Citizens & Living
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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!

Valerie Bos, Program Director at Economic Development Board Almere, posted

Looking for sleep experts / fanatics / startups!

Short nights, long days, yawning, snoozing, blue light, espresso popping, one more episode - than one more. We get less sleep than we need. And that is a shame because sleeping contributes to good health. To our productivity, our vitality and our enjoyment of life. And, indirectly, also to our economy. We, therefore, dare to say with confidence that becoming rich sleeping is not such a crazy statement: a healthy, sleepy city is a productive city after all.

We are looking for companies, individuals, startups etc. that are interested in this topic or doing great things and are ready to share that with the rest of the region (world).

The program starts the 7th of January till 25 March 2019.

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Yvette Jeuken, posted

Amsterdammers gezocht voor onderzoek naar stadsnatuur

De universiteit Nantes zoekt Amsterdammers voor een onderzoek naar de impact van stadsnatuur op de gezondheid en het welzijn van stadsbewoners. Dit onderzoek maakt onderdeel uit van Nature4Cities (www.nature4cities.eu) een project gericht op klimaatverandering in de stad. Nature4Cities onderzoekt de mogelijkheden om de effecten van klimaatverandering aan te pakken door meer stadse natuur te creeeren (Nature-based Solutions).
Jouw bijdrage wordt zeer op prijs gesteld!

De link naar de vragenlijst: https://lnkd.in/gU2VbRs

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Samantha Yannucci, posted

Looking for connections to start an Urban Living Lab that facilitates integration for refugee communities

Hi all, my name is Sam and I have an idea for an urban living lab that facilitates the social and cultural integration of refugee communities. I am seeking practical steps for where to start.

The purpose of this project is to understand the potential for intentional cultural enclaves to facilitate the integration of immigrants and members of the host society by catalyzing meaningful relationships, interactions, and cultural exchange through culturally specific businesses, services, and activities. Through experimentation, analysis, and refinement, the model would ultimately be replicable in any city and serve as an epicenter for meaningful cultural exchange, ultimately leading to true integration (not to be confused with assimilation) and a more culturally rich city as a whole.

The concept is an alternative to contemporary integration policy and programs, such as the Dutch dispersal policies, that force citizens of a different racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds to live in a single residential area. I do not believe these contemporary policies contribute to the highest degree of social and cultural integration.

Any information, advice, and partnership recommendations to develop on this urban living lab concept is much appreciated.

Additionally, I have not gotten to talk to many people about this concept, so if I have no explained clearly, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions and I will happily provide clarification!

Thank you and all the best,

Sam

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Anna Docter, Online Communications Advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Amsterdam Economic Board is looking for images of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Voor de website van de Amsterdam Economic Board zijn wij op zoek naar geschikt beeldmateriaal dat aansluit bij onze thema's Gezondheid, Digitaal, Mobiliteit, Talent en Circulair. Daarnaast zoeken wij foto's uit de regio's waar wij actief zijn, te weten: Almere Lelystad, Amstelland Meerlanden, Amsterdam, Gooi en Vechtstreek, IJmond, Zaanstreek Waterland en Zuid-Kennemerland.

Kan iemand ons helpen met beeldmateriaal uit bovenstaande regio's, het liefst in combinatie met onze thema's? Deze worden dan - uiteraard met naamsvermelding - geplaatst bij artikelen en events op onze website en social media kanalen.

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Maulo Lumleod, posted

Studens are looking to do business research

Beste connecties

Mijn naam is Maulo Lumleod, een vierdejaarsstudent bedrijfskunde aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Samen met mijn teamgenoten Rutger van den Hoek & Janneke Methorst, zijn wij op zoek naar een organisatie die graag een professioneel bedrijfskundig onderzoek wil laten uitvoeren.

We hebben vanuit de Hogeschool een aantal sectoren meegekregen zoals Health, FinTech, Smart Cities & Mobility.

De opdracht voor het onderzoek mag volledig door jullie organisatie worden bepaald. Zo zorgen we ervoor dat we een onderzoek uitvoeren wat voor de organisatie relevant en nuttig zal zijn. Het onderzoek zal volledig worden begeleid door twee onderzoeksdocenten die vanuit de Hogeschool zijn aangesteld. Zij zullen de controle en begeleiding uitvoeren op het onderzoek. Meer informatie over het project kunt u vinden op: https://lnkd.in/dnaGpiT.

