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

Startups/scale-ups wanted for Wastebuild Zero!

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Wastebuild Zero is the conference that brings together the sustainable construction ecosystem to showcase the latest materials, techniques, solutions and innovations that contribute to lower CO2 emissions. It will take place on 11 and 12 May 2023 at the NDSM wharf, in the NDSM Loods. We expect approximately 1500 architects, companies, developers and policy officers, mainly from the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium/Germany.
On the exhibition floor, the Municipality of Amsterdam/Amsterdam Trade & Innovate (AT&I) has a large booth where we offer space for 8-10 startups and scale-ups from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area to present themselves and get in touch with peers and potential customers.
Do you want to be one of these 8-10 companies? Then you can expect this:
• A dedicated spot with for your company, on the AT&I booth
• Your own screen with HDMI cable for presentations and possibility to showcase your products
• Time slot in the pitch area of our booth to hold a presentation
• Free access to the Wastebuild expo
• Discount tickets for 2 people to the conference (info will follow)
• Meetings with peers and potential clients
• Free coffee, tea and water throughout the day
• Inspiration!
What do we ask of the companies?
• A contribution of 550 euros
• A pitch in English, including slides
• Continuous presence on the stand
• If you have a physical product, samples or mock-ups to showcase
Do you want to join?
Confirm your participation with Nancy Zikken no later than April 7 2023, via n.zikken@amsterdam.nl or 06 28946489. Of course you are more than welcome to ask questions.

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Raphaela Lark, Researching the intersection between climate adaptation and social inequality at University of Amsterdam (UvA), posted

Looking for community organisations in Amsterdam that deal with climate adaptation!

I am currently conducting research on climate adaptation strategies in London and Amsterdam for the university of Amsterdam. I am approaching this topic from a social justice lens, i.e. understanding how the city is incorporating social justice in its climate adaptation strategies and policies.

I am currently looking for community organisations that are involved in projects that are directly or indirectly involved with tackling the urban heat island effect. This could be projects that seek to increase green spaces, improve how homes perform during heatwaves or even raise awareness on these issues in their community.

Any help is appreciated!

Mark Spetter, Sr. adviseur CE at Province of Flevoland, posted

Gezocht: actuele rekenmodellen voor biobased bouwen van nieuwbouw woningen

Is een nieuwbouw biobased woning duurder dan traditioneel? Hoe maak je bespaarde CO2 en stikstof financieel? Wat voor afschrijvingstermijnen neem je voor een losmaakbaar casco? Hoe kijken financiers naar risico's en voordelen van biobased woningen?

Dit zijn actuele én urgente vraagstukken voor de MRA.

Wie heeft -een deel- van de antwoorden?

Dank vast voor je medewerking!

Lotte Nystrup Lund, Principal Research Scientist at City & Port Copenhagen, posted

Danish Researcher looking for inspiration in Amsterdam

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Hi community,

I am looking for inspiration on nature-based solutions in Amsterdam. I have a full day in Amsterdam the 6 th of October 2021, and I would love to visit locations having implemented nature-based solutions in impressive ways. I am curious about how Amsterdam has worked with urban biodiversity and how Amsterdam has implemented large-scale nature-based solutions, e.g. green corridors or other kinds of 'wild nature' in the city, for the benefit of people and other species :)

I hope you can help me with advices on where to go and whom to talk with?

My research project: Biocities of the future
The ambition is to develop initiatives that can help urban stakeholders integrate nature-based ideas and design strategies in urban development. The project includes prototyping a dialogue tool and testing if it could supplement the international certification tool DGNB Urban Districts.

I study how nature-based ideas integrate in urban development of today, and I identify some of the main drivers, paradoxes, consequences, and challenges, related to these integrations. The project focus is urban development inspired by nature’s ability to regenerate, through e.g., biomimicry and regenerative and biophilic design thinking.

My research is based on a cooperation between three Danish organisations:
City & Port - develop large scale urban areas in Copenhagen, DK
The Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation
Bloxhub Science Forum - a nordic innovation hub for sustainable urbanization

You can read more about the research project using the website link

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Anonymous posted

Thesis Project - Interviewees

Dear Amsterdam Smart City Community,

I am addressing you all with a bit of a broad request, in the hopes of finding the right participants semi-organically. I am currently in the last months of my Master's in Global Business & Sustainability at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and with that comes a very important thesis project.

