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 smartcityacademy@hva.nl

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Ford European Make It Driveable Challenge

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In its 7th year MakeItDriveable is an opportunity for startups to engage directly with Ford and to potentially fast track their idea to market. If accepted to attend entrepreneurs will have a chance to meet with Ford executives, engineers, business teams as well as invited guests.
This Challenge is for companies interested in "getting in the car" with either an idea for the Connected Vehicle or an iOS/Android application.
To learn more about the challenge, what you could gain from participating and to apply, please check here: www.makeitdriveable.com.
Be ready and become Ford's next business partner!

Online event on Oct 20th
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ModelMe3D - city information modeling WEBINAR 04.09.2020

One very exciting smart city initiative we’re working on is called ModelMe3D - a brand new city information modeling platform for future city makers. As a virtual white board, MM3D empowers designers and stakeholders to plan, collaborate & share. Since its entirely web based you can create your first project in seconds, and each scene comes with data rich 3D context of real city locations. Interested? Grab a sandwich and join us Friday 04 September @12:00 for a live demo here: https://bit.ly/MM3D_Webinar

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Jeroen Sipman, Linking Pin / Policy Advisor at Province of Noord-Holland, posted

Province of Noord-Holland subsidises circular economy knowledge exchange (in Dutch)

De provincie Noord-Holland wil de aandacht voor de noodzaak en kansen van een circulaire economie bij de inwoners van Noord-Holland stimuleren. Daarvoor stelt zij in 2020 €25.000,- beschikbaar (max. €5.000,- per project) voor stichtingen en verenigingen die via kleinschalige activiteiten dit onderwerp bij bewoners voor het voetlicht brengen.

Voor meer informatie over deze (en andere) subsidieregeling(en) kan je terecht bij het subsidieloket van de provincie Noord-Holland. Deze is te vinden in de bijgevoegde link. Subsidieaanvragen kunnen tot en met 30 oktober 2020 worden ingediend.

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Cristina Albesa, International Consultant at Integra Innovation, posted

DoQRead Summer Pills

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HAS YOUR COMPANY ALREADY TAKEN THE STEP FROM TRANSCRIPTION TO COGNITIVE READING?

Text transformation and entity identification features support part of business processes.
Willing to find a solution to identify, extract, understand, classify and integrate texts by analysing images in documents such as orders, despatch notes or mortgages, among others, INTEGRA has developed DoQRead. With DoQRead you will take advantage of Artificial Intelligence progress to reach and cover all needs of every department in your company and organisation.

If you feel like hearing more, you are in luck! We will be glad to show you in a 30 minutes demo how DoQRead can be essential from now on to your company and organisation.
Just write to this email (calbesa@integratecnologia.es) and we will contact you.

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Amsterdam seeks start-ups for six-month residency programme

The City of Amsterdam is seeking the latest cohort of innovators for its Start-up in Residence programme, with this year’s themes being sustainability/circular economy and mobility. During a six-month programme, selected companies get the chance to pilot their products and services in the city and at the end, the municipality may become a launch customer or collaborate with the businesses in other ways.

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Website launched for research in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Sharing knowledge has become a lot easier. Research, knowledge and innovation about Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Area are now collected and shared on the website openresearch.amsterdam. Here you can find knowledge you need to bring projects a step further and share your own research.

A lot of research is being done in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Researchers, officials and designers work to understand complex problems. Problems that contain all kinds of themes and disciplines that are important for the smart, green and healthy future of the region. There is already a lot of collaboration, but many organizations are still working on research on the same topics, while they don't know each other. That is why there is OpenResearch - to share research and knowledge and to make connections visible.

Amsterdam Smart City uses OpenResearch to communicate the research we did in the past and bring knowledge about the themes we work on. You can also find all our publications on the platform.

The platform was developed by the Chief Science Office of Amsterdam, together with the knowledge institutions, the Amsterdam Economic Board and other parties from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area under the City Deal Knowledge Making. The site is still under development.

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

Masterclass Societal Transitions | 26 - 30 October 2020 & 22 January 2021

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Are you working on societal change and do you want to boost your knowledge and strategies for transformative impact? Join us for the fifth edition of Societal Transitions: a 6-day masterclass in transition governance and transformative entrepreneurship that inspires you to drive systemic change from within and beyond your organisation (http://bit.ly/MCSOTRA\_2020).

