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Better Future Now: de Grote Spelbrekershow

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Tijdens de Grote Spelbrekershow gaan we in gesprek met spelbrekers; verschillende mensen die het anders doen en daarnaast actief zijn in verschillende domeinen, zoals wonen, mode, design, data, economie, klimaat, en de kunsten. Een ding hebben ze gemeen: allen staan ze voor systeemverandering.

We hebben het over waar de huidige systemen wrikken: waar wringen de regels, wie zijn de winnaars en de verliezers? En wat is er voor nodig om de regels open te breken? Samen kijken we naar alternatieven.

Ook kan je genieten en je laten inspireren door muziek en spoken word. Zien we je daar?

Met Met o.a. Melissa Koutouzis (co-initiator Woonprotest), Ruben Pater (designer & researcher), Thamar Kempees (marketeer & sneakerhead), Broke Ass Millionaires (creative producers & sustainable circulair fashion), Arne Hendriks (kunstenaar), Elten Kiene (spoken word) en Benjamin Fro (muziek)

Meet-up on Sep 24th
Francien Huizing, Program and Communication Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Are smart cities the key to sustainable, thriving cities of the future?  

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That was the main question we talked about September 14 at the FuW Forum in Zurich. Sharing learnings and exchanging ideas and experiences is of great value. To learn from each other, align and get inspired. That is why Amsterdam Smart City hosts a lot of international groups in our Smart City Lab and sometimes visits interesting international conferences to share our story.  

The FuW Forum in Zurich had a very interesting line-up with speakers from all over the world. It was an honour for me to give an inspirational key note on behalf of Amsterdam Smart City. The message I wanted to get across: "Don't overestimate technology. Smart technology offers great opportunities but to make it work we have to make a whole ecosystem work. And that means cooperate, listen to each other, help each other, fail, learn, adapt, try different perspectives.....All so called 'soft' skills that we need to combine with a world of bits and bytes. That is where the real challenge lies. To overcome these issues a world in transition needs an independent and neutral place, where changemakers can meet interact and start working together.” An exciting message to bring being at Google headquarters. But I was glad to hear that most speakers and participants saw smart technology as a means to an end instead of a goal in itself.  

Below some interesting quotes of other speakers: 
Prem Ramaswami – Google 
"We invented the technology of cars to move from A to B and now we spend most of the time standing still in the traffic – 42% of the cities are parking lots."

Ute Schneider - Technical University Wien 
"We only start moving, when it really hurts"

Silke C. - Fraunhofer Gesellschaft  
“At the moment, data is not fully exploited, the data is distributed everywhere and cannot be brought together, there is a lack of trust – that is why a European governance is now being built."

Salomé Mall - Smart City Lab Basel
"The real estate industry is not mobile, it needs innovation to bridge the next crisis."

Markus Schläpfer - ETH Zurich  
"If we measure and understand human flows, we can use this for transport, infrastructure and the use of modern technologies.”

And Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister  
"With the first Ministry of Digital Affairs we encourage the digital collaborative democracy between government and people - we must trust each other going into future live.”

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

Ga mee naar de Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona!

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Is jouw bedrijf actief op het gebied van slimme en duurzame stedelijke ontwikkeling en wil je je activiteiten uitbreiden naar andere landen binnen de Europese Unie? Ga van 13 t/m 16 november 2022 mee naar de Smart City World Expo Congress (SCWEC) in Barcelona.

De jaarlijkse Smart City Expo in Barcelona is dé plek waar corporates, startups, steden en kennissinstellingen die werken aan van klimaatneutrale en slimme steden, elkaar ontmoeten. Dit jaar vindt tegelijkertijd weer het Tomorrow.Mobility congres over plaats. Deze twee zakenbeurzen zijn belangrijke plekken om te netwerken en zaken te doen met internationale steden, bedrijven en investeerders.
Nederlandse partijen organiseren dit jaar diverse activiteiten.
Ben je geïnteresseerd of van plan om te gaan? Dan zijn er twee goede opties:

