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To keep Amsterdam liveable the municipality collaborates with its citizens. On average Amsterdam’s population grows with 10.000 people a year. This small big city has a density of 5065 people per square km, over 180 different nationalities. 19% of the total Dutch GDP is earned in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Between 2015 and 2016, the amount of tourists in Amsterdam increased by 7%. To keep Amsterdam’s 162 canals, monumental centre and residential areas liveable, innovative initiatives are required. Share your innovative concepts and ideas here!

Sunny Howd, Student , posted

Residents and planners perception of smart city technology in Amsterdam

Hi im currently doing a dissertation on smart city technology in Amsterdam im really wanting to have peoples views on it. How they feel about the tecnology and whether they have liked the changed around roads and bike lanes etc in the past 10 years or so, im really wanting to know if people know about all the tech incorporated into the city. If anyone would like to get intouch if you feel you could help please send an email to sunnyhowd@outlook.com or message me on here would love to hear from you all!

Kind Regards
Sunny

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Khalid Dadah, posted

Looking for partners for a new creative and art start-up

I am developing a new creative startup with a new business model in the creative and art industry.

I am looking for partners who want to contribute to the development and further elaboration of the project.

I believe that this project can develop into a new leading product
and business that creates new opportunities with a new business model in
the creative and art world.

Here the link to my pitch, which is in Dutch.

PITCH LINK: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AowlSqkg7R-Eq3TYE_Z2AfqbFWKj?e=FsoXCB

If you have any further questions, or if you want to be part of something unique, let me know at k.dadah@outlook.com

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Trina Ogilvie, CEO & Founder , posted

Digital Twins

Interested in implementation of data privacy in digital twins. Contact me for projects in health & citizen data.

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Asad Hussain Syed, Master's Student , posted

Smart Citizens: Engagement and Participation

For my Master's Thesis, I am pursuing the topic of Smart Cities from the perspective of the citizen. Primarily, focusing on first, the awareness among citizens about their cities "smart initiatives" and secondly, the extent to which they participate and would like to participate in such initiatives. My sample population consists of normal citizens as I would like to investigate how much the average citizen is aware of these things. However, I am looking for people on this forum who have somewhat of a previous experience either about or working with smart cities who I could hopefully conduct a short interview with so I could use that as sort of a benchmark when compared to normal citizens of a city.

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Asad Hussain Syed, Master's Student , posted

Smart City Thesis

Hey everyone,
I'm in my last semester right now and I'm supposed to submit a Master's Thesis by February. I have always been interested with everything regarding smart cities. Previously, I had done sort of a mini thesis if you will, on the awareness among citizens about smart cities and how they can be involved more in the planning and development of such cities and not just solely focusing on the technology aspect. I would like to further explore how people from different cultures think differently and basically have different mindsets and opinions about smart cities. Would like to know from the people over here if this is a good topic to pursue and/or if you have suggestions for any other topic in the same field I could do.

Thank you.

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Anke Kampschreur, Managing Director at Innovation Lighthouse, posted

Looking for innovations that can help businesses in hospitality to manage occupancy and distancing

Do you have an innovation that can help limit the number of people in shared bathrooms? I.e. a real-time display, a system with indicator lights, etc.? Or an innovation that helps people at events and meetings keep 1.5m distance?
Are you just entering the market & open to testing and showcasing this innovation in a hotel in Amsterdam?
Contact me at anke@innovationlighthouse.org

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maasoome shekofte, urban planning expert , posted

How can we help the people who lives In the slums if no budget is allocated by the government?

hi there everyone,
I am Maasoome, Master of Urban Planning, from Iran.
I work in an office in a rural area that has just joined the city (located in east north of Iran). Our job is to help the people who are living in this area to improve the social and economic situation of their lives. Unfortunately, we have faced the problem of a lack of funds to improve the economic situation of this area by the government.
Can you give me a solution or a new idea to change this situation?
The population of this range is equal to: 15560
Thanks for your attention

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Dermott Reilly, Creative Director Nanotechnology , posted

Looking for entrepreneurs

Having spend a decade researching microbial barrier coatings that address surface sanitation challenges, I'm delighted to now look for distributors who are seeking eco-friendly products and services to enhance the urban environment. See www.ingeniatouch.com for details.