For my thesis project, I decided to perform a case study on the Bajeskwartier Amsterdam and investigate Amsterdam's smart city approach, the influence this has had on Circular Economy Business Models, Refurbishment Business Models, etc.

For my investigation, I would like to interview participants that have particular knowledge on the aforementioned, or know of others who could possibly help me enrich my data and findings!

Thank you in advance!

For more details do not hesitate to reach out to me via LinkedIn or under this message!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bj%C3%B6rn-merckx-965b76129/

Roel Bruinsma, posted

Enquête (1min): Internationaliseren als MKB tijdens en na een crisis

Veel MKB-ers willen zich uit de crisis innoveren. Internationaal actief worden is kansrijk en vraagt voorbereiding en energie. Amsterdam Trade and Innovate en PIM Noord-Holland (Programma Investeringsgereed Innovatief MKB Noord-Holland) willen ondernemers helpen dit goed en succesvol aan te pakken. Ben jij een MKB-er in de MRA die actief is op de thema's van smartcity? Vul dan de enquête in zodat ons aanbod goed aansluit bij wat jij nodig hebt. Hou onze media in de gaten, in q1 organiseren we onze eerste event gericht op internationalisering.

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Boaz Bar-Adon, Designer at Ecodam, posted

Ecodam, circulair economie education hub, is looking for partners and a location for a pilot lab

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Ecodam is a young initiatief aimed at creating a place where young people will learn about and help build the circular economy. Ecodam is not highbrow and elitair but inclusive, hands-on, fun and accessible. We use design thinking principles, letting visitors operate as designers and makers. Thinking of new solutions for real problems and making new, circular, products.

Ecodam is currently looking for partners to help us realise our dream and a location for a pilot lab.

ideas and tips are welcome!

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Jochem Kootstra, Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Knowledge Quest: Submit Your Example of a Great High Density Environment

Do you know a great example of high density living environments built within the last 30 years? Share your knowledge and contribute to the creation of an open repository via Crowd Creation. To be truly exemplary, the area should include a mixture of functions (at least some of them high-rise) where the physical fabric retains a human scale at street level despite the high density.

You may wonder who's asking for and compiling this information: the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is committed to building an open-access repository. Sharing best practices across the globe is becoming increasingly vital, especially as many of our western cities are on the eve of unprecedented densification. As a humble thank you for helping to guide this societal challenge, they've allotted 12 rewards for contributors. Click here to submit a project.

Societal Context
Like many of our Western cities, Amsterdam is on the brink of intensive urban densification. The metropolitan area of Amsterdam plans to add 100,000 new dwellings, mostly within the existing urban fabric. Compact studio apartments and new situational typologies of high-rises are part of the program, which will increase the densification even further. How are we to retain a human scale in these new high-density environments, especially at the street level where our social fabric is shaped? This calls for a new array of examples and precedent studies of successful existing "Great High Density Environments." What are their design properties and how are they programmed? How do they succeed in retaining a human scale?

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Sensing Streetscapes Project

These questions are central to the Sensing Streetscapes Project initiated by the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). In a consortium of spatial design offices and clients of large scale projects, action research is explored along three lines. First, building on the classic works of Allan Jacobs, Jan Gehl and the like, six of the most-used reference locations for these new environments are deconstructed by research through design. Second, neuro-architectural technologies (eye-trackers) are deployed to uncover the visual impact of the applied design principles: What are the patterns? Do these design solutions indeed mitigate the high density and intensity to a human scale on the level of the streetscape? Finally, an algorithm is developed to trace the most suitable best practices via AI. That’s where you come in.

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Repository of Great Examples by Crowd Creation
Some high profile examples of great high density environments are well known, like in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Manhattan. Yet what lesser-known examples of Great High Density Living Environments are out there for us to learn from? Share your knowledge and contribute to the creation of an open repository via Crowd Creation.

