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Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

OpenADR in Europe. Smart Charging & Smart Appliances

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OpenADR enables Flexible Energy solutions for a more stable grid. It started in 2002 in California, and is already more than 10 years available now.

OpenADR is implemented in various European projects. To share knowlegde about these, OpenADR hosts 2 webinars focussing on Europe. The first will be December 15th. We will have speakers from Stromnetz Hamburg, ChargePoint, U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, CERTH & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and of course OpenADR

15 December 2020 - 15.00 CET.
Register here, and check program (free event):
https://bit.ly/openADR_EUROPE

Adriaan van Eck's picture Lecture / presentation on Dec 15th
Francien Huizing, Program and Communication Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Wicked Problems

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Te wicked? Niet voor ons.

Wij werken allemaal aan urgente, complexe, maatschappelijke uitdagingen. Issues die schier onoplosbaar lijken, van dilemma’s en paradoxen omgeven, nog niet duidelijk hoe het moet. Wel is duidelijk dát het moet, dat we elkaar nodig
hebben en dat we er NU aan moeten beginnen. Om met de woorden van Jan Rotmans te spreken; we leven niet in een tijdperk van verandering maar in een verandering van tijdperk. En hier hoort een nieuwe gereedschapskist bij.

En of je nou aan energietransitie werkt, andere mobiliteitssystemen, creëren van waterstofhubs, peer to peer autodeelsystemen, het maakt niet uit, we zien dat al deze opgaven op enig moment tegen gelijksoortige barrières aanlopen. Op samenwerking, financiering, privacy, onvoldoende aansluiting op de maatschappij, om maar een paar voorbeelden te noemen.

Unieke samenwerking
Als Amsterdam Smart City netwerk willen en kunnen we deze opgaven niet laten liggen. Door het bundelen van onze kennis en expertise kunnen we als netwerk iets unieks bieden en de wil en durf tonen om deze barrières te doorbreken. De betrokken partners die dit uitdenken en begeleiden zijn RHDHV, Kennisland, Drift, NEMO, Arcadis, Alliander, HvA en Metabolic. Zij bundelen hun expertise en ervaring om de echte vragen boven tafel te krijgen, tot nieuwe manieren van samenwerken te komen en barrières te doorbreken. We richten ons met name op de start van de samenwerking. Gezamenlijk ontwikkelen we een ‘wicked problem aanpak’. Op een nieuwe manier, lerend door te doen, exploratief.

Waar moet je aan denken?
Wat is eigenlijk het echte probleem? Wiens probleem is dit? Hoe kijken anderen er tegenaan? Welke andere partijen lijken nodig? Hoe vind je ze? Hoe ga je om met eigenaarschap en botsende frames? Hoe zorg je dat je al in
een vroeg stadium de maatschappij (bewoners, ondernemers, werknemers, etc) betrekt en hun ervaringen in het project trekt? Het wicked problem team zet nieuwe methoden in voor het beantwoorden van deze vragen. En het creëren van de benodigde commitment om het vraagstuk aan te pakken. Niets staat van te voren vast, want we passen ons aan aan wat we tegenkomen. Met elkaar ontwikkelen we een nieuwe aanpak om de barrières te doorbreken.

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Mathieu Dasnois, Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

High-tech solutions to the circular economy and digital citizenship

How can Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Blockchain contribute to a more transparent, sustainable and inclusive future?

As we launch the DLT4EU programme, we are having a panel discussion on the potential role and pitfalls of DLT in Europe. In the panel Indy Johar from Dark Matter Labs will join Piret Tõnurist, Innovation Lead at OECD - OCDE, and Ludovic Courcelas, Government Strategy Lead at ConsenSys. Together they will discuss how DLT and blockchain can encourage a more circular and democratic society.

Join us for this public online event on September 17th from 6pm CET.

