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Amsterdam Smart City Demoday Energy x Mobility

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Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects, put requests for help on the table, share dilemmas and involve others in your projects or challenges. Invitations are sent, but you can join!

The Amsterdam Smart City team hosts demodays every 8-10 weeks. Our partners put out concrete questions about projects they are currently working on. We set up pitches and organize workshops with them and other partners to get them to get a step further in their processes.

This time on the agenda:
- How can we apply the energy of regenerative braking in neighbourhood Hubs?
- Curtailment of wind turbines and solar panels
- CleanMobileEnergy project
- Wijkie & Earn-E

Time: 14.00 - 16.30h

This event is in Dutch and invitation only, however we are happy to be joined by others!

Do you feel like you should be there? Do you have knowledge or a network that could be useful for the session? Or do you want to learn more about one of the topics discussed? Please send an e-mail to menouschka@amsterdamsmartcity.com and we might save you a seat!

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Data Dilemma’s: Digital twins – hype or necessity?

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With the growing availability of data and technology, digital versions of objects or systems are getting more interesting. Pairing the virtual and physical world, it is possible to continue critical physical processes while digitally experimenting and looking for improvements. The ‘digital twin’ therefore is an interesting feature, also in urban development.

Governments are exploring what a digital twin can mean for them or have already taken the first steps. Some with a clear output or use case in mind, some to experiment and build upon for the future. Setting up a digital twin of a city or region is complex and could therefore become costly. A digital twin may even grow into a
system where no one is able to comprehend how an implication has come about anymore.

In a discussion with a number of digital twin projects, we will address opportunities and barriers. Are current projects more than 3D models? What are the key enablers and challenges in starting digital twins for urban applications? Which steps are the
most difficult to implement? Do we fully trust on the system and will reality be handled by a computer? How are decisions for further development made?

Join us for these and of course the questions from the audience during this session of Data Dilemmas on the 17th of December!

Program:
Online event
Date: 17th of December 2020
Language: English

15.50: Digital walk-in
16.00 – 16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.45: Presentations + Q&A
Speakers will be confirmed soon!
16.45 – 17.15: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-dilemmas-digital-twins-hype-or-necessity-tickets-131311784081

About the Data Dilemmas series
Digital Twins show us that possibilities of using data and new technologies to address urban challenges are endless. We use data to make cities safer, cleaner and, for example, more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data.
Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.

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Amsterdam Smart City Demoday Digital City x Circularity

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Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects, put requests for help on the table, share dilemmas and involve others in your projects or challenges. Invitations are sent, but you can join!

The Amsterdam Smart City team hosts demodays every 8-10 weeks. Our partners put out concrete questions about projects they are currently working on. We set up pitches and organize workshops with them and other partners to get them to get a step further in their processes.

This time on the agenda:
- Collaboration between startups and governments
- Mapping waste flows
- Responsible IT Lab
- AI to detect waste in cities

Time: 14.00 - 16.30h

This event is in Dutch and invitation only, however we are happy to be joined by others!

Do you feel like you should be there? Do you have knowledge or a network that could be useful for the session? Or do you want to learn more about one of the topics discussed? Please send an e-mail to info@amsterdamsmartcity.com and we might save you a seat!

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Wanted: Community & communication intern Amsterdam Smart City (Dutch)

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Ben je een enthousiaste student die het leuk vindt om teksten te schrijven? Heb je interesse in de regio Amsterdam, technologie of duurzaamheid? En zoek je een stage op het gebied van communicatie en communities? Dan zoeken wij jou!

Amsterdam Smart City is het innovatieplatform dat proactieve bewoners, innovatieve bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en overheden samenbrengt en vorm geeft aan de stad van de toekomst. Samen komen we tot innovatieve oplossingen en maken we betere straten, buurten en steden. Zo zorgen we ervoor dat de Amsterdam Metropoolregio leefbaar blijft voor iedereen. Amsterdam Smart City richt zich op vier thema’s: mobiliteit, de digitale stad, energie en circulaire economie. We werken samen met 20 partners en een internationale community van meer dan 8000 leden. Amsterdam Smart City is een netwerkorganisatie die valt of staat met contact met het netwerk. We brengen mensen op verschillende manieren bij elkaar, o.a. via het platform amsterdamsmartcity.com. Communicatie is één van onze kernactiviteiten, waarbij we jouw hulp nodig hebben!

Wij zijn op zoek naar een community en communicatie stagiair(e)!
Het is mogelijk om al vanaf januari te starten!

