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.

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PUMA: Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam

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exploring Amsterdam's 'urban mine'

Conclusion & results

Overall, most assumption were found to remain valid, although the validity of some assumptions could not be indicated, specifically due to the lack of access to roof spaces. However, five assumptions were found to be in need of revision, these are briefly listed in this chapter together with associated revision recommendations.

1. Buildings before 1900 were found to not include steel in the load-bearing
structure

Construction year data from the BAG register is available, which could provide
an indication of the metal content of the load bearing structure. Inclusion of the
construction year in the dataset, combined with a with a lower steel score for
buildings built before 1900, should be considered.

2. Apartments smaller than 75m2 were found not to have a separate toilet and
bathroom, instead the toilet was present in the bathroom

The assumed amenities of the 55 - 75m2 standard apartment could be changed to
one kitchen and a bathroom with toilet. The impact on the metal content should
be researched and adapted when change is found to be significant.

3. Recently completed buildings were found not to be included in the database
It should be ensured that the database is kept up to date in order to account for
these recently completed building.

4. Some buildings with a non-residential function were found to (temporarily)
accommodate a residential function

To account for all residential buildings, a clear distinction needs to be made
between the residential function and use of the building. Although the currently
used BAG function distinction might very well be adequate, research on the
relevance of including buildings used for residential purposes, but with other
functions according to the BAG register is recommended. This research should
account for the metal concentration in these buildings versus the amount of
these buildings in Amsterdam.

5. Some buildings were found to use electric cooking appliances rather than gas
The absence of gas connections in the kitchen is likely to lower the copper content
of the building. Because policy objectives increasingly aim to disconnect from
the gas infrastructure (ECN, 2016), it is recommended to research its impact on
the amount of copper in buildings to be able to accurately estimate the copper
content in the future.

Download the publication.

Go to the projectsite.

Partners:

Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences: Ester van der Voet, Ruben Huele

Waag Society: Job Spierings, Ruben Huele

AMS Institute / Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment: Ellen van Bueren, Alexander Koutamanis, Boukje van Reijn

Metabolic: Anna Krotova

Industrial Ecology students: Luuk Gremmen, Sho Lin

Project leader / contact:

Ruben Huele, <a>urbmines@xs4all.nl</a>

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AUAS (HvA): Urban Technology programme

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Circular City is intended to help Amsterdam make the transition to a circular city, with a focus on the high-quality reuse of materials and products, local production, waste and return logistics, circular construction and area development.

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AMS institute: Circular City research programme

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To establish healthy and regenerative resource flows that retain or increase value in cities’ subsystems, there is dire need for new concepts as well as rigorous and critical testing of existing ones: both at an academic and practical level.

Introduction

To establish healthy and regenerative resource flows that retain or increase value in cities’ subsystems, there is dire need for new concepts as well as rigorous and critical testing of existing ones: both at an academic and practical level. This relates to e.g. aligning & connecting flows, exploring shared value models, implementing smart sensing technologies, identifying displacement effects etc. The impact on how cities are conceived, materialized and operationalized in a circular framework can hardly be overstated. Some impacts can be imagined, based on current knowledge, but most can at best be anticipated. This is due to cities being complex, adaptive systems. This notion resonates in the AMS institute Circular City research program through the three subthemes: materials & buildings, nutrients recovery from wastewater, and urban energy systems.

Each subtheme has its own research priorities, determined by the interplay between city, society and science. Furthermore, the three themes comprise multiple interrelations and synergetic potential. Think for example of the role that wastewater can play in thermal energy supply or the circulation of building blocks for plastics and other materials. Or how local nutrient recovery systems inform building design and neighbourhood development. Other examples are e.g. ‘embodied’ water and material use required for the energy transition we are facing, and rebound effects that may occur when such an energy transition leads to lower energy bills.