Het project zal gedurende de periode september tot december worden uitgevoerd. Het zal voor de organisatie geheel kosteloos zijn om het onderzoek door ons te laten uitvoeren. Wel vragen wij om tijd en medewerking om de nodige informatie te kunnen verzamelen.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Maulo Lumleod

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Marieke Meijer, Communication at City of Amsterdam, posted

Pitch your sustainable Amsterdam! // Pitch je duurzame Amsterdam voor de wethouder!

Amsterdam needs to become more sustainable. Energy neutral and zero waste is the future. This will be shown on Thursday 26th of July. Who will do it? You!!
- continue reading in Dutch

Amsterdam staat voor een flinke uitdaging: de verduurzaming van de stad. Energieneutraal en afval als grondstof is de toekomst. Dat laten we zien op donderdagmiddag 26 juli. We? U! Jij!

Wethouder Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling en Duurzaamheid Marieke van Doorninck maakt graag kennis met minimaal 12 duurzame Amsterdamse initiatieven. Mensen, organisaties en start ups die samen bezig zijn met een schonere wijk, aardgasvrij, of samen energie besparen. Met hun buren, familie, collega's of vrienden.

De mooiste initiatieven krijgen het podium om zich op 26 juli kort te presenteren. Ter lering, inspiratie en vermaak. De one minute pitches worden aangevuld met verdiepende gesprekken over de opgave van de stad. De middag wordt afgesloten met een netwerkborrel.

Uw duurzame Amsterdam pitchen? Kijk naar de voorwaarden hieronder en meld u voor 18 juli aan via dit aanmeldformulier: https://www.amsterdam.nl/formulieren/wonen-leefomgeving/duurzame-middag/

Datum: donderdagmiddag 26 juli
Tijd: 13:30-17:30 uur
Locatie: Wibautstraat Amsterdam

Voorwaarden: wat we u vragen
■ U vertegenwoordigt een georganiseerde partij die zich inzet voor projecten in de gemeente Amsterdam op het gebied van aardgasvrij, duurzame energie, circulaire economie en / of afval
■ Bij een overschrijding van het aantal beschikbare plekken vindt er een selectie plaats op basis van variatie van thema, locatie en organiserende partijen.

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William Reed, secondary teacher , posted

USA school teacher: opportunities to learn about Dutch climate mitigation/adaptation strategies Jun28-July7

Hello! I'm hoping (at the very last minute) to connect with some folks who might be interested in sharing their work with me through a brief informal tour or interview while I'm here in the Netherlands for the next 8 or 9 days. I'm here with the help of a small, self directed grant to develop a unit of study for my students in Chicago that will inspire them to better understand climate change as a global issue with which they can engage in creative ways in their local context. I'm interested in more or less any and all work happening around Amsterdam (or Utrecht, where I'll be from July 3-July 5, or Wageningen, July 5- July 7) that relates to the effects of climate change or mitigation/adaptation strategies. This could include any climate relevant public or private work in the electricity, transportation, building, industrial, agricultural, tech, or education sectors. For example, if you are involved with a start up that does circular economy work that reduces emissions, have a perspective to share on regional transportation, know something about zero emission architecture, or work in education and are interested in developing collaborations in terms of sustainability/climate curriculum, I'm interested in hearing from you and (in an ideal world) chatting for 30 minutes or an hour. My students are typically low income, racial minority teenagers who I believe need to be empowered to make the future as much as their economically well off and culturally "mainstream" peers. Most of my students are also soon to be voting eligible citizens of the USA, which seems relevant. Anyway, I appreciate you considering my vague request! I am of course thrilled about the wealth of resources available through Smart City Amsterdam (including the very cool new Amsterdam Innovation Tour app), and I've booked, for example, a standard tour on Friday through architour. But unfortunately my dates of travel did not align with WeMakeTheCity, the ASC Open House is not happening this Friday, and many of the other tour options are out of my price range as an individual traveling on a small grant. Thanks for any and all input. Cheers!

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Sapient SEE, posted

Initiative against Food Waste

Healthy & Affordable is a project existing since 2013 which aims to reduce the amount of food being wasted in Amsterdam, and the Netherlands. As such, it aspires to become a social business through scaling up and creating more impact.

The great changemakers at Healthy & Affordable collect food which is no longer wanted because of its shape, size, defects, wrinkles, etc, but is still nutritious and yummy. We then process it in different ways such as drying, freezing, or pickling, preventing it from being wasted, reviving it to be a consumable product again, just in a different form.

​You can also become a change maker through our crowdsourcing campaign, there are many ways you can help, not only financially.

The project is part of the endeavours of Sapient Social & Environmental Enterprises to create more sustainable solutions to challenges our society is facing. We are also part of Food Circle, the food waste organisations network.

