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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

New European Bauhaus conference

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On 22nd and 23rd April, the European Commission will host its first conference related to the "New European Bauhaus" initiative.

The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative, convening a space of encounter to design future ways of living, situated at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It brings the Green Deal to our living places and calls on all Europeans to imagine how we can make the places where we live and our experiences more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive.

The conference will be held online in English. It is free of cost and registration for the first day is open to everyone.

Get to know the provisional program here and register here.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Update Intelligent Cities Challenge & Opportunities To Get Involved

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The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission (EC) initiative that supports 136 cities with using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The goal is to accelerate ICC cities and their local ecosystems as engines for post-pandemic recovery, creating new jobs and strengthening citizen participation and wellbeing.

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, represented by Amsterdam Economic Board and Amsterdam Smart City (ASC), has joined the ICC as a mentor region. A key task for ASC is to connect and share best practices from the Amsterdam region with the ICC network.

Here are a few of the upcoming opportunities for ASC partners and community members who would like to get involved in the ICC:

  1. Sharing best practices during the 3rd ICC City Lab, May 18 – May 21: During this four day event, ASC partners have the opportunity to contribute to various knowledge and working sessions across a range of topics including: circular economy and Local Green Deals (LGD’s), energy efficient renovation, digitalization of government services, digital twins, and citizen participation.
  2. Contributing to Tech4Good Marketplace:Within the scope of ICC, the EC is developing a digital platform where cities can share their experience and recommendations for validated and deployed smart city solutions.  During the April - June timeframe, ASC will collect transferable solutions and best practices from the Amsterdam Region which will be shared on the Marketplace.
  3. Advise on the development of the European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities (EIF4SCC): Acknowledging the importance of interoperability for smart cities and communities, the EC contracted Deloitte and KU Leuven University to develop a proposal for a European Interoperability Framework. The aim of the EIF4SCC is to provide European local administration leaders with definitions, principles, recommendations (including practical use cases) and a common model that enables public service delivery across domains, cities, regions and borders.  The first draft of the Framework is open for stakeholder consultation via the following survey until April 12.

For more information about ICC or any of the above points, please contact Cornelia Dinca, ASC International Liaison via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com

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NYC Open Data Week 2021

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Open Data Week is a week-long festival of community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC. Every year, New Yorkers come together all across the boroughs to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Coincidentally, the first weekend of March is also International Open Data Day. Together, these events anchor NYC’s Open Data Week and increase civic engagement with municipal open data.

This year, from March 6 - 14, over 75 event organizers are hosting virtual sessions to engage with you about open data, technology and design. Check out the program and RSVP to participate in events all throughout the week: https://2021.open-data.nyc/#calendar

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The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge

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The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission initiative that supports 136 cities in using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The ICC cities and their local ecosystems will be engines for the recovery of their local economy, create new jobs, and strengthen citizen participation and wellbeing.

The ICC is part of a wider EU support system that recognises the importance of delivering on the promises made by the European Green Deal, the digital strategy, and other EU policies. It looks to move towards a more  digital, service-oriented and low-carbon economy, supported by a knowledge-based society, that enables circular economy systems through ‘local value loops’, evidence-based reskilling, and sustainable investments.

Participating cities receive one-to-one strategic advice from international experts on fine thematic strands: green economy and local green deals, improving the citizen participation and the digitalisation of public administration, green and digital transition in tourism, resilience of local supply chains, up- and reskilling of the workforce.  ICC Cities are also supported by transversal services on access to data, access to finance and through a marketplace full of innovative solutions.

The Amsterdam Region, represented by Amsterdam Economic Board and Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is one of the ICC mentor regions, alongside European mentor cities Aarhus, Antwerp, Barcelona, Espoo, Hamburg, Nice, Porto, Rijeka and international mentors Medellin, Singapore and Toronto.  By participating in the ICC, the Amsterdam Region will share its experience and learn from other best practices related to multi-stakeholder collaboration, innovation ecosystems, circular economy and citizen participation.

ICC Updates:
 Launch of 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge
 ICC Challenge Mayors’ Summit
 Launch of ICC Renovation Action Group
 Public Kick-off 2nd ICC City Lab

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Circular Innovation City Challenge

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Do you have an innovative digital or data-driven solution that can help create a circular city? A city where businesses and people work together to make the most of our resources? An inclusive city, in which designing for circularity means providing new jobs and opportunities for all communities and citizens?

The Circular Innovation City Challenge is seeking early prototype to market-ready innovative solutions, with the potential to help create circular and thriving cities. Your solution can be cross-sector or focus on specific areas such as plastics, food, construction, textile, or others. It can focus on direct material reductions or on business and consumer behaviour. The most important thing is that your solution is digital or data-driven at its core, and responds to one or more of the innovation areas.

The challenge is a global call to action for innovators and entrepreneurs, businesses, and organisations. Challenge partners encourage all types of innovators globally to apply and help find the answers to create better and more circular cities.

The Circular Innovation City Challenge is made possible through the collaboration between the cities of Copenhagen, Glasgow, Amsterdam, New York, and Toronto, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and World Circular Economy Forum. The challenge is facilitated by the Danish Business Authority, the Danish Design Centre and Leaderlab.

Find out more about the challenge and submit your innovation no later than April 23rd 2021 via https://www.circularinnovation.city/

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Last Call! Scalable Solutions to Urban Challenges

There are currently three opportunities for Dutch and international startups and innovators who would like to collaborate with governments on urban challenges:

Project Scale-up: Traffic & Visitor Flows 
How can we reduce crowdedness at busy locations in the Amsterdam Region? Innovatie Partners is looking for solutions to predict traffic and visitor flows, and influence behaviour.  The aim is develop a new system solution through collaboration between governmental organisations, knowledge partners and innovative entrepreneurs. Apply by Feb 22. (In Dutch)

AI4Cities: Energy & Mobility
Are you an Artificial Intelligence (AI) supplier? Six European cities and regions are looking for AI solutions on mobility and energy to accelerate carbon neutrality. The project follows a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) approach in order to identify solutions that can contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions in partner cities and regions. Apply by Feb 28.

Intergovernmental Start-up in Residence
In the third round of the intergovernmental Start-up in Residence program, six government organisations are looking for innovative and scalable solutions to 15 challenges. Do you have a lighting innovation that encourages people to exercise more? Or a solution that can improve the safety and liveability of “problem” streets? There is also a wild card category for innovative concepts or products that don’t fit within the defined challenges. Apply by Mar 2. (in Dutch)

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