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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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Data visualization: how does the lockdown impact city life?

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Over a year ago, the lockdown was introduced in the Netherlands. This “new normal” impacted our lives in many ways. Our data visualization team wondered: how does the lockdown impact city life?

From cardboard and glass waste numbers, happiness levels for people living in cities versus residents of rural areas to data on car traffic, water usage and CO2 emissions in the city. Check out what they investigated: https://www.ams-institute.org/news/data-visualization-how-does-lockdown-impact-city-life/

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Direct bijdragen aan de energietransitie in Amsterdam Zuidoost? Check deze vacature!

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** Expert user-experiments in Urban Living Labs **
Are you our skilled #projectmanager that knows how to activate local stakeholder engagement, act as an intermediary between stakeholders & innovation partners and facilitate the research process to create innovative future-proof energy systems? If this sparked your interest, take a look at the link below.

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CINDERELA living lab

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From urine to plant 'food'
CINDERELA is a demonstration plant that transforms urine into nutrient-rich fertilizer. The plant is located at Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab (MALL), and consists of a refurbished shipping container – containing a laboratory and two urine-diverting toilets – and an adjacent greenhouse which also serves as a meeting space.
Visitors of the Marineterrein who use the toilets can witness how their urine is stabilized and purified in a bioreactor, and then distilled and concentrated into organic plant 'food'. At the demonstration plant, the urine is separated by the diverting toilets after which it is treated and 100% converted to usable raw material streams: nutrient-rich fertilizer and 'clean' water.

These two resulting products: the fertilizer – free of bad odor, pathogens or micropollutants – and water, will be used in the greenhouse and vegetable garden adjacent container, showcasing how nutrient-recovery technologies can be implemented to turn waste into resources and close the nutrient loop/create circular food systems.

Toilets that 'save' urine from the sewage system
So what actually makes urine a valuable organic waste stream? Its Nitrogen and Phosphorus content makes it a good fertilizer and compost accelerator. However, as you can imagine, it needs to be treated first to remove its bad odor and contaminants. In our innovative CINDERELA project, all available nutrients are recovered from urine.

In order to achieve this, a new type of toilet is used – developed by EAWAG, EOOS and LAUFEN – which looks just like a normal toilet. The only difference is that these toilets have an internal curved section that catches liquid on and around the bowl. By collecting the urine before it ends up in the sewage system, these toilets allow this waste stream to be re-purposed.

Separating urine before it ends up in the sewage systems is an effective recovery approach, as urine makes up roughly ~1.5% of the volume of sewage yet contains ~55% of its Phosphorus content and 80% of the Nitrogen (the two main nutrients needed for a fertilizer).

CINDERELA’s urine to fertilizer process is largely based on the “VUNA” process developed by scientists at EAWAG. “Aurin” is the resulting fertilizer commercialized by EAWAG’s spinoff “VUNA”.

Why is it important to recover nutrients from our wastewater?
Nitrogen and Phosphorus are among the nutrients which can be recovered from urine. These two nutrients together with other macro- and micronutrients are essential for plant growth and thus the production of our food.

However, the current model for managing these nutrients in our food cycle is out of balance and unsustainable. Modern agriculture relies heavily on the use of mineral/synthetic fertilizers as a source of nutrients. This is problematic because both the production and usage of these nutrients cause problems:

(1) production of mineral/synthetic fertilizers is dependent on fossil and mineral reserves. Nitrogen fertilizers are derived from the energy-intensive conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia (known as the Haber-Boshprocess). Phosphorus is obtained from the mining of phosphate rock reserves, which are finite and limited to a few locations around the globe.

(2) the intensive use of fertilizers is increasing (roughly doubling) the input of available nitrogen and phosphorus into natural ecosystems which has severe ecological consequences. The over availability of fertilizers used on fields ends up in our water systems. This causes eutrophication: a dense growth of plant life that can disrupt existing eco-systems.

Circular use of Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) (e.g. recycling the nutrients in our wastewater back to food production) is essential to, on the one hand, reduce our dependency on fossil and mineral reserves, and on the other avoid the negative ecological impact of “waste” nutrients ending up in the environment.