1. Er is een handelsmissie van RVO en de 5 grote steden, speciaal voor startups en scale-ups met maatschappelijke uitdagingen in steden, die willen groeien in Europa. We bezoeken de beurs, er komt een businessforum met matchmaking, plus meer informele (inter)nationale bijeenkomsten, er is vooraf een climate impacttraining (om de impact van je innovatieve oplossing op duurzaamheid en klimaatneutraliteit kwantitatief te meten) en we maken de combi met het 100 Climate Neutral Cities programma van de EU. Voor meer informatie en aanmelden: https://english.rvo.nl/news/events/smart-city-expo-world-congress-scwec-2022
 
2. Past deze missie niet bij jou of bij de fase waarin je bedrijf zich bevindt, maar wil je wel naar de Smart City Expo? Dan is er genoeg te doen! Diverse Nederlandse partijen werken op dit moment aan een (inter)nationaal programma voor Nederlandse bedrijven. Ook hier moet je denken aan een bezoek aan diverse stands, tours door de stad Barcelona en deelname aan het businessforum met workshops voorafgaand aan de Expo. Aan dit programma wordt de komende tijd nog gewerkt. Zodra er nieuws bekend is, deel ik dat.
 
Ben je hierin geïnteresseerd of heb je vragen? Neem dan contact op met Nancy Zikken, trade developer smart & sustainable cities bij Amsterdam Trade & innovate, via n.zikken@amsterdam.nl. Ik vertel je graag meer en houd je op de hoogte!

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

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2022

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Is your company operating in the field of smart and sustainable urban development and are you interested in the elaboration of your activities within the European Union? Join us from 13 to 16 November on our Climate neutral & Smart City mission during the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona.

The yearly event of SCEWC in Barcelona is the place where companies, entrepreneurs, startups, cities, and research institutions in the field of climate neutrality and smart cities meet. This year, another congress about urban mobility takes place simultaneously. These 2 business fairs are important places to network and do business with cities, companies, and investors. Before this mission takes place, there is the opportunity to follow an impact assessment training. The purpose of this training is to measure the impact of your innovative solution to sustainability and climate neutrality in a quantitative manner. This complements the European frameworks and methodologies for cities to report their contribution to climate neutrality.

Participation is possible for Dutch companies (startups, scale-up, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)) with export ambitions that aim to offer solutions for societal challenges in cities. The purpose of this mission is to support Dutch startups, scale-ups, and innovative SMEs with their growth in Europe.

For more information and registration: https://english.rvo.nl/news/events/smart-city-expo-world-congress-scwec-2022

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Ioannis Ioannidis, Entrepreneurship Program Associate at AMS Institute, posted

AMS Startup Booster 2022-23 - Call for applications is open until Sep 30th

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When:
Call for applications is open until Sep 30th. The program will last from Oct 2022 until Feb 2023.

What:
The AMS Startup Booster is a business idea development and validation program hosted by AMS Institute, aiming to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their gut feeling into a business. The entrepreneurs are expected to pursue an impact-driven startup in the field of urban tech.

Lasting over 4-months, the AMS Startup Booster 2022-23 will start on Oct 2022 and run until Feb 2023. The program will be hybrid, mainly physical at the AMS Institute (Marineterrein, Amsterdam). The program is most effective when all teams are fully committed so during the aforementioned time period there is a minimum requirement of 16 hours per week for each startup.

Program:
The program consists of more than 12 workshops focusing on customer discovery and problem-solution fit. During these workshops, the following topics will be addressed:

  • Research Fundamentals & Problem Definition
  • Market Segmentation & Customer Personas
  • Customer Discovery
  • Value Proposition & Business Model Design
  • MVP Design & Prototyping
  • Experiment Design
  • Pitching

In addition, our complimentary masterclasses will cover topics such as <strong>Team Fit & Alignment, Marketing & Branding, IP Rights, Finance & Funding</strong>, and many more. Peer-to-peer sessions and 1-on-1 coaching will complete the free services we offer to the selected startups. In total, the startups will get a 360 entrepreneurship curriculum consisting of more than 30 workshops & masterclasses.

