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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.

8 Organisation members

  • 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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Youri Goudswaard, Program Manager Amsterdam Trade at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Germany x the Netherlands Integrated Waterfront Transformation Day

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How do you transform a former port area into a lively urban waterfront district? Hamburg and Amsterdam can learn a lot from each other on this subject. Space&Matter, KCAP, Amsterdam Trade & Innovate and Netherlands Business Support Office Hamburg are pleased to invite entrepreneurs to a interactive programme about the German and Dutch approach to integrated waterfront transformation. Join us on 11 October 2019 on board the Clipper Stad Amsterdam, which will be docked in Hamburg.

Youri Goudswaard's picture Event on Oct 11th
Jorrit Saaltink, Project Manager at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Clipper Session Smart City Hamburg

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How to transform an old port area into a sustainable urban area? Amsterdam and Hamburg can learn a lot from each other in this field. Therefore Space & Matter, KCAP in cooperation with Amsterdam Trade & Innovate and Netherlands Business Support Office Hamburg organize a program on the Smart City theme at the historic ship Clipper City of Amsterdam in the port of Hamburg, on Friday, October 11, 2019.

During this session, German and Dutch parties from the public and private sector will exchange knowledge, innovate, do business and collaborate.

Are you active in the field of sustainable urban development and looking for opportunities for cooperation in Hamburg? Then you are cordially invited to participate in the program. Join us!

Jorrit Saaltink's picture Event from Oct 10th to Aug 11th
Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

Do you have a novel idea that can help solve urban challenges in Amsterdam?

Join the Amsterdam City Challenge, a 24-hour non-stop pressure cooker event on 16-17 June to kick-off the WeMakeThe.City festival. These videos tell you why!

As the city becomes more densely populated, city authorities face the growing challenge of ensuring that citizens have affordable and sustainable energy and mobility options. To ensure we keep Amsterdam as a clean and healthy city, and to achieve our carbon emission goals by 2030, we want to encourage accelerated innovation and support the development of new, smart technologies. The Amsterdam City Challenge will allow you to work in a multi-disciplinary team to ideate, uncover insights and propose innovative solutions to the city's urban challenges.

Co-design sustainable urban solutions

During the 24 hours, the participants will be guided by experts from the energy and mobility sectors. At the end of the event, a panel of experts from different backgrounds will select the winning teams and award the following Prizes:

  • €1000 cash for the winning team of the Mobility challenge
  • €1000 cash for the winning team of the Sustainable Energy challenge
  • 5 free tickets to the AMS summer school on Mobility (€200 value each)
  • A wild card winner for entry to AMS Climate Launchpad
  • An opportunity to pitch your idea to a large audience of the WeMakeThe.City festival during the signing of the Klimaat Akkoorden on Thursday, June 20th as well as the opportunity to present during the three Mobility Conferences.
  • An opportunity to pitch your idea during the Amsterdam Smart City "Demo days," with immediate feedback from various partners and experts.
  • A chance to work alongside the city officials on a "living lab" approach to your solutions.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with rich, diverse networks of the City of Amsterdam, AMS Institute and EIT Climate-KIC.

City challenges you will be tackling

Energy

How can we make data centers greener? Video with Marieke van Doorninck (Deputy mayor City of Amsterdam) and Jan Duffhues (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge - Heat of data centers

Taking the Haparandadam as a point of inspiration, how can we install solar power in unusual places? Video with Kirsten Dunlop (CEO EIT ClimateKIC) and Antonia Nieto Diaz (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge 2019 - Energy solutions for the Haparandadam

Mobility:

How can we organize the supply of fresh food and beverages in Amsterdam in a smarter way, and with zero-emissions, in order to minimize the impact on the city streets? Video with Cathelijne Hermans (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge - efficient logistics

How can we improve management of the mobility flows to major tourist attractions more effectively, such as the Zandvoort beach on sunny days? Video with Rachel Tienkamp-Beishuizen (City of Amsterdam) and Arthur Rietkerk (Province of Noord-Holland)

Amsterdam City Challenge - Mobility challenge at Zandvoort

How can we reduce congestion on the bike paths and roads during rush hour? Video with Arjan van Timmeren (scientific director AMS Institute) and Koen van 't Hof (City of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam City Challenge 2019 - Improve cycling!

So sign up!

Amsterdam City Challenge

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Together we can turn the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a frontrunner of urban mobility and sustainable energy!

Nancy Zikken's picture #Mobility
Nancy Zikken, Trade developer Smart City / Sustainable Built Environment at Amsterdam Trade, posted

City of Amsterdam bans gasoline and diesel cars by 2030

Yesterday the City of Amsterdam announced the Action Plan Clean Air. One of the most notable measures in the plan is banning benzine and diesel cars. By 2030, the city wants to be completely emission-free and will support citizens in buying electric vehicles. What do you think of this? Can we achieve this or is it unfeasible?

Nancy Zikken's picture #Mobility
Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Exploring opportunities for Dutch Smart City solutions on the USA East Coast

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Do you and your company want to contribute to building sustainable smart cities in the USA? Do you want to exchange knowledge, innovate, do business and work together on a sustainable future? Participate in the Smart City Clipper Sessions.