A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Step back from your daily routines to connect with other motivated change agents and gain a new perspective on your mission and role as a change leader.
The Masterclass Societal Transitions, designed by Impact Hub Amsterdam and DRIFT’s Transition Academy, combines the latest scientific research on sustainability transitions, social innovation and entrepreneurship with pragmatic insights and experiences from transition management and entrepreneurial practice. Special attention is paid to issues of power relations and processes of empowerment, including the paradoxes and dilemmas underlying change. Our speakers and facilitators are action researchers, entrepreneurs and changemakers who are specialised in understanding and accelerating transformative change in diverse fields of work, including climate change, energy, agro-food, inclusiveness & participation, sustainable urbanism and circular economy.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Over the course of five thematic modules, spread over five days and one evening, you will:
• Apply system thinking
• Analyze transition dynamics in your field
• Identify relevant actors and power relations
• Recognise societal trends and movements
• Design a transition intervention
• Construct your own transition strategy

WHOM IS THIS FOR?
• Sustainability professionals
• Decision-makers
• Impact entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
• Researchers
• Policymakers
• Civil servants

The Masterclass is designed for a diverse combination of policy & decision-makers, sustainability professionals, network leaders, researchers and other changemakers. You represent a variety of fields, ranging from energy, food and circular economy, to inclusivity, participation, health and education, and/or holistic perspectives on sustainable and just cities and regions. You share a strong commitment to being in a learning trajectory that combines intellectual input with active participation and learning from and with each other.

TIME SCHEDULE MASTERCLASS
• Day 1 – Monday 26th of October 2020 – 09:00-17:00
• Day 2 + evening – Tuesday 27th of October 2020 – 09:30-21:00
• Day 3 – Wednesday 28th of October 2020 – 09:00-17:00
• Day 4 – Thursday 29th of October 2020
• Day 5 – Friday 30th of October 2020 – 09:00-16:00
• Day 6 – Friday 22nd of January 2021 – 09:00-17:30

REGISTRATION
Registration proceeds via our online registration form (https://bit.ly/3gdoq4M).

PRICE
The course fees for the 2020 edition of Societal Transitions are:
€ 3995,- for corporate / government / public sector*
€ 3241,- for NGO’s / small organisations / freelancers / individuals*

Early Bird fees (valid when you apply before 22 July 2020):
€ 3395,- for corporate / government / public sector*
€ 2755,- for NGO’s / small organisations / freelancers / individuals*

The course price includes full participation, lunches, drinks and one dinner. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be granted a certificate from DRIFT Transition Academy, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

*All prices listed are exclusive of 21% VAT

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Sagar Nalini Ratilal Bavarva, Founder & Chief Researcher , posted

Bees Digital Farm

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Ever since the 20th century most of the countries across the globe are still using the traditional way of farming and it’s still going on for the demand and supply of people. As we all know that by the year 2050, the 80 % estimation of the world population will have been living in urban areas which can lead the total population of the world to increase by 3 billion people. With this large amount of increase in population, scientists and researchers are quite worried about the farmland which will be required to generate such a huge demand for food supply to fulfill the necessity to survive. Noticing this fact in mind as what would be the future source of alternative solutions to solve such a type of problem a concept was proposed named “In-House Farming”.

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Vanessa Zhao, Founder , posted

Yellowbox

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Ever gone straight from work to Friday night drinks and had to carry your laptop to the bar? Perhaps you went from university to a sporting event and had to bring your heavy books? Yellowbox is a network of smart lockers you can hire on demand using your phone.

Located all over the city centre, the yellowbox app shows a live map of all yellowbox smart lockers near you. When you arrive at your locker you simply tap a button on your phone and the bluetooth smart locker pops open, and you can begin hiring your locker on demand.

Found in public spaces, beaches, leisure and aquatic centres, retail and entertainment venues, our goal is that if you are in the city centre, you are always within a 5 minute walk from your closest yellowbox.

Yellowbox smart lockers let visitors experience your venue hands-free while keeping their bags and jackets safe.