More info on the DLT4EU programme: https://www.metabolic.nl/projects/dlt4eu/

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Jacqueline Bij de Vaate, Marketing Manager Eurofiber NL at Eurofiber, posted

We moeten beter nadenken over toekomstbestendige digitale infrastructuur

Artificial Intelligence (AI) en blockchain zijn geavanceerde technologieën die al enige tijd sterk in de belangstelling staan. Het worden langzamerhand belangrijke bouwstenen in tal van omvangrijke en complexe projecten, zoals smart cities. Marloes Pomp, internationaal bekend expert op het gebied van AI en blockchain, spreekt met Vincent van Mierlo, strategisch accountmanager bij Eurofiber Nederland, over deze twee technologieën en de behoefte aan solide digitale infrastructuur.

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Nancy Zikken, Community Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, 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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Sander van Lingen, Innovation Manager at Dell Technologies, posted

Blue Force Tracking

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Testing medical certified body sensors to detect unexpected behaviour, triggering an alert, which allows the command & control room to act and better support their fellow officers in the field.

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Blue Force Tracking - Nalta Experience #1

How to improve the protection and safety of the Dutch Blue Force using smart Technology?
Nalta built a new innovative Internet of Things solution solving just that. In partnership with the Netherlands Police, the municipality of Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff Arena, Dell Technologies and Dell Boomi we cre

Nalta YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cyFp_XGLFA)

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Sander van Lingen, Innovation Manager at Dell Technologies, posted

Innovatie Manager Nationale Politie Mark Wiebes & ABN AMRO delen visie over innovatie

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Innovatie Manager Nationale Politie Mark Wiebes & Micha Rentier, Head Technology Lab bij ABN AMRO geven visie over innovatie en technologie.

Mark Wiebes, innovatiemanager bij de Nationale Politie, spreekt op 7 juli 2020 tussen 14.00-16.00 uur met andere Nederlandse innovatie experts. Wiebes bespreekt hoe met slimme oplossingen invulling kan worden gegeven aan de digitale transformatie en hoe de politie samenwerkt in het project "Digitale Perimeter" met de Gemeente Amsterdam & de JC Arena.

Micha Rentier, Head Technology Lab bij ABN AMRO zal bespreken hoe ABN AMRO werkt en aan welke innovaties er gewerkt wordt in het dataistic center van de bank. Denk daarbij aan het beschikbaar stellen van hun rekenkracht voor het oplossen van maatschappelijke uitdagingen zoals in de strijd tegen corona.

Deze webinar wordt een LIVE en interactieve sessie met interessante sprekers Mark Wiebes (innovatiemanager Nationale Politie), Micha Rentier (Head Technology Lab ABN AMRO), Janneke van den Heuvel (CEO Aura Aware), Peter Rake (Directeur 5Groningen) met als moderator Danny Frietman.

Registreer u via de volgende link voor dit GRATIS LIVE EVENT op 7 Juli 2020 van 14:00-16:00
https://lnkd.in/dXYKuX5

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Aditya Putta, Venture Sourcing Lead , posted

Webinar #3: Smart Cities and Mobility, Indo-Dutch innovation during crisis (June 9)

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Webinar #3: Indo-Dutch innovation during crisis - Smart Cities and Mobility

Click here to register: https://forms.gle/gM94BTsxTu9vfZaR6

The full impact of COVID-19 on Smart Cities and Mobility is still unknown. However, one thing is for certain— there are global economic and financial ramifications. This is affecting how our buildings, transport and utilities are managed. It is felt through the global supply chains, from raw materials to finished products.

During this webinar, we will delve into the immediate impact of the isolation measures on these industries, explore the degree to which there are long term consequences and how we can adapt our systems and capabilities. We will also focus on the progress and positives coming out of these thematic areas through experts. And we’ll hear entrepreneurs who are coming up with innovative solutions to deal with the outbreak and cope with the repercussions that are bound to come our way. The audience will have a chance to interact with the speakers. By doing so, we learn from each other and provide an opportunity to form strategic Indo-Dutch ties!
We welcome you to become part of this bottom-up collective backing startup entrepreneurs to play their role as game changers.

