Energy

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.

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Inschrijving SHARE Award 2021 geopend - innovatieve bedrijven gezocht

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Bedrijven uit de regio Haarlemmermeer kunnen zich aanmelden voor de SHARE Award 2021. Dit is een blijk van erkenning voor een bedrijf dat opvalt op het gebied van duurzame innovatie en pionieren. Het is een onderscheiding van SHARE Founders uit het bedrijfsleven en gemeente Haarlemmermeer en wordt dit jaar voor de tiende keer uitgereikt.

Eerdere winnaars zijn Hero Balancer, Algae Innovations, The Waste Transformers, Rigo Verffabriek, Vital Places, Nijssen Recycling, de Miscanthusgroep en Park 20|20. Zij dragen hun innovaties en voortrekkersrol op positieve wijze bij ontwikkelingen in Haarlemmermeer en de Metropoolregio Amsterdam.

Dat een winnaar van de SHARE Award stappen vooruit zet, blijkt uit de resultaten van Hero Balancer, winnaar uit 2020. Zij maken klimaatinstallaties gebruiksvriendelijker en efficiënter waardoor het binnenklimaat van scholen, kantoren en showrooms verbetert. Dat gebeurde in Haarlemmermeer bij basisschool Klimop in Hoofddorp en de Oranje Nassauschool in Badhoevedorp. De scholenstichting MeerPrimair volgde op alle schoolgebouwen aan te pakken.Nieuwe klanten zijn onder meer Ymere, Kessel kramer (Amsterdam), Nippon Express (Schiphol-Rijk) en gemeente Amsterdam.

SHARE Haarlemmermeer staat in het teken van innovatieve ontwikkelingen en kansen in de regio rondom spraakmakende duurzame gevallen en bedrijven. Uit alle inzendingen kiest de SHARE Award-jury, bestaande uit de oprichters, drie bedrijven voor de shortlist van de SHARE Award 2021. Welke voorbeelden zijn er van de impact van het bedrijf in haar sector en daarbuiten? Wat is de relevantie van het bedrijf voor de regio Haarlemmermeer? Wat zijn de spin-off en kansen van het bedrijf? Verder wil de jury weten wat de duurzame ambities van het bedrijf zijn.

Aanmelden
Voorwaarde is dat een bedrijf uit de metropoolregio Haarlemmermeer komt of er een directe relatie mee heeft. Bedrijven kunnen zich tot vrijdag 17 september 2021 aanmelden via externebetrekkingen@haarlemmermeer.nl. Tijdens SHARE Meets op 6 oktober 2021 wordt de winnaar. Eerdere winnaars van de SHARE Award en leden van de SHARE Stuurgroep zijn van deelname uitgesloten.

De SHARE Award en SHARE Meets is een initiatief van de oprichters: Royal Schiphol Group, Rabobank, Dura Vermeer, SADC, Schenk Makelaars en de gemeente Haarlemmermeer.Ieder kwartaal organiseert SHARE Meets een pop-up bijeenkomst op een inspirerende locatie verspreid door de regio. Of - vanwege de coronamaatregelen - als digitaal webinar. Het doel is om in een informele, interactieve setting concreet aan de slag te gaan met inspirerende kennis rondom slimme innovaties.

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Demoday Circular City x Mobility

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Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects, put requests for help on the table, share dilemmas and involve others in your projects or challenges. We host them every 8-10 weeks.

Invitations are sent but we're always open to adding a few new names to the list.

During Demo days, community members pitch projects and ask for input. In small groups we work on concrete questions. We organize workshops with our partners to get a step further in the process. All in a very positive, open and cheerful vibe.

This time on the agenda:

Pitches:

Electric charging service hub – Beelen Mobility
There are more and more electric cars that also need to be charged. This growth cannot be fully accommodated with charging hubs in streets. De Beelengroep is developing a charging hub, a place where you can charge your car, and do other useful or fun things in the meantime. These hubs are well integrated into the energy system and do not place a greater burden on the grid. How do we make this even better?

A smart city, that's how you do it - Future City Foundation
Digitization and technology will fundamentally change our cities, regions and villages in the coming years. But what instruments do we need to make this happen in the best possible way? In the City Deal 'A smart city, that's how you do it' we develop, test and implement these instruments.

From Waste to Harvest – De Gezonde Stad
In Amsterdam we throw away organic waste together with household waste. The 'From Waste to Harvest' project takes a concrete step towards a circular and healthy city. More than 100 people have registered and deliver their organic waste to the neighborhood garden, which is used to make valuable compost. De Gezonde Stad tells how to involve people and let them experience the value of their 'waste'.

