Sustainable energy is the future. The city of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide every citizen with a solar panel in the next years. How do you contribute? Share your innovative initiatives on energy here.

Rolinka Kok, Event Manager at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

TOMAS CONNECT#4: Invest in the local tech talent pipeline

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Have you been in a room where all the possible solutions to your recruitment and CSR needs are in one place, tailored to your company?

Whether you are looking to hire juniors (software engineers, data scientists, security specialists etc), diversify your recruitment pipeline, upskill your employees or you are at the stage where you would like to contribute to solving talent and skills shortages, TOMAS will make sure you find your answers.

There are 69 ways in the region of Amsterdam to benefit from the local tech talent ecosystem. Finding the right talent, project or partner is time and resource consuming. TOMAS creates opportunities for businesses to meet the key educators, programs and projects that fuel the ecosystem with (diverse) tech talents.
Within 2.5 hours you will get the most recent picture of the local talent development ecosystem, have the opportunity to pitch your needs to a wide range of (pre-selected) talent development initiatives, engage in the strategic discussion and have 1-on-1 matchmaking with the local heroes.

Some of the TOMAS initiatives: Codam, Techgrounds, DeeploAI, Codaisseur, Equals, Make IT Work, Hack Your Future, Techionista, BIT, Code to Change, Iron Hack, TechMeUp, HelloMentor

Rolinka Kok's picture Meet-up on Oct 7th
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October 11: in-person meetup Smart Energy Community

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Join our speed date and engage with 3 great speakers at the first in-person Smart Energy Community meetup on October 11th!

Topics Smart Energy Community October 11:

Home Energy Management Systems in practice
Now that we are installing more and more heat pumps and EV chargers in homes, there is more and more need for energy management. How does this work? How to deal with cyber security and what role do protocols play? ElaadNL developed its own showcase house where this is put into practice. Arjan Wargers of Flexiblepower Alliance Network & ElaadNL discusses the lessons learned.

Power pitch ATEPS: Energy and storage
ATEPS develops, builds and supplies systems based on batteries that store energy. Jos Theuns (ATEPS) explains how they make storage of sustainable energy accessible, safe and attractive through smarter management of electrical energy. Due to the modular construction of ATEPS systems, they are suitable for both small and larger customers.

Power pitch withthegrid: Teleport
How do you connect PV, wind, battery, EV chargers and heat pumps without losing your mind in all protocols and without cloud lock-in? Paul Mignot (Withthegrid) discusses their new innovation Teleport. This gives customers maximum insights and control over their assets in minutes.

Speed dating, networking & visit demonstration house
In the second half, connecting with other professionals is central. During these speed dating sessions, you will get to know fellow innovators, share project ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. There will be ample opportunity for discussion after the meeting. At the same time, you can take a tour of ElaadNL's new demonstration home for smart energy services, where various smart devices are optimised for home energy management.

Adriaan van Eck's picture Conference on Oct 11th
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Inspiratiesessie - Eerste hulp bij klimaatstress - 13 oktober 2022

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Eerste hulp bij klimaatstress

Na twee zomers kamperen in je tentje in Nederland wil je eindelijk weer eens op een verre vliegvakantie. Maar je schaamt je om het aan anderen te vertellen. Wil je lang douchen, maar vindt jouw partner dat niet goed voor het milieu? Twijfel jij ook weleens aan wat je nou echt kan doen voor een beter klimaat en ben je daar soms gestrest over? Of valt het in jouw ogen allemaal wel mee? In de inspiratiesessie Eerste hulp bij klimaatstress gaan we in gesprek over persoonlijke ervaringen met klimaatverandering. Houd je hoofd koel en ontdek samen met expert Jeanine Pothuizen hoe je het beste omgaat met emoties rondom het klimaat.

Locatie & tijd

De sessie start om 20.00 uur en duurt ongeveer 2 uur. Voorafgaand aan de sessie kun je vanaf 19.00 uur de tentoonstelling Energy Junkies bezoeken.

De Studio van NEMO is een extra locatie van NEMO Science Museum op het Marineterrein in Amsterdam. De programmering is speciaal voor volwassenen.

Foto: DigiDaan

NEMO Science Museum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 13th
Wouter Mulders, Communications Coordinator at Drift, posted

Accelerating the energy transition

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The long awaited acceleration of the energy transition is happening. In terms of solar and sustainable electricity, the Netherlands is doing well. But with the war in Ukraine, the trickiness of moving away from natural gas and the sizeable challenge for our industry, there’s a lot to do still. Especially if we want to make the transition just & fair.

Do you want to improve your knowledge, insight and network to accelerate the energy transition in your line of work? Join the new edition of this Dutch-language course, on locations throughout the Netherlands.

PS We are aware that courses can be costly, which is why on 1 September we are also taking sign-ups for a wildcard entry to this course, free of charge. If you are interested in that, please keep an eye on DRIFT for Transition's socials and newsletter.