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Michiel Zwerus, posted

Empty work space buildings towards living work space

From this covid19 pandemic, many company buildings will become unoccupied due to termination of corporations and job layoffs. It offers great opportunities for new Dutch real estate management to make buildings smarter, better, safer, cleaner, and if possible to fill the office buildings with temporary living space.

Looking for people to help find buildings with: empty workspace with transition towards new work & living space transition options
example existing transformation office building with hotel living space at office (full kitchen and bathroom) https://roundme.com/tour/369948/view/1263081/

Looking for people with new SMART ideas to help transform empty work spaces towards new, abd safe areas with clean toilet/shower. (e.g. office space towards temp student dorm)
Would be great if you have experience with real estate anti squatting, government license, property management for empty buildings/leegstandsbeheer.
Please contact me at info(at)pursangroyal.com or call met at 06 53240595
Our goal is to create a better solution to transform work space towards feasible solutions for clients.
The process : contact prospects, photo shoot 3 D spaces and draw solutions, write a short transition plan with option to fill empty work space
You will get paid per project, and travel cost will be covered. As well, you need to be able to speak well with prospects face to face, and have great judgement concerning safety, government license necessity, and feasibility for the clients.

Please look at this event as well, which has a great source of new living space ideas Meet-up: wonen op het Marineterrein
23 MEI 2018
Meet-up: Wonen op het Marineterrein
19 juni 2018, van 18.30 – 21.30 uur (inloop 18.00 uur)
Locatie: Marineterrein Amsterdam, Bovenzaal IJsfontein (gebouw 024)
Aanmelden: aanmelden@marineterrein.nl o.v.v. meet-up: Wonen op het Marineterrein, op 19 juni 2018

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Emilie Herssens, guided tours , posted

wireless audio systems - leisure social distanciation

Hi! I'm in charge of the animation of the guided tour industry in Brussels. The issue is : speaking loud & audible with a mask is not ideal for tours even if you are 6 (usually a guided tour is up to 25 people). I was wondering if you heard about initiatives regarding social distancing between transmitter and receivers, in the context of tour guides (app for wireless audio systems; touchless materials, whispers-audio-systems,...)? In the context of the crisis, I think such technology could be used for many other citizen activity (teacher in a classroom, public (physical) presentation,...).

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Lauren Macpherson, Head of Growth at Eli5, posted

Sign up for the beta launch of our reading platform - and upvote on Product Hunt!

We're on a mission to create the best online reading experience ever - and would really appreciate an upvote on Product Hunt if you have time today - https://www.producthunt.com/posts/juno-read-better

If you like swapping articles with colleagues, friends and other groups, but are tired of a) lots of links in lots of different places and b) not knowing exactly which bit they want to highlight - then this one is for you. A way to share articles cross-platform, in one place, with highlights and comments.

You can also sign up to receive beta access when we launch.

Let us know what you think!

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Amy Kurver, Master student , posted

Wat is de invloed van COVID-19 op de beleving/waardering van groen in Amsterdam? Fill in our questionnaire!

Link to questionnaire: https://forms.gle/Mi9jBJ3dvTtw3Foe8

De wereld wordt op dit moment hevig beïnvloed door alle COVID-19 gevolgen en maatregelen. Hoe ervaart u deze intelligente lockdown? Heeft u moeite met het binnenblijven en wilt u eigenlijk van de zon genieten? Of blijft u graag binnen vanwege drukte in de parken of om jezelf te beschermen tegen een mogelijke besmetting?
Voor ons onderzoek vragen we zo veel mogelijk Amsterdammers om deze enquête in te vullen en uw ervaringen t.o.v. COVID-19 en de groene openbare ruimtes in Amsterdam te delen. De antwoorden worden alleen gebruikt voor educatieve doeleinden en zijn volledig anoniem.
De enquête is voor alle inwoners van Amsterdam en voel je vrij deze te delen met buren, collega’s, familie of vrienden. De vragenlijst vraagt 7 minuten van uw tijd en uitleg op vragen mag in Nederlands of Engels. Vanwege dataverwerking staan keuze antwoorden in het Engels.

Alvast hartelijk dank!

Justine, Titus, Jesse en Amy
Students Master Program Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering
Wageningen University & Research, Delft University of Technology and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

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Siddharth Venkatachalam, Graduate, MSc MADE AMS institute at AMS Institute, posted

Looking for interviewees for Master thesis project.

