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AMS Institute is a young institute for applied technology and urban design, founded by TU Delft, Wageningen University & Research and MIT. In this Amsterdam based public-private institute, talent is educated and engineers, designers, digital engineers and natural/social scientists jointly develop and valorise interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions. Our aim is to find answers to the urban challenges of sustainability and quality of life, including resource and food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, and health and wellbeing.

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Meetup & demonstratie Responsible Sensing Lab

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Graag nodigt het Responsible Sensing Lab je uit voor een meetup waarin we je meer vertellen over ons werk. We zullen enkele van onze projecten uitlichten en demonstreren. Iedereen is van harte welkom!

Wanneer?
Donderdag 27 oktober om 16.00 uur.

Programma

  • 16.00 introductie Responsible Sensing Lab door Sam Smits (projectleider) en Coen Bergman (initiatiefnemer)
  • 16.15 drie van projecten uitgelicht door Coen Bergman
  • Simple sensors
  • Shuttercam
  • Shutterring
  • 16.25 demonstratie Responsible Sensing Toolkit door Sam Smits
  • 16.45 vragenronde en afsluiting
  • 17:00 borrel + bezichtiging demomodellen

De meetup is in het Nederlands maar alle informatie over het Responsible Sensing Lab is ook in het Engels beschikbaar op onze website.

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AMS Startup Booster 2022-23 - Call for applications is open until Sep 30th

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When:
Call for applications is open until Sep 30th. The program will last from Oct 2022 until Feb 2023.

What:
The AMS Startup Booster is a business idea development and validation program hosted by AMS Institute, aiming to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their gut feeling into a business. The entrepreneurs are expected to pursue an impact-driven startup in the field of urban tech.

Lasting over 4-months, the AMS Startup Booster 2022-23 will start on Oct 2022 and run until Feb 2023. The program will be hybrid, mainly physical at the AMS Institute (Marineterrein, Amsterdam). The program is most effective when all teams are fully committed so during the aforementioned time period there is a minimum requirement of 16 hours per week for each startup.

Program:
The program consists of more than 12 workshops focusing on customer discovery and problem-solution fit. During these workshops, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Research Fundamentals & Problem Definition
  • Market Segmentation & Customer Personas
  • Customer Discovery
  • Value Proposition & Business Model Design
  • MVP Design & Prototyping
  • Experiment Design
  • Pitching

In addition, our complimentary masterclasses will cover topics such as <strong>Team Fit & Alignment, Marketing & Branding, IP Rights, Finance & Funding</strong>, and many more. Peer-to-peer sessions and 1-on-1 coaching will complete the free services we offer to the selected startups. In total, the startups will get a 360 entrepreneurship curriculum consisting of more than 30 workshops & masterclasses.

Demo Day: Pitch and win prizes during the 'finals'
We close off the program with a Demo Day during which the teams showcase their business ideas and prototypes to a broad audience of experts, investors and entrepreneurs and compete for a list of amazing prizes! Prizes include:

  • Guidance on the design of your feasibility experiment in the Marineterrein Living Lab
  • Access to a 5000 euros feasibility grant
  • Access to follow-up programs & funding opportunities
  • Additional customer discovery sessions
  • Continuous coaching & mentoring
  • Office Space & Makerspace
  • Promo material & access to a large network

In addition, connections with other programs and potential investors will be made.

For whom?
We are looking for ambitious students, researchers and young professionals who have an awesome business idea that could impact city life and solve metropolitan challenges. Please note we are looking for teams not a single founder.

Registration
Apply for the AMS Startup Booster via this form. Applications should be submitted <strong>no later than Sep 30th</strong>.

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Responsible smart doorbells

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Photo: Daan Rozinga, The Incredible Machine

The Responsible Sensing Lab is currently working on a few projects regarding smart doorbells.

Smart doorbells are like a security camera's, but available for everyone. Always on, and owned by private parties, the smart doorbell is destined to have an impact on our privacy. As of now, there could be thousands of smart doorbells in Amsterdam, filming public space. We don t have a clear view on the numbers, and we do not know what the owners do with the collected data. Smart doorbell owners are often not aware of the privacy issues.

One of the Responsible Sensing Lab's projects is Shutterring. The Shutterring project aims to make smart doorbells more responsible by ensuring the privacy of bypassers and owners while keeping the main functionality of the device intact. Shutterring is a design by The Incredible Machine.

Inspired by Shutterring, the Lab has started another project regarding responsible smart doorbells: Challenging the design of smart doorbells. In order to challenge the current design of smart doorbells (IoT doorbells with integrated cameras) a few alternative smart doorbells have been created through speculative design. The goal of this project is to kickstart a conversation about how to deal with the presence of smart doorbells in the city of Amsterdam. How could smart doorbells be designed in a way that they align better with the values of the city and its population?

The Responsible Sensing Lab team will present both their smart doorbell projects during the demo day on 11 October. Stay tuned!

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Interactive installation about sensors in the smart city

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Discover how sensors make Amsterdam a smarter city. What measurements are taken and how is data being collected?

The Responsible Sensing Lab created the interactive installation Senses of Amsterdam that is currently exhibited at the public library of Amsterdam (OBA) location Slotermeer! Read more about this project on our website: https://responsiblesensinglab.org/news/senses-of-amsterdam-exhibited-at-oba-slotermeer

After traveling from NEMO Science Museum to Arcam, Senses of Amsterdam can now be visited free of charge at Slotermeerlaan 103E from Tuesday until Saturday.

The exhibition at OBA Slotermeer ends on 25 September 2022. Grab your chance!

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Mobility Solutions and Active Mobility

On 2 & 3 June, EIT Urban Mobility is organizing a learning and networking event with inspiring mobility thought leaders at AMS Institute in Amsterdam. During the Mobility Solutions Cities' Showcase, urban mobility innovations from across Europe will be demonstrated.

EIT Urban Mobility has evaluated several applications from innovation-to-market projects and compiled a catalogue with Mobility Solutions from which some will be presented on June 2nd. Amongst others the projects SmartHubs (presentation by AMS Institute's innovation director Stephan van Dijk) and Code the Streets, in which Amsterdam and AMS Institute collaborate will have the stage. This will be followed by a keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Marco te Brommelstroet, co-author of Het Recht van de Snelste

June 3rd, on the United Nations World Bicycle Day, content-driven sessions on Active Mobility will take place with influential mobility thought leaders such as Melissa Bruntlett and Danny Nelissen, all moderated by Carlo van de Weijer

Do you want to join and learn more about our mobility solutions and content-driven sessions on active mobility? Register in the link attached! https://bit.ly/3xp2X4A

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Urban Living Lab Summit 2022

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About the Urban Living Lab Summit
The 4th Urban Living Lab Summit will again strengthen the urban living lab community by sharing insights and knowledge about the urban living lab methodologies and experiences.

This year’s Summit will work on four leading themes: The Innovation Arena, Scoping and Scaling, Crossing Boundaries and Breaking Barriers. Find the full day program below, filled with presentations, workshops, living lab tours and open discussions. And don’t forget to claim your seat as in-person tickets are limited.
Get your ticket here:
IN-PERSON tickets
ONLINE tickets

View the ULL Summit program here

Living Lab Essentials
Living labs have proven to be a successful approach for local and regional innovation, while at the same time aiming for co-creation and learning to make a lasting change and create knowledge for further expanding of urban innovative solutions. To enable new participants to gain basic knowledge on Urban living Labs, we also offer an Urban Living Lab mini-training. So, are you starting your own living lab, or are you getting involved? Are you just interested in ways how to experiment in an urban context? This Urban Living Lab pre-summit is something for you. For more information and registration, click here.
This pre-summit event is Monday, June 20 2022 from 13:00 to 16:30 CET time.

More info and tickets
The ULL Summit will be held in a hybrid format. In this way, you can participate to this event IN-PERSON at the AMS-Institute (limited tickets available)! Or do you prefer the online setting or is travelling to Amsterdam not an option? You can also join ONLINE. Both options will give you access to the presentations, workshops. Certain activities such as tour will not be available online, but we do our best to make it a worthy experience.
Get your ticket here:
IN-PERSON tickets
ONLINE tickets

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Join a Virtual Reality experiment in Amsterdam

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Would you like to take part in a Virtual Reality experiment? Then we are looking for you!

What is it? An indoor experiment about using Virtual Reality (VR) to study pedestrian crossing behaviour. Virtual Reality can be a powerful tool in the future to experiment with new settings and implementations before putting them into practice. Are you interested? Register or get in touch with us.

When? From 11 April until 6 May for the duration of 60-90 minutes per participant

Where? AMS Institute, Marineterrein Amsterdam, Kattenburgerstraat 5

Who? Everyone is welcome! We are looking for participants who want to join and help us make it a success! Each participant will receive a €10,- gift voucher

Register now! Here

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Responsible Sensing Toolkit is live!

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[ENGLISH BELOW]

Met trots presenteren we de Responsible Sensing Toolkit die vorige week werd gelanceerd. Deze Toolkit helpt gemeenten en organisaties die op een verantwoorde manier sensor-technologieën willen inzetten in de openbare ruimte.

Ben jij een stadsinnovator die zich bezighoudt met de inzet van sensoren? En wil je meer te weten komen over hoe je daarbij maatschappelijke normen en waarden als uitgangspunt kunt nemen? De Responsible Sensing Toolkit helpt je in zes stappen op weg.

Bekijk de Responsible Sensing Toolkit op de website van het Responsible Sensing Lab.

In de Toolkit vind je allerlei hulpmiddelen die je op weg helpen met jouw sensing-project. Bijvoorbeeld ons Responsible Sensing Toolkit Decision Canvas en video's waarin experts hun inzichten delen. Ook kun je je aanmelden voor een van onze workshops, zoals de Quickscan die je helpt bij het maken van een heldere roadmap naar een verantwoord en ethisch sensing-project. In sommige gevallen bieden we deze workshop gratis aan. Lees hier meer over deze workshop.

[ENGLISH]

We proudly present to you the Responsible Sensing Toolkit that was launched last week. This Toolkit empowers municipalities and organizations that want to implement sensing technologies for public space in a responsible manner.

Are you a city innovator thinking about deploying sensors? And do you want to learn more about how societal values could guide you in doing so? The Responsible Sensing Toolkit will help you on your journey in 6 steps.

Check out the Responsible Sensing Toolkit on the website of the Responsible Sensing Lab.

The Toolkit offers many resources that will help you on your way with your sensing project. For instance our Responsible Sensing Toolkit Decision Canvas or our videos in which experts share their insights. We also offer workshops, like a Quick scan that helps you set up a clear roadmap to a responsible and ethical sensing project. In particular cases this workshop is free of charge. Read more about this workshop here.

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