A Hands-free Customer Experience

Customers without physical burdens report a higher satisfaction rating

Drive Foot Traffic

Adding your property to the live Yellowbox map on the mobile app draws customers to your property

Increase Length of Stay

Peace of mind results in longer stays and increased spend

Brand your space as digital

Associate your development with being safe, relaxing, digital and innovative

  1. Full service - we provide full 24/7 in-app customer service so this will not add any extra workload to staff.
  2. Install anywhere - we have yellowboxes at the beach which is exposed to sun, wind and located outdoors. Because yellowboxes are battery powered, we do not need to consider power sockets when deciding on the installation location.
  3. Retrofit option - already have lockers at your location? Even better! We can easily retrofit your lockers and brand them as digital by replacing old locks with our yellowbox smart lock.
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Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab

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Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab (MALL) is a place to research, experiment and test in a real-life setting. To achieve this MALL partners bring together their expertise, network, and communities in the field of research, innovation, urban development and experimentation at this unique location in Amsterdam.

Everyone is welcome to test at the Marineterrein. Given the special location, high demands are made on parties who come to develop and test on the Marineterrein. In addition to thematic alignment with the themes of the parties, careful consideration is given to whether the applications are innovative, whether they ensure connection between people and knowledge and to opt for a clear focus within a relevant issue.

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Amsterdam Smart City’s Knowledge Exchange Goes Online!

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Demand for knowledge and collaboration is greater than ever as cities look for innovative solutions and best practices to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. This is why Amsterdam Smart City is adapting to the corona crisis and the "new normal" by bringing its Knowledge Exchange programs online.

Any interested party, irrespective of their location, can now book one of three standard Knowledge Exchange programs hosted online, via the Zoom platform:

  • Smart City Consultation Session (45 min): This interactive session gives participants the opportunity to ask all of your questions about the Amsterdam Smart City program and projects.
  • Introduction to Amsterdam Smart City (1.5hr): This session shares the development and evolution of Amsterdam Smart City with a focus on governance, key projects and lessons learned since its inception in 2009.
  • Smart City Deep Dive (2.5hr): Dive deeper into one of four societal transitions central to the Amsterdam Smart City program: mobility, energy, circularity economy, or digital city. This session includes presentations and discussions with two experts and focuses on best practices and more than a decade of lessons learned from Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem.

Launching New Program: Smart City Exchange

In response to demand for exchanging best practices, we are also launching a new “Smart City Exchange” to support cities and organizations with their urban innovation ambitions. During these sessions Amsterdam Smart City shares best practices and lessons learned from Amsterdam’s innovation ecosystem on a specific topic, for example mobility, energy of community-driven initiatives. In exchange we would like to hear from your city or organization’s experience and best practices on the same topic. In this way we create mutually beneficial Smart City Exchange!

To enquire about the Smart City Exchange or any of the other of our Knowledge Exchange programs, email cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com with a brief summary of the key challenges you are working and what you hope to get out of a collaboration with Amsterdam Smart City.

Share Your Online / Virtual Program

Are you offering online or virtual lectures, master-classes, trainings, tours or demos? Share your program on the Amsterdam Smart City Visits page! Or, do you have a solution that can enable our community members to do their bring their wokshops or tours online? We would like to hear from you! Share your solution or idea below or email cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com

About Amsterdam Smart City Knowledge Exchange Programs

Since 2016, Amsterdam Smart City has hosted more than 250 delegations from 70 countries. Over half of those visiting delegations were governmental groups interested in learning from the Amsterdam Smart City approach to collaborative innovation. Among the most popular topics for international groups are public-private partnerships, smart mobility solutions, citizen-led or “bottom-up” innovations, and living labs.

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Where is the European tech sector? Tech for Society recap

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In our daily lives, we became dependent on just a few tech companies, usually located in the USA or in China. Should we become independent and develop our own tech sector? Last Friday, the 19th of June 2020, the fifth edition of the Tech for Society series was launched in Pakhuis de Zwijger: a livestream series about the role of technology in a society that is currently under pressure of the Covid-19 crisis. The central theme of this edition: ‘the European Tech Sector’.