Program for Tuesday 9 June
11:00 – 12:30 Central European Time and 14:30 – 16:00 Indian Standard time

Welcome addresses
Freek Jan Frerichs, Senior Policy Advisor Life Science & Health at The Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands

Country level response and industry expert opinion
Shashank Ojha, Senior Digital Development Specialist at The World Bank
Cornelia Dinca, Incoming Delegations and Living Labs Lead at Amsterdam Smart City, The Netherlands
Sander van Lingen, Business Development Manager for Smart Cites at Dell Technologies

Entrepreneurs presentation and Q&A
Simranjit Singh Grewal, CEO & Founder at Y the Wait, The Netherlands
Ayon Hazra, Co-Founder & CEO at Qlikchain, India/The Netherlands
Sanjoy Roy, CEO at AskSid AI, India
Pranav Vempati, Chief Executive Officer at Kal Bionics, India
Peter van der Veen, Tripservice, The Netherlands

Moderator
Aditya Putta, Venture Sourcing Lead, WorldStartup

Target audience

We especially welcome innovation managers within government and corporates, along with investors who can support the entrepreneurs with pilots, projects, investment and partnerships.

Since this is also a time to share, we welcome other entrepreneurs who seek inspiration and would like to join forces through collaborations. All Indian and Dutch stakeholders that are involved and interested in Smart Cities & Mobility, and startup innovation in general are also invited.

Click here to register for the Webinar #3: https://forms.gle/gM94BTsxTu9vfZaR6
(Look out for an email from Crowdcast, the webinar tool. We will invite you.)

For any questions or comments, please contact Aditya Putta (aditya@worldstartup.co).

Made possible by
The Netherlands Embassy in India
Consulate General of The Netherlands in Bangalore
WorldStartup
Dell Technologies
Amsterdam SmartCity
The World Bank

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Anonymous posted

The (societal impact of the) Digital Revolution

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We are at the dawn of a societal revolution. Several technologies form the base for​ this development, such as AI, blockchain, robotics and biotechnology. These​ technologies cause significant changes in every part of the economy and society as​ a whole: new business models appear, start ups are gaining ground while many​ large organizations have a hard time surviving and entire industries start to change​.

In order to survive, organizations (both public and private) should critically review their business model and wonder if their current value proposition is still relevant in the​ future. This is why Cumulus Park, in collaboration with partner Strategy Work organizes this lecture and workshop, that inspires participants to think outside existing frameworks, dive deeper into the future and brainstorm about new value propositions for the organization.

What to expect
Inspiration about digital technologies and how they influence society, industries and the continuity of their own organization, concrete examples, brainstorm about new value propositions for the organization (out-of-the-box thinking).

Who should attend
People from all industries that are interested in digital technologies and how these might affect (positively or negatively) your business, people that deal with challenges on the strategic level (CxO level).

We are at the dawn of a societal revolution. Several technologies form the base for this development, such as AI, blockchain, robotics and biotechnology. These technologies cause significant changes in every part of the economy and society as a whole: new business models appear, start ups are gaining ground while many large organizations have a hard time surviving and entire industries start to change.

In order to survive, organizations (both public and private) should critically review their business model and wonder if their current value proposition is still relevant in the future. This is why Cumulus Park, in collaboration with partner Strategy Works organizes this lecture and workshop, that inspires participants to think outside existing frameworks, dive deeper into the future and brainstorm about new value propositions for the organization.

What to expect
Inspiration about digital technologies and how they influence society, industries and the continuity of their own organization, concrete examples, brainstorm about new value propositions for the organization (out-of-the-box thinking).

Who should attend
People from all industries that are interested in digital technologies and how these might affect (positively or negatively) your business, people that deal with challenges on the strategic level (CxO level).

The program
10:00: Welcome by Meldy van Dijken (Cumulus Park)
10:05: Lecture by prof. dr. Bob de Wit (Strategy Works)
11:05: Break
11:15: Exploration workshop by Michael van Everdingen (Strategy Works)
12:00: Closing & end

Practical information
Venue: Webinar
Register here
Date & time: Wednesday May 20 10:00 - 12:00
Max participants: 40
Price: Free of charge

Cancellations
Please send an e-mail to info@cumuluspark.com

Online event on May 20th
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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Mirko van Vliet, strategy at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Wat betekenen Livings Labs voor de Metropool Amsterdam?

In februari geven we met Board Insights een podium aan diverse Living Labs binnen de regio.