Closing the loops
The process of transforming urine into fertilizer in itself sounds innovative, we can imagine. On its own, this concept of recovering nutrients from urine is not new as there are several projects in place in which this is done. There are however a few reasons why our CINDERELA project is particularly innovative:

  • Firstly, let's start of with the way the urine is collected in this project. In many cases, projects (can) only make use of urinals. The toilets available in this project can be used by anyone, which enables us to collect greater amounts of this waste stream, without the need to change user's habits.
  • Secondly, many of the existing projects that focus on recovering nutrients from urine are limited to retrieving struvite (which contains phosphorus, and limited amounts of nitrogen). In this project, all available nutrients are retrieved. Adding to this, the residual water, after struvite recovery, is still water waste. At the CINDERELA demonstration plant, the full urine stream is treaded and reused. Plants and greens will be grown with the recovered nutrients as well as the water;
  • Thirdly, at this living lab plastic is collected separately – according to type and quality – to be recycled using AM techniques. After washing and grinding this plastic, it is used in 3D printing to make components to build a customizable freestanding planted wall – a perfect spot for the plants and greens to grow.
  • Last but not least, 'closing the loop' with regard to all the above: the CINDERELA living lab contributes to creating a local circular system as the entire loop of organic and inorganic waste streams is closed; from urine to fertilizer and water, from plastic to a plant-wall.

Larger project scope
This experiment is part of a larger European project that focuses on recycling resources and waste material in the construction center. The overall objective of CINDERELA is to unlock the potential for a resource-efficient urban and peri-urban construction sector by developing a new Circular Economy Business Model (CEBM) for use of secondary raw materials (SRM) produced from different waste streams – such as wastewater – within urban and peri-urban area. Read more about the project here.

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AMS Startup Booster Demo Day

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AMS Institute started the AMS startup Booster in October 2020. The aim is to guide early stage startups that want to make a positive impact on city life. The first batch attracted more than 30 applications of which we selected 7 awesome startups.

Are you curious to hear more about these startups? Then please join us on March 1 when they show you what they have been working on.
For more info on the event:
https://www.ams-institute.org/events/demo-day-ams-startup-booster/

For more info on the startups:
https://www.ams-institute.org/how-we-work/stimulating-entrepreneurship-main/ams-startup-booster-selected-teams/

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Space for Food: Space technology for sustainable food systems on Earth

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A big part of innovation in space technology revolves around finding smart, efficient and circular ways to establish a life support system for the astronauts going on the trip. Since it’s simply impossible to bring an end-less amount of resources on board, how do you make sure the astronauts can eat, drink and breath?

What if we view “cities as spaceships”; in terms of urban environments being ‘closed-loop systems’? This gives way to the idea that the same space technology developed by ESA could be applied to increase circularity in a city like Amsterdam.

Towards circular resource streams
Municipal wastewater is a great resource for nutrients and water reuse. The Space for Food project aims to use space technology in recovering nutrients and cleaning wastewater that can be used in food production using vertical farming. Closing the loops from waste to resource will help improving the impact in the environment, while creating resilience for the cities.

For this reason, the project will test a proof of concept using a raceway reactor for purple bacteria cultivation on brewery and municipal yellow wastewater at Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab. The biomass will be used as slow release fertilizer and bio-stimulant for cultivation of vegetables.

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Accelerating circularity: monitoring tool geoFluxus helps cities turn company waste into value

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Amsterdam 100% circular by 2050
The City of Amsterdam wants to be fully circular by 2050. That means that everything we use on a daily basis – from coffee cups to building materials – must consist of materials that have already had a previous life.

When it comes to household waste – this consists of, among others, vegetable, fruit and garden waste, paper, glass and textiles – the City has a duty to collect and process this. To give you an impression, the total household waste came down to about 380kg per year per person.

When comparing the amount of household versus company waste produced in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA), still only 11% is household related, whereas 89% is company waste – such as sludge, scrap metals, wood and scrap lumber and very dedicated to the company processes related waste flows.

These company waste materials, as compared to consumer waste flows, often enter the waste flow in relatively good condition. This holds for instance for glass and wood, which are suitable for making window frames. If managed differently, these used materials in company 'waste' flows could be directly integrated at the start of the design process of new products.

