Circular City
Events

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.

Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

FASHION FOR GOOD’S NEW EXHIBIT ‘GROW’ SHOWS THE FUTURE OF FASHION’S MATERIALS

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Fruit skin fabric, mushroom ‘leather’, spider-silk, dye made by bacteria and algae; GROW, the new exhibition from the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam explores the biomaterials and cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the sustainable future of fashion. What exactly are biomaterials? How sustainable are they and what makes them different from traditional fibres like cotton and hemp? And does bio always mean better and sustainable? Navigating the many different kinds of sustainable materials can be challenging. For their year-long exhibition, curated and developed in-house for the first time, the Fashion for Good Museum dives into all things biomaterials.

WHAT ARE BIOMATERIALS?
Biomaterial is a very generic word used to describe materials that are biological, and originate from living organisms. When you think of biomaterials, probably the first things that come to mind are cotton, hemp and linen. Because the word is not specific, it can easily be confusing. The world of biomaterials is way bigger and ever evolving. Think as big as silk, fruitskins (waste), mycelium (mushroom roots) or even algae, spider and caterpillar silk, cellulosics (coming from plants) and bioplastics, all of which are part of the biomaterials world.

LOVE FASHION FROM THE GROUND UP
Fashion has always celebrated the ingenuity of nature, from its organic shapes and patterns, materials and fibres, to the wide array of colours and textures. With the rise of fast fashion, the natural world is plundered for its resources, putting the relationship between fashion and nature under strain.

The GROW expo shows how trailblazing innovations can instead take inspiration from nature and how scientists are using this cycle of creation and recreation to make the sustainable materials of the future.

Showcasing conventional biomaterials such as organic cotton and biodegradable materials such as flax or hemp, the expo also presents more innovative brands and products from pioneers such as Pangaia (available for the first time in a retail store in the Netherlands), FREITAG F-ABRIC, the Nude Label, Phool, Bananatex and Bioglitz - with a special glitter station, featuring in the museum’s GOOD SHOP.

GROW 1.0 opens its door to the public from April 6th.
Virtual tours of the exhibition can be booked on the website.
Physical visits to the museum can be reserved when possible.

Online event from Apr 6th to Oct 12th
Paul Horsmans, Communicatieadviseur at Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, posted

Inschrijving SHARE Award 2021 geopend - innovatieve bedrijven gezocht

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Bedrijven uit de regio Haarlemmermeer kunnen zich aanmelden voor de SHARE Award 2021. Dit is een blijk van erkenning voor een bedrijf dat opvalt op het gebied van duurzame innovatie en pionieren. Het is een onderscheiding van SHARE Founders uit het bedrijfsleven en gemeente Haarlemmermeer en wordt dit jaar voor de tiende keer uitgereikt.

Eerdere winnaars zijn Hero Balancer, Algae Innovations, The Waste Transformers, Rigo Verffabriek, Vital Places, Nijssen Recycling, de Miscanthusgroep en Park 20|20. Zij dragen hun innovaties en voortrekkersrol op positieve wijze bij ontwikkelingen in Haarlemmermeer en de Metropoolregio Amsterdam.

Dat een winnaar van de SHARE Award stappen vooruit zet, blijkt uit de resultaten van Hero Balancer, winnaar uit 2020. Zij maken klimaatinstallaties gebruiksvriendelijker en efficiënter waardoor het binnenklimaat van scholen, kantoren en showrooms verbetert. Dat gebeurde in Haarlemmermeer bij basisschool Klimop in Hoofddorp en de Oranje Nassauschool in Badhoevedorp. De scholenstichting MeerPrimair volgde op alle schoolgebouwen aan te pakken.Nieuwe klanten zijn onder meer Ymere, Kessel kramer (Amsterdam), Nippon Express (Schiphol-Rijk) en gemeente Amsterdam.

SHARE Haarlemmermeer staat in het teken van innovatieve ontwikkelingen en kansen in de regio rondom spraakmakende duurzame gevallen en bedrijven. Uit alle inzendingen kiest de SHARE Award-jury, bestaande uit de oprichters, drie bedrijven voor de shortlist van de SHARE Award 2021. Welke voorbeelden zijn er van de impact van het bedrijf in haar sector en daarbuiten? Wat is de relevantie van het bedrijf voor de regio Haarlemmermeer? Wat zijn de spin-off en kansen van het bedrijf? Verder wil de jury weten wat de duurzame ambities van het bedrijf zijn.