In deel 1 spreken we met Chandar van der Zande, die nauw betrokken was bij De Ceuvel. Één van de meest duurzame en vernieuwende experimenten in Europa.

“De Ceuvel 2.0 was het meest innovatieve stukje van Amsterdam, 3.0 moet dat ook weer worden. Alleen dan groter en beter. En dat is hard nodig want we hebben nog maar tien jaar om de oplossingen voor een nieuwe economie te bedenken, te toetsen en op te schalen om de klimaatcrisis het hoofd te bieden.”

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Yvo Hunink, Concernadviseur Innovatie at Gemeente Den Haag, posted

Conscious Cities

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How might we automate access to a public digital ecosystem for citizens and machines in order to grow a conscious city? How might we incentivize all citizens and companies to interact with the public digital ecosystem of the city in order to improve livability, democratic representation and societal engagement?

Read our ecosystem document

Join our online ecosystem platform

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Gijs Boerwinkel, Community Manager at Waag, posted

Democratizing Technology

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How can individuals regain control of their personal data? And how can we align the digital world with public values that we foster in our society? This event showcases the valuable work that has been done by DECODE in both Amsterdam and Barcelona; and other initiatives that are fighting to reclaiming the digital space for public good, with a specific focus on Public Spaces. The speakers will share practical solutions for responsible data management, applications and lessons learned.

Speakers:

Evgeny Morozov (writer & publicist)
Marleen Stikker (founder & director Waag)
Francesca Bria (founder & director DECODE)
Nina Boelsums (Dyne & starter of referendum on privacy law NL)
Aik van Eemeren (CTO office Municipality Amsterdam)

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Anna Docter, Online Communications Advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Mobility X Blockchain: Blockchain meetup #3

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What new blockchain solutions are pionereed within the mobility field, and how can we help each other? After a successful series of blockchain meetups, we are continuing our event series with meetup #3 on blockchain solutions for mobility.

Anna Docter's picture Event on Jul 9th
Manuela Krull-Mancinelli, Digital Transformation & Innovation Manager , posted

Dutch BLockchain Week - Student Event

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In this meetup we welcome students, teachers and business representatives who are open to support students and will introduce them to the concept of Blockchain; “what is Blockchain and why is everyone talking about it”? Next to this explanation some use cases will be shared.
Apart from the introductory lecture about Blockchain, you can also join a workshop "Blockchain for business without code", where you can create smart contracts and learn to work with a toolset that can integrate different Blockchains into any IT-system, without using a single line of code.
At the end there will be plenty of time to network!

Manuela Krull-Mancinelli's picture Event on Jun 5th
Anna Docter, Online Communications Advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Help build an open data market and win 750,000 euro

Enter the competition and win up to 750,000 euro in co-financing for your idea for an open, trusted and fair market for data sharing. A market that is scalable and broadly applicable and that allows parties in the Amsterdam area to work on a smart, green and healthy region.

Are you an organization that is familiar with digital technology and do you know how to use your knowledge for a smart, green and healthy region? Register for this competition!

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Olga Trykush, Community Manager , posted

Blockchain meetup: how to build a dApp

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Why should you learn blockchain?
Blockchain technology is forming the Internet of the future.

Now is your chance to join the first wave of blockchain engineers and the most qualified professionals in your field.

How can you start?
At the Blockacademy meetup, leading industry experts are offering a solid grounding on the dynamics of all things blockchain. Their insights and wealth of experience are unmatched within the industry and they are keen to pass it on to the next wave of eager students.

At the end of the meetup, you will have an in-depth overview of the most widely utilized blockchains (eg. Bitcoin and Ethereum), decentralized storages (IPFS), functionalities (smart contracts) and more. We want to show how you can play an important role in the development of this new disruptive industry.

In Attendance:
Roman Boiko. Skilled Nodejs and Python programmer. Former blockchain, dApps and smart contract developer at Essentia One. Blockchain developer at Consensus. Started coding at the age of 17, now works on Metamask. Check Roman's full professional profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roman-boiko-906b6214a/.

