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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Nice article by MIT Technology Review on the adoption of covid-19 apps

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'The early focus on contact tracing apps for covid-19 was understandable: a vaccine is still many months away, assuming we can even find one that will work. Apps stepped into the breach as a potential panacea—even though many insiders have consistently argued that they are only one of a number of tools we have to fight the virus.'

And are they working? Will people use it? The article shows that France and Australia have some struggles in making the technology work while also trying to get people adopt the app. Eventually, technology will work. Success is however dependent on the willingness of usage by the people.

Join the discussion!
Are you interested in the Dutch plans for a covid-19 contact tracing app? What kind of ideas do they have to enthuse people to use the CoronaMelder? Or would you like to know how other cities and countries convinced people to use such technology? Join us on the 3rd of September 2020 in an online session! More info: https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/how-to-get-people-to-actually-use-contact-tracing

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

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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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Learn more about the smart city with these videos! Edition 1: the Digital City

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While most of us are working from home now, the Amsterdam Smart City team will support you with some inspiration and learnings about the city. We handpicked videos worth watching!

**Also in these surreal times, you don’t have to be bored. Because on the bright side, there is more time to zoom out from your usual day-to-day activities and time to read the book you wanted for so long, time to listen to that really popular podcast or time to check out videos about the development of the city.

We selected these ones about the Digital City: recorded in 2019 and 2020 in Pakhuis De Zwijger, thé dialogue center in Amsterdam.**

Find the programs (all in Dutch this time) below and stay tuned for the next videos about a different theme!

5 maart 2020: Eerlijke Algoritmen

Algoritmen zijn overal en bepalen steeds meer in ons dagelijks leven. We gebruiken het voor de beste smartphone foto's, maar ook bij misdaadpreventie en het opsporen van fraude bij de sociale dienst. Maar hoe neutraal is deze onzichtbare spelverdeler? Hoeveel van onze voorliefdes of vooroordelen nemen deze systemen over? En hoe krijgen we hier grip op? In deze talkshow - Next Level - wordt in Pakhuis de Zwijger gesproken over de impact van technologie op onze samenleving.

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Next Level #1: Eerlijke algoritmen

Algoritmen zijn overal en bepalen steeds meer in ons dagelijks leven. We gebruiken het voor de beste smartphone foto's, maar ook bij misdaadpreventie en het opsporen van fraude bij de sociale dienst. Maar hoe neutraal is deze onzichtbare spelverdeler? Hoeveel van onze voorliefdes of vooroordelen nem](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn1RE6XUKqA)

15 maart 2019: Amsterdam Smart City: De Digitale Stad

Technologie speelt een steeds grotere rol in ons dagelijks leven. Maar ook in steden wordt digitalisering steeds belangrijker. Hoe houden we met een Smart City aanpak de Metropoolregio Amsterdam leefbaar? Hoe zorgen we dat digitalisering menselijk en voor iedereen toegankelijk blijft? Tijdens deze sessie van Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) kijken we naar verschillende projecten rondom digitaal ondernemerschap. Je krijgt de kans om mee te denken over een aantal projecten van ASC en haar partners. Op welke manier gaat de gemeente de Digitale Stad inrichten? Hoe geven projecten vorm aan deze digitale stad in de praktijk? En wat kan jij als bewoner van de stad doen?

Met Amsterdam Smart City partners Tada, Nemo, Gemeente Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Smart City #3: De Digitale Stad

Technologie speelt een steeds grotere rol in ons dagelijks leven. Maar ook in steden wordt digitalisering steeds belangrijker. Hoe houden we met een Smart City aanpak de Metropoolregio Amsterdam leefbaar? Hoe zorgen we dat digitalisering menselijk en voor iedereen toegankelijk blijft? Tijdens deze s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSsFOOQmqQ8)

14 februari 2019: New Economy Techgiganten

Wordt onze economie beheerst door een handvol techgiganten en welke invloed hebben deze bedrijven op de stad?

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New Economy #15: Techgiganten

Wordt onze economie beheerst door een handvol techgiganten en welke invloed hebben deze bedrijven op de stad? Al gehoord van ‘The Big Five’? En nee, dan hebben we het niet over een Afrikaanse safari, maar over de vijf grote techbedrijven Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Amazon, Apple en Microsoft. Deze](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il8qCuffC24)

We will add more videos in the next days and collect all of them here. Check out videos about Energy, Circular City, Mobility and Citizens&Living.