Wie ben jij?
Je bent een communicatief sterke student in de richting communicatie / media / marketing / journalistiek met affiniteit voor de thema’s duurzaamheid en/of technologie. Je gelooft in de kracht van teamwork en je enthousiasme en leergierigheid inspireren menigeen. Daarnaast ben je initiatiefrijk en flexibel, kun je zelfstandig werken en makkelijk schakelen. Je kunt overweg met online platforms, vindt het leuk om te schrijven, samen aan de slag te gaan en je netwerk te vergroten. Je vindt het leuk om een community te ondersteunen en te stimuleren tot hoge mate van interactie. Een goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal is een must. Ervaring met Photoshop, Indesign en videobewerking is fijn, maar geen must.

Wat ga je doen tijdens je stage?

  • Je bedenkt samen met het team welke (interactieve) content interessant is voor het netwerk. Je vindt haakjes met de actualiteit, komt met creatieve ideeën. Daarnaast ga je op zoek naar relevante content uit de community.
  • Je beheert en bewerkt de content geplaatst door de community.
  • Je schrijft of, als je het leuk vindt, maakt video’s en plaatst deze op de website.
  • Je activeert de Amsterdam Smart City community door contact met de leden te onderhouden.
  • Je werkt aan de social media kanalen Twitter en Linkedin en zet deze actief in om onze content verder onder de aandacht te brengen.

Wat bieden wij?

  • Een uitdagende meewerkstage op het gebied van communities en communicatie voor minimaal 4 dagen per week. Je kunt een zomerstage doen of in september beginnen.
  • We bieden je een fijne werkplek op het Marineterrein in Amsterdam, met een informele en collegiale sfeer en voldoende ruimte. Uiteraard kun je ook vanuit huis werken.
  • Jouw eigen inbreng en enthousiasme zijn erg welkom.
  • Een stagevergoeding van 350 euro pm bij een 40-urige werkweek.

Geïnteresseerd?
Vind je dit allemaal goed klinken? Denk je dat deze stageplek goed bij je past? Stuur dan je CV en een korte motivatie naar info@amsterdamsmartcity.com. Voor meer informatie over de functie kun je bellen met Menouschka Plugge via : 06 43 75 26 36. Hopelijk spreken we elkaar snel!

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Time for an Easter egg hunt🐣!

As part of the festive launch of our new platform🎉, we put two easter-eggs inside!! Together they form the link to a hidden page on our platform! The first to follow the instructions on this hidden page gets a special Amsterdam Smart City Package! The hints to find these easter-eggs are hidden in the message below.

Happy hunting!

— With the rise of technology, we believe that openness and #transparency in #data-use are of key importance. Of course this is just one of the #guidelines we as a #community believe to be necessary for the true smart city. Do you want to see all our values? Check out the “about” page on our platform! —

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How this new platform contributes to better streets, neighbourhoods and cities

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Today, in a liveshow together with BTG and the City of Almere, aired from Pakhuis de Zwijger, Leonie van den Beuken, program director, officially launched the new Amsterdam Smart City platform.

Now and in the future we want to live and work in healthy, livable, vibrant cities. These are the places where we live, work, play and move. But certainly in the city, public space is scarce and you can feel the density. Cities are getting busier and we are experiencing the effects of climate change and pollution. Changes in this are not made very fast and we have to go through a lot of barriers. Technology can help to deal with the shortage of space and improve the quality of public space, if you use technology in the right way. After all, nobody wants to live in a Smart City. We do want to live in a safe, clean and pleasant city.

Another barrier for change in cities is collaboration. The challenges of today's cities require collaboration between governments, knowledge institutions, companies and residents. But many parties who need each other do not know each other, do not know how to find each other or have different interests. Collaboration with each other requires a different mindset, the mindset to do it together and not alone.

Collaboration
And that is where Amsterdam Smart City comes into play. We are working on the smart, green and healthy future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. We do this together: close by in your own street and in the region. Fortunately, our city and region are full of active communities, social organizations, cooperatives and entrepreneurs who want to contribute to this. Together they make better streets, neighborhoods and cities and are of great importance to realize the city of the future.

At Amsterdam Smart City we have developed a way to mobilize this power of society. We bring these companies, public institutions and residents to shape the cities of the future. We do this by offering an open and safe place where connection and collaboration can develop. We have been doing this for 11 years, 4 of them also online. A large community is active on the online platform. More than 8,000 innovators in total. People who meet, show what they do and help each other across the Amsterdam and Dutch borders.

New online platform!
This new platform offers more possibilities to stay up to date on specific topics, to share with an interested target group what you do yourself and to find each other. We have been working on it for a while and are very curious what our network, including you!, thinks about it! If you were already a member of the community, please log in again with a new password. If you were not a member yet, sign up now!

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