Subtheme 1: materials & buildings

Resource depletion and waste generation are two phenomena that, due to their nonregenerative and polluting character, hinder healthy and sustainable development of urban environments. A shift from linear to circular resource management offers a potential solution, but requires new production and consumption models. Not least with regard to buildings and infrastructures. The main focus of this theme is on materials that are temporarily stored in built constructions for diverging – medium/long – periods of
time, but also short cycle materials, such as solid waste flows, are part of the scope.
Three scale levels are distinguished with regard to aligning flows & stocks: building,
neighbourhood, and region. The value cases associated with this theme revolve around: enhanced data-driven urban systems thinking that enable effective regenerative material flows, adding value to public or private organizations and society at large. Breakthrough innovations are linked to evidence based analytical and forecasting tools to determine optimal material (re-) circulation on the one hand, and matching value-bydesign with new business models on the other.

AMS projects e.g.: PUMA, Adaptive Circular Cities, REPAiR

Subtheme 2: nutrients recovery
Decentralised sanitation systems can play an important role in circular cities, with regard to resilient and cost effective wastewater treatment systems, while valorising the wastewater flow through: recovery of phosphates and other nutrients, biogas production, clean water, etc. Furthermore, those systems have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and improve urban quality as perceived by the community. However, assessing this potential requires further study, monitoring and practical experience. Moreover, different solutions on various scale levels need to be taken into account from a circular perspective, such as the opportunities of end-of-pipe propositions. Value cases associated with this theme revolve around integrated wastewater treatment concepts for urban neighbourhoods, including its impact on local crop production and community building, and large-scale valorisation of wastewater through the production of algae.

Living lab focus areas: Buiksloterham, Floriade (Almere)

Subtheme 3: urban energy systems
Renewable energy systems are becoming increasingly important, not least in urban
environments, which offer specific opportunities, challenges, and limitations, dictated by their local urban context. The transition to renewable energy sources thus require
smarter energy infrastructures that are able to deal with increased variability in
consumption, storage and production at multiple scales and concerning multiple energy products and services. This theme focuses on innovation in energy systems engineering & integration, energy storage, and ICT, whilst adopting a citizen perspective. Value cases are based on: less dependency on fossil fuels, resilient adaptive systems, and meeting the changing needs of urban living. Traditionally, the energy system is organised in a top-down fashion, with a limited number of major players. Decentralized energy generation gives a need for reconsideration of such a hierarchical approach. Breakthroughs are sought in deep customisation of so called micro-grids, based on local supply & demand characteristics of the urban neighbourhoods and its energy users.

AMS projects e.g.: DC Smart, URSES, BIES

Main Research Infrastructure/Living Labs in Amsterdam:
Buiksloterham, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, ArenA, Haarlemmermeer, and Floriade Almere.

For more information visite the AMS Institute website.

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Exposure

Hi! We are promoting the circular use of home appliances! See for more information our explanation how we reduce waste: https://www.bundles.nl/en/quality-sustainability/. We are looking for ambassadors who spread the word and join our community! Feel free to contact us!

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Circular Economy Week 2017: ERN Hackathon

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Why participate? Students with an interest or passion for the circular economy, who want to use their creativity to find business solutions, while getting to know experts and companies who make the circular economy a reality.

Prizes to win - Good Food - Brownie Points & Kudos

Help 3 companies find circular solutions! The idea of a hackathon is based on a developing project ideas through a sprint-like brainstorming session. This hackathon focuses on specific challenges faced by ACtronics, a highly innovative Dutch company active in the Automotive industry, and two Swedish remanufacturing companies.

For more information, please contact ben@circle-economy.com

The European Remanufacturing Network (ERN) is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

This hackathon is organised Circle Economy (The Netherlands) and Linköping University (Sweden).

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Rev3days - Haut-de-France

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Het regionale masterplan Rev3 werd in 2013 gelanceerd door Jeremy Rifkin, in samenwerking met de private sector, lokale autoriteiten, clusters en universiteiten in Hauts-de-France. Rifkin's doel was om aan alle energiebehoeften te voldoen door duurzame energie in 2050 en van Hauts-de-France de eerste regio te maken die het post-carbon tijdperk betreedt. Rev3Days borduurt voort op dit concept.