So… How to boost the efficient re-use of company waste materials within the AMA?

geoFluxus: Turning data into comprehensible maps and graphs
With geoFluxus, incomprehensible waste data tables – including a.o. import and export and treatment methods – are converted into comprehensible maps and graphs. This is extremely valuable for spatial strategies in many other cities world-wide, and therefore TU Delft researchers Rusne Sileryte and Arnout Sabbe have founded the like-named spin off company geoFluxus, which has recently gone through a Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator powered by Techstars.

Next to mapping waste, the geoFluxus team has connected open EU data on GHG emissions to the mapped waste flows by using transport, economic sector and waste treatment statistics. The resulting tool can provide governments with data evidence on what economic sectors, materials and locations hold the highest potential not only for waste reduction but also reductions of carbon emissions. Governments can use the tool to monitor progress towards circularity.

One company’s waste could be another one’s gain
The insights on the waste data generated by geoFluxus enable users to develop and test the impact of spatial strategies, for very specific locations, before actually implementing them. In addition, geoFluxus takes on a “match making” role: to have companies select company materials from other actors close by to re-use these instead of transporting the materials for waste treatment outside the AMA... Click on the link to read the full article >>

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Smart data use in the circular economy: this is what companies can do themselves

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Data zijn de zuurstof van de circulaire economie: deel 3

De circulaire economie wordt het nieuwe normaal. In de Metropool Amsterdam werken tal van organisaties hier al hard aan. Maar pas als we slimmer omgaan met data, kunnen we echt grote stappen zetten en initiatieven winstgevend maken. Met deze artikelenreeks helpen we bedrijven op weg. Aflevering 3: dit is wat bedrijven zelf kunnen doen.

In 2050 is de Metropool Amsterdam een circulaire hub, waarin producten, materialen en grondstoffen als een dynamische stofwisseling in de rondte gaan. Afgedankte bouwmaterialen, elektronica en kleding vinden herhaaldelijk hun weg terug naar verwerkers die ze strippen, sorteren en als nieuwe grondstof aanbieden voor een nieuw leven. Bedrijven delen massaal data met elkaar, zodat op online handelsplatforms vraag en aanbod van materialen snel op elkaar wordenafgestemd. Met een paar drukken op de knop reserveer je een partij materialen, die je vervolgens op de gewenste plaats en tijd ontvangt.

Een idealistische droom denk je? Als het aan ons en heel veel andere partijen ligt niet. Dan zorgt een opgetuigd data-ecosysteem er in 2050 - en hopelijk al eerder - voor dat bedrijven en andere organisaties geen nieuwe materialen en grondstoffen meer hoeven aan te schaffen en alleen circulair inkopen. Het is een realiteit waarin we dankzij goede datastromen geen afvalstromen meer hebben.

In deel 2 van deze reeks beschreven we het belang van data voor de circulaire economie. In dit artikel bieden we ondernemers en professionals handvatten om zelf aan de slag te gaan.

Het startpunt: neem je eigen cijfers onder de loep

Het startpunt van je circulaire ambities is inzicht in alle materialen- en grondstoffenstromen binnen de eigen organisatie: een goed inzichtelijke administratie van grondstoffen, producten en materialen die er binnenkomen en die er weer uitgaan. We noemen dat een Material Flow Analysis. Bij de meeste organisaties zijn al veel data beschikbaar in de vorm van rapportages die ze moeten aanleveren aan banken, de (lokale) overheid en de belastingdienst. Data die ook van nut kunnen zijn voor de verdere volwassenwording van de circulaire economie.

Probeer alles wat je organisatie binnenkomt, waar het vandaan komt en alles wat je organisatie uitgaat en waar het heengaat op te schrijven. Begin met grondstoffen die je organisatie binnenkomen en het afval dat eruit gaat en bouw dat langzamerhand uit. Dat kan natuurlijk in een fancy dashboard, maar een eenvoudige excel-sheet volstaat ook. Door al die gegevens bij elkaar te zetten zie je waar er grote circulaire winst te behalen is.

Wordt al jouw afval verbrand of zijn er misschien materiaalstromen die interessant zijn voor anderen? Zijn er afvalproducten die - al dan niet refurbished - hergebruikt kunnen worden?

Ook is het interessant om de inkoop- en productiekant van je organisatie onder de loep te nemen. Want voor een circulaire economie is natuurlijk niet alleen aanbod, maar ook vraag nodig. Welke materialen kan jouw organisatie circulair inkopen? Waar in het productieproces kun je verspilling voorkomen? Is het mogelijk om minder in te kopen?