Why is it so important to have a tech sector ‘of our own’? Sander van der Waal, Future Internet Lab Lead of Waag explains the role of technology. He uses the metaphor of an iceberg. At the top, there is the technology people see in their daily lives. Phones, wifi, internet, they are there and work fine. Beneath this citizen perspective are a lot of layers we can’t see. There is a technology stack, in which you’ll find the infrastructure, the internet cables, GPS, datacenters, operating systems and more. Below the stack you find the development process, the choices companies made. After that is the foundation. This is the part with assumptions, values and peoples’ rights. The figure shows that technology is a lot more than we think. It has a lot of layers and what to put in the layers, makes sense.

Zooming in on the stack, you can define three variations. 1: a private stack, dominated by tech companies driving by profit and the people as consumers. 2. A state stack, closed tech, dominated by states and surveillance of citizens. 3. A public stack, putting European values into practice, make technology open, with a participating role for citizens. Sander doesn’t think it is necessary to develop a European tech sector. There would be risk we would develop a European private sector and one can doubt if that is really a step ahead. Maybe a little one because we won’t be dependent on US companies, but in this case people still don’t play an active role.

Source: Waag

The big five

The biggest companies we are depending on, are called the big five. Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft dominate the tech industry. Most of them collect our data and make them into a business model. According to Jochem de Groot, director Corporate Affairs, Microsoft does search for the societal debate about technology. They are talking about the public value of their technology. For example in AI, Microsoft calls for more rules and regulations. This way they also hope that it is easier for citizens to hold sovereignty. Microsoft also launched an open data campaign.

Sander: ‘Open data can be a step in the right direction. However, be careful with it. Data are often relatable to people. There is more open data available, but we have to be careful if we can find out to whom te data belong. Once leaked, data never go back. When it comes to tech, Europe is mostly known for the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation. This is a standard and also important in the USA. More current technological developments put the citizen central. And also the developments of open source are getting bigger. Open source helps to decrease the dependency of individual companies.’

Paul Tang is member of the European Parliament for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D). He just came back from a demonstration at the office of Facebook against personalized adds. In the European Parliament a majority says these personalized adds should be forbidden. Paul: ‘Someday this is should be a law, because the European Parliament has legislative power. Sometimes these decisions can take a long time, because of member states, lobby organizations and various interests. The good thing of this power, is the influence it has on Europe, but also on the rest of the world. However, sometimes I am shocked by all the work that still has to be done. We set up criteria for the usage of algorithms a while ago, but they are not yet put into practice. When it comes to the digital playing rules, we have a lot of work to do.’

Opportunities for Europe

If the lack of tech giants in Europe is an issue and we want to create a European tech sector as a solution to our dependency on American tech giants, are there developments going on that might be opportunities that might contribute to a European tech sector? ‘Quantumcomputing’, Jochem from Microsoft says. ‘Here we really have an opportunity to create an ecosystem and be unique. As Microsoft we would like the Dutch government to invest in this.’ According to Paul Tang, ‘the market for personalized data is fully dominated by the American giants. There are possibilities in the EU for non-personalized data. For example, in the Internet of Things. Bianca Wylie, open government advocate and Tech Reset Canada co-founder: ‘When I advise companies about their future, I always tell them to get away from behavioural data. Go for clean tech, robotics, infrastructure or health tech, but don’t make your business depend on the surveillance economy. Grow other sectors with an alternative vision.’

Bianca also spoke about the opportunities Covid-19 bring to the tech sector. ‘There is an opportunity but a threat as well’, she says. ‘We have to watch the emergency that is taking place now when it comes to procurement. Keep an eye on the democratic process. But this time is also an opportunity to get rid of the tech that is not successful but costs a lot. Check the existing infrastructure. Not working? Let it go! And value human capital. We need teachers, doctors, people who do contact tracing. Build tools that help them.’

Paul: ‘The personalized ads ask for the collection of more data. We have to ban this. I think that selling products is a different business model. It shows a clear relation between producer and consumer. The system in which the people give data, get free products with advertisements is vague and manipulative. Skip this business model and make space for new ones.’ Jochem (Microsoft) doesn’t want to comment on this, because this is mainly about his competitors. He does stress that is important to create space for a market in tech, there have to be possibilities to compete. The government has to set the framework. For example with GDPR. Values for AI could use such a framework as well.’

