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People get more connected and technology becomes part of our daily life. Between 2014 and 2015 there was a 27% growth of internet traffic in Amsterdam. Eleven out of fifteen Trans-Atlantic data cables are connected with or go through Amsterdam and the AMS-IX is the second largest internet exchange point in the world. In 2016 Amsterdam was ranked second in the European Digital City Index. Do you work on a smarter city? Share your technologies here!
Design executable actions and projects
The CityService Development Kit (CitySDK) is a system that collects open data of governments, in order to provide their availability uniformly and in real-time. Within this project Waag Society is responsible for the domain Mobility. We will talk to potential data suppliers and application developers to meet the needs of both parties. Combined with questions from various cities in Europe, these needs lead to services that are both generic and dynamic.
CitySDK is assisting seven European cities to release their data and offers tools to develop digital services. It also helps cities anticipate ever expanding technological possibilities. Over the past twenty years, Waag Society amassed much knowledge of technology and governmental sources. This was put to good use in the development of CitySDK. Think of services that help developers to make applications that offer personalized travel advice.
Bert Spaan, developer at Waag Society, has made a map within the framework of the European Smart CitySDK project to show all 9,866,539 buildings in The Netherlands, shaded according to their year of construction. This give us a complete new image of the country and clearly shows the age of cities, whether they are still relatively young (in blue, built after 1960) or very old (in red). A nice example is a city like Haarlem, of which the old inner city clearly lights up, or Almere, covered in blues as it is built in recent times.
With these services, a pilot study will be conducted in Amsterdam. Then, the applicability of the services will be tested in Helsinki, Manchester, Barcelona, Rome, Istanbul and Lamia.
As part of the City Service Development Kit and the Open Data Exchange projects the City Dashboard Amsterdam has been developed, in which lot of effort has been expended to make existing data sets available in realtime. A true treasure, that contains an enormous insight in what make the city tick.
Architecture and urban planning tours in Amsterdam
De Gebouwengids organizes tours in the field of architecture and urban planning. The organization is founded fifteen years ago and has developed a professional and passionate way to guide you through the city of Amsterdam. Redevelopment, sustainability and future development are central themes.Check here the broad offer of tours, through musea, parks, different neighbourhoods in the city, and much more.
Discover a world of science and technology in NEMO Science Museum
Science Center NEMO has strong links with an extensive international knowledge network that is focused on science and technology. The science center make this knowledge available in many different ways. The central principle is to encourage people to discover things for themselves. In addition to being a fun and educational museum, NEMO is an institution where different groups within society can debate the implications of scientific and technological advances.
Science Center NEMO in Amsterdam welcomes 500,000+ visitors each year and sends them on a journey of scientific discovery. The exhibitions are organized around different themes and designed to encourage all kinds of people from all age groups to ask their own questions and to go in search of the answers. This interactive approach perfectly reflects NEMO’s vision of learning. In addition to the full museum experience in the centre of Amsterdam, people can also get a taste of NEMO at Schiphol Airport.
The world's most sustainable office building
OVG Real Estate, the Dutch commercial real estate developer andinvestor, has created the world’s most sustainable office building after itsnewest property was awarded the highest score ever recorded by the BuildingResearch Establishment (BRE), the global assessor of sustainable buildings. TheEdge, located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, achieved a BREEAM new constructioncertification of ‘Outstanding’.
The building is Energy Neutral, collects and uses rainwater, has LEDsthat provide real time data on the efficiency of the building and promotescycling by making it as comfortable as possible to arrive by bike and park it.
Photo: The Edge
The IoT Olympics challenges you to bring your best and explore how the IoT can have a meaningful impact on society, business and life. We invite engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, citizens, officials and researchers to participate actively in the IoT Olympics, the creation of projects and the development of prototypes. Become a partner of the IoT Olympic Games on April 23 and 24. As a distinguished member of the IoT ecosystem, you are offered the opportunity to be involved as a partner. We offer three packages:
The IoT Olympics challenges you to bring your best and explore how the IoT can have a meaningful impact on society, business and life.