• Rev3 is een initiatief van de Europese Unie om samenwerking tussen bedrijven te promoten op het gebied van circular economy, smart cities, additive manufacturing en energie.
• Door een begeleid B2B-matchmaking proces wil Rev3 bedrijven maar ook lokale autoriteiten, gemeenten en scholen helpen met het vinden van potentiële klanten, producten en strategische of institutionele partnerships.
• De conferentie is daarnaast ook gericht op de investeringsmogelijkheden in Haute-de-France, de regio van Frankrijk die London, Parijs en Brussel met elkaar verbindt. Gezien het BNP van €153 miljard (vergelijkbaar met Ierland), de jonge bevolking en de aanwezigheid van zo’n 282.000 bedrijven is dit een zeer aantrekkelijke investeringsregio.

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Amsterdam is cutting off natural gas.

The city plans to wean its homes off domestic natural gas by 2050, starting now.

By 2050, Amsterdam hopes to put its gas-heated days behind it. In a city where natural gas warms 90 percent of all homes and contributes 30 percent of all carbon emissions, removing all those boilers won’t be easy—but it could very well be worth it.

From here, the deadline might seem far away, but the journey to that target is beginning right now. This week, the city announced that in 2017, 10,000 public housing units will have their gas supplies removed, and new neighborhoods in the city won’t have natural gas as an option either.

So what will heat Amsterdam in the future? The overarching answer is district heating, derived from a number of sources. By 2020, 102,000 Amsterdam homes will have switched from heat created in their homes to heat created at a central facility and supplied by a pipeline. While it requires a network of heavily insulated hot water pipes to be installed, district heating systems save considerable energy in the long run by creating a single generating point where fuel is burned. This creates efficiencies of scale that ultimately make the same amount of fuel go further.

Even if this heat were to be generated by natural gas, heating water centrally and piping it to heaters, kitchens, and bathrooms would produce far fewer carbon emissions than burning gas in each home. But in a general move against the fuel, Amsterdam is already trying to find alternative heat sources, notably waste heat from industry. Already, 70,000 of the city’s homes are warmed with water heated at a central waste incinerator. The plan is to roll this concept out further to tap into other sources of waste heat.

The plans are not all working toward greater centralization, however. Some heat pumps are being planned to keep homes warm on the new artificial islands Amsterdam has been constructing in the IJmeer lake. Some homes are also being fitted with solar water heaters, which will ultimately be able to feed unused hot water back into the wider network to generate income for the homeowner.

This all makes it sound pretty simple, but the issues ahead are still pretty huge. For heat pumps to be cost effective, for example, buildings need to be extremely well insulated, which could be why only around 1,000 Dutch homes are currently fitted with the technology. That’s an easy enough goal to manage for new construction, but it would be far harder to install in the city’s older, often rather drafty housing stock.

SOURCE: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/11/amsterdam-natural-gas-ban-2050-climate-change-regulations/508022/

Download the strategy (Dutch) 'Naar een stad zonder aardgas' (PDF, 1.2 MB https://www.amsterdam.nl/publish/pages/821300/naar_een_stad_zonder_aardgas.pdf ) and the attachments (Dutch) (PDF, 831 kB https://www.amsterdam.nl/publish/pages/821300/naar_een_stad_zonder_aardgas_-_bijlagen.pdf )

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Circular Economy Week 2017: Energy is money (Dutch)

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Can we build a money system on sustainable energy? Imagine: we use green power as a new medium of exchange. During this event, experts from the financial domain, the technological side and the energy world talk about this idea. Join them and talk about the benefits and problems this new money system would give.

Kunnen we een geldsysteem bouwen op duurzame energie?

Stel je voor: we gebruiken groene stroom als nieuw ruilmiddel. Experts uit het financiële domein, de technologische hoek en de energiewereld buigen zich over dit idee. Praat mee over de voordelen, maar ook de manco's die een dergelijk nieuw geldsysteem met zich mee zouden brengen.