Data sovereignty is a long lasting wish of a lot of countries. GAIA-X could play a role in this. GAIA-X is an initiative by France and Germany to strengthen the digital sovereignty of Europe. It will make Europe less dependent on China and the USA. Sander is also critical: there is a risk of copying existing models. But we need a completely different data strategy, the system is no good.

About the steps we have to take, the three men agree: we need more influence of Europe, all from another angle. According to Paul, Europe has to win back soeverignty and call a halt to their development. Jochem wants European unity to become a powerful block that can set a framework. Sander: ‘Only with the cooperation in Europe we can build alternative data models’.

According to Amsterdam Smart City, the discussion of this evening is exactly the discussion that needs to take place. Collecting data is very useful to work on the challenges in our cities. But we have to be aware that these data are in the hands of the private sector. And that free usage comes with a price. Can we work on public values with the data? This asks for a collaboration between the public and

private sector, something we work on every day. Amsterdam Smart City always puts public value first: innovating together and transparent, using each other’s expertise, with the resident at the centre.

Do you want to watch the full episode? You can watch it here (in Dutch):

[##### Tech for Society #5: Waar is de Europese techsector?

Waarom zijn er geen Europese techreuzen meer?

Pakhuis de Zwijger](https://dezwijger.nl/programma/waar-is-de-europese-techsector)

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Urban Living Lab Summit 2020: Meet over 150 international Living Lab practitioners

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In many innovation projects, scientific programs, and organizations, urban living labs are achieving good results. In this co-creative, interactive Urban Living Lab Summit, we are going to explore tools that are used and ways to standardize them.

During the Summit - Monday, June 22nd, from 2 to 6pm (CET) - we will address:

● What tools can be used for designing, measuring impact, collaborating, and learning within Living Labs?

● How have these tools been proven helpful for living labs to reach their goals?

● What are lessons/insights that have been learned by living lab practitioners during this Corona crisis?

Want to know who's speaking? Or how to register? https://www.ams-institute.org/events/urban-living-lab-summit-2020/

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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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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Capture the world with data - Tech for Society recap

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Friday 5 June 2020, the fourth edition of the Tech for Society series was launched in Pakhuis de Zwijger: a livestream series about the role of technology in a society that is currently under pressure of the Covid-19 crisis. The central theme of this edition: ‘Dataism’, defined as the believe that the world can be captured in data and algorithms. This concept makes us question its practical possibilities and how we could understand the world around us using data. How should we?

Miriam Rasch, researcher and teacher, wrote the book ‘Frictie. Ethiek in tijden van dataisme’. The book talks about dataism, which Miriam describes as a belief that everything in the world can be captured with data. It is the idea that collecting data shows you certainties and predictions about the world and this way, directs people and the society as a whole . Miriam calls it a ‘religion’, since ‘dataism could exclude other views.' Data look objective and neutral. Believers of this concept, therefore, see it as a necessity to make decision-making processes data-driven.

Martijn de Waal, researcher in the Lectorate of Play & Civic Media of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, recognizes this dataism in the world. As a kind believer of dataism himself, Martijn looks at the concept as a way to organize information and shape the world around us. ‘However, the central role of collecting data now, as done by platforms such as Facebook or Amazon, is too big. It is pretended as if data are objective and truthful. But collecting data is done via platforms with all kinds of underlying values, that are not always visible.’

Which kinds of values? And are these public values? Can the data work for people?’

At the Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Shenzhen in China, Martijn attended the exhibition ‘Eyes of the City’, where he found three interpretations on the usage of data:

  1. Using data to map the lives of people and with the data, force them to live life according to rules and punish them if you do not oblige the rules. One of the main examples is face recognition in China.
  2. Luxurious capitalism. Collecting large amounts of data on citizens and use these to offer services. Even services people don’t know they need until they are offered to them. For example, offer a coffee to people on the streets at the moment you know they would like a cup of coffee due to the data that you collected about them. There is a downside for people working in the platform economy who have to be available, according to the data.
  3. In Shenzhen, companies got into contact with migrants living in a certain area. Together they collected data about bottlenecks in their lives. It helped people to show authorities they exist. The data collected are not objective, but it could be a starting point for discussion.