Our facebook pages:
https://www.facebook.com/HealthyandAffordable/
https://www.facebook.com/sapientsee/
https://www.facebook.com/FoodCircleAms/

Our website: https://sapientnl.wixsite.com/sapient

We are looking for new partners to extend our network! If you are interested in getting acquainted with our projects, you can send an email to sapientsee.social@gmail.com

Let's struggle against food waste!

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Marco Marechal, Strategic (Communication) advisor (CEO) , posted

Adding knowledge towards your project in the area of the enduser...

Adding knowledge towards a project you have (City level) in the area of water or smart city and smart mobility. To actively envolve the end- user, citizens engagement and participation;. We have large survey results in the area of smart city and smart mobility to actively involve the end user in the project you have. To make your project more succesfull because people actually use it.

Looking for a project and / or partnership in a city or area of the city to conduct further study in the area of citizens engagement and to add the human factor within the project or city for you.

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Jeske Eekelaar, Volunteer Coordinator , posted

Wanted: volunteers WeMakeThe.City

During WeMakeThe.City (20-24 juni) we will transform Amsterdam and the metropole region for five days into one big festival: more than 300 programs and more than a thousand visitors. This means there is an enormous amount of work to pull off, which would be impossible without help, because the future of the city can only be designed together. Therefore we need your support!

We are looking for:
People who would like to contribute to a better city by supporting various program parts, as hosting our speakers and visitors, help out with setting up and dismantling events, scanning tickets, runner activities and much more. Please make your strengths known so that we can put you in a position where you are most valuable.

What’s in it for you:
- An intriguing evening training in collaboration with de Vrijwilligersacademie in Pakhuis de Zwijger on how to contribute as a volunteer in making the city better
- A free Festivalpass for you and 2 friends
- Free entrance to the closing party
- A WeMakeThe.City T-shirt
- The possibility to extend your professional network

[When you work more than 6 shifts]
- A free Festivalpass for you and 4 friends
- Free entrance to ROEF on June, 22

We expect:
- A minimum availability of 3 shifts (morning, afternoon or night) during WeMakeThe.City
- Presence at one of the two evenings of training beginning of June
- Characteristics: hospitable, involved, proficient, environment-conscious

Enthusiastic?
Sign up here: www.wemakethecity.volunteers

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Estela Meraza Farfan, Master Student at Utrecht University (UU), posted

Research interviews request!

I am looking for organizers, leaders and intermediaries of hackathons, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding projects related to any ASM them. The interviews will contribute to my Master thesis (Utrecht University), which focus on results and benefits obtained through these ideation tools for Smart City planners. I would appreciate a lot your participation, it would only take 25-30 minutes. If you are interested please send me an email with your preferred date and time to e.merazafarfan@students.uu.nl

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Tomas Novotny, Idea maker , posted

Czech Republic - attract the Voters' interest in the theme of a Smart City.

Hello to Amsterdam.
We are in the pre-election phase in our small town (30 thousand citizens). I am a member of the election team and I want to focus our vision and communication to SMART CITY. We want to go in a similar direction as a city of Amsterdam, Helsinki, Barcelona etc. Can you help me with tips how to speak with people? How can we show to the people what SC means? We're a little different culture than people of western Europe, but I still hope we have the potential to find and implement similar solutions like you. I will be glad for every advice, an example of an election campaign with Smart City Theme or anything else. :)
All the best to the Netherlands and the rest of the world.
Tomas

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Show your startup at the new urban innovation festival of Amsterdam!

From 20-24 of June, the first edition of the urban innovation festival WeMakeThe.City (WMTC) will take place. This festival invites everybody to participate in shaping the city of the future. >> https://wemakethe.city/

As a startup you can be part of this large scale event in many ways!
There are conferences, pitch opportunities, network events and you can open your office to the public. Do you want an active and substantive role in the program? Send an e-mail to info@amsterdamsmartcity.com with the name of your startup, the days on which you’re available, the themes you are working on and your contact details. Amsterdam Smart City collects the applications, the organization of WeMakeTheCity will be in further contact with you. Deadline is the 30th of April.

For who?
This event about the future city offers a stage to residents, students, entrepreneurs, scientists, government officials and professionals to work on the urban challenges in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. WMTC is the successor of the iCapital Award – Innovation capital of Europe – of the European Commission. Amsterdam won this award in 2016. The goal is to make the city better, and everybody can join!