Bij deze analyse hoort ook je energie- en waterverbruik. Als er bij productie veel restwarmte vrijkomt kun je je afvragen of die misschien bruikbaar is voor een andere organisatie of voor een ander proces in jouw productiefaciliteit.

Denk na over nieuwe circulaire businessmodellen

Inzichten in alle materiaalstromen in je organisatie kunnen niet alleen bestaande processen goedkoper, duurzamer en/of beter maken. Ze kunnen ook helpen bij het bedenken van nieuwe businessmodellen. In het vorige artikel noemden we al even het ‘as-a-service’-model, waarin je je producten niet meer verkoopt maar verhuurt of verleaset tegen een bepaald bedrag per periode. Interessant aan dit model is dat je verzekerd bent van langdurige inkomsten en eigenaar blijft van de producten en materialen, zodat je ze na hun eerste leven weer goed kunt inzetten in een tweede leven. Producten die goed herbruikbaar en goed te repareren zijn, passen goed in dit model.

Ook zijn er bedrijven die zich hebben gespecialiseerd in circulair ontwerpen en hun businessmodel daarop hebben gebouwd. Hier vind je enkele principes voor circulair ontwerpen. Andere organisaties werken met statiegeld op hun producten. Zo zorgen ze ervoor dat ze producten die verbruikt zijn weer terugkrijgen zodat ze daar de herbruikbare materialen weer uit kunnen halen voor een nieuw product. Ook Yoghurt Barn heeft een mooi voorbeeld: die zamelt kiwischillen gescheiden in om daar vervolgens siroop van te maken die in de winkels wordt verkocht.

Maak gebruik van wat er al gebeurt

Je kunt je als ondernemer ook aansluiten bij of gebruik maken van bestaande initiatieven in de Metropool Amsterdam. Bijvoorbeeld bij Excess Materials Exchange. Dit is een digitale marktplaats waar bedrijven hun gebruikte materialen kunnen aanbieden aan andere bedrijven die dit weer als “grondstof” kunnen gebruiken voor nieuwe toepassingen. Startup Seenons biedt een online platform waarop bedrijven hun eigen afval kunnen managen, zodat verschillende afvalstromen gescheiden ingezameld kunnen worden. Oogstkaart.nl is een platform voor professioneel hergebruik van restmaterialen, met name voor bouw en interieur. Hier kunnen organisaties en ondernemers zelf gebruikte materialen aanbieden, waar andere ze juist inkopen. Op het platform van Madaster kunnen eigenaren van vastgoed en bouwers een materialenpaspoort van een gebouw maken.

Houd de circulaire ontwikkelingen in de gaten

Sommige andere initiatieven staan nog in de kinderschoenen of zijn nog in de onderzoeksfase, maar zijn wel interessant om in de gaten te houden. Zo werkt de gemeente Amsterdam met AMS Institute aan een monitor voor afvalstromen. Hierin is straks te zien welke materialen de stad inkomen en weer uitgaan, zodat gekeken kan worden in hoeverre materiaalstromen al dan niet circulair zijn.

Daarnaast werkt Dexes samen met Madaster, aan een open, betrouwbare en eerlijke markt voor data in Amsterdam. Dexes wil het delen van data door publieke en private organisaties faciliteren door drempels weg te nemen. Op het platform-in-ontwikkeling, dat aansluit bij de Amsterdam Data Exchange, kunnen verschillende partijen onder bepaalde voorwaarden datadeals sluiten en zo data met elkaar delen. Zo’n platform is erg welkom voor de circulaire economie van de toekomst. Een ander voorbeeld is het Big Data Value Center, dat met de gemeente Amsterdam en Instock Market onderzoekt van welke voedselstromen er een overschot is in de regio van Amsterdam en of een B2B-marktplaats tegen voedselverspilling rendabel is. En laat je vooral ook inspireren op www.circulairondernemen.nl, een website van het Versnellingshuis: Nederland circulair!. Hier vind je veel inspirerende voorbeelden, uitdagingen waarover je kunt meedenken en een grote bibliotheek met interessante achtergrondinformatie.