Policy based on data, data based on policy

In research, the usage of data is really important. Even more when policies are based on the data obtained during these studies. However, according to Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer at the City of Amsterdam, you have to be transparent about the sources you used, data that are collected, and start a discussion about which statements could be seen as true or false. In a democracy everybody has to take a part in this process, which is of extreme importance in a world full of propaganda and fake news. In one of her researches, City Rhythm, she analyses the real world and the digital world and the interaction between these two. She addresses questions such as; can we trust data and can we use data for good? How can the digital world can become a part of the physical world? An example of this is, can people who like gardening can use the help of people who don't like gardening, but do like measuring and predicting growth of plants?

Arjan Widlak, director of the Kafka brigade, researches bureaucratic dysfunctioning: ‘Bureaucracy is a great asset, it ensures that all kinds of values materialize - such as legal certainty, integrity, but often this goes the wrong way. Some organizations do the opposite of what they should do. There is indifference without a much needed check.' The Kafka Brigade wants to come to manageable knowledge and people that care about bureaucracy. What kind of system are we creating when we digitalize the government? We are caught in a system of possibilities and impossibilities, where principles of responsible IT should be defined and carried out.

How do we make sure that these principles are put into practice?

Arjan: 'For example, when you drive too fast, you will be flashed. This is done automatically, as is the determination of the fine and the envelope that will be sent to you. It seems like there are no humans involved in the process. Although we might not all understand how this system works, we have a high trust in the way it functions. You have done something wrong and result is a fine. The confidence in the operation of the system is great because it functions without people and people are unreliable. But ultimately people are involved. There is a policy behind this process and people decide what is legal and what is not. Certainly, due to affairs and scandals, it is not certain whether the confidence in these techniques is still so big. So data are not objective. These are human creatures. You cannot take the people out, then you will lose ethics and the discussion about what is wrong or right.'

Constutional state and education

Caroline: ‘Data collecting functions in the constitutional state, in the city. Collect, acquire, return data has to be done according to certain laws. You can also go to court if this is done wrong. The European Rules for Data Protection (GDPR) are essential for the protection of personal data collected by companies. Companies now say, give us more rules because this works for us. We can do better business. So business runs better in a democracy’ .

Caroline continues: “Another aspect we have to look at is how data scientists are trained. What do they learn? It is staggering to see how data science education in university only has one course on responsible innovation. In collecting data we only talk about ethics, never about the rule of law. Business is always about social entrepreneurship, never about trade unions. In education, we create data scientists who have only one side of the knowledge, but get all the power. Because we did not teach the system designers how to think about democracy, power and the inequality of power.”

Martijn: ‘Yes, people in Silicon Valley work in a one-dimensional way. But this will change. There is more and more attention for ethics because students also ask for it. They want to contribute to society.’

Arjan: 'It is interesting how this also goes for the background of civil servants. This has a major influence on how the government functions. A long time ago, as a civil servant it was common practice to know something about constitutional law. You had to understand that values get meaning to each other.' Caroline: ‘Place this standards frame to the forefront again. Democracy and privacy by design. This makes it possible to discuss the interpretation of meaning.’

What can the current timeframe learn us?

Miriam: ‘We learned the value of not using tech all day. I hope we can remember it.’

Caroline: ‘Ask more questions every day. Even if you take something for granted.’

Arjan: ‘Yes, ask more questions. We can strive for privacy by design, but what does that mean? I plea for critical citizenship.’

Martijn: ‘This time showed us a revaluation for public space and values. Public space is suddenly used a lot more. What can that look like online?’

According to Amsterdam Smart City, the discussion of this evening is exactly the discussion that needs to take place. Collecting data is very useful to work on the challenges in our cities. But we have to be aware that these data are not neutral and we have to have a discussion about the issues and if the data are necessary to help solving the issues. Can we work on public values with the data? This asks for a collaboration between the public and private sector, something we work on every day. Amsterdam Smart City always puts public value first: innovating together and transparent, using each other’s expertise, with the resident at the centre.

Do you want to watch the full episode? You can watch it here (in Dutch):

[##### Tech for Society #4: Dataïsme: Is de wereld te vangen in data?

