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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.

Gianluca Cescon, Head of Product - Smart Grids in Off-grid developing countries at Innovatie Studio PostNL, posted

Application of technology to increase disposable income in the household (also by unlocking the potential of the neighbourhood)

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Hello there,
Do you know about initiatives, projects, groups that are working to decrease the cost of living of a Dutch household? Energy, rent, food, care, etc, all those field could be interesting for our research. Successful or less, is not important, I am looking for lessons learnt.

We are an innovation studio funded by PostNL and Dasym looking into Application of technology to increase disposable income in the household (also by unlocking the potential of the neighbourhood).

Let me know if this resonates or rings any bell!
Gianluca

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A. Hutanu, Engineer , posted

Replacing short car trips with LEV's may reduce CO2 emissions, study suggests

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Smart mobility and LEV’s: a general introduction

 #Smart-Mobility is an important aspect for daily life and commuting/recurrent transportation needs and in this day&age there are many potential solution(s) for smart-mobility in Amsterdam. Today some of these new vehicles types are mostly restricted on city streets and Amsterdam citizens cannot grasp the potential of this vehicles. These devices can go up to at least 20km of range for short trips and with vehicle speeds ranging from 20, 25, 45 km/h (e-scooter, e-bike, moped respectively) and some as far as 90km/h (micro-car 90), etc.

Potential CO2 emission reduction research

There is a study regarding CO2 potential emission reduction by the use of light electric vehicles (LEV's) in contrast to short car trips usage. LEV's CO2 emissions is averaged at 24g CO2 eq/km compared with conventional vehicles (including EV's) averaged at 203g CO2 eq/km. The findings are quite relevant since it could reduce CO2 emissions as much as 44% = 57 million tones CO2 eq per year. The full study can be found at URL link below.

Proposal

If the Gemeente Amsterdam would lift the ban on LEV’s, this would be beneficial for Amsterdam citizens since they would have less noise (silent devices), cleaner air (by the study analysis) and maybe more fun alternative to ICE-scooters and cars.

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Rene visser, External Affairs , posted

Meld je aan voor de 5G Hub Innovation Challenge 'the Sustainability edition'

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Help je mee om de wereld mooier te maken? Doe dan samen met ons mee aan de 5G Hub Innovation Challenge #sustainability editie. Je kan je aanmelden tot 25 april!

Na de selectieronde is er voor iedereen de mogelijkheid om persoonlijk in gesprek te gaan voor advies. Voor de winnaars hebben we dankzij onze fantastische partners met inspirerende juryleden hele mooie prijzen. Deze zullen later bekend worden gemaakt. Uiteraard zorgen wij ervoor dat de meest aansprekende #innovatie een volgende stap kan zetten in de markt.

Wil je meer informatie check de website: https://5ghub.nl/nl/5g-hub-innovation-challenge/ of stuur me een bericht. Uiteraard kan je je ook direct aanmelden via de website.

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Erik Feleus, Digital Strategist & Smart Building Developer at Schiphol, posted

Let's go electric!

As in the rest of the Netherlands, the number of electric cars (EVs) at Schiphol will only increase in the coming years. Whereas Royal Schiphol Group currently has 400 EV charge points, we expect to grow rapidly towards 10,000 charge points over the next few years. We cannot achieve this growth alone. That is why we are looking for a partner who can help us manage this growth with smart technology. Can you help us? Check the link below to the tender on Negometrix

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Raphaela Lark, Researching the intersection between climate adaptation and social inequality at University of Amsterdam (UvA), posted

Looking for community organisations in Amsterdam that deal with climate adaptation!

I am currently conducting research on climate adaptation strategies in London and Amsterdam for the university of Amsterdam. I am approaching this topic from a social justice lens, i.e. understanding how the city is incorporating social justice in its climate adaptation strategies and policies.

I am currently looking for community organisations that are involved in projects that are directly or indirectly involved with tackling the urban heat island effect. This could be projects that seek to increase green spaces, improve how homes perform during heatwaves or even raise awareness on these issues in their community.

Any help is appreciated!

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Laetitia Neukomm, Student , posted

Looking for local companies

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Hello! Let me introduce myself, I am Laetitia, a learner of the Business Team Academy in Switzerland. The Team Academy is a learning-by-doing system, where our goal is to initiate and manage concrete projects, without the help of teachers or courses. I wanted to get in touch with companies in Amsterdam because me and my team will be coming for three weeks to meet the Team Academy in Amsterdam. In order to be able to finance our trip and learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Amsterdam, we want to collaborate with local companies and come up with ideas together for a possible exchange of services. We are also looking for company visits once we are there. I thank your community in advance for your ideas and suggestions!

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Dave van Loon, Onderzoeker / adviseur stedelijke vraagstukken at Kennisland, posted

Teken het manifest voor een Burgerberaad Klimaat & Milieu

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Begin dit jaar is het ‘Manifest Burgerberaad Klimaat en Milieu’ gelanceerd. Een coalitie van burgers en organisaties roept de politiek op een ambitieus burgerberaad in te stellen, waarin burgers maatregelen bedenken om de klimaatcrisis te bestrijden en biodiversiteitsverlies tegen te gaan. Ik ondersteun dit manifest van harte omdat ik erin geloof dat een grotere betrokkenheid van burgers bij deze grote uitdaging leidt tot betere en eerlijkere oplossingen. Jij ook? Teken het manifest!

De opwarming van de aarde raakt alles en iedereen. Om de aarde leefbaar te houden zijn snel grote veranderingen nodig. De Nederlandse overheid (gemeenten, provincies en Rijk) lijken nog onvoldoende in staat om tot een toereikende, integrale aanpak van de klimaatcrisis te komen. Een belangrijke barrière is dat moeilijke keuzes (bijvoorbeeld rondom de plaatsing van windmolens of het inperken van de intensieve landbouw) uit de weg worden gegaan. Ook worden burgers onvoldoende en vaak veel te laat betrokken bij de voorgestelde oplossingen, wat leidt tot vertraging en weerstand.

Waarom een burgerberaad?
Een burgerberaad is een onafhankelijk georganiseerde werkwijze waarbij een gelote dwarsdoorsnede van de Nederlandse bevolking zich laat informeren door experts en belanghebbenden. Vrij van lobby en verkiezingsdruk ontwikkelen zij maatregelen die eerlijk en toereikend zijn, en bovendien gesteund worden door de samenleving. Onder andere dit rapport van de OECD laat zien dat deze democratische methode in het buitenland goed werkt om hete hangijzers aan te pakken. Een belangrijke voorwaarde is dat het proces transparant wordt ingericht.

Lees en teken het manifest

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Casper Thostrup, System Engineering Student at University of Twente, posted

Smart City Amsterdam - Defining the future!

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Dear AmsterdamSmartCity,

Today I start my dissertation project for Oxand. Together we will be working towards defining clearer goals for Gemeente Amsterdam's smart city objectives! We will approach this challenge by taking the #SmartCity principles and observing them through the lens of #SystemEngineering.

I am looking for members who are interesting in helping me identify stakeholders, current challenges facing the municipality, developing projects, objectives that must be fulfilled and much more!

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Roel Bruinsma, posted

Enquête (1min): Internationaliseren als MKB tijdens en na een crisis

Veel MKB-ers willen zich uit de crisis innoveren. Internationaal actief worden is kansrijk en vraagt voorbereiding en energie. Amsterdam Trade and Innovate en PIM Noord-Holland (Programma Investeringsgereed Innovatief MKB Noord-Holland) willen ondernemers helpen dit goed en succesvol aan te pakken. Ben jij een MKB-er in de MRA die actief is op de thema's van smartcity? Vul dan de enquête in zodat ons aanbod goed aansluit bij wat jij nodig hebt. Hou onze media in de gaten, in q1 organiseren we onze eerste event gericht op internationalisering.

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Serena Weaver, Founder at Table Sage, posted

Seeking partnerships to mitigate restaurant packaging waste

Hello ASC community!  We are a local start-up working to increase Conscious Dining through a new way of searching for and rating restaurants.  It is also our goal to go beyond the digital by working on local impact projects.

Recently, we surveyed the 150+ restaurants in our database on the effects of Corona on their sustainability practices, specifically in regards to the increase in packaging waste brought on by takeaway/ delivery services, and published an article on our findings here:  https://www.table-sage.com/content/articles/amsterdam/restaurants-need-support-to-continue-sustainability-efforts-during-covid-19

We would love to collaborate with larger players, either 1) in further quantifying these effects, and/ or 2) in helping restaurants move to ecopackaging on a wider scale.  Are you or someone you know interested in partnering to make moves in this space?  We have a team of 6-8 able to support; more about us can be seen on www.table-sage.com.

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Joris de Leeuw, Product developer | Architect at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

Nieuw platform voor innovatieve ondernemers 👨‍💻 zoekt feedback. 👇

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Ben jij een ondernemer en is het voor jou ook lastig om tot samenwerking met gemeentes te komen? Vind je de (inkoop)procedures ook complex? Denk je ook dat Tenderned makkelijker en duidelijker zou kunnen zijn? En heb je hier ideeën over? Dan zoekt de Gemeente Amsterdam jou! Met jouw hulp kunnen wij aan de slag om dit te veranderen.

Waarom dit platform?

De Gemeente Amsterdam werkt, samen met partners uit de regio, aan een platform voor innovatieve ondernemers met nieuwe business opportunities bij overheden. Voor de grote uitdagingen van de stad (bv mobiliteit, klimaatneutraal) zijn innovatieve oplossingen hard nodig. De gemeente kan dit niet alleen en zoekt partijen met goede ideeën en producten.

We horen vaak van kleinere ondernemingen dat het, door complexe procedures en ingewikkelde platforms, niet makkelijk is om tot een samenwerking met de gemeente te komen. Het nieuwe platform, https://www.innovatiepartners.nl, heeft als doel om het voor beide kanten makkelijker, eenvoudiger en duidelijker te maken.

Beta zoekt feedback

Onlangs is de beta versie gelanceerd. Voor nu nog even met 1 project maar er komen binnenkort nieuwe projecten bij. Het komende jaar gaan we verder en jouw feedback helpt ons!

Wat vind jij goed aan het platform? Waar zie jij ruimte voor verbetering? Heb je nog andere goede ideeën wat we met dit platform zouden kunnen bereiken? We horen graag van je! Je kunt je reactie achterlaten in dit feedback formulier.

🙏🙏🙏

(PS: dit keer wel met een link die werkt 😄)

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Petra Guerieri, Sales assistant , posted

Smart City projects in Netherlands/Amsterdam

Hello! I do some research for my company and I have to find out who (companies) are the players in the Smart City market (Netherlands/Amsterdam) who have successfully implemented projects without specializing in just one solution - so here I'm looking who offer complete smart city offers that combine several solutions (e-waste, e- bike, e-mobility, smart bench, smart light, smart parking….)? Thank you!

#Mobility
Walle Kiikeri, Student , posted

Dissertation ideas to look into about sustainable festival management in cities

Hey! I am a student from Finland looking to write my dissertation about the way city based festivals can thrive sustainably in a 'post-Covid-19' world and tackle sustainability issues with the support and co-creation of initiatives of the 'smart city' as well as city council.

Essentially I am aiming to argue how 'smart city' initiatives such as seen in Amsterdam and Helsinki could help festival management engage better with tackling sustainability issues cheaply, by for example offering event spaces, expertise, waste management which can be expensive processes...

Any advice is much appreciated, thank you !!

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Aymeric Peronnau-Nyssens, Student , posted

Looking for smart grids or smart buildings internship opportunities

For my master degree in engineering, I am looking for an internship in the smart grids or smart buildings fields. It will start in April 2021 and last 4 to 5 months. My subjects of study are energy (electricity, Heat transfer, renewable energies) and IT (programming, embedded systems, IOT). I want to use my skills to help your community on any project related to energy. I'm particularly interested in programming and IOT.
Currently, I'm working on a smart street light network project. The idea is to design energy efficient street lights that communicate with one another and prevent night time disorders by recording any noise over a given threshold and pushing the data to a supervisor.
Feel free to contact me if you need any further informations.
Warm regards,
Aymeric

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Olivia Jinwan Huang, Student , posted

Information request on collecting energy from road surface

Hi everyone, I'm Olivia, a student from TU Delft. In one of our course projects, my fellow students and I are researching on what can we deal with the energy collected from the road surface (either heat energy or electricity energy). We have done some research on projects like solar roads. But we find a lack of practical information in this field. Therefore, we're trying to look for some people willing to share their experiences in related field. Please feel free to contact me.

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Rolf Steenwinkel, Directeur at Amsterdam Energie, posted

Vacancy: Campaign Manager

As a campaign leader, you ensure that the story of Amsterdam Energie is heard in the city, you build our network and inspire even more Amsterdammers to join our cooperative. You devise campaigns and make them a success. You work independently and proactively, ensuring that ideas lead to concrete results.

Activities
- Your main task is to develop and execute campaigns for the growth of Amsterdam Energy in the number of members, our green energy generation, and our network in the city.
- You strategically use both online and offline communication tools. You are responsible for communication via our own website, newsletter and on social media. You maintain contact with (local) press, develop promotional material for the cooperative together with designers and organize events.
- You involve members in the (campaign) activities of Amsterdam Energie. The cooperative has a large network in the city. Our members come from all parts of Amsterdam and have a multitude of backgrounds. That is the strength of the cooperative. You mobilize members and involve them in our campaigns.
- You support the director in project development. Amsterdam Energy has various solar roofs in the city. That should be much more. In collaboration with the director, you recruit new roofs, draw up business cases for interested parties and advise and guide them in the development process.
- You support the board in organizing events such as the general meeting of members.
- You are the contact for members and partners of the cooperative, including the sustainable network 02025 and the municipality of Amsterdam. Good cooperation with our cooperative energy supplier to | new energy is very important in this.

Profile
- Relevant work experience, for example as a campaign employee
- You have experience in designing, starting and leading campaigns
- You like variety and enjoy performing different tasks
- You have experience with writing texts and creating content
- You are familiar with Wordpress, Mailchimp and the use of social media
- You have an affinity with sustainability, for example in the field of energy transition or urban development

Profile
- Relevant work experience, for example as a campaign employee
- You have experience in designing, starting and leading campaigns
- You like variety and enjoy performing different tasks
- You have experience with writing texts and creating content
- You are familiar with Wordpress, Mailchimp and the use of social media
- You have an affinity with sustainability, for example in the field of energy transition or urban development

Competences
- Entrepreneurial, independent, a go-getter and you can work well together
- You have good communication skills and are good at networking
- You like to actively promote your campaigns and the cooperative
- You like to come up with new plans, and you want to realize them yourself
- You can plan your work well, and it works quickly and accurately
- Good oral and written expression skills in the Dutch language.

offer
- Freelance function for 2 days a week at € 1500 per month.
- assignment for half a year, with a chance of extension
- The opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the energy transition in Amsterdam

For more information visit: https://www.amsterdamenergie.nl/amsterdam-energie-zoekt-een-campagneleider/

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Rhea Srivastava, Master's student , posted

Master's thesis: Looking for interviewees involved in Schoonschip project

Greetings everyone, my name is Rhea and i am pursuing my master's in Urban Management and Development.
I am currently writing my thesis on decentralised smart energy systems accelerating neighbourhood circularity (through the case of Schoonschip, Amsterdam), aiming for an integrated result in the energy and circularity transition as well as to fill the gap in literature about neighbourhood circularity.
Consequently, I am looking to interview people who were involved in the Schoonschip project, including experts, project developers, community members, municipality etc. The interview would be focusing on conditions such as technological, economic, institutional, socio-cultural and environmental (depending on the interviewee's background) associated with the development of Schoonschip and its energy systems. Your valuable insights will be fully acknowledged in the final publication.

Kindly contact me if you are willing to contribute to my research or if you know someone who could help me out. I would be grateful! Thanks in advance!

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Leila Siebke, posted

Interest in district heating or Industrial waste heat recovery projects

Hi all,
do you know about a district heating or Industrial waste heat recovery project, that might want to have some energetic help?

I just finished my interdisciplinary Bachelor of Business Administration and Engineering with the focus on energy technology and quality management at the faculty of resource management in Gottingen, Germany with my thesis about the use of industrial waste heat in the paper industry. In September I will start the master's programme Sustainable Development Track Energy and Materials at Utrecht University.

And starting from right now I would be available to support your project!
I would love to learn more about how industrial waste heat recovery projects are realized.

Kind regards,
Leila

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Mees Kusen, Intern , posted

How valuable is energy to you?

Hello! I’m Mees, at the moment I’m conducting a research on sustainable energy initiated by Johan Cruijff ArenA and Amsterdam Smart City. The research focuses on sustainable energy, its future and the value people give to energy. To conduct this research I chose to create a survey which takes about 5 minutes of your time. Are you interested in sustainable energy? Please fill in this survey, it would help my research enormously! Thank you in advance! All your replies will be treated confidential. Results will be shared on this platform.
https://amecboard278983.typeform.com/to/u5oSAo

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Benjamin Gramsch, posted

Job application

I am Benjamin, master’s graduated in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics at VU Amsterdam. I am interested in smart city projects, related to energy, mobility and city development.
I have knowledge in data analysis and environmental & urban economics as I’ve worked in related projects in Chile, such as the implementation of the first 100 electric public transport buses in Latin-America and the renovation of abandoned public spaces in Santiago. Also, I am currently working part-time as a researcher in a project called Leave Fossil Fuels Underground at UvA.
I am looking for a part time position related with these topics, if you are interested please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,
Benjamin

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