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The Amsterdam region draws substantial international attention, is renowned as a creative metropolis to both live and work, and attracts the investment of numerous foreign firms. The local business community can profit greatly from this international connectivity.

Amsterdam Trade connects your company to international markets and their business opportunities and brings you in touch with both foreign as well as fellow Dutch firms.

Amsterdam Trade is an initiative of the cities of Amsterdam, Almere, Zaanstad, Haarlemmermeer, Amstelveen, and the Province of Noord-Holland.

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  • Jorrit Saaltink's picture
  • Youri Goudswaard's picture
  • Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra's picture
  • Peter de Kruijk's picture
  • Nancy Zikken's picture
  • Roel Bruinsma's picture
  • Emma Habers's picture

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Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Nice article by MIT Technology Review on the adoption of covid-19 apps

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'The early focus on contact tracing apps for covid-19 was understandable: a vaccine is still many months away, assuming we can even find one that will work. Apps stepped into the breach as a potential panacea—even though many insiders have consistently argued that they are only one of a number of tools we have to fight the virus.'

And are they working? Will people use it? The article shows that France and Australia have some struggles in making the technology work while also trying to get people adopt the app. Eventually, technology will work. Success is however dependent on the willingness of usage by the people.

Join the discussion!
Are you interested in the Dutch plans for a covid-19 contact tracing app? What kind of ideas do they have to enthuse people to use the CoronaMelder? Or would you like to know how other cities and countries convinced people to use such technology? Join us on the 3rd of September 2020 in an online session! More info: https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/how-to-get-people-to-actually-use-contact-tracing

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Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Website launched for research in Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Sharing knowledge has become a lot easier. Research, knowledge and innovation about Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Area are now collected and shared on the website openresearch.amsterdam. Here you can find knowledge you need to bring projects a step further and share your own research.

A lot of research is being done in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Researchers, officials and designers work to understand complex problems. Problems that contain all kinds of themes and disciplines that are important for the smart, green and healthy future of the region. There is already a lot of collaboration, but many organizations are still working on research on the same topics, while they don't know each other. That is why there is OpenResearch - to share research and knowledge and to make connections visible.

Amsterdam Smart City uses OpenResearch to communicate the research we did in the past and bring knowledge about the themes we work on. You can also find all our publications on the platform.

The platform was developed by the Chief Science Office of Amsterdam, together with the knowledge institutions, the Amsterdam Economic Board and other parties from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area under the City Deal Knowledge Making. The site is still under development.

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Sophie van Alen, Junior project manager internationalization at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Amsterdam Trade and Innovate & DutchBasecamp are looking for smart health companies!

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Calling for smart health companies with international ambitions! The internationalisation program ‘The Globaliser’, with a special focus on smart health companies (startups, scale-ups and SME’s), starts in the Amsterdam region in October. During this 10 week program, companies will work on their internationalisation strategy. The program, put together with experienced entrepreneurs, contains the most valuable lessons learned, individual coaching, expert views, interactive sessions and utilizes useful tools for market selection, building the Go-to-Market strategy and the international roadmap. Afterwards, participants will have a validated international roadmap, which gives focus and helps you to roll out your smart health solution internationally. Do you want to know more? Get in contact with Ellen van der Vossen, (e.vossen@amsterdam.nl) or Daan Donkers (d.donkers@amsterdam.nl), who are trade developers for Amsterdam Trade and Innovate.

For more information about the Globaliser, check out https://www.dutchbasecamp.org/globaliser!

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Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Learn more about the smart city with these videos! Edition 1: the Digital City

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While most of us are working from home now, the Amsterdam Smart City team will support you with some inspiration and learnings about the city. We handpicked videos worth watching!

**Also in these surreal times, you don’t have to be bored. Because on the bright side, there is more time to zoom out from your usual day-to-day activities and time to read the book you wanted for so long, time to listen to that really popular podcast or time to check out videos about the development of the city.

We selected these ones about the Digital City: recorded in 2019 and 2020 in Pakhuis De Zwijger, thé dialogue center in Amsterdam.**

Find the programs (all in Dutch this time) below and stay tuned for the next videos about a different theme!

5 maart 2020: Eerlijke Algoritmen

Algoritmen zijn overal en bepalen steeds meer in ons dagelijks leven. We gebruiken het voor de beste smartphone foto's, maar ook bij misdaadpreventie en het opsporen van fraude bij de sociale dienst. Maar hoe neutraal is deze onzichtbare spelverdeler? Hoeveel van onze voorliefdes of vooroordelen nemen deze systemen over? En hoe krijgen we hier grip op? In deze talkshow - Next Level - wordt in Pakhuis de Zwijger gesproken over de impact van technologie op onze samenleving.