Wie heeft gelijk als de computer het fout heeft?

Pakhuis de Zwijger](https://dezwijger.nl/programma/dataisme-is-de-wereld-te-vangen-in-data%20%20%20)

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Metabolic Impact Report is live!

Last year we worked with some incredible partners to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable economy. From future-proof food systems, and circular products and services, to finance within planetary boundaries, and resilient cities and regions, this report reflects on some of the key outcomes and projects that emerged across the Metabolic ecosystem in 2019. Follow the link to learn what we've been up to!

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Summerschool 'Maak de gezondste provincie van Nederland'

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We gaan van 26 t/m 28 augustus 2020 op summerschool! Samen met jongprofessionals verdiepen we ons 3 dagen verdiepen in het Snuffelfiets-experiment en leer je hoe je (sensor)data inzichtelijk maakt in dashboards en gebruikt voor apps, AI, Machine Learning en het maken van voorspellingen. We organiseren deze summerschool samen met het Kennislab voor Urbanisme en in opdracht van de Provincies Utrecht en Gelderland.

>> We houden ons voor, tijdens en na de summerschool aan de corona-maatregelen van het RIVM.

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Data Strategies Masterclass Series Webinar 1: Unlock your Data

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How will your company emerge from this crisis?

Times are different – both your customers and suppliers are re-balancing. Do you know how to adapt and keep them on board? Tapping into the ‘outside in’ perspective is essential to position yourself for the ‘next normal’.

Data provides a strong insight into what has happened and is an invaluable asset looking forward. To use your company data to its best, valuating what you have and what you are missing is essential. Sharing data with clients and suppliers to lock them in is a good start to become more data empowered. Learn about strategies to identify and unlock the value inside and outside your company, then create your own growth plan!

How will your company emerge from this crisis?

Times are different – both your customers and suppliers are re-balancing. Do you know how to adapt and keep them on board? Tapping into the ‘outside in’ perspective is essential to position yourself for the ‘next normal’.

Data provides a strong insight into what has happened and is an invaluable asset looking forward. To use your company data to its best, valuating what you have and what you are missing is essential. Sharing data with clients and suppliers to lock them in is a good start to become more data empowered. Learn about strategies to identify and unlock the value inside and outside your company, then create your own growth plan!

Your challenges

  • The world is quite uncertain right now and data is free flowing but information is unclear and often confusing.
  • You are missing out on the value of your own data – this is an opportunity cost for your organization.

Your take-aways

  • Assess what data you have, what data you share with customers and partners and what you would like to have. Knowing this you can further tap into your potential.
  • Understand your data and design a growth scenario where you lock in customers and make partners sticky.

What to expect

Learn to look differently at your data and utilize it to build your own organizational data strategy. Focus, especially during ‘crisis’ is important. How can you use both internal and external data to become closer to your customers, partners and the market?

  • Learn through structure and practical processes.
  • Get energized by case studies of companies who transformed and gained tremendous value.
  • Join an interactive session with exercises to start uncovering your data value.
  • Take home effective ideas that will change your data strategy. With a new mindset and practical examples, it will accelerate your journey towards treating data as an Asset.
  • Do not miss the great chance to join a break-out group with like-minded people to discuss your specific possibilities and opportunities on a joined learning platform.

This inspiring series on your data strategies is organized by Cumulus Park and Data to Dollars.

Our aim is to help you to gain deeper understanding of strategic data opportunities and to further your data journey. This webinar if part of the Data Strategies Masterclass Series.

The next webinars will be:

  • Webinar 2: 30 June 2020 15.30 - 17.00 hrs.
    Tapping into Data Value – The Data Maturity Model
  • Webinar 3: 15 July 2020 15.30 - 17.00 hrs.
    Creating your own Innovation Loop with your Customers & Supply Chain

Who should attend

People from all industries that are interested in data and have the following function:

  • C-level business professionals
  • CEO/Owner
  • Head of Strategy / Business Development / Commercial

Target Industries include, but not limited to:

  • Data
  • Recruitment
  • Retail
  • Food Retail
  • Wholesale & Distribution
  • Transport & Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • News
  • Shared Services
  • Banks & Insurance
  • Investment
  • Services