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

The EU is looking for startups and SMEs with innovations to tackle Corona outbreak

Only two days to apply for this EU call to tackle the Corona outbreak!

Could your solution help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak? Then apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council. Deadline is Wednesday 18 March 17:00h (Brussels time).

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Het Net Onder Spanning

De veranderingen op het gebied van duurzaamheid zijn in volle gang. Elektrische auto’s, warmtepompen en zonnepanelen zorgen ervoor dat we steeds dichterbij en zelfs in huis ons steentje bij kunnen dragen. Deze vernieuwingen doen tegelijkertijd een groot beroep op het elektriciteitsnet in de stad. Om de toenemende vraag naar stroom te kunnen blijven leveren, is meer infrastructuur nodig. Maar ook innovatieve oplossingen en keuzes maken zijn noodzakelijk.

Om de uitdagingen zo goed mogelijk in kaart te brengen, is netbeheerder Liander vorig jaar samen met de gemeente Amsterdam een studie gestart naar de groeiende stads- en energietransitie.

Op 15 oktober organiseert Amsterdam Smart City over dit onderwerp een sessie in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Liander en de gemeente zullen de themastudie toelichten, er is ruimte voor innovatieve oplossingen uit ons netwerk en we bespreken met partners van Amsterdam Smart City welke belangrijke rol bewoners hebben. Kom je ook? Meld je aan! https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/het-net-onder-spanning

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Do you have a novel idea that can help solve urban challenges in Amsterdam?

Join the Amsterdam City Challenge, a 24-hour non-stop pressure cooker event on 16-17 June to kick-off the WeMakeThe.City festival. These videos tell you why!

As the city becomes more densely populated, city authorities face the growing challenge of ensuring that citizens have affordable and sustainable energy and mobility options. To ensure we keep Amsterdam as a clean and healthy city, and to achieve our carbon emission goals by 2030, we want to encourage accelerated innovation and support the development of new, smart technologies. The Amsterdam City Challenge will allow you to work in a multi-disciplinary team to ideate, uncover insights and propose innovative solutions to the city's urban challenges.

Co-design sustainable urban solutions

During the 24 hours, the participants will be guided by experts from the energy and mobility sectors. At the end of the event, a panel of experts from different backgrounds will select the winning teams and award the following Prizes:

  • €1000 cash for the winning team of the Mobility challenge
  • €1000 cash for the winning team of the Sustainable Energy challenge
  • 5 free tickets to the AMS summer school on Mobility (€200 value each)
  • A wild card winner for entry to AMS Climate Launchpad
  • An opportunity to pitch your idea to a large audience of the WeMakeThe.City festival during the signing of the Klimaat Akkoorden on Thursday, June 20th as well as the opportunity to present during the three Mobility Conferences.
  • An opportunity to pitch your idea during the Amsterdam Smart City "Demo days," with immediate feedback from various partners and experts.
  • A chance to work alongside the city officials on a "living lab" approach to your solutions.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with rich, diverse networks of the City of Amsterdam, AMS Institute and EIT Climate-KIC.

City challenges you will be tackling

Energy

How can we make data centers greener? Video with Marieke van Doorninck (Deputy mayor City of Amsterdam) and Jan Duffhues (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge - Heat of data centers

Taking the Haparandadam as a point of inspiration, how can we install solar power in unusual places? Video with Kirsten Dunlop (CEO EIT ClimateKIC) and Antonia Nieto Diaz (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge 2019 - Energy solutions for the Haparandadam

Mobility:

How can we organize the supply of fresh food and beverages in Amsterdam in a smarter way, and with zero-emissions, in order to minimize the impact on the city streets? Video with Cathelijne Hermans (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge - efficient logistics

How can we improve management of the mobility flows to major tourist attractions more effectively, such as the Zandvoort beach on sunny days? Video with Rachel Tienkamp-Beishuizen (City of Amsterdam) and Arthur Rietkerk (Province of Noord-Holland)

Amsterdam City Challenge - Mobility challenge at Zandvoort

How can we reduce congestion on the bike paths and roads during rush hour? Video with Arjan van Timmeren (scientific director AMS Institute) and Koen van 't Hof (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge 2019 - Improve cycling!

So sign up!

Amsterdam City Challenge

<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amsterdam-city-challenge-registration-60744158413?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets>

Together we can turn the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a frontrunner of urban mobility and sustainable energy!

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