Aanleiding van deze avond is het initiatief van netwerkbedrijf Alliander en Pakhuis de Zwijger om een digitale munt, oftewel een crypto-currency op basis van lokale duurzame energie te ontwikkelen. De naam is de Jouliette. Het (redelijk) unieke van deze nieuwe munt is dat ze uitsluitend gecreëerd wordt wanneer duurzame elektriciteit door particulieren wordt geleverd aan het openbare elektriciteitsnet. Waar andere crypt0-currencies, zoals de Bitcoin, veel energie verbruiken, zal door deze munt juist (duurzame) energie worden gecreëerd.

Om tot een geslaagd concept te komen, moeten nog veel lastige vragen beantwoord worden, zowel fundamentele als praktische. Deze avond gaan we met vooraanstaande critici en het publiek antwoorden formuleren op deze vragen.

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Circular Economy Week 2017 - Copper 8 Inspiratiemiddag Samenwerken op basis van vertrouwen

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Samenwerken op basis van vertrouwen is essentieel, als we een daadwerkelijke circulaire economie dichterbij willen brengen. In deze inspiratiesessie neemt Copper 8 je mee in wat samenwerken op basis van vertrouwen kan brengen! Daarnaast ga je aan de slag om te kijken hoe je met samenwerking je eigen organisatie een stap verder kan brengen.

Dit doen ze samen met Nestor Corronado Palma (Philips) en Michel Bagli (PostNL), die ook hun ervaringen delen. Duurzaamheidsuitgagingen liggen vaak op andere vlakken dan we verwachten. Technisch kan veel meer dan ieder van ons zich voor kan stellen; financieel levert het op de lange termijn geld op: nieuwe ontwikkelingen stranden vaak bij hun implementatie door een gebrek aan echte samenwerking op basis van vertrouwen. Wanneer je het betoog van Jan Terlouw gezien hebt, zie je daar dezelfde boodschap – gebrek aan vertrouwen – in terugkomen.

Wij geloven dat nieuwe vormen van samenwerking de grootste doorbraken gaan realiseren naar een circulaire economie. Op basis van aanbestedingstrajecten die wij begeleid hebben, willen we jullie inspireren in wat nieuwe vormen van samenwerking kunnen betekenen. Maar er is zeker ook aandacht voor jullie eigen vraagstukken. Op welk thema binnen circulaire economie willen jullie de volgende stap zetten? Welke partijen heb je daarvoor nodig? Welke vormen van samenwerking gebruik je nu? Samen ga je kijken waar die samenwerking versterkt kan worden, en daarmee de impact van het circulaire model verder kunnen laten toenemen.

Aanmelden? Stuur een mail naar Sybren Bosch: bosch@copper8.com

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Circular Economy Week 2017 Textiel upcycling & Woolfilling in het Zero Waste Lab!

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Op dinsdag 17 januari kun je tussen 12:00 en 16:00 uur jouw wollen kledingstuk of accessoire laten repareren door Reparette in het Zero Waste Lab. Heb jij iets wolligs dat je graag wilt laten repareren? Loop dan bij Zero Waste Lab naar binnen en laat je aangenaam verrassen hoe je oude kledingstuk weer als nieuw wordt!

Reparette is een repair-, recycle en upcycle initiatief dat zich samen met buurtbewoners inzet voor het verminderen van textielafval. Tijdens De Week van de Circulaire Economie gaat Reparette in het Zero Waste Lab op 17 januari aan de slag met woolfilling. Dit is het met wol repareren van gaten en het verbergen van vlekken in wollen kledingstukken en accessoires.

Bezoekers kunnen langskomen met hun wollen sjaal, trui, vestje, wanten, of iets anders wolligs om dit te laten repareren. Door jouw atribuut te upcyclen is je kledingstuk niet alleen weer heel, maar ook een stukje leuker!

Heb jij nog iets wolligs dat je graag wilt laten repareren? Kom dan langs in het Zero Waste Lab!