Program

15:30 - 15:50 Introduction
15:50 - 16:15 Activation
16:15 - 17:00 Plenary discussion
17:00 Closing & end

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Circulair ondernemen, doe je samen

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In de transitie naar een circulaire economie worden ondernemers steeds meer gevraagd na te denken over onze keten en hoe we inkopen. Hoe transparant moet je zijn naar je klanten? Wat mag je verwachten van je leveranciers? Hoe denk je in oplossingen in plaats van problemen? Je wilt wel innovatief zijn, maar hoe en wie gaat dat betalen?
Om ondernemers te helpen bij deze vraagstukken, organiseren we deze circulaire meetup dat volledig in het teken staat van samenwerking in de circulaire economie. De meetup wordt geopend door expert Erick Wuestman die zijn inzichten deelt over het belang van samenwerking om uitdagingen in een circulaire economie aan te gaan en de transitie te versnellen.

In de transitie naar een circulaire economie worden ondernemers steeds meer gevraagd na te denken over onze keten en hoe we inkopen. Hoe transparant moet je zijn naar je klanten? Wat mag je verwachten van je leveranciers? Hoe denk je in oplossingen in plaats van problemen? Je wilt wel innovatief zijn, maar hoe en wie gaat dat betalen?

Om ondernemers te helpen bij deze vraagstukken, organiseren we deze circulaire meetup dat volledig in het teken staat van samenwerking in de circulaire economie. De meetup wordt geopend door expert Erick Wuestman die zijn inzichten deelt over het belang van samenwerking om uitdagingen in een circulaire economie aan te gaan en de transitie te versnellen.

Voor wie? ondernemers en meedenkers**!**

Ondernemers | Tijdens dit event krijg je als ondernemer de kans om een eigen casus in te brengen waaraan gezamenlijk wordt gewerkt. Casussen op het gebied van circulair ondernemen staan centraal, daarbij valt te denken aan de volgende uitdagingen:

  • Circulair ondernemen in de voedingsindustrie
  • Circulaire plastics
  • Circulair ondernemen in de textielindustrie
  • Circulaire businessmodellen

Meld jouw casus gratis aan via het aanmeldformulier.

Meedenkers | Wil je graag meedenken met uitdagende casussen op het gebied van circulair ondernemen, vanuit jouw praktijkervaring, expertise, opleiding of interesse? We nodigen circulaire ondernemers, beleidsmakers, circulaire experts en andere circulaire initiatiefnemers uit om mee te denken!

Meld je gratis aan via deze Eventbrite pagina.

Datum

Het event vindt online plaats op 25 juni van 15.00 uur tot 17.00 uur.

Programma

15:00 - 15:15 Welkom

15:15 - 15:45 Spreker Erick Wuestman, over het belang van samenwerken voor een circulaire economie en de rol van circulair inkopen.

15:45 - 16:30 Crowdsolve your challenge

16:30 - 16:45 Afsluiting en vervolgstappen

Doe mee en werk samen!

  • Ontmoet collega-ondernemers en experts op het gebied van circulariteit in de Provincie Noord-Holland
  • Krijg waardevolle input vanuit verschillende invalshoeken voor je eigen vraagstukken en/of help (andere) ondernemers met jouw expertise.
  • Krijg concrete tools om circulariteit te versterken in jouw bedrijf en pas het toe na de meetup.
  • Maak impact en werk aan zaken waar je echt omgeeft.

Circulair Ecosysteem

Dit event is georganiseerd door Impact Hub Amsterdam en de provincie van Noord-Holland. De provincie Noord-Holland en Impact Hub Amsterdam werken samen om circulaire ondernemers met elkaar in contact te brengen om de transitie naar een volledig circulaire economie in 2050 te versnellen.

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Participants required! Travel experience research and data collection

Check the intro/promo video of my research https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlrq1iFa0EQ.
In my master thesis I examine how people experience their everyday trips in the Netherlands and the parameters that affect their perception. Data is now collected via the UMO Research app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.tudelft.umo&gl=NL) and you are invited to participate.
The thesis is performed at the Department of Transport & Planning of TU Delft.
Regards,
Roxani Gkavra

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