Hi all! I am Siddharth, a master student at the AMS Institute. For my thesis, I am researching how citizen engagement can contribute to evaluation/assessment of smart city and smart city projects with respect to quality of life. Quality of life is a basic compnent of the smart city but evaluation for quality of life does not happen successfully. How can citizen engagement fill the gap in assessing the smart city and smart projects for quality of life?
If you are a citizen, researcher, project developer, innovator or public official who has any insights or interest in this topic and would like to contribute to my research project please do contact me. I look forward to talking to you!
Cheers!

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DIDIER HADDAD, INNOVATION SOCIAL AND PUBLIC SPECIALIST TOULOUSE , posted

From social distancing to societal cohesion?

Withdrawal and indifference to difference has been the prerogative of every day since an unpredictable event, an unprecedented Epidemic, knocked on our doors, without it, to distinguish our origins, or our ideologies.

While many finally waited until the notion of “living together” was finally going to become a reality, nature imposed on us a physical and social distancing, to protect our health and that of others.

European can show resilience, even Resistance, in the face of adversity.
As such, while paradoxically, we are forced to distance ourselves, born a great movement of solidarity and communication.

So let us hope that this serious health crisis is a lesson for us, and that once this ordeal is behind us, "the notion of living together with respect for diversity" becomes obvious.

DIDIER HADDAD
TOULOUSE FRANCE

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Kristof van der Fluit, posted

OpenIdeo 24 Hour Covid-19 challenge - team members

I am a Service Design student at Royal College of Art, and have been grouping together experts/designer/makers for the upcoming 24 Hour OpenIDEO Covid-19 challenge. This is a chance to use our time to contribute to this global emergency; if you are keen to work with multi-cultural/multi-talented/cross-disciplinary doers this is a great opportunity. So far been in contact with fellows from Imperial College (engineers), and Royal College of Art designers. Looking to broaden the team skillset. Everyone is welcome. Send an email to ; kristof.vanderfluit@network.rca.ac.uk

more details;
https://www.openideo.com/challenge-briefs/covid19-communication-challenge

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Emilio Costales, PhD Candidate , posted

Looking for Entrepreneurs to participate in research interviews.

Hi all!

My research examines the role of entrepreneurs in human-centric smart cities. In particular, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of how entrepreneurs navigate the city system in order to acquire and utilise resources to increase their impact. I would like to speak with all types of entrepreneurs (serial entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, commercial entrepreneurs, ecopreneurs, etc) to identify different sources of support and challenges experienced in different initiatives. This will provide me with a nuanced understanding of the entrepreneurial process, the relationship between entrepreneurs and their environment, and the impact of this relationship from the perspective of the entrepreneurs.

It is not necessary for participants to be working on a particular smart city project. Rather, I am interested in how entrepreneurs operate within the city environment and how they interact with the city.

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Arjun Nandanuri, Manager- Smart City Weather Solution , posted

Pilot +Partnership

Hi
Vaisala Oyj is a Finnish based company (www.vaisala.com), pioneer in providing weather and Environmental solutions ( includes: sensors, systems and solutions, digital and data services )
I am looking for a pilot project in integration of all the above mentioned weather related complete solution. please contact me at arjun.nandanuri@vaisala.com

Looking forward to discuss in detail.

Thank you

Regards
Arjun

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Emilio Costales, PhD Candidate , posted

Social Entrepreneurs willing to contribute to research

I am conducting research to examine the extent to which social entrepreneurs leverage resources to meet the needs of the groups they set out to serve. I would be very interested to interview any entrepreneurs who set out to achieve social change.

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seyoung yu, posted

We want visit Amsterdam smart city.

My name is Seyoung Yu from South Korea and I am a student University of Ulsan majoring in Management.
I am interested in Smart City in different cities and countries, and my team is now working on a project on that topic,
"The development of a Smart City in Amsterdam."

Currently, we are under the school project called, "Global Chanllger", My university support groups of student
who want to visit other Universities and institutions to reseach and gather information regarding topics such as "Study on the Development of Smart city in Amsterdam."
We would like to visit Amsterdam from January 27 to 31, 2020.
We would like to attend the I want to visit Amsterdam Smart City.
Is there a place where I can visit for free or get some information about Amsterdam Smart City for a small fee?

We would like to ask for your permission for us to visit so that we
could have an opprtunity to obtain knowledge and various experience for "Smart City".
If it is possible to for the us to get your approval, please feel free to contact me. via email
a2540113@naver.com

Thank you for taking
the time to review our request :)

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