We invite engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, citizens, officials and researchers to participate actively in the IoT Olympics, the creation of projects and the development of prototypes.
Become a partner of the IoT Olympic Games on April 23 and 24.
As a distinguished member of the IoT ecosystem, you are offered the opportunity to be involved as a partner. We offer three packages:
For companies developing and offering relevant technology for the IoT.
For technology partners we offer the opportunity to showcase technology and work with IoT Olympics teams. You represent the potential of technology to serve society.
Awarded as partner:
- The opportunity to host a helpdesk on your technology on both days of the IoT Olympics.
- A masterclass time slot on april 23rd in the tech track.
For officials and organisations who serve society in general.
For organisations who serve society in general we offer the opportunity to champion relevant society issues. You represent the interests of society, citizens and the city in this program.
Awarded as partner:
- Hosting a workshop or lecture in the city track of the symposium on the 23rd.
- Introduce additional jury criteria for the prototype demos.
For organisations who integrate IoT in their services and products.
Partners who want to integrate IoT technology in their services are offered an opportunity to present their services and lead a team. You represent the ability to create solutions that meet needs and apply knowledge.
Awarded as partner:
- The opportunity to host a service design or strategy workshop during the symposium on the 23rd in the business track.
- To lead a team on the prototyping day of april 24th.
The Amsterdam Beacon Mile runs between central station and Marineterrein
A route of up to 2km with beacons lining it. This will represent a testing area for those who want to test applications such as:
● Public way finding
● Tourist routes
● iBeacon signing
● Hyper local points of interest
● Augmenting existing apps with additional proximity data
The 3D Makers Zone is a site where we make smart products via smarter production.
We offer demonstrations, presentations, exhibition on request.
The Dutch manufacturing industry needs to catch on with the latest developments in digital fabrication. In order for this to happen, the government has started the Smart Industry program and the Smart Industry Action Agenda. The 3D Makers Zone is a site where the items on this agenda are actually applied by making smarter products via smarter production.
By combining several disruptive technologies like Internet of Things, robotics and 3D printing, the 3D Makers Zone produces new prototypes, parts and end products. Companies get the opportunity to learn to innovate as well as get fast results while requiring only modest investments rather than investing in all the hardware in house innovation in these technologies would require. Smart, fast, affordable and efficient!
New and smarter products have been created as well as produced for several critical infrastructure companies. Technical students as well as suppliers of said companies contribute to solving problems and improving the processes via hackathons, all within just days! PWN used the hackathon-method to gain several new smart products that help it in maintaining its water supply network.
Next steps are upscaling with more disruptive technologies and the combination of these. Letting more companies and their suppliers (and students) cooperate in open innovation, that way making it possible to research and innovate. Branching out to other regions and countries.
The 3D Makers Zone produces new prototypes, parts and end products.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2015, Startup in Residence is a collaboration between startup companies and the local government. The project invites Dutch and international startups to tackle a variety of social challenges with innovative solutions.
Startup in Residence
Startup in Residence 2.0 (2016/2017)
Startup in Residence 1.0 (2015/2016)
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Enhancing cooperation between municipalities to strenghten the position of the MRA in the request for European funding
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We combine all aspects of cities, hotspots and venues into a powerful place to innovate
CEO of the Johan Cruijff ArenA Henk Markerink has commented on the importance of the ArenA collaborating with partners to realise innovations, instead of going it alone. As such, the innovation deal sees the Johan Cruijff ArenA work closely together with other companies, knowledge institutions, the municipal authorities, residents and visitors.
Smart Citizens are making Smart Cities by working together in solving
challenges their communities are facing. The IoT Living Lab promotes IoT interactivity in public spaces to encourage citizens and cities in testing and prototyping innovations. The new project ‘the City Innovation Exchange Lab’ extends this effective bottom-up approach globally.