Oksana Zaharchuk. Automatizations and computer-integrated technology engineer at Essentia One. Skilled Nodejs, Go, C# developer. More than a year of teaching experience. Check Oksana's full professional profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oksana-zaharchuk-113722125/.

Our speakers will introduce you to a new decentralized world full of opportunities. You make the decision whether you follow them!

Aside from the talks, time will be allocated especially for networking and group discussion between students and teachers in a relaxed informal environment. You may meet next blockchain guru or even your next business partner!

Come and see how you can master this new technology yourself, you may find it’s not as difficult as you imagined. Remember, the industry is still in its infancy, and professionals with blockchain experience are in incredibly high-demand, don’t miss the chance to take your place in the future!

Get the full learning program by enrolling for the course here: https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-Course-for-Developers/events/258760571/.

For any questions, you can contact us at info@blockacademy.net!

Event on Feb 27th
Burcu Kuzlak, Program Manager 5G at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

5G

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5G will be the new generation of mobile connectivity. The connection will be faster and more reliable, and will bring previously unknown possibilities for citizens and business. Amsterdam is exploring the opportunities and obstacles on the road to a safe and useful 5G network. One of the ways we do this is with our field lab in Amsterdam South East, from the train station to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. But also through regional, national and international collaborations.

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

The Social Tech Tour #4: Fairfood

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Are you working with tech or sustainability and are curious to learn how other actors use digital technologies for a better society?

The Social Tech Tour is a series of site visits to innovative, tech-enabled social enterprises. The main objective is 'peer learning': letting innovators and practitioners learn from each other. During each edition, hosts and participants will co-create a roadmap on one particular real-life challenge. This time we will be welcomed by Lonneke van Genugten at Fairfood, a tech-enabled fair food system ambassador.

Register here (free)

Who was involved in the production of your food? Did they receive a fair wage for their work and was this work done under humane circumstances? These are questions we’d all like to be able to answer, but with ever more complex supply chains simply can’t always. That’s where blockchain technology comes in. WWF Australia and BCG Digital for example, recently started a project to track fish with blockchain technology and reveal whether the food was produced legally and sustainably. Will blockchain and other tech innovations pave the way for fair and sustainable food trade? What particular steps need to be taken and what role do consumers play?

This edition is dedicated to Fairfood, an Amsterdam-based campaign organisation that has been pioneering with blockchain solutions since 2017. Their motto: good food starts with transparent food chains. The guiding question for this event is, how can technology nudge consumers to engage with sustainability and human rights issues in their daily food?
Details

This event will be on 27th of March from 15.30 until 18.00 The space is limited to 20 participants. It is recommended but not mandatory to attend all editions in the series. This event will be English spoken.

Background
Fairfood is an NGO with a big mission: to make our global food chains more sustainable. The organisation aims to do so by using innovative technologies like blockchain. Fairfood believes that good food starts with transparent chains. Because only when we know where our food comes from and who is involved in its production, we can tackle issues like unfair trade. Fairfood also runs a living wage lab together with Hivos, whereby different stakeholders from the agrifood sector (supermarkets, producers, quality marks, the government) co-create practical solutions that can be put instantly to the test within the Lab environment.

Programme
15.15 Doors open
15.30 Welcome & Introduction
15.45 Pitch: Fairfood
16.00 Mini-Tour
16.10 Co-design workshop: Looking at technological tools to incentivize consumers to engage with sustainability and human rights issues in their daily food
17.20 Wrap-up
17.30 Drinks

This event is part of a series:
28 February: The Social Tech Tour #2: vanPlestik https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/the-social-tech-tour-2-van-plestik
14 March: The Social Tech Tour #3: 02025 https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/events/the-social-tech-tour-3-02025

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Mirko van Vliet, strategy at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

From hype to adoption: Blockchain meetup #1

How do we turn the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a Blockchain hub? That is what the Amsterdam Economic Board is researching together with the City of Amsterdam and StartupAmsterdam through a series of 6 meetups. Because Blockchain could be an important part of the solutions for the six urban challenges of our metropolis. The first meeting tried to find an answer to the question: “How do we ensure more adoption of Blockchain technology now that the hype seems to be over?

Read the full article by clicking the link

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