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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

How to build a data market for everybody?

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Er is €750.000 beschikbaar voor een community-gedreven datamarkt die eerlijke uitwisseling van data mogelijk maakt. Daarvoor wordt later dit jaar een prijsvraag uitgeschreven. We hebben een eerste opzet van de prijsvraag gemaakt, maar willen dit graag verbeteren met jouw input. Daarna kunnen we de prijsvraag definitief maken.

Wat is het idee van de prijsvraag?
We willen een virtuele datamarkt die uitwisseling van data mogelijk maakt. Een datamarkt waar data wordt uitgewisseld op voorwaarden van de data-eigenaren, waarbij de deelnemers gezamenlijk de regels bepalen en er door co-creatie synergieën kunnen ontstaan. Zodat we met data oplossingen kunnen bedenken voor de uitdagingen van de regio. Je krijgt tot €750.000 cofinanciering om binnen drie jaar je oplossing te realiseren. Wij helpen je hierbij met het inzetten van ons netwerk, zodat we samen de toepassing succesvol maken.

Wij denken dat de datamarkt hieraan moet voldoen:

- Data-soevereiniteit: deelnemers blijven eigenaar van hun data en bepalen de gebruiksvoorwaarden.
- Decentraal databeheer: deelnemers beheren en onderhouden hun data zelf.
- Gezamenlijke organisatie: deelnemers beslissen samen over de werking van de datamarkt, en bijhorende rechten en plichten.
- Digitale handhaving: afspraken (over gebruik van data) worden digitaal gehandhaafd.
- Waardecreatie: de datamarkt faciliteert co-creatie en daarmee synergie.

Om de prijsvraag aan het einde van dit jaar zo goed mogelijk uit te kunnen zetten, willen we graag met jou in gesprek. Dat doen we op dinsdag 16 oktober op het Science Park in Amsterdam.

Kan je niet komen, geef dan alsnog je feedback en ideeën door deze vragenlijst in te vullen:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ww2PmMVA9ylcOB2DtF4ejebraYhd_LoBYbDKTDjRqG0/viewform?ts=5bb22a10&edit_requested=true

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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Launch Innovation Center for AI (ICAI)

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We staan aan de vooravond van een innovatiegolf die zijn weerga niet kent en zal doordringen in alle haarvaten van de samenleving. De impact van Artificial Intelligence (AI) is te vergelijken met de industriële revolutie. ICAI, het Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence, is een initiatief om AI in Nederland een gezicht te geven door onderzoek en bedrijfsleven rondom AI te verbinden met behulp van technologie- en talentontwikkeling.

Op 19 oktober van 9.00 – 12.00 willen we met u als MKB in gesprek. Deze ochtend gaat over vragen en antwoorden; over leren en samenwerken; over AI en MKB in Nederland en Amsterdam in het bijzonder.

Samen met u willen we de volgende onderwerpen beschouwen
- Wat is ICAI en wat kan het voor u betekenen?
- Welke kennis uitdagingen heeft u waar AI een rol bij zou kunnen spelen?
- Hoe kunnen we co-creatie tussen onderwijs, wetenschap en MKB het beste realiseren?

U bent van harte welkom!

Bas Beekman (StartupAmsterdam)
Ursula van Zantvliet Rozemeijer, (MeerBusiness Amsterdam)
Pascal Wiggers (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)
Marcel Worring (ICAI / Universiteit van Amsterdam)

ICAI (https://icai.ai) is een nationaal netwerk gericht op publiek-private technologie- en talentontwikkeling tussen kennisinstellingen, industrie en overheid op het gebied van Artificial Intelligence.

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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Tada - Data Disclosed

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Tada! Data. They are a promise for life in the city. With data we can tackle major problems of contemporary cities making them cleaner, safer, healthier, more habitable. With the use of data, it can be achieved. But, only as long as people maintain control over data, and not the other way around.

Designing a digital city is a team effort: companies, government, urban communities and citizens. We take action together, we benefit together. That is why we have set the following shared principles and agreements. We want to be a leading example in this for all other digital cities spread across the globe. Tada!

Join us in showing that we can make them wiser too by signing the manifesto at www.tada.city

Amsterdam aims to become leading example for responsible data usage

Data management is often subject of debate and is starting to raise more and more questions, e.g. regarding its ethical use, transparency, responsibility, ownership and controllability. Amsterdam as an innovator is aiming to fulfill a leading role in the world of data and technology. The Amsterdam Economic Board is requesting all of their partners that contribute to the digital city to sign the ‘Data Disclosed’ manifesto, and to announce and take concrete steps in the responsible handling of data.

Amsterdam itself will take the first step. By doing so, the innovative metropolis is trying to convey the message and take a leading role in this global campaign. Under the slogan ‘Tada’ – Data Disclosed’, the city is campaigning and, along with this, developing operational tools.

Franc Weerwind, mayor of Almere: “The Amsterdam story has been welcomed with open arms and followed by all participating parties. What appears to be especially appealing is the positive angle. Data is increasingly being associated with monitoring, control and suspicion, but we’ve turned it around. Transparency, accountability and ethics could be promising design-principles. Clarity about data could also be a major driving force for business and reputation.”

Amsterdam Economic Board — Manifest tada, duidelijk over data

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Check the article about Tada featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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Pitch your initiative for a responsible digital city

Our daily and urban live is more and more driven by digital innovations. Technology will make are cities greener, healthier and smarter. But there are also some important questions left unanswered. Should we control data and the use of algorithms? How do we organize digital trust? Will everybody benefit from the digital society?