Over het Zero Waste Lab
Het Zero Waste Lab is een plek in de burt vor het inzamelen en upcyclen van gescheiden afval. Het Zero Waste Lab maakt het leuker en waardevoller om huishoudelijk afval te scheiden. Hoe? Als buurtbewoner kun jij je gescheiden afval bij het Zero Waste Lab inleveren in ruil voor waardemunten. Deze munten kun je bij je lokale ondernemersverzilveren, bijvoorbeeld voor een gratis kopje koffie, korting op je verse groenten, kleding of je nieuwe leesbril. Het ingeleverde afval wordt hergebruikt en gerecycled.

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Circular Economy Week 2017 - AMS Invitation Final Presentations Stimulus Projects 2015/2016

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After a year of hands-on research, the teams of AMS' first Stimulus Call are ready to present their results. Join them on 25 January at AMS Institute and get to know the collaborations, their results and future plans.

Programme
15.00 Introduction: The Stimulus Experience
15.15 Result pitches by the Stimulus Project teams 2015/2016

• Green Junkie
• Smart Wasting Amsterdam
• 3D Printing in the Circular City
• Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam (PUMA)
• BalanCity: Smart Traffic Load Balancing for Sustainable Cities
• UrbanAirQ
• Industrial Symbiosis

16.30-17.30 Drinks and networking opportunities

Registration
Please register via stimulus@ams-institute.org.

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Circular Economy Week 2017 - Circular Electronics event

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You are invited to the first SPARK! event of this year, where we will be discussing the implementation of Circular Economy and the achievement of positive climate impact along the electronics value chain. What better place to hold this event than Fairphone’s creative workspace, located inside one of the famous Pakhuizen of Amsterdam.

Challenges of the electronics industry
A panel of expert speakers of the field -including Miquel Ballester, Product Manager and Fairphone co-founder- will share their experiences, providing us with great insights regarding the current challenges that the electronics industry is facing and what will be the potential circular solutions in the way forward. Sustainable procurement, product design and e-waste management will certainly be in the agenda!

Program
18:30 Welcome

19:00-19:15 Inspirational Keynote Speech, by Douwe Jan Joustra

19:15-19:45 Panel discussion: “The challenges of the electronics industry towards the transition to a Circular value chain; the role of sustainable procurement, product design, business models, and e-waste management”

19:45-20:30 Breakout sessions: Workgroups lead by the panelists will develop and present their proposals for “The 10 commandments of Circular Electronics”

20:30-20:40 Video screening

20:40-20:50 Outcomes & Closure

20:50 New Year’s Festive Drinks, including:

The “Fairphone disassembly challenge”; how fast can you dismantle it?
The “CTL old phone disassembly (more of a challenge)” lead by Niels Hazekamp (Closing the Loop)
E-waste Arcade games; insert OLD PHONE to play!

Interactive sessions to meet and connect
You will also have the opportunity to meet and connect with members of the entire Climate-KIC community- including members of the Alumni Association- as well as other like-minded professionals, entrepreneurs and students! Help them to develop the fundamental principles of Circular Electronics during the breakout sessions and join the New Year’s festive drinks, where you can test your skills and win the “Fairphone disassembly challenge”!

Registration and information
The number of participants is limited for this event, so please register – for free – on the event page to reserve your spot!

For any further questions, please feel free to contact Gareth Wakeling, Education Manager via NLEducation@climate-kic.org. Please, do not forget to bring your old mobile phones! They will be of great value!

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Wormhotels for sidewalk Vermicomposting

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​ Le Compostier designs & builds systems for vermicomposting in the city. By offering smart, durable and tastefull designs for urban vermicomposting we hope to inspire city residents to take ownership of their own waste & neighbourhoods. The wormhotels are used by relatively small groups of neighbours & help build social cohesion in neighbourhoods, while turning waste into value for local food production. The produced vermicompost can be used by the participating neighbours, or can be donated to local urban farms & other green projects in the city. Thereby helping to green the city & stimulate food production in the city. Vermicompost has many advantages in comparison to other forms of fertilizers. ​

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Le Compostier designs & builds systems for vermicomposting in the city.

