Smart City Academy

Are you interested in the experiences of others working in smart city projects and organizations? The Smart City Academy provides available knowledge about smart city projects and can help you with project development. This Smart City Academy page provides you with information and researches about the impact and conditions of smart city projects. Professors, teachers and students study the initiation, management, collaboration and scaling of smart city projects and would like to share these results with you. They do so by organizing events and masterclasses, by developing smart city tools and methodologies and by making research and outcomes accessible. You can find everything here. And the good news is.... You can add your knowledge too! Are you working on Smart City research? Please feel free to share your knowledge in the Academy section, under ‘Other research and theses’. The Smart City Academy is powered by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. If you have any questions, you can contact

Jurjen Söhne, Hack Event Organiser at The Hackitarians, posted

Robots at your Service: Active & Healthy Ageing

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Using robots, our ageing population will enjoy a pleasant retirement.

Central event – European Robotics Week 2016 - Amsterdam, 18-22 November, Marine Base

This year the European Robotics Week’s central event focuses on several topics such as:

  • Assistive living technologies and healthy aging
  • Girls and women in technology
  • Encouragement of STEAM-based education
  • Robotics competitions and challenges

This is a multi-track event aiming to inspire people on the positive contribution robotics can bring to our society and geared to aspire to the younger generations on the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

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Re-organise organic waste streams to create a benefit for all

Moniek Thissen, Innovation manager at Eurofiber, posted


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How can flexible strategies help grow sustainable energy and keep the electricity grid reliable at the lowest possible cost, while also revealing potential benefits for households?

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Open Data API's Municipality of Amsterdam

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DataLab is a workshop, knowledge-center and open stage.




DataLab is een werkplaats, kenniscentrum en open podium

Om letterlijk ruimte te creëren voor dataprofessionals en in data geïnteresseerde ambtenaren, bewoners en partners van de gemeente Amsterdam is het DataLab op initiatief van rve Onderzoek, Informatie en Statistiek opgezet. Een fysieke werkplaats, kenniscentrum en open podium voor Amsterdam.

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AYA Nuray Gokalp, Founder at Amsterdam Tech City => Global Tech City, posted

Amsterdam Tech City => Global Tech City

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An innovative and intuitive platform made for streamlining and forging meaningful connections between like-minded, influential, and invested partners in order to efficiently make real progress towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for a better world.

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EKIM TAN, founder at Play the City, posted

Games for Cities

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Games for Cities in an initiative of Play the City (Amsterdam) and generously funded by the Creative Industries Fund NL with the aim to explore the role of gaming for complex urban issues.



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With Schluss you will have your own digital, multi encrypted digital safe. Which only YOU can access. Inside that safe you can store anything: from simple addresses to real complex medical and financial data. And the information that you decide to give insight to, can never be copied, transferred or sold. And it's always up-to-date.

We're building Schluss together: with technicians, companies, governments and individuals. Our software will be Open Source. We're building a community. A world wide cooperative where each Schluss-user is co-owner. To ensure that Schluss will always stay that independent, trusted third party.

Schluss software will be Open Source. The entity will be a cooperative.

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Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab

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The Smart Citizens Lab helps people to explore tools and applications to map the world around us. Along with citizens, scientists, and designers, we deal with themes ranging from air quality to the conditions of bathing water to noise pollution.



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City Alerts

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City Alerts provides adequate information of relevant information (personal and non-personal) between emergency services during emergency incidents.

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

City Protocol

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By the end of 2018, City Protocol ended. The common solutions and principles are still relevant. Therefore, you can still find these useful insights on this page.

Cities have become the key nodes of the global economy, acting as magnets for the new hyper-connected communities. They play a singular role as hubs of innovation and sources of universal flows of information—produced by people, things and the interactions between them. How can cities approach these challenges and adopt sound financial strategies to become more livable and self-suficient, with empowered citizens?

1) A collaboration and knowledge sharing framework for the development of a new science of cities.

2) Establishment of the basis for the evaluation and accreditation of standards and recommendation documents for city transformations.

3) A set of methods and tools for system-level data analysis and representation, and a city knowledge base into specific learnings.

4) A ‘city language’ and set of common images for describing the City Anatomy.

5) Building a repository of documents describing projects, policies and recommended practices which may be tested in cities working and learning together to tackle their common transformational challenges.

6) A network and/or platform for education and knowledge sharing among all members.

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Esther Somers, Sr Project Manager Organic Waste (Composting & Wormhotels) at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

City-zen: Retrofitting homes

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On our way to become a natural gas free city, many residential buildings in Amsterdam need to be retrofitted. In City-zen the most ambitious ones were granted subsidy.

City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports.

Read our interviews with some of the individual home-owners:

Learn more about some of the larger projects:

  • How to make post war buildingssustainable?
  • VIDEO: Wath this video (in Dutch) about how social housing company Eigen Haard renovated 138 apartments in the post war Airey Buildings in Amsterdam Nieuw-West with the support of City-zen funding:


Have a look at the MURMUR2 Campaign in City-zen city Grenoble and the work of the social landlords over there.

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Rick Vermin, posted


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Exploring how Beacons can be put to use to increase exercise in Amsterdam.

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Saskia Beer, Founder/Director at TransformCity®, posted


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Transformcity is the online platform for collaborative urban development, aimed at growing a sustainable and inclusive local community of co-owners. Transformcity is currently being implemented in two of Amsterdam’s largest transformation areas.

Transformcity won the second prize in the international Le Monde Smart Cities Innovation Awards 2016, category Citizen Engagement. The international high-profile jury was led by prof. Saskia Sassen.

Later that year we won the Call for Soultions in Barcelona World Smart City Event.

In 2017 we won Amsterdam's Startup in Residence programme.

In 2018 we won the Provada / Holland ConTech & PropTech Start-up Battle

Also check out our video:


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Watt for Watt

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Watt for Watt uses a neighbourhood-level approach to improve the energy efficiency of houses. The campaign is also dedicated to making residents aware of how they use energy with the aim of keeping energy costs at an affordable level.




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