initiatieven op het gebied van monitoring en sturing van de duurzame stad; een mooie kans om impact te maken.

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Camille Janssen, Sustainability Consultant , posted

Circular Week 2021 Partnership Event: Circularity in the Startup Nation

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How does Israel pave its way to circularity? Which actions are taken to accelerate the transition to a circular economy?

During this event, we will discuss the value of innovation and collaboration on the path towards a circular economy in Israel together with key figures in the circular economy and startup ecosystem. Next to that, we will present the first Israeli Circular aInnovation competition as a way for you to connect with industry leaders in Israel and help us accelerate the transition to circularity.

The event is a partnership event of Circular Week 2021: https://circularweek.org/.

Program
Welcome by Avi Blau, Director of Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering & Economy (AICEE)
16:00 – 16:10: Dr. Arik Ryvkin, Director of FoodTech and Circular Economy in the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry
16:10-16:20: Ari Siegmann, head of business development. Israel Innovation Authority
16:20 – 16:30: Rachel Barr, Vice President Sustainability UBQ Materials
16:30 – 16:40: Mino Negrin, CEO NUFiltration
16:40 – 16:50: Presentation of America Israel chamber of commerce Circular Economy Forum, and the first Israeli Circular Innovation Competition. Avi Blau & Camille Janssen
16:50– 17:00: Q&A

UBQ Materials
UBQ Materials has developed a conversion technology that transforms household waste into green thermoplastic material. The patented bio-based material can substitute for oil-based plastics in the production of thousands of everyday products.

NUFiltration
NUFiltration designs, manufactures, and distributes water and wastewater treatment systems based on its patented NUF technology. The technology enables the reuse of medical filtration devices in the field of water treatment.

The Circular Innovation Competition
As part of the AMCHAM Israel Circular Economy forum, the competition was launched that includes 24 challenges of leading companies.

https://www.circularsolutions.co.il/challenge-overview

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FLOOR HvA, Marketing en Communicatie van FLOOR Cultureel Platform HvA at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Digitaliseringspubquiz met Marleen Stikker

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Welke Trump-tweet is echt en welke is nep? Hoeveel MB aan datasporen laten we per persoon dagelijks achter? En herken jij de deepfake-video? Dit soort vragen komen voorbij bij de digitaliseringspubquiz op donderdag 7 oktober. Een uur lang testen we jouw kennis over jouw digitale leven. En zoals het bij een pubquiz hoort: de bar is open (voor een gratis drankje).

Speel mee met de grote digitaliseringsquiz op donderdag 7 oktober! Kunstenaar Roos Groothuizen ontwerpt speciaal voor FLOOR een pubquiz met allerlei vragen over je digitale leven, social media, privacy en meer. Dus ben jij die tech-savvy eindbaas en denk je deze quiz met gemak uit te kunnen spelen, of ben je nog maar bij level 1 en heb je nog wel wat digital skills op te doen? Meld je dan snel aan! En o ja, Marleen Stikker - HvA Professor of Practice the all seeing eye voor digitalisering – kijkt toe.

Hoe werkt het?

Bemachtig snel een plekje door je aan te melden via onderstaand formulier. Tijdens de quiz speelt iedereen in feite netjes alleen. Maar vals spelen mag! Dus wil je als team meespelen, zorg dan dat iedereen zich aanmeldt via het formulier. Kom op de dag zelf op tijd, bemachtig een tafeltje met je team en sleep die digiprijzen in de wacht!

Programma

16:00 – 16:30 Inloop en registratie
16:30 – 16:40 Introductie van Marleen Stikker
16:40 – 17:25 Quiz
17:25 – 17:30 Prijsuitreiking
17:30 – 18:00 Borrel

Toegang is gratis, meld je aan via de link hieronder.

Masterclass / workshop on Oct 7th
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Sign up for the Dutch trade mission to the Smart City Expo in Barcelona

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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international leading event for cities held in Barcelona since 2011. The mission is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

The Netherlands will join the Expo with a trade mission. Dutch companies working in the smart city field are welcome to join a business event with The Nordics, get a role in the program on the Expo, contribute to matchmaking events and join a big amount of other side events!

Be quick and sign up for this trade mission before the 7th of October!

Not a company, but planning to go to Barcelona for knowledge exchange, inspiration and networking? Let us know! There will be programs for non-companies as well!

More information about the Smart City Expo: https://www.smartcityexpo.com/the-event/
More information about the Dutch trade mission to the Smart City Expo: https://www.rvo.nl/actueel/evenementen/smart-city-missie-naar-smart-city-expo-world-congress-barcelona

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