In March and April 2019, historic sailing ship 'The Amsterdam' will visit Miami, Baltimore, New York and Boston. At these cities the ship will become the stage for 'Smart City Clipper Sessions'.

During these 3-hour sessions, Dutch and American high-ranking government representatives and entrepreneurs will exchange knowledge and explore how to contribute to building sustainable smart cities.

The 4 Clipper Smart City Sessions are part of a multi-year collaboration between the Netherlands and the U.S. on Smart Cities, where we exchange knowledge, innovate, do business and work together on a sustainable future. The sessions will maximize the effectiveness of the sessions since the insights will be presented at the NYSC expo in May 2019. For this reason, the organization of the NYSC expo will co-host the sessions.

Program
Miami, March 20 - March 21: 2 Sessions: Water Quality ... and City Logistics | Cross Chain Coordination | Blockchain Technology
Baltimore, March 27 - March 30: Flood resilience
New York, April 10: Innovative Green Building | Industry Resilience | Circular Urban Development
Boston, April 17 – April 24: Energy Systems and Sustainable Building

We offer you:
- Interactive sharing of knowledge and insights;
- The possibility to present your matching solution to the specific city challenge;
- Networking abilities with US statesmen, company leaders and influencers;
- Site visits to relevant sustainability projects in the respective city;
- A dinner on board of the Clipper with participants of the Clipper Smart City Session;
- In some cities there is the possibility of reserving one of the cabins on the ship to spend the night free of charge.

Participation is free of charge. Travel and/or accommodation costs will be at your own expense.

Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra's picture Event from Mar 20th to Apr 24th
Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Looking for Dutch companies active (or want to be active) in the USA and or Canada

On 29 of November together with the people working for the Dutch Embassies in the United States and Canada we are organizing a seminar for entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business there. For this seminar I am looking for entrepreneurs that have experience in doing business in the USA and Canada and who wish to share this experience with other entrepreneurs active in the circular economy/ urban development.

It is a great opportunity to expand your business network, find possible partners and to meet the people working at the Dutch Embassies in the USA/Canada.

Please email me at florentine@amsterdamsmartcity.com if you are interested or drop me a line below!

Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra's picture #CircularCity
Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Looking for Dutch Smart City companies wanting to speak at the Smart Cities Summit Asia in South Korea

On September 18- 20 2 the RVO and Amsterdam Trade is organizing an innovation mission to South Korea. The Dutch Embassy in Seoul has reserved speaking time at the conference for specifically Dutch companies. In South Korea there is a lot of interest in Dutch Smart City solutions. Speaking at this conference is a great opportunity if you wish to do business in Asia as many city officials and other Smart City companies will be listening. Drop me a line, if you are interested. Deadline is August 10

Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra's picture #Mobility
Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra, Trade developer Smart City & Health at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

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The NETHERLANDS is welcoming you to join us at our business event and our Dutch
Pavillion which will take place this November at Barcelona.

The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona is the world’s largest meeting
place within the Smart City market. It brings together 600 exhibitors and over 18 000
participants from businesses and cities from all around the world.

A Dutch delegation of companies, knowledge institutes and governments is visiting
the event as part of a Smart City mission led by John Jorritsma; Mayor of Eindhoven
and president of the Brainport Eindhoven foundation. Next to Mayor John Jorritsma
we will have lots of leaders, influencers, directors and mayors present. We are proud to
announce that Kari Aik, the initiator of the USC (United Smart Cities) will be present
and engaged in our program and so will the mayor of Den-Bosch Jack Mikkers, who
will represent the delegation during the last two days of the Conference.

On Monday November 12th the business event ‘The Dutch & Smart Cities” will take place.
During this business event workshops, deep-dives and roundtable discussions will take
place that focus on societal challenges and technological concepts in cities. Over 200 Dutch leaders, influencers, directors and mayors are looking forward to meet you in person to start a dialogue.

Monday (*Different address)
9.15-9.30 Official Opening Mayor Jorritsma
9.30-9.55 Key-note Kari Eik
10.00-16.00 Break out sessions
16.00-17.00 Conclusion of the day & program EXPO
17.00-18.30 Drinks & Gathering, powered by VNG, Ambassador van Bonzel & Mayor Jorritsma

Tuesday (Smart City Expo)
10.30-12.00 Circular Economy
13.00 -14.30 Mobility
15.00-16.30 Safety & Security
16.30-19.00 Drinks & Opening Dutch Pavillion
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Wednesday (Smart City Expo)
10.30-12.00 Sustainability
13.00 -14.30 Data
15.00-16.30 Healthy Urban Living
16.30-19.00 Netherlands in the United Smart City Program,
Gathering Powered by: BTG & Commscope

Thursday (Smart City Expo)
10.30-15.00 Sharing Economy
Smart Cities & Start-Ups

Florentine van Boetzelaer-Tiemstra's picture Event from Nov 12th to Nov 14th