Sluit je aan

Met de bovengenoemde data-initiatieven in de regio zetten we al goede stappen richting een meer circulaire economie. In de volgende artikelen geven we je een inkijkje bij enkele bedrijven die een circulair businessmodel hebben waarbij data een belangrijke rol speelt.

Deze artikelenreeks is een initiatief van Hogeschool van Amsterdam | Gemeente Amsterdam | Amsterdam Economic Board | Amsterdam Smart City | Metabolic en AMS Institute. Samen willen zij de circulaire economie in de Metropoolregio Amsterdam versnellen met praktische verhalen voor en over ondernemers en bedrijven. We nodigen iedereen uit mee te doen met de discussie op amsterdamsmartcity.com.

Lees verder

• Volop kansen in de nieuwe circulaire werkelijkheid
• Slim datagebruik in de circulaire economie: de drie belangrijkste redenen
• 100.000 bedrijven restafvalvrij in 2025

Smart data use in the circular economy: this is what companies can do themselves

Data is the oxygen on which the circular economy thrives: part 3

*The circular economy is becoming the new normal, and data is propelling it. In the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, numerous organisations are already hard at work on circular initiatives that prioritise the application of data. This series of articles is aimed at helping companies to learn about the circular economy and data.
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In part 2 of this series, we described the importance of data for the circular economy. In this article, we offer businesses and professionals tools to get started.

Where to start: take a close look at your figures
The first crucial step is to gain an insight into all the material flows within an organisation: transparent accounting of all the materials and products entering and leaving the business. This is known as Material Flow Analysis. Most organisations already have a lot of data available in the form of reports they have to supply to banks, the tax authorities, and local or central government.

Try to keep records of everything that enters your organisation and where it comes from, and everything that leaves your organisation and where it goes. Start with raw materials as input and waste as output, and build on that over time, creating a bit more detail. You can use a fancy dashboard to do this, of course, but a simple Excel sheet can be a good start. By bringing all this data together, you will be able to see where major circular gains can be made.

Does all your waste need to be incinerated or does it perhaps include material flows that would interest others? Are there any waste products that can be refurbished if necessary and reused? Perhaps one of your waste flows is still valuable.

It’s also interesting to look closely at the purchasing and production side of your organisation, because a circular economy naturally requires not only supply, but also demand. Is one particular flow associated with a high environmental impact? Perhaps some materials can be purchased through circular procurement locally, or at least closer to home and potentially at lower cost.

This analysis should also include your energy and water consumption. If your production process releases a lot of residual heat, you can consider whether it could be used by another organisation or – even better, of course – elsewhere in your own production facility.

Think about new circular business models
Insights into all the material flows in your organisation may not only make existing processes cheaper, more sustainable and/or more effective, but they can also help you come up with new business models. Some waste flows may have real market value as inputs for other local businesses. It may even be valuable to recapture your own waste flows, for example with deposit schemes, return systems, or just by sorting and reusing the waste. Yoghurt Barn collects kiwi peel separately and uses it to make syrup which they sell in their shops.

In the previous article we also mentioned the ‘as-a-service’ model, in which products are leased or rented. The appeal of this model is that you are assured of long-term income and you remain the owner of the products and materials, so that at the end of their first life you can use them again in a second. ‘As-a-service’ models benefit from high repairability and reusability.

Take advantage of what’s already happening
As an entrepreneur, you can also join or make use of existing. For example, Excess Materials Exchange is a digital marketplace where companies can offer their used materials to other companies, which in turn can use them as raw materials for new applications. The startup Seenons allows for different waste streams to be collected separately. Oogstkaart.nl is a platform for the professional reuse of residual materials, particularly in construction and interiors, where organisations and businesses can purchase used materials or offer them for sale. While on the Madaster platform, property owners and builders can create a comprehensive materials passport for a building.

Join in
These data initiatives in the region are already taking positive steps towards a more circular economy. In the following articles we’ll offer an insight into a number of companies that have a circular business model in which data plays an important role.

This series of articles is an initiative by Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | City of Amsterdam | Amsterdam Economic Board | Amsterdam Smart City | Metabolic and AMS Institute. Together we are working to accelerate the circular economy in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, sharing practical stories for and about entrepreneurs and businesses. We invite everybody to join the discussion on!