In order to frame the search, a list of desired characteristics:

  • Residential environment in an inner city area
  • Built within the last 30 years – or about to be 'opened' soon
  • Built for High Density with some high-rise buildings
  • Success in creating a human scale at eye-level on the street
  • Some level of mixed functions, green design, etc. - anything that increases the livability of the environment

Click here to submit a project.

Hardman Street, Manchester - Image Courtesy of Amsterdam University of Applied SciencesHardman Street, Manchester - Image Courtesy of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

You are, of course, allowed to offer one of your own projects as an example. The deadline for submissions is January 29th, 2021 and as a modest gesture of thanks for helping address this societal challenge, 12 rewards are available to contributors. Out of the projects that fit the characteristics, consortium members will select the contributors who delivered either multiple great examples, surprisingly interesting examples, or in-depth descriptions and pictures. 12 entrants will be randomly selected to be rewarded:

  • 2 will receive personalized book selections on this topic (favorites of the Chair)
  • 6 will receive an Amazon gift card with a value of €50
  • 4 will receive a ticket to the Media Architecture Biennale 2021
  • Winners will be notified personally

Visit the results at https://sensingstreetscapes.com. The website will remain open afterwards, so feel free to keep sending your examples!

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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!

Jacqueline Verheugen, Community manager at Marineterrein Amsterdam, posted

Job offer: operations officer Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab (16-24 hours)

Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is een samenwerking tussen de partners AMS Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Economic Board, NEMO Science Museum en Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam. Het belangrijkste doel van Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is het realiseren van opschaalbare innovaties die steden leefbaar maken en houden. Om dat te bereiken, brengen de partners hun expertise en netwerk op het gebied van onderzoek, innovatie, stedelijke ontwikkeling en experimenteren samen op deze unieke plek in Amsterdam.

Voor het komende half jaar (september 2019 - maart 2020, mogelijk met uitloop) zoeken we een gedreven operations officer die het Living Lab operationeel gaat maken, aanvragen toetst, start met het runnen van de experimenten en zorgt voor verdere ontwikkeling van het Living Lab in samenwerking met de partners.

Interesse? Bekijk de vacature hier: https://www.marineterrein.nl/vacature-operations-officer-marineterrein-amsterdam-living-lab/

Laura van den Boogert, Project lead , posted

Sign up now for new Startup in Residence Sustainability incubator!

Startups & scaleups and social enterprises, check out our 2019 sustainability programme and sign up now: https://startupinresidence.com/amsterdam/

The governmental startup incubator Startup in Residence gives sustainable entrepreneurs the opportunity to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here: http://bit.ly/2tbYfmN !

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th 2019!

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Shan Young, International Affairs Liaison , posted

Looking forward to exploring the construction waste recycling system in Amsterdam

My name is Yang Shan, I'm from a association of China, 12 members of our association will visit Amsterdam and wish to have a tour in the city and wish to learn about how the construction and delmolition waste to be recycle and reuse in the city when staying there. They will arrive at Amsterdam on 18th Nov afternoon, and leave in the afternoon 19 th. I am wondering if there is any professional expert or business people in the industry would like to guide them? please contact me chncsw@163.com。 Thanks and best wishes.

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

Register for a knowledge exchange with Dutch and international cities in Barcelona!

From the 13th till the 15th of November, the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona kicks off! A Dutch delegation of companies, knowledge institutes and governments, including Amsterdam Smart City, visits the event as part of a Smart City mission. There will be more than 200 participants from the Netherlands.

On the day prior to the Smart City Expo, on Monday the 12th of November, this Dutch delegation will host an international business day, for our non-Dutch colleagues. Dutch cities will prepare workshops about mobility, resilience, circular economy, safety & security, data and healthy urban living. We hope to share knowledge and experiences with companies, governments and knowledge institutions from all over the world.

Would you like to exchange knowledge with more than 200 smart city professionals coming from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Eindhoven and ‘s Hertogenbosch? Then we are looking for you!

Please find more information about the international business event ‘The Dutch and Smart Cities: Shaping the Future by Challenging Today’ here and register via the link in the document (it's free! :))

We hope to meet you there!