Program
The Wednesday will be all about the State of the Region and the opening of the festival with inspiring international speakers. On Thursday thirty mini conferences focused on urban challenges are taking place. On Friday, we will visit more than 30 areas in development in and around Amsterdam. In the weekend, more than 250 city makers open their doors for the public. There are also lectures, movie screenings, expositions, games, labs and workshops!

Themes
Themes we will focus on are circular economy, health, inclusiveness, mobility, sharing economy, social entrepreneurship, air pollution, tourism/crowds in the city, safety, affordable housing and more. All the questions the city of the future has to deal with! More information via https://wemakethe.city/.

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Tessa de Geus, Advisor urban social innovation , posted

Apply now to the European Social Innovation Competition 2018! - Deadline 27 April 2018

This year the European Social Innovation Competition is are looking for ideas that empower young people to participate in a changing economy, while using local characteristics to create these opportunities. We’re looking for ideas from social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, tech enthusiasts, educators, doers and makers, movers and shakers, and people who want to change the world!

The deadline for applications is 27 April. You can apply (and find more information) here: http://eusic.challenges.org/ .

Three 50,000 Euro prizes will be awarded, and the 30 semi-finalists will enter in a mentoring programme.

You can share this Tweet or Facebook update: "Have an idea to create opportunities for #youth? Apply to @EUSocialInnov with your RE:THINK LOCAL idea by 27 April, for a chance to grow your initiative and win €50.000 http://bit.ly/diogochallenge #socinn #diogochallenge" or simply give us a retweet at https://twitter.com/EUSocialInnov and tag some people you think should know about the competition :)

Many thanks in advance for helping us spread the word!

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Frans-Anton Vermast, Strategy Advisor & International Smart City Ambassador at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Contact person Reykjavik Smart City?

I would like to get in contact with someone who is in charge of Reykjavik's Smart City developments, Anyone any contacts there? Many thanks in advance. Kind regards, Frans-Anton

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Katie Hans, Product Manager, Benelux - Endoscopy at Circle Economy, posted

Contribute your ideas to the Circular Events Challenge

From setting up to cleaning up, there is an opportunity every step of the way for circular strategies to improve the impact and legacy of high-profile events and conferences. Organisations around the world are already playing their part: from edible cutlery and biodegradable food packaging to harvesting rainwater, urban farming, and take-back schemes- countless case studies have inspired and energised us as we worked on formulating this challenge, and we hope they spark your imagination and inspire you to submit your own ideas to the platform.

Sponsored by Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, the challenge is a global call for ideas on how the circular economy can enable local businesses to drive positive change in the events industry. Anyone, anywhere in the world - regardless of field or level of expertise - is welcome to submit their ideas starting today until March 28. Together with partners Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Event Campus and the Glasgow Convention Bureau and Major Events team at Glasgow Life, Circular Glasgow will be supporting the implementation of winning solutions locally and sharing learnings along the way with our online community.

Read the brief and join the challenge here: https://circle-lab.com/challenge/20

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Marije van Gent, Kwartiermaker Psychologie voor een duurzame stad at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Vacancy: Researcher Psychology for a sustainable City (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

Help solving sustainability issues in Amsterdam by using psychology and behavior change insights. Are you research-minded, do you know how to activate citizens and do you have a green heart? Apply for this vacancy at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science!

http://bit.ly/2pnsvua

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Beate Bouwman, posted

Circular 'Urban Livingroom' design

We are in preparation of a residential living lab. Part of it is an 'urban living room'-restaurant. We are looking for furniture for a circular 'urban living room' interior and have the chance to prototype/produce/refurbish/upcycle new designs. We think this is a great chance for individuals or organizations to cooperate. If interested, please contact me at beate@woodyshousing.com

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Show your project on our New Year's Drinks!

Dear Amsterdam Smart City innovators,

Do you have an initiative that will benefit the future of Amsterdam? Are you involved in an innovative project? Is your solution ready to be shown to the world?

You get a chance to show Amsterdam! On the 23rd of January, Amsterdam Smart City will hold its annual New Year’s Drinks in A Lab. At the New Year’s Drinks we will welcome our friends and warm contacts. Together we will listen to some great pitches by the Smart Mobility team of the City of Amsterdam and Bas Boorsma. After that, we will toast on a promising 2018!

We have three stands available for three projects that will surprise our community! A great opportunity to show your initiative to thé network of innovators in Amsterdam and mingle with all of them right away!

Would you like to get a chance to show your product to the network of Amsterdam Smart City? Please send an e-mail to Nancy Zikken via nancy@amsterdamsmartcity.com before the 15th of January. After that day, we will choose three initiatives and get in touch with these lucky stand winners!

Best regards,
Amsterdam Smart City

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