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Launch Responsible Sensing Lab & Opening of Exhibit 'Senses of Amsterdam'

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On January 28, we will officially launch the Responsible Sensing Lab during an interactive online event. This event also marks the opening of ‘Senses of Amsterdam’ at NEMO Studio: an exhibit about the sensors in the city.

To celebrate this, we would like to invite you to join the interactive Livestream of this event. In several online workshops we will talk about what responsible sensing means, and discuss what should be done to design a better, more democratic, and more responsible digital future city.

Our keynote speaker Anthony Townsend will discuss the current state of Smart Cities through a Livestream from the US. Deputy Mayor Touria Meliani will close the program with the official (virtual) opening of the exhibit.

Anthony Townsend is a writer and researcher whose work lies at the intersection of urbanization and digital technology. Anthony will give a keynote called From Parasite to Symbiant: Redesigning Our Relationship With Urban Sensors.

Deputy Mayor Touria Meliani is responsible for  Arts and Culture, and Digital City, for the City of Amsterdam. Meliani will officially open the Exhibition 'Senses of Amsterdam' on display at the NEMO de Studio.

Program

14:50 Virtual walk-in workshop groups

15:00 WORKSHOPS
A. Designing Citizen Interactions for Urban Sensing Systems
| Kars Alfrink | TU Delft, Researcher, Designer and PhD candidate Industrial Design
| Marcel Schouwenaar | The Incredible Machine, Designer and Creative director

B. Designing Checks and Balances for Urban Surveillance
| Aafke Fraaije | VU Amsterdam, Researcher and PhD Candidate
| Surbhi Agrawal | AMS Institute & RSL, Urbanist and Research Assistant

C. Sensor data
| Anne-Maartje Douqué | City of Amsterdam, CIO Office, Advisor Personal Data
| Beryl Dreijer | City of Amsterdam, CTO Office, Privacy Officer

D. Responsible Crowd Sensing Toolkit
| Tom van Arman | CITIXL, Urban Innovator
| Paul Manwaring | CITIXL, Urban Innovator

15:50 Closing workshops

16:00 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM NEMO STUDIO
| Moderator | Derisee Hoving

16.10 KEYNOTE
From Parasite to Symbiant: Redesigning Our Relationship With Urban Sensors
| Anthony M. Townsend | Writer and Researcher

16:30 TALKSHOW
Responsible Sensing Lab
| Thijs Turel | AMS Institute, Program Manager Responsible Digitization
| Coen Bergman | City of Amsterdam, CTO, Innovation Developer Public Tech

16:55 PANEL DISCUSSION
Influence of Corona on surveillance in Amsterdam
| Beryl Dreijer | City of Amsterdam, CTO Office, Privacy Officer
| Judith Veenkamp | Waag, Head of Smart Citizens Lab
| Prof dr. Gerd Kortuem | TU Delft & AMS Institute, Professor of Internet of Things

17:15 INTERVIEW
Responsible Sensing Lab & Smart Cities
| Deputy Mayor Meliani | Responsible for Arts and Culture, and Digital City

17:25 EXHIBIT OPENING
'Senses of Amsterdam' with a virtual tour
| Deputy Mayor Meliani | Responsible for Arts and Culture, and Digital City

17:30 Closing

Register here

It is both possible to join the program at 15.00h for the workshops, or at 16.00h for the rest of the program. Please let us know which part(s) of the program you will be joining by clicking here.

More information on the workshops can be found in the registration link.
You will receive a link to the Livestream a day in advance.

Senses of Amsterdam

In 'Sense of Amsterdam' you can discover how sensors make Amsterdam a Smarter city. This interactive installation at NEMO Studio is about the sensors we use in our city. What measurements are taken and how is data collected? The installation informs about the sensors in Amsterdam and how these sensors make the city smarter. You will be challenged to think along with them, and how we can make their use more 'responsible'.

The installation is a collaboration of AMS Institute, City of Amsterdam and NEMO, and is part of the program Responsible Sensing Lab.

Responsible Sensing Lab

This lab explores how to integrate social values in the design of sensing systems in public space. It is a testbed for conducting rigorous, transparent, and replicable research on how smart technologies placed in public space can be designed in a way that makes the digital city ‘responsible’. The Responsible Sensing Lab (RSL) is a collaboration of AMS Institute and the Digital City program of the City of Amsterdam. More information here.

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