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Sanne Mylonas, Impact Entrepreneur & COO , posted

Looking for: futuremakers for the “Growing Green Bridges” Hackathon

Heb je ervaring met (circulaire) bouwmaterialen, energie neutrale & eco-positieve innovaties, life cycle analysis, verbinding maken tussen infrastructuur en de omliggende omgeving, water(management) of het onderhoud van bruggen? Kortom: ben jij een ‘bruggenbouwer’?

Op 18 oktober brengen de provincie Flevoland en de gemeente Almere een selecte groep van 100 toekomstmakers bij elkaar om mee te denken over de te ontwerpen en te bouwen innovatieve bruggen voor het nieuw te ontwikkelen Floriade gebied.

AANMELDEN: Meld je vóór 1 oktober aan via: https://goo.gl/forms/QVxBPvEN9qpN4oUx2

ONTMOET inspirerende sprekers over (circulaire) innovatie; neem deel aan interactieve workshops waarin jij gaat brainstormen over, en bouwen aan, jouw ideale Floriade gebied; netwerk met 100 toekomstmakers die zich inzetten voor circulaire infrastructuur, duurzame innovatie en GREEN BRIDGES!

WANNEER: 18 oktober 2018 van 09.00 tot 21.00
WAAR: op een nader te bepalen inspirerende locatie in Almere en omstreken

Deelname is exclusief en gratis.
PARTNERS: Provincie Flevoland & Gemeente Almere

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Pepijn Stoffers, Student , posted

Gezocht: smart city projecten voor afstudeeronderzoek

Momenteel ben ik bezig met afstuderen bij Olisto in Amsterdam. Olisto ontwikkelt een app voor consumenten die gratis te downloaden is voor Android en iOS.
Binnen de app kunnen de gebruikers IoT devices, apps en services met elkaar verbinden. Zo kan de gebruiker binnen de app smart city Amsterdam verbinden op het gebied van Park & Ride locaties, vrije laadpalen en ondergrondse plastic containers.
De gebruiker kan daarnaast verschillende kanalen gebruiken van o.a. Philips Hue, KlikAanKlikUit, SmartAlarm, WoonVeilig en nog veel meer.

Voor Olisto voer ik een onderzoek uit naar wat de wensen en behoeften zijn van potentiële partners. Onder de potentiële partners vallen bestaande en nieuwe smart city projecten.

Ben jij momenteel bezig met het ontwikkelen van een smart city project of ben je betrokken bij een smart city initiatief? Dan kom ik graag met jou in contact!

Voor meer informatie over Olisto:

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Anonymous posted

Rooftop Award 2018

Rooftop Award 2018
It is time again for the 'Rooftopper' and 'Roofflopper' of 2018. Report the ugliest or most beautiful green roof in the Netherlands and hopefully the roof will win the Rooftop Award 2018!

Send a photo of the most beautiful or ugliest roof and report the roof through the link below. You can register until June 4th. Rooftop Revolution and ROEF select the top 10 most promising roofs in both categories. From the top 10, a professional jury chooses the Rooftopper and Roofflopper.

Criteria for the Rooftopper and Roofflopper
The criteria for the (pre-) selection are:
- The current state of the roof
- Public accessibility
- Innovation and inspiration
- Sustainability and green
- Visibility

The Rooftopper wins a bee hotel to make the roof even more beautiful. De Roofflopper gets a free roof scan of € 500, carried out by Rooftop Revolution. The awards will be presented on Friday 22nd of June during the annual Rooftop Symposium in the Queen Maxima Hall of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

More information: https://bit.ly/2rsW6UW

Christina Priavolou, Junior Research Fellow , posted

Information on WikiHouse Projects


I am a PhD student investigating the environmental sustainability of open-source solutions in buildings.
I am interested in participating in a workshop/project/short course related to collaborative production (or, ideally, a WikiHouse structure) during September or November.
If you know any relevant information, please let me know!

Thank you.

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Madalina L, PhD student , posted

Internship in Circular Economy

Hi everyone!
I'm a PhD student looking for an internship in Circular Economy. If you know any opportunities, please let me know.
Many thanks!