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Next Level #1: Eerlijke algoritmen

Algoritmen zijn overal en bepalen steeds meer in ons dagelijks leven. We gebruiken het voor de beste smartphone foto's, maar ook bij misdaadpreventie en het opsporen van fraude bij de sociale dienst. Maar hoe neutraal is deze onzichtbare spelverdeler? Hoeveel van onze voorliefdes of vooroordelen nem](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn1RE6XUKqA)

15 maart 2019: Amsterdam Smart City: De Digitale Stad

Technologie speelt een steeds grotere rol in ons dagelijks leven. Maar ook in steden wordt digitalisering steeds belangrijker. Hoe houden we met een Smart City aanpak de Metropoolregio Amsterdam leefbaar? Hoe zorgen we dat digitalisering menselijk en voor iedereen toegankelijk blijft? Tijdens deze sessie van Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) kijken we naar verschillende projecten rondom digitaal ondernemerschap. Je krijgt de kans om mee te denken over een aantal projecten van ASC en haar partners. Op welke manier gaat de gemeente de Digitale Stad inrichten? Hoe geven projecten vorm aan deze digitale stad in de praktijk? En wat kan jij als bewoner van de stad doen?

Met Amsterdam Smart City partners Tada, Nemo, Gemeente Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Smart City #3: De Digitale Stad

Technologie speelt een steeds grotere rol in ons dagelijks leven. Maar ook in steden wordt digitalisering steeds belangrijker. Hoe houden we met een Smart City aanpak de Metropoolregio Amsterdam leefbaar? Hoe zorgen we dat digitalisering menselijk en voor iedereen toegankelijk blijft? Tijdens deze s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSsFOOQmqQ8)

14 februari 2019: New Economy Techgiganten

Wordt onze economie beheerst door een handvol techgiganten en welke invloed hebben deze bedrijven op de stad?

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New Economy #15: Techgiganten

Wordt onze economie beheerst door een handvol techgiganten en welke invloed hebben deze bedrijven op de stad? Al gehoord van ‘The Big Five’? En nee, dan hebben we het niet over een Afrikaanse safari, maar over de vijf grote techbedrijven Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Amazon, Apple en Microsoft. Deze](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il8qCuffC24)

We will add more videos in the next days and collect all of them here. Check out videos about Energy, Circular City, Mobility and Citizens&Living.

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Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

The EU is looking for startups and SMEs with innovations to tackle Corona outbreak

Only two days to apply for this EU call to tackle the Corona outbreak!

Could your solution help in treating, testing, monitoring or other aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak? Then apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council. Deadline is Wednesday 18 March 17:00h (Brussels time).

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Sophie van Alen, Junior project manager internationalization at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Speaking opportunity at the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona!

The Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona is thé leading smart city event in the world.
The programme of the Smart City Expo World Congress (17-19 November 2020) includes a variety of industry leaders, city authorities and urban innovators who come to the event to shed light on the event's tracks on stage during the congress.

The tracks are Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance and Inclusive and Sharing Cities.

Is your innovative company active in one of those sectors and are you interested in sharing your ideas with a wide audience?

Submit your proposal for speaking at the Smart City expo before 11th March via: http://www.smartcityexpo.com/en/call-for-speakers-2020!

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Sophie van Alen, Junior project manager internationalization at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Speaking opportunity at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona!

The Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona is thé leading smart city event in the world. The programme of the Smart City Expo World Congress (17-19 November 2020) includes a variety of industry leaders, city authorities and urban innovators who come to the event to shed light on the event's tracks on stage during the congress.

The tracks are Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance and Inclusive and Sharing Cities. Is your innovative company active in one of those sectors and are you interested in sharing your ideas with a wide audience?

Submit your proposal for speaking at the Smart City expo before 11th March via http://www.smartcityexpo.com/en/call-for-speakers-2020!

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Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Het Net Onder Spanning

De veranderingen op het gebied van duurzaamheid zijn in volle gang. Elektrische auto’s, warmtepompen en zonnepanelen zorgen ervoor dat we steeds dichterbij en zelfs in huis ons steentje bij kunnen dragen. Deze vernieuwingen doen tegelijkertijd een groot beroep op het elektriciteitsnet in de stad. Om de toenemende vraag naar stroom te kunnen blijven leveren, is meer infrastructuur nodig. Maar ook innovatieve oplossingen en keuzes maken zijn noodzakelijk.

Om de uitdagingen zo goed mogelijk in kaart te brengen, is netbeheerder Liander vorig jaar samen met de gemeente Amsterdam een studie gestart naar de groeiende stads- en energietransitie.

Op 15 oktober organiseert Amsterdam Smart City over dit onderwerp een sessie in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Liander en de gemeente zullen de themastudie toelichten, er is ruimte voor innovatieve oplossingen uit ons netwerk en we bespreken met partners van Amsterdam Smart City welke belangrijke rol bewoners hebben. Kom je ook? Meld je aan! https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/het-net-onder-spanning

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