Workshops:
Robots and a liveable city – TU Delft / AMS Institute
In the near future, robots will most likely take to the streets to do their jobs. Think of robots that deliver groceries or medicines, or robots that support in keeping the city clean and pleasant. How can we design these robots in such a way that they can share public space with us in a harmonious way?

Supply of catering, by water – City of Amsterdam
For 20 years, efforts have been made to increase transport by water. There is still a lot of logistics space here. It can therefore relieve the road, and water transport can also be clean. Technology is available, but there is no business case yet.

Shared mobility – solution or annoyance?
We keep seeing forms of shared mobility; cars, scooters and cargo bikes. A nice development. But in many cities it also leads to problems. How do we ensure that we actually use these new forms of mobility to reduce problems, emissions and use of raw materials?

Want to join? Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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Melchior Kanyemesha, Programmanagement + Energy Lead at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Wat vind jij? Verdient serious gaming een stevigere plek in het aanpakken van transities?

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Serious gaming is een mooi hulpmiddel voor samenwerking en
besluitvorming in de energietransitie. In de afgelopen jaren hebben we
voorbeelden gezien van spellen die complexe vragen begrijpelijk kunnen maken. Neem bijvoorbeeld de HEAT tool van Alliander, het WE-Energy spel van de Hanzehogeschool Groningen, de sustainability DNA game van de Ceuvel, het Klimaatspel Plan Zuid van de Gemeente Amsterdam en het participatiespel van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Stuk voor stuk interessante serious games die ingewikkelde processen van verduurzamingsopgaven eenvoudiger maken.

De Hogeschool van Amsterdam en Amsterdam Smart City zoeken samen hoe we de meerwaarde van serious gaming voor energieprojecten kunnen verhogen. Enerzijds omdat we ons afvragen of de potentie wel volledig wordt benut. Anderzijds omdat opvalt dat structurele toepassing, of op grotere schaal, uitblijft. De zoektocht staat nog ver aan het begin, maar we gaan graag met anderen hierover in gesprek. En daarom vragen we jou om met ons mee te denken.

Voor wie zijn serious games?
Serious games zijn er genoeg, maar ze verschillen in de inhoudelijke focus, schaalniveau en doelgroep. Sommigen gaan uitsluitend over energie, anderen ook om andere aspecten van gebiedsontwikkeling. Daarbinnen kan het gaan over een hele regio of een bepaalde buurt. Omdat de energietransitie gaat om multistakeholder samenwerking, hebben meerdere doelgroepen baat bij het spelen van een serious game over dit onderwerp. Denk aan beleidsmakers en (nuts)bedrijven, die bijvoorbeeld moeten samenwerken om een warmtenet te realiseren.

Een doelgroep die hier niet kan ontbreken is natuurlijk de bewoner. Voor hen lijkt de toegevoegde waarde van serious games nog wel het grootst. Juist vanwege de laagdrempeligheid van een serious game is het bij uitstek een middel om mensen te helpen complexe informatie te begrijpen. Hoe meer je speelt, hoe beter je het begrijpt. En het begrijpen van een onderwerp is een belangrijke voorwaarde om mee te kunnen denken, praten en besluiten over een onderwerp. Een belangrijke reden om dit soort spellen extra serieus te nemen. Bovendien biedt een spel de mogelijkheid om gelijkwaardig met elkaar in gesprek te gaan. Verschillen in sociaaleconomische status zijn eigenlijk niet van belang. Sterker nog, spellen bieden juist gelegenheid om in elkaars schoenen te staan. Het helpt om elkaars perspectieven te begrijpen, of je nu bij de gemeente werkt, bij een netbeheerder, een woningcorporatie, of je huurder bent of woningeigenaar. Zo zijn er nog wel meer voordelen te benoemen. Voordelen die ook kunnen gelden voor andere transities dan de energietransitie.

Kansen
In de praktijk lijken we deze voordelen niet voldoende te benutten. Serious gaming voor de energietransitie is weliswaar op verschillende plekken ontwikkeld, maar in beperkte mate, en niet structureel toegepast. Daar komt bij dat we er ook weinig van weten. Welke spelmechanismes werken en welke niet? Wanneer zet je zo’n spel het beste in? Bij het ophalen van ideeën, de daadwerkelijke besluitvorming, of ook in de evaluatie? Zijn er eigenlijk ook risico’s? Zijn er redenen om serious gaming absoluut niet te willen gebruiken in het energieneutraal maken van wijken?

En dan nu de vraag aan jou!
Om de zoektocht kracht bij te zetten vraag ik namens Amsterdam Smart City onze community om hulp. Hoe kijk jij aan tegen serious gaming als middel om te werken aan transitieopgaven? Zie je de toegevoegde waarde van zo’n game voor buurtparticipatie? En van welke voorbeelden zouden we moeten leren – of wellicht als netwerk moeten door ontwikkelen?

We zijn benieuwd naar je ervaringen! Laat je reactie achter in de comments!

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Energy Tech x The Netherlands: Launch Event

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Launching ETM Amsterdam, an accessible event series focusing on exploring the energy transition.

About

Ready to throw yourself into all things energy transition? We’re kicking off the Dutch chapter of the global Energy Tech Meetup movement.

ETM is the global community for energy innovation. Starting out in Tokyo, Energy Tech Meetup events have been bringing together startups, professionals, academics, investors, and students since the start of 2019. And now ETM is coming to the Netherlands and we want anyone and everyone who’s got energy on the 🧠 to be a part of our community.

In partnership with leading energy VC SET Ventures, we’re starting off our series with a special event on what’s shaking up the Dutch energy landscape. You’ll get fresh and varied insights from innovation departments, research gurus, and cutting-edge startups.

Sound good? Then come join our first event in Zoku, Amsterdam – you can exchange ideas, find new opportunities in energy or simply mingle over a beer.

And keep up to date on what's happening over on Instagram and LinkedIn 👀

Launch event

The Dutch energy sector is booming and we’re giving the floor to those who are right in the thick of it. You'll get the inside scoop on all things energy transition during our launch event from EnergyworxGradyentE-Flux BVEnecoSET Ventures, and more.

Here’s what to expect:

7:00pm - 8:00pm: We'll have guest speakers giving a broad perspective of innovation in the Netherlands. With a startup, corporate and academic view, we’ll discover where we should be sitting up and taking notice within the energy transition.

8:15pm - 9:00pm: Those on the ground building cutting-edge startups, will be telling us about the sectors that are core to the Dutch energy transition.

Location – Zoku

We’re over the 🌕 to link up with Zoku for our first event – a trendy, home-office hybrid, Zoku is all about building a community around sustainability, solidifying their commitment with attaining a B Corp certification back in 2018.

Tickets

ETM is run by volunteers and is a nonprofit, so we won’t be pocketing any of the dosh. The €5* gets you a free drink on arrival, so in the words of Wham...‘Club Tropicana, drinks are free. Fun and sunshine**, there's enough for everyone’.

*the tickets are non-refundable

**can’t guarantee sunshine, but yes to the free🍹

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Samen naar een warmtesysteem

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Het Servicepunt Duurzame Energie organiseert in samenwerking met Amsterdam Smart City twee kennissessies over lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen. Op 5 oktober gaan we van start met een kick-off en op 26 oktober zullen we verder we verder de diepte ingaan.

Tijdens deze sessies zullen we ingaan op verschillende vraagstukken. Hoe realiseer je zo’n warmtesysteem? Welke verschillende strategieën kunnen gevolgd worden? En hoe betrek je de omgeving? We gaan dieper in op wat lage- en middentemperatuur warmtesystemen precies inhouden. Daarnaast komen verschillende ervaringsdeskundigen aan het woord. Waar liepen zij tegenaan en hoe losten ze dit op? Na het volgen van deze kennissessies heeft u de tools in handen om zelf aan de slag te gaan.

Loop je als gemeente rond met bovenstaande vragen? Meld je dan alvast aan. Binnenkort volgt meer informatie over het precieze programma en de locatie.

Ik meld me aan voor de kick-off op 5 oktober

Ik meld me aan voor de verdiepingssessie van 26 oktober

Jacco Oskam's picture Meet-up from Oct 5th to Oct 26th
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De deelstep komt eraan! Geofencing, dropzones en ‘eigenaarschap’ moeten hem temmen.

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Vanaf medio volgend jaar mogen elektrische deelsteps de Nederlandse weg op. Dat is leuk voor stepfanaten, maar gemeenten kijken met argusogen naar de ontwikkeling. Want in Europese steden zorgen de steps voor veel overlast. Welke middelen kan je als gemeente inzetten om rommelig geparkeerde stepjes en ongelukken te voorkomen?

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Recap of Demo Day #12 - Energy meets Mobility

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We share a quick overview of the mobility and energy projects that are on the minds of our partners and community half way through 2021. In another successful Demo Day we glided from Smart Energy to the first MaaS app. We learned about Code the Streets and easier ways to get projects subsidiest after Corona.

Our demo days are part of a series and are intended for Amsterdam Smart City partners to present the progress of various innovation projects, ask for input, share dilemmas and involve other partners in projects. We give you a recap.

The bottlenecks of Smart Energy - Alienke Ramaker from Royal Haskoning DHV

We want Smart Energy and make use of it in a flexible matter. So it’s not a surprise that pilots and projects pop up to make charging more efficient. But for some reason these projects don’t grow. Tom van Loon from Royalhaskoning DHV (commissioned by TKI Urban Energy and RVO) not only presents the 5 bottlenecks with the help of 40 experts but also gives us action points. The next step is to make these points land. How can we do that?

Amaze - Edvard Hendriksen from Overmorgen/Arcadis

Amaze is the first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app in the Netherlands. It gives you access to public transport, shared mobility (cars, bikes) and taxi’s with one app. To scale up employers need to be convinced so employees are easily triggered to make use of shared mobility. In September 500 companies will join the launch event. Do you know any employers that should join, or are you one? Let us know in the comments so we can connect you to Edvard.

Code the Streets – Sander Oudbier & Lilian Leermakers from AMS Institute

Creating an app that makes cities less busy and saver, that’s what CODE the Streets is doing. Our region keeps growing and the same goes for our streets, neighbourhood’s and cities so we constantly need to come up with smart ways to organize mobility. Lilian Leermakers explains that the streets of Amsterdam are coded and added to navigation software. This can be used to avoid small streets around schools for instance. They’re looking for 200 users in Amsterdam and Helsinki so they can gather good feedback. The pilot starts at the end of August. Would you like to be part of the test team?

Innovation partners - Eefje Smeulders from City of Amsterdam & Dave van Loon from Kennisland

To give the region an economic and sustainable transition boost, the city of Amsterdam has extra funds available. A chance for our network to get a subsidy for the plans they work on.

Dave van Loon from Kennisland is working on a Dutch subsidy request himself: “energietransitie als vliegwiel voor een leefbare buurt”. An area oriented plan in which co-creation will connect multiple transitions. The idea is to work together with all the parties that are involved; residents, government, companies, energy suppliers, housing corporations and knowledge institutions. The end goal would be a Fieldlab. Would you like to know more and work with Dave on this? Let us know in the comments and we’ll connect you.

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Amsterdam doughnut days 28 sept -1-okt

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Amsterdam must and can transit into the doughnut much faster. That is why we organize the Amsterdam Donut Days. Four days full of meetings and workshops to find out together with Kate Raworth how we can create breakthroughs. So mark September 28 to October 1, 2021 in your agenda for the Amsterdam Doughnut Days!

- Donut Design Workshop, WDCD and Tolhuistuin
28 Sept. 09.00 - 13.00
- Workshop Powers to Act, Pakhuis de Zwijger
29 Sept. 09.00 - 18.00
- ADC Community Event, Culture Club
30 Sept. 15.00 - 17.00
- The Big Donut Showcase, Pakhuis de Zwijger
30 Sept. 20.00-22.00
- Center for Economic Transformation, AUAS
1 Oct. 9.30 - 13.00

A week full of donut events at various locations in Amsterdam. Go where the energy is: save the date and keep an eye on our event page for more info.

The Amsterdam Donut Days is an initiative of the Amsterdam Donut Coalition, in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK), Culture Club, the Donut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Pakhuis de Zwijger, Tolhuistuin , What Design Can Do (WDCD) and YesAndMore.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

Simone Magilse's picture Masterclass / workshop from Sep 28th to Oct 1st
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Startups: Between the Curse of Becoming a Taker and the Prospect of Being a Maker

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For centuries, entrepreneurship was linked to art and craft and rewarded by personal fulfilment, satisfied customers, and a good life. The term entrepreneur is still associated with giving direction, shape and content to new activities based on personal motivation and skills and thereby creating socially approved value. A description that applies to the self-employed, business entrepreneurs, franchisees or intrapreneurs and includes both commercial, institutional, and artistic activities.
However, there are two problems. Overcoming them opens the way to become a better business.

The plunder of the earth

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has warned that the creative power of entrepreneurship can easily become destructive. A 'maker' becomes a 'taker' once creating value becomes making money in the first place. Indeed, for centuries, companies have robbed resources around the world, destroyed nature, traded millions of slaves and exploited domestic workers, creating the divide between rich and poor countries.
The creative power of entrepreneurship can also be aimed at sustainable prosperity, for their employees, the country, and the world. In that case, the “purpose” of a company precedes the pursuit of profit. Unfortunately, still a minority of all companies are moving in this direction while others pretending.

The decline of engagement and passion within the workforce

There is more. In developed countries, the blatant exploitation of labour has disappeared. Instead, the majority of employment relegates into low strain jobs. Research by Gallup and Deloite has shown over consecutive years that over 64% of all employees worldwide are not engaged or passionate. Find John Hagel explain this in a short video. The reason is clear. 20th century companies have organized their production according to principles of scalable efficiency and have top-down planning and control.  Room for initiative is therefore neither expected nor desired. Moreover, detailed protocols and regulations limit employment for people at a distance from the labour market.
In a rapidly changing world, companies must be adaptive and innovative. They therefore need flexible, interdisciplinary teams with a high degree of self-government and less pay differentials. According to recent research in 17 countries, this type of organizations (8%) outperforms in all respects.

Summarizing, to become a better business requires a double challenge:
·  Replacing the dominance of the pursuit of money with a social and environmental purpose.
·  Mobilizing the entrepreneurial and other capacities of their whole work force by forms of self-organization and shared leadership.

Why focussing on startups?

As only a limited number of companies meet these conditions, employees consider starting their own business. In the US alone, approximately two million workers give up well-paying jobs every year and become self-employed. 127,000 starters were registered in the Netherlands in 2018.  Of them, only a minority will become a startup, which means that they will successfully commercialize a promising technological innovation and grow rapidly on an international level.

Start-ups are potential engines of growth and innovation. In the US, their steady growth is compensating for job losses in the rest of the economy. Dutch startups created 20.000 of jobs in 2018 and 2019. A recent reportoffers excellent documentation of the identity, growth and potential of the 4,311 Dutch startups in 2019, most of which have fewer than 10 employees. 34% of Dutch startups can found in the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

The hope is that start-ups will rise to both challenges by nurturing their social and environmental purpose end fueling the commitment and passion of each employee, and thereby become a better business.

Yet, like any other businesses, startups risk becoming takers rather than makers, trading their social and environmental purpose for the pursuit of money and losing the engagement and passion of their employees. Fortunately, they can prevent this.

Eleven ways to become or stay a better business

1.  Embrace self-organization and shared leadership.
2.  Involve all employees in the continuous strengthening of the social and environmental purpose of the company.
3.  Enable all employees to become shareholders or even better co-owners.
4.  Cherish diversity within the employees.
5. Secure shares in a foundation while enabling shareholders to support the purpose of the company.
6.  Cap the profit to a level that guarantees the continuity of the company.
7.  Ban greed, cancel bonuses, or at most pay a limited and equal allowance to all employees.
8.  Place surplus profits in a foundation that spends money in accordance with the purpose of the company.
9.  Being a fair taxpayer who refrains from tax avoidance practices.
10.Create a supervisory board to monitor the purpose of the company.
11.Focus the founder/director/CEO role on monitoring the purpose of the company and the commitment of all employees and on fueling the discussion on how to deal with changing external conditions.

Rapid societal changes require a reinventing the concept of entrepreneurship. Because of their flexibility and commitment, startups are apt to embrace the dual ambition of pursuing a social and environmental purpose and of mobilizing all employee’s engagement and passion.

My next post will look at how cities can help start-ups to settle, grow and become better businesses. The history of entrepreneurship, its growing distance from ‘makership’ and its possible revival by start-ups is documented in chapter 4 of my e-book Humane cities. Always humane. Smart if helpful. The English version of this book can be downloaded for free below.

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Vacature: Samen impact maken op transities in de leefomgeving

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Als SMC| Strategie en Management Consultants van Royal HaskoningDHV zijn we op zoek naar mensen die 'samen' impact willen maken op de transities in onze leefomgeving. Niet omdat ze weten hoe het moet, maar omdat ze anderen kunnen begeleiden in hoe het kan! 'Gedeeld Eigenaarschap' noemen we dat in onze visie op samen werken aan maatschappelijke veranderopgaven.

Voor de volgende vacatures na de zomervakantie komen we graag nu al met je in contact:

→ Proces- en programmamanager nationale en regionale energiestrategieen en PPS (circa 10 jaar ervaring);
→ Senior-Consultant Bestuur, Programma’s en Organisatie (circa 10 à 15 jaar ervaring)
→ Proces-professionals Klimaat, Energie, Ruimte, Mobiliteit en Landbouw (circa 2 à 7 jaar ervaring).

Voor een eerste 'teen in het water', bel of mail al gerust met pascal.lamberigts@rhdhv.com / 06 – 22 37 86 65. Dan passen we onze vacatures graag aan op jouw kwaliteiten en meerwaarde.

→ Voor een kijkje in de keuken bij ministeries, provincies, gemeenten, waterschappen en - steeds meer - ook bedrijven;
→ Voor strategisch mensenwerk in de voorfase van nieuwe ontwikkelingen, met 6.500 collega's als inhoudelijke sparringpartners in een groot, internationaal bedrijf;
→ Voor samenwerken in een cultuur gebaseerd op de principes van de netwerkorganisatie – veel vrijheid, veel verantwoordelijkheid;
→ Voor een eigen SMC Academy gericht op samen leren en ontwikkelen in proces- en programmamanagement en organisatieontwikkeling;
→ Voor de snelste leercurve in opgavegericht werken voor young professionals als springplank naar een volgende uitdagende baan bij ministeries, provincies en grote gemeenten.

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Tom de Munck, Content Marketeer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Global Goals Jam Amsterdam

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Are you interested in sustainability & design? Do you also enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams? Then this is your chance to participate in the Global Goals Jam 2021, register here.

On September 17 & 18 the Green Office HvA is organizing the Global Goals Jam in joint effort with the Digital Society School and the UNDP. During these two days participants worldwide will work in multidisciplinary teams, in order to create short- term interventions for local challenges using a design-thinking toolkit.

In this 2021 edition we focus on the topic of the century: Climate change. We have subcategorized this immense theme, into three sub-categories.

1. Climate Justice
How do we shift the focus on greenhouse gasses and melting ice caps into a civil rights movement with the people and communities most vulnerable to climate impacts at its core? How do we make sure that sustainability is not exclusive?

2. Beyond human-centered design
What will happen if non-human actors are our main priority in our design activities? How will design processes and ideas change when we take a nature-centered perspective?

3. Regenerative cities
How do we close the loops of our urban systems and communities? And how could we design our cities as ecological systems that are not only sustainable but also contribute to the economy as a whole?

Let’s partner up.
We’re always looking for partners who can support us in the organization, below are some examples as to how you can contribute. Reach out to exlore the benefits this partnership can bring you!

- A challenge within your organisation related to the themes.
- Speaker who can introducte the challenges on the kick-off on September 17.
- A jury to evaluate the pitches at the end of the event on September 18.
- Catering contributions.
-Professional documentation of the event.

Your own proposal is also very welcome!

Register here for the Global Goals Jam 2021
Do you have a question? Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to n.troost@hva.nl!

Tom de Munck's picture Masterclass / workshop from Sep 17th to Sep 18th
Jet van Eeghen, Online communication advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Vacature Online Contentspecialist

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Eet jij content als ontbijt, lunch en diner? Weet je hoe je het netwerk van de Amsterdam Economic Board kunt aanspreken en activeren? Schrijf je sterke social posts in foutloos Nederlands en beheers je de Engelse taal op een goed niveau? Heeft Google Analytics geen geheimen voor je en maak je graag deel uit van een enthousiast en betrokken communicatieteam?

De Board heeft een vacature voor een krachtige Online Contentspecialist per september voor 32 uur per week. Reageer voor 30 juli en we gaan graag met je in gesprek.

Note van ASC: Wil je net iets meer weten? Laat het Jet weten in de comments.

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Alternatieven voor Single Use Plastic en Plastic Verpakkingen

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Plastic verpakkingen, welke alternatieven en innovatieve oplossingen zijn er?

Om het toepassen van nieuwe innovatieve en duurzame oplossingen te bevorderen koppelen ABN AmroImpact Hub Amsterdam en TNW innovaties aan bedrijven tijdens het Impact Nation programma. Op 26 augustus doen we dit live bij CIRCL met verschillende experts op het gebied van plastic en verpakking. Tijdens het evenement behandelen we drie strategieën om met het plastic probleem om te gaan en bijbehorende innovaties:

1. Minder plastic: zoals ontwerpstrategieën die minder plastic materiaal vereisen
2. Beter plastic: ontworpen voor hergebruik inclusief retourlogistiek
3. Geen plastic: biobased of andere alternatieve materialen, verpakking weglaten.

Programma:
15:00 Welkomstwoord en introductie door Impact Nation
15:05 ABN Sector Banker David Kemps: B2B plastic
15:10 ABN Sector Banker Retail Henk Hofstede: B2C plastic
15:15 Expert presentatie: Minder plastic
15:30 Expert presentatie: Beter plastic.
15:45 Expert presentatie: Geen plastic.
16:00 Einde virtueel event.
16:00 Q&A met sprekers en publiek bij CIRCL.
16:30 borrel bij CIRCL

Sprekers
Minder plastic: Tim Brekers, Vytal
Beter plastic: Liz Madaras, PoliLoop
Geen plastic: Jan Berbee, Grown Bio

Voor wie:

  • MKB
  • Startups
  • Experts uit de plastic industrie.

Waarom meedoen?
Er zijn 8,5 miljard stuks plastics in de wereld, dat is 1000 kilo per inwoner. En er overlijden 1 miljoen mensen per jaar door gevolgen van plastic. Voor de toekomst is het nodig dat we met elkaar blijven werken aan slim ontwerp, hergebruik, retoursystemen en hoogwaardige recycling.

Locatie
Dit evenement vindt zowel online als offline plaats. Wilt u het event virtueel bijwonen? Kies dan voor het ticket Online bijwonen in de check-out. Daarnaast zijn er 50 regular tickets (Live bij CIRCL) beschikbaar om het event bij te wonen op locatie bij CIRCL, in Amsterdam.

Partners:
Dit evenement is een samenwerking tussen Impact Hub en CIRCL.

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Zola Can, Editorial office & Communication at Openresearch Amsterdam at City of Amsterdam, posted

Openresearch: Make sure your theses gets read

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Are you worried that no one besides your supervisor will ever read your thesis? This year openresearch.amsterdam will publish all theses that are relevant for the greater Amsterdam area.

At openresearch already more than 2500 civil servants, academics and designers find each other’s work. The aim of the platform is to:

• Share knowledge
• Show relations between different kinds of knowledge
• Work together in research projects

A great place for students and starters to work on their own professional network in the city by sharing their work, in line with our motto: Dare to share.

Dare to share
So, is your thesis about the Herengracht in the 17th century, dyslexia in Amsterdam Zuidoost, the Amsterdam energy transition or another topic that relates to the city? Send your thesis to: openresearch@amsterdam.nl

For more information and terms and conditions, click here.

Something to share with your interns
Are you not a student, but do you work with graduating or graduated students in your organisation? Bringing this post to the attention of your colleagues is appreciated.

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Roel van der Heijden, Technology, physics and astronomy editor of NEMO Kennislink. at NEMO Kennislink, posted

Vervoer in 2050: zo duurzaam mogelijk

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Gaan we straks met de hyperloop op vakantie, stappen we in een personendrone, of is de (elektrische) fiets hét vervoersmiddel van de toekomst? In vier artikelen zoekt NEMO Kennislink-redacteur Roel van der Heijden op welke transportmanieren we moeten inzetten. Sparen we het milieu of willen we zo snel mogelijk overal ter wereld zijn? Sommige keuzes gaan ten koste van elkaar, maar niet altijd. We definiëren steeds een nieuwe einddoel. Het eerste deel is: hoe maken we vervoer zo duurzaam mogelijk?

De (elektrische) fiets is in dit toekomstscenario doorgebroken als hét vervoersmiddel voor alle afstanden onder de pakweg twintig kilometer. Hij blijkt niet te verslaan als het om duurzaamheid gaat. Ga je iets verder dan pak je de elektrische auto of trein. Voor de echt lange reizen gebruiken mensen het vliegtuig op grotendeels synthetische brandstoffen uit duurzame stroom.

Klinkt dit scenario verrassend ‘gewoon’? De fiets, de auto en het vliegtuig als de vervoersmiddelen van de toekomst? Waar zijn de drones en hyperloops? Uit een rondgang van NEMO Kennislink bij een aantal duurzaamheids- en vervoersonderzoekers blijkt dat we het daar wat betreft duurzaamheid niet van moeten hebben.

Lees het artikel hier. In vervolgdelen nemen we op een vergelijkbare manier de snelheid, betaalbaarheid en het delen van vervoer onder de loep.

(foto Petar Milošević via CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food Webinars | #2 Regenerative agriculture & biodiversity

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What are the opportunities for biodiversity in the market this year? Conventional farming is a huge driver of climate change and biodiversity loss. The good news is that regenerative agriculture could be the answer to turning it all around! However, scaling regenerative agriculture should not fall on farmers alone – it should be a joint effort across the supply chain.

Food companies and retailers should reward farmers who embrace these practices as well as governments, and intergovernmental organizations must reshape policies or plans and even incentivise regenerative agriculture. Consumers should be educated about this problem and encouraged to make conscious food choices, which will grow demand for sustainably produced products. Join us for this webinar and get to know more about the possibilities for your food startup to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system.

Get to know the latest from the regenerative agriculture & biodiversity industry and learn about our programmes in just 30 min during lunch!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about regenerative agriculture and biodiversity

Why join

  • The latest development in regenerative agriculture and biodiversity
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Program
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends in regenerative agriculturen& biodiversity
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Felipe Villela, reNature
Wij.land

Note from ASC: Would you like to know more? Let Hendrike know in the comments.

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food Webinars | #3 Short & fair value chains

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Get to know the opportunities for short & value chains in the food sector and learn about acceleration opportunities in just 30 min!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about a short & fair value chain in the food industry

Why join

  • The latest trends in a short & fair value chain
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Short & fair value chains
The value chain is defined as the set of activities performed to design, produce, market, deliver, and support products. The sustainable food system starts with fair and ethical chains, emphasising quality, safety, diversity, responsibility, and traceability. What are the opportunities for short & fair value chains this year in the market? What do we need to change to be a part of the Sustainable Food Ecosystem? Join us for a discussion over lunch during our webinar and get the answer to these and more chains-related questions. At the end of your lunch break, you will be acquainted with the possibilities for your food startup to accelerate the transition.

Programme
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends in short & fair value chains
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Alum Yorick Bruins, co-founder Wakuli
Mentor & sector expert Drees Peter van den Bosch, chairperson Taskforce Korte Keten

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Lunchroom | Food webinars | #4 Packaging & Circularity

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Learn about the opportunities in the market and our acceleration programs in just 30 min during lunchtime!

For whom

  • Startups that would like to grow their business
  • Idea owners that would like to turn their idea into business.
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about packaging & circularity in food

Why join

  • The latest developments  in packaging & circularity in food
  • First hand experience about our accelerator and incubator programs on food
  • Ask all your questions to our alumni and team
  • Expand your network

Program
12:30 intro
12:35 expert talk: 2021 market trends on packaging & circularity
12:50 Q&A about our food accelerators

Speakers
Pieter Pot

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Roy Derks, posted

Work with the GreenTech Scale-up Vandebron

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Vandebron is a scale-up in the energy world, with a mission to transform the energy market, starting with 100% green and local energy in the Netherlands. We are doing so by using state of the art technology that helps us distinguish ourselves from other utility providers. Our Digital team is looking for people that want to create a better world using software.

We create software that enables the energy transitions by balancing smart grids, facilitating electric mobility and producing more (local) green energy. Currently there are multiple open, technical positions:

Or also find some of our non-technical open positions here. Feel free to reach out to me in case you have any questions!

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Menno Rubbens, Director , posted

The building for the Temporary Courthouse in Amsterdam will be relocated to Enschede!

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Over the coming months, the building of the Temporary Courthouse Amsterdam will be dismantled and completely reassembled on 'Kennispark Twente' (the area of Business & Science Park/Campus UT) in Enschede. There, it will have a new function as an office and research facility.

The temporary accommodation provided the Amsterdam judiciary continuity during the construction of the new permanent court. Now that this new home has been completed, the building will move as planned. At the time, the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB) tendered the assignment as a Design, Build, Maintain & Remove contract, which was realized by dpcp, a cooperation between cepezedprojects and Du Prie Bouw & Ontwikkeling. cepezed and cepezedinterior designed the building and Du Prie took care of the execution.

National Sustainability Award Steel after completion
Importantly because of its high degree of circularity, it won both the Amsterdam Architecture Prize (Golden AAP) and the National Sustainability Award Steel after completion. Also, in the report 'Circular Buildings – a measurement method for detachability' it scores the highest of all tested projects. The demountable construction and floors, which cepezed designed in close collaboration with IMd Consulting Engineers, play an important role in this.

Dismantling and reassembly with a 3D model
Yesterday saw the handover of the key from the RVB to dpcp, which heralds the new phase of the building. For the relocation, dpcp called in the expertise and experience of Lagemaat from Heerde, a company with a solid background in the dismantling and reassembly of buildings. Through a unique coding based on the 3D model and a 3D scan, the precise position of each part is known. Smaller elements are transported in containers and larger ones, such as the walkway, are loaded directly onto trucks. Lagemaat processes materials that are not reused in other projects. A minimal amount will be recycled in a high-quality manner. The dismantling period starts today already. The building is expected to be taken into use by the Overijssel Restructuring Company in early 2022.

Note from ASC: Would you like to know more? Let Menno know in the comments.

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