The Amsterdam Economic Board will launch the manifesto 'responsible digital cities' on october 31st to start this discussion. During this event we offer a few spots for startups, pilots or other initiatives to pitch ideas that contribute to a responsible digital city (a.o. transparant, inclusive, accountable). Are you working on a great idea and would like to showcase this? Then contact me at w.koeman@amecboard.com

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Amsterdam Science Park: see what the future holds

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You could say that digital connectivity was born at Amsterdam Science Park – it was the location of the first transatlantic internet connection, after all. And with connectivity continuing to surge to ever greater heights, the park has no intention of resting on its laurels.

You could say that digital connectivity was born at Amsterdam Science Park – it was the location of the first transatlantic internet connection, after all. And with connectivity continuing to surge to ever greater heights, the park has no intention of resting on its laurels.

At SURFsara, the institute that acts as a bridge between research and advanced ICT, Maurice Bouwhuis sees a promising future for Amsterdam Science Park in generating the future interactions necessary to further tomorrow’s levels of digital connectivity. “The park combines excellent knowledge institutes with a large and expanding capacity in data centres,” he explains. “We will see more and more collaborations between these institutes and the digital companies that can benefit from their research. This is exactly what we need to keep the Amsterdam area competitive as we move towards a global knowledge economy.”

He notes that the park has the experience of bringing together businesses, knowledge institutes and policy makers in order to collaborate on new solutions – a vital combination as society becomes increasingly technological. “Digital developments are extremely far-reaching,” he says. “That means we have to work together: scientists with companies and policy makers.” The Mayor of Almere, Franc Weerwind, is one of the latter group, whose members are increasingly looking to Amsterdam Science Park to see what opportunities the future holds for the whole Amsterdam region.
Digital Connectivity event
Mayor Weerwind and other policymakers attended the Digital Connectivity event which SURFsara hosted on Novemer 2nd. This initiative demonstrated the sort of interaction Maurice Bouwhuis is talking about in action, and the discussions did not stop there. “We are talking about setting up an expert centre for responsible data, new ways for data centres to be more energy-efficient, and Amsterdam’s possible role in a neutral, independent public cloud,” says Bouwhuis. He points out that the EU has just allocated 2 billion euros in funds for the European Open Science Cloud Initiative, which indicates the scale of the opportunities for research. “Amsterdam Science Park should certainly be able to take advantage of this,” he says.
The Amsterdam Economic Board
The Amsterdam Economic Board shares the park’s vision, says Willem Koeman, Business Connector Digital Connectivity. He points out that the Board sees the Amsterdam area as consolidating its position as one of Europe’s top digital centres in the future – with the help of Amsterdam Science Park. “Amsterdam is one of the world’s biggest internet hubs, and that has grown from Amsterdam Science Park,” he says. “The park has great research institutes that can give the whole Amsterdam region a leading edge when it comes to the digital future. There are lots of opportunities here.”

The park has a particular strength in its five advanced data centres, he adds. “With data centres, it’s all about expanding capacity – as is happening here at Amsterdam Science Park with Equinix and Digital Realty,” he says. “We increasingly need more space to store and transport data. Meanwhile, we also need to make our data centres as green as possible. That means finding ways for them to become more energy efficient.” The new SURFsara data centre, for example, which has the power of 10,000 modern PCs, stores the enormous heat produced by its servers and uses it for heating and cooling – so greatly reducing its environmental impact. Meanwhile Green IT, with a presence at Amsterdam Science Park, is playing a leading role in showcasing new, energy-saving solutions in IT, in line with the City of Amsterdam’s aim to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2025.

Also essential to maximize digital connectivity is another Amsterdam Science Park strength: data innovation. The park’s research institutes and data-driven start-ups are key in initiating potential new applications for the ever-expanding amount of available digital information, for example to support healthcare, sustainability and mobility. In the park’s new Startup Village, for example, Metrica Sports works on improving team performance through data and video analysis, while its neighbour Aiir Innovations uses artificial intelligence to create tailored solutions for a range of industrial and business problems – just two of Amsterdam Science Park’s blueprints for the digital future.

Source: Amsterdam Science Park

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Willem Koeman, Challenge lead at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Dutch digital infrastructure: engine of economic growth and prosperity

The dutch digital economy is growing fast and is - when seen as a separate sector – already larger than many of the traditional sectors in our economy. Recent research by the national statistics bureau (CBS) found that this digital economy provides 345.000 jobs with an estimated annual growth of 7-9%. The digital infrastructure is one of the key enablers of the digital economy and allows Dutch companies to grow both nationally and on an international scale. In addition, the digital infrastructure is one of the main reasons for international digital companies to locate in the Netherlands and these companies bring substantial activities and jobs to our country.

The Amsterdam Economic Board now proudly presents the third edition of the digital infrastructure research report together with 11 partners active in digital infrastructure.
It shows how the Dutch digital infrastructure and the digital ecosystem as a whole are rapidly evolving and expanding. With internet traffic growing 22% annually, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) still being one of the largest internet exchanges in the world, and a colocation market that grows almost 15% annually, the Dutch digital infrastructure is the foundation of a strong national and international internet economy. Of wich nearly 70% of the infrastructure is located in the Amsterdam area.

Although well positioned as a first mover and differentiator internationally, this does not mean the current growth and high desirability of the Dutch digital infrastructure sector will continue unabated. A combination of factors need to be aligned in order to sustain and expand our leading position. As the recommendations of this report show, there is still a lot that can and must be done to maintain and safeguard our position.

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