Wouter Mulders's picture Masterclass / workshop from Oct 13th to Dec 15th
NEMO Science Museum, posted

Lezing - Een hoopvolle toekomst - 27 oktober 2022

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Een hoopvolle toekomst

Klimaatverandering is de grootste bedreiging van het leven op aarde. Het is dan ook logisch dat de gevolgen soms zorgen voor een pessimistisch gevoel. En hoe meer je je in het onderwerp verdiept, des te sterker dat gevoel kan worden. In deze lezing legt Ruben Jacobs uit hoe we zover zijn gekomen en waar onze verantwoordelijkheid ligt. Maar hij vertelt vooral over hoop in tijden van klimaatverandering en welk verhaal we onze kinderen straks kunnen vertellen.

Locatie & tijd

De lezingstart om 20.00 uur en duurt ongeveer 1 uur. Voorafgaand aan de lezing kun je vanaf 19.00 uur de tentoonstelling Energy Junkies bezoeken.

De Studio van NEMO is een extra locatie van NEMO Science Museum op het Marineterrein in Amsterdam. De programmering is speciaal voor volwassenen.

Foto: Keke Keukelaar

NEMO Science Museum's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 27th
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Sign up now for the Transform.Hackathon for our energy system of the future

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How do we transform our centralized energy system to a #decentralized system of mutually reinforcing energy networks? What kind of legislation is needed to do this? And what will the economic model of this new sustainable #energy system look like?
From October 31 to November 2, 2022, more than 200 designers, policymakers, hackers, artists and pioneers will work together for 48 hours to accelerate the new energy system during #TransformHackathon. Thé event on system innovation in the Dutch energy sector.

Want to know more? Check out the website, and sign up for one of the meet-ups.

September 1 19:30 - 21:30 (Arnhem, The green meeting Center)
September 8 19:30 - 21:30 (Eindhoven, klokgebouw)
September 14, 19:30 - 21:30 (Rotterdam, Groothandelsgebouw).

Conference from Oct 31st to Nov 2nd
Wouter Mulders, Communications Coordinator at Drift, posted

Reflexive Monitoring Course

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Pioneers struggling with uncertainty & controversy when working on sustainability transitions: you are not alone. Whether you’re facilitating transition experiments around nature based solutions, setting up an innovative project for citizen participation in energy or just eager to learn about reflexive monitoring, our Reflexive Monitoring course will provide you with valuable new approaches and insights.

In this 3-day course, dr. PJ Beers (DRIFT) and dr. Barbara van Mierlo (WUR) will guide you through the ins and outs of reflexive monitoring.

Wouter Mulders's picture Masterclass / workshop from Nov 10th to Feb 16th
Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2022

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Is your company operating in the field of smart and sustainable urban development and are you interested in the elaboration of your activities within the European Union? Join us from 13 to 16 November on our Climate neutral & Smart City mission during the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona.

The yearly event of SCEWC in Barcelona is the place where companies, entrepreneurs, startups, cities, and research institutions in the field of climate neutrality and smart cities meet. This year, another congress about urban mobility takes place simultaneously. These 2 business fairs are important places to network and do business with cities, companies, and investors. Before this mission takes place, there is the opportunity to follow an impact assessment training. The purpose of this training is to measure the impact of your innovative solution to sustainability and climate neutrality in a quantitative manner. This complements the European frameworks and methodologies for cities to report their contribution to climate neutrality.

Participation is possible for Dutch companies (startups, scale-up, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)) with export ambitions that aim to offer solutions for societal challenges in cities. The purpose of this mission is to support Dutch startups, scale-ups, and innovative SMEs with their growth in Europe.

For more information and registration:

Nancy Zikken's picture Conference from Nov 13th to Nov 16th
NEMO Science Museum, posted

Kledingruil - Swap till you Drop - 24 november 2022

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Swap till you drop

Je kent het vast wel: je kledingkast puilt uit en toch heb je niets om aan te trekken. Vaak kun je anderen blij maken met jouw kleren – en anderen jou. Dus verzamel de kleding die jij niet meer draagt en kom naar de kledingruil in De Studio van NEMO. Onder het genot van een drankje ruil je de leukste jurken, truien en shirts. Goed voor je garderobe, én voor het klimaat. Je ontvangt van ons de eerste 2 drankjes helemaal gratis!

Hoe het werkt

Neem max 7 stuks kleding mee. Voor deze items krijg je punten, die je weer in kan wisselen voor nieuwe kleding. Let op: items met mankementen zoals vlekken, gaten of pillen komen niet in aanmerking voor een ruil. Wij zorgen voor een startvoorraad, zodat ook de eerste bezoekers al lekker veel keus hebben.

Locatie & tijd

De kledingruil start om 19.00 uur en duurt ongeveer 3 uur. Tijdens de workshop kun je ook de tentoonstelling Energy Junkies bezoeken.

De Studio van NEMO is een extra locatie van NEMO Science Museum op het Marineterrein in Amsterdam. De programmering is speciaal voor volwassenen.

Foto: Pixabay

NEMO Science Museum's picture Meet-up on Nov 24th