By offering smart, durable and tastefull designs for urban vermicomposting we hope to inspire city residents to take ownership of their own waste & neighbourhoods.

The wormhotels are used by relatively small groups of neighbours & help build social cohesion in neighbourhoods, while turning waste into value for local food production.

The produced vermicompost can be used by the participating neighbours, or can be donated to local urban farms & other green projects in the city. Thereby helping to green the city & stimulate food production in the city.

Vermicompost has many advantages in comparison to other forms of fertilizers.

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Training: Circulair inkopen

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Door toenemende grondstoffenschaarste, afvalvermindering, innovatie in de keten en efficiëntere productie en logistiek begint de circulaire economie steeds meer vorm te krijgen. Onder invloed van maatschappelijke druk krijgen organisaties steeds vaker de vraag wat de milieu-impact is van het product dat zij afnemen. Jouw klanten, stakeholders en opdrachtgevers willen weten of er circulair wordt ingekocht. Hoe word je als organisatie 100% relevant?
Inkoop sleutelfunctie voor circulaire economie
Een sleutel voor het aanjagen van de circulaire economie ligt bij inkopers. Zij stimuleren en creëren immers de vraag naar circulair geproduceerde goederen en zorgen zo voor nieuwe business modellen zoals ‘betalen per gebruik’ (pay per use), koop/terugkoop en doorverkoop.

Verandervermogen van de inkoopprofessional
Circulair Inkopen vergt behalve weloverwogen inkoopprocessen en innovatieve contractvormen in de gehele supply chain ook een veranderende, flexibelere en meer empathische houding als inkoopprofessional om de dialoog over circulariteit met leveranciers aan te gaan. Tijdens de training gaan we met u op reis waarbij niet alleen de inhoudelijke kant, maar ook de gedragskant wordt belicht. Kortom, het verandervermogen van de inkoopprofessional staat centraal.

Trainingslocatie: inspiratie ten top!
Gestart tijdens de internationale campagne Netherlands Circular Hotspot, is Valley Beta ontwikkeld als tijdelijk experimenteer en inspiratiegebied waar organisaties en ondernemers nu al hun circulaire ambities waar kunnen maken. Hiermee is de eerste stap naar de realisatie van Valley gezet.
Valley wordt ontwikkeld als de eerste circulaire business development hub ter wereld. Gelegen in Schiphol Trade Park, vlakbij luchthaven Schiphol, wordt dit dé plek waar alle relevante stakeholders samenkomen om nieuwe circulaire businessmodellen- en concepten te ontwikkelen.

Investering
De bijbehorende investering voor deelname bedraagt € 395,-. (De training vindt doorgang bij minimaal 10 deelnemers)

Vragen
Mocht u aanvullende vragen hebben, dan kunt u contact opnemen met Wouter van Twillert: wouter@valleycreators.com / +31 (0)6 14 18 44 71

vr 20 januari 2017
09:00 – 17:00 CET

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Rainbeer (Hemelswater)

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Besides taking on the heavy rainfall problem (rainproofing the city) we focus on making our products and the producers we work with circular.

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First Zero Waste Lab in Netherlands

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The Zero Waste Lab is an initiaitive of De Gezonde Stad (the Healthy City) and is supported by partners Stadsdeel Oost, Icova, Cities Foundation, de Regenboog Groep, Ymere and EY.
Besides, the Dapper Market, local entrepreneurs, the Dapper School and residents join.

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Experience Valley - Get a head start into a new economic era!

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To all Circular Shapers & New Economic Entrepreneuers:

We provide a selected number of start-ups, freelancers, creatives and small businesses from all industries with the opportunity to experience Valley, the first circular business development hub in the world.

Learn how to tackle circular challenges with cross sector collaboration:
We'll team you up with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Desko and the municipality of Haarlemmermeer to work on their real-life, circular case studies.

Only at this event you will get the chance to sign up for a special pre-membership that gives you access to our network, events, working space and much more!

Only limited space!

Event on Dec 7th