Aanmelden
Voorwaarde is dat een bedrijf uit de metropoolregio Haarlemmermeer komt of er een directe relatie mee heeft. Bedrijven kunnen zich tot vrijdag 17 september 2021 aanmelden via externebetrekkingen@haarlemmermeer.nl. Tijdens SHARE Meets op 6 oktober 2021 wordt de winnaar. Eerdere winnaars van de SHARE Award en leden van de SHARE Stuurgroep zijn van deelname uitgesloten.

De SHARE Award en SHARE Meets is een initiatief van de oprichters: Royal Schiphol Group, Rabobank, Dura Vermeer, SADC, Schenk Makelaars en de gemeente Haarlemmermeer.Ieder kwartaal organiseert SHARE Meets een pop-up bijeenkomst op een inspirerende locatie verspreid door de regio. Of - vanwege de coronamaatregelen - als digitaal webinar. Het doel is om in een informele, interactieve setting concreet aan de slag te gaan met inspirerende kennis rondom slimme innovaties.

Paul Horsmans's picture Meet-up from Sep 10th to Sep 17th
Eva Gutbrod, Project Manager for international projects at Baden-Württemberg International, posted

International Lightweight Talks including matchmaking

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Be part of the International Lightweight Talks on 21.09.2021 from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm (CET). Are you looking for business or projects partners? You can book bilateral meetings or exchange with experts on smart city, architecture, mobility and circular economy. To register free of charge please follow the link below. The virtual event is organised by BW_i and Leichtbau BW and supported by the Enterprise Europe Network.
https://www.european-lightweight.com/start/events/registration/eventform/international-lightweight-talks-urban-circular-innovative
Have a look at the programme here: www.leichtbau-bw.de/ilt
In case of questions don't hesitate to contact Eva Gutbrod (eva.gutbrod@bw-i.de, +49711 227 87-947).

Eva Gutbrod's picture Online event on Sep 21st
Jasmyn Mazloum, Communicatie at Gemeente Almere, posted

Circulair ondernemen voor het MBK / Blunder Breakfast Almere

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BLUNDER BREAKFAST - Circulaire ondernemers uit Almere geven je concrete voorbeelden van hoe circulair ondernemen er uit kan zien en vertellen over de dingen waar zij tegenaan zijn gelopen.

Na een eerste editie eerder dit jaar, gaan we verder met een tweede reeks workshops over circulair ondernemen. In de eerste sessie horen we de verhalen van Almeerse ondernemers die hun blunders en successen met ons delen. Welke keuzes hebben zij gemaakt en wat zouden zij anders hebben gedaan?

Wat kun je verwachten?
•    Een informele bijeenkomst met leuke verhalen en leerzame ervaringen uit het Almeerse duurzame bedrijfsleven
•    Netwerken met andere Almeerse ondernemers
•    Leuke start van een boeiende reeks onder het genot van een kopje koffie en zoete broodjes om je dag mee te beginnen!

De Blunder Breakfast  is onderdeel van een reeks bijeenkomsten, georganiseerd door Van Loof in opdracht van de Gemeente Almere. Deze bijeenkomst is op woensdag 22 september en duurt van 10:00 tot 12:00, in het World Trade Center in Almere. Het adres is P.J. Oudweg 4, 1314 CH, Almere. Het WTC ligt naast het station en is daarom makkelijk bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer, er zijn ook diverse parkeergarages in de buurt.

Zien we je daar? Meld je aan of lees meer via de link!

Jasmyn Mazloum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Sep 22nd
Simone Magilse, Community advisor/Building impact networks at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Amsterdam doughnut days 28 sept -1-okt

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Amsterdam must and can transit into the doughnut much faster. That is why we organize the Amsterdam Donut Days. Four days full of meetings and workshops to find out together with Kate Raworth how we can create breakthroughs. So mark September 28 to October 1, 2021 in your agenda for the Amsterdam Doughnut Days!

- Donut Design Workshop, WDCD and Tolhuistuin
28 Sept. 09.00 - 13.00
- Workshop Powers to Act, Pakhuis de Zwijger
29 Sept. 09.00 - 18.00
- ADC Community Event, Culture Club
30 Sept. 15.00 - 17.00
- The Big Donut Showcase, Pakhuis de Zwijger
30 Sept. 20.00-22.00
- Center for Economic Transformation, AUAS
1 Oct. 9.30 - 13.00

A week full of donut events at various locations in Amsterdam. Go where the energy is: save the date and keep an eye on our event page for more info.

The Amsterdam Donut Days is an initiative of the Amsterdam Donut Coalition, in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Culture Club, the Donut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Pakhuis de Zwijger, Tolhuistuin , What Design Can Do (WDCD) and YesAndMore.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

Simone Magilse's picture Masterclass / workshop from Sep 28th to Oct 1st
Jennifer Drouin, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Open call powers to act workshop with kate raworth

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We need each other to get into the 'doughnut'. Transforming a city only succeeds if all stakeholders have one goal and work together. So: how do we get to a joint agenda and approach?

On September 29th from 09.00 - 18.00 we are organising a Powers to Act Workshop led by none other than Kate Raworth, the creator of Doughnut Economics.

Looking for 30 participants
We are looking for thirty participants; highly motivated, from all stakeholder groups, doers/thinkers, and diverse in all ways. Are you up for helping the city turn into a doughnut city? Then let us know via the form why we should not miss you!

This event is part of the Amsterdam Doughnut Days 28 september - 1 oktober. More info on https://bit.ly/3eBVAwB

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

Jennifer Drouin's picture Masterclass / workshop on Sep 29th
Jennifer Drouin, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Doughnut community event with kate raworth

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Always wanted to meet Kate Raworth in an intimate setting and exchange stories with other donut fans? Looking for inspiration for a new kickstart of the year? Then this is your chance!

On Thursday, September 30, 15.00 - 17.00, the annual Amsterdam Donut Coalition Community Event will take place during the Amsterdam Donut Days at the new Culture Club! We can't wait to determine the new course together with you and join forces to get Amsterdam into the donut.

Sign up
Enough time to network and share stories with a snack and a drink.Sign up via the link below and find more info on our website: https://bit.ly/3ir0kWJThere is only a limited number of places available.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

Jennifer Drouin's picture Meet-up on Sep 30th
Jennifer Drouin, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Donut Meet & Greet

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Always wanted to meet Kate Raworth in an intimate setting and exchange stories with other local & global donut fans?
Then this is your chance!

On Thursday, September 30, 15.00 - 17.00 CET, the Donut Meet & Greet Event will take place during the Amsterdam Doughnut Days at the new AHK Culture Club!

What you can expect:

  • international (live) video messages from Spain, Barbados, Frankfurt, Copenhague and beyond
  • informal talk about DEAL from the DEAL team itself 
  • inspiring donut examples from the community and opportunities for you to join 
  • sneak peek into the results of the donut events from the previous days 
  • enough time for us to share and connect experiences 
  • drinks at Clubhouse to network and celebrate

Due to popular demand are all seats are taken. If there are any cancellations, you can score a seat by filling out this form.

https://forms.office.com/r/NBv2WNBCHj

Jennifer Drouin's picture Meet-up on Sep 30th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Unpack Impact | 2021

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How can we change the system through collaboration between entrepreneurs and financiers? Learn from new entrepreneur-investor models and take the food and agri sector as an example. The event is not restricted to the agrifood topic only.

The world has focused first on energy in its effort to stop greenhouse gas emissions, but agriculture is also a key contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss. Introducing transformative change in agriculture demands involvement from all actors in the value chain, from farmers and producers to investors and consumers. It also needs new economic models. How can investors, organisations, policymakers and farmers collaborate to create a sustainable, transformative change?

Join us for a provocative conversation about how innovators in food and agri are working with forward-thinking financiers to enable new models. How are these models applicable to other sectors? We invite (want-to-be) entrepreneurs and (want-to-be) investors in diverse contexts to join us to hear the learnings, struggles and opportunities of co-creating new more generative models.

Hear from:

Danielle de Nie (Stichting Wij.land) and Liesbeth Soer (Triodos Regenerative Money Centre) about their collaboration to launch Aardpeer, an organisation making land available to nature-inclusive farmers. They will share insights on dealing with the issue of acquiring expensive farmland while transitioning towards sustainable change in agriculture.

Koen van Seijen (Toniic), managing a community for deeper impact investing and host of the podcast Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food. He will dig into how we can use our money to regenerate soil, people and local communities.

Brad Vanstone (Willicroft), founded this impact enterprise to bring quality plant-based cheeses to market and is now working with Dutch dairy farmers to help them transition to more sustainable alternatives.

Keynote

Our special keynote speaker is <b>Joel Solomon,</b> founding partner of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm, and co-author of The Clean Money Revolution, addressing investment strategies to boost systematic impact and transforming the culture of capitalism. Joel will share what he has learned from his wide experience in pioneering the integrated use of capital for social impact and strengthening sustainable businesses across various sectors.

Reserve your online-spot here !

Program:

14:30 Welcome by Tatiana Glad, Co-founder and Director, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Ellen Oetelmans, Program Manager, Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam)

  • Conversation with Aardpeer, Toniic and Willicroft in a talk show style with audience Q&A
  • Keynote speaker: Joel Solomon with audience Q&A

17:00 Close

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Oct 28th
Caroline Beelen, Community Manager GO!-NH at GO!-NH, posted

GO!-NH Workshop Innovatieversneller / Lean Startup (deel 2)

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GO!-NH Workshop Innovatieversneller (Lean Startup)

Een intensieve en hands-on workshop waarin de mindset, skillset en toolset wordt geleerd van het versneld innoveren. We gebruiken een playbook, een gestructureerd proces en best practices uit de markt en uit jullie eigen praktijk; om zo de risico’s aanzienlijk te verminderen en de kans op succes te vergroten.

Aansluitend op de werksessie maak je kennis met het GO!-NH programma en ondernemers (oud deelnemers van GO!-NH) die met baanbrekende innovaties en vernieuwende businessmodellen de markt veroveren. Zij vertellen over hun ervaringen, leermomenten en successen van hun innovaties en ondernemingen.

Tijdens de Masterclasses en introductiebijeenkomsten kom je meer te weten over GO!-NH en leer je wat de verschillen tussen de 3 programma’s (Accelerator, Growth en Scale). Vaak zijn de bijeenkomsten aansluitend aan één van onze masterclasses of events.

Meer informatie en aanmelden via de website van GO!-NH: https://go-nh.nl/programmas/academy-21/

Caroline Beelen's picture Masterclass / workshop on Nov 9th
Vineeta Shetty, Strategic Communications, Partnership Building , posted

Placemaking Week India 2021

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Calling environmental scientists, heritage conservationists, place brandologists, local administrators, urban designers, architects and citizen intermediaries to engage with Placemaking India in the run-up to its annual meeting.
We at #PlacemakingIndia are planning a moveable feast of beachfront, backwaters, riverbank and lakeside encounters in and around Mangaluru on the southwest coast of India in early December 2021.
Join us on the shores of the Arabian Sea in our India-wide mission to shake up spaces into #loveableplaces. Signal your interest to info@thesmartcitizen.org
#placemaking #communalspaces #heritagebuildings #culturaltourism #watersideplacemaking #urbanplanning

Vineeta Shetty's picture Conference from Dec 1st to Dec 5th
Caroline Beelen, Community Manager GO!-NH at GO!-NH, posted

GO!-NH Workshop Growth Mindset / Scale-Up DNA

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Masterclass Growth Mindset / Scale-Up DNA

Deze Masterclass is voor startups en innovatieve MKB-bedrijven die zich met hun baanbrekende innovaties in de groeifase bevinden. Zij hebben al tractie door omzet uit klanten en/of pilots. Ondernemers maken kennis met de succesvoorwaarden voor groei. Denk hierbij aan focus op herhaalbaarheid en schaalbaarheid van product/service, businessmodel, team, infrastructuur, verkoop en organisatie.

Tijdens de Masterclasses en introductiebijeenkomsten kom je meer te weten over GO!-NH en leer je wat de verschillen tussen de 3 programma’s (Accelerator, Growth en Scale). Vaak zijn de bijeenkomsten aansluitend aan één van onze masterclasses of events.

Meer informatie en aanmelden via de GO!-NH Website: https://go-nh.nl/programmas/academy-21/

Caroline Beelen's picture Masterclass / workshop on Dec 15th