Demo Day: Pitch and win prizes during the 'finals'
We close off the program with a Demo Day during which the teams showcase their business ideas and prototypes to a broad audience of experts, investors and entrepreneurs and compete for a list of amazing prizes! Prizes include:

  • Guidance on the design of your feasibility experiment in the Marineterrein Living Lab
  • Access to a 5000 euros feasibility grant
  • Access to follow-up programs & funding opportunities
  • Additional customer discovery sessions
  • Continuous coaching & mentoring
  • Office Space & Makerspace
  • Promo material & access to a large network

In addition, connections with other programs and potential investors will be made.

For whom?
We are looking for ambitious students, researchers and young professionals who have an awesome business idea that could impact city life and solve metropolitan challenges. Please note we are looking for teams not a single founder.

Registration
Apply for the AMS Startup Booster via this form. Applications should be submitted <strong>no later than Sep 30th</strong>.

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Bio-based renovation

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The primary reason to renovate buildings is to improve indoor climate quality and reduce environmental impact. This can be extremely effective, as 75% of buildings' CO2 emissions are released during the use phase. However, using non-renewable materials during renovation can be entirely counter-productive.

Check out this article to learn about bio-based materials in the renovation, and the obstacles to bio-based innovation.

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Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

Open source hardware: van black box naar een open box

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Veel gebruiksvoorwerpen die we ons dagelijks leven nodig hebben, worden gemaakt met complexe gereedschappen achter de gesloten deuren van grote bedrijven. Wat als wij consumenten die gereedschappen en machines zoals zaagmachines, boren en frezen zelf zouden kunnen maken? Wat verandert er in de positie van de consument? Hoe kun je een bedrijf runnen met kennis en technologie die voor iedereen beschikbaar is?  

Waag en Mekanika slaan de handen ineen voor een publieksprogramma rondom zogeheten: open source hardware en collaborative design. Simpel gezegd: gratis beschikbare blauwdrukken en ontwerp vanuit samenwerking in plaats van marktcompetitie. De avond is de feestelijke afsluiting van een tweedaagse design marathon in de Waag. In deze twee dagen ontwerpen deelnemers zo’n gratis beschikbare blauwdruk. Tijdens de avond wordt de winnaar van de design marathon bekend gemaakt. Daarna gaat een panel van experts  in gesprek over de toekomst van ontwerp, hardware en nieuwe business modellen.

  • 16:30 – deuren geopend
  • 17:00 – introductie & showcases uit design marathon 
  • 18:00 – bekendmaking winnaar design marathon & paneldiscussie
  • 19:00 – drinks & networking
  • 20:00 – end

 

Panel

  • Carolina Espinoza is een industrieel ontwerper uit Chili en werkt als ontwerp- en projectmanager voor de non-profitorganisatie Precious Plastic, die gereedschappen en machines ontwikkelt om plastic op kleine schaal te recyclen. De kennis wordt online gedeeld, open source en gratis voor iedereen om te gebruiken en een lokaal recyclingbedrijf te starten.
  • Daniele Ingrassia is sinds 2017 een wereldwijde Fab Lab-mentor en is de oprichter van InMachines Ingrassia GmbH, een in Duitsland gevestigd bedrijf dat open source digitale fabricagemachines ontwikkelt en verkoopt. Het bedrijf is betrokken bij Fab City Hamburg, voor de ontwikkeling van de Open Lab Starter Kit, een complete set open source machines voor Open Labs.
  • Trammell Hudson is lange tijd aangesloten geweest bij NYC Resistor-hackerspace en houdt ervan dingen uit elkaar te halen en te documenteren hoe ze werken. Hij gebruikt zijn reverse engineering-vaardigheden om interoperabiliteit tussen apparaten tot stand te brengen en heeft open source-firmware uitgebracht voor digitale camera's, gloeilampen, laptops en vele andere consumentenproducten.
  • Henk Buursen werkt sinds 2000 voor Waag, waar hij begon als GNU/Linux-systeembeheerder. Sinds enkele jaren is hij de beheerder en lab lead van het Fablab in de Waag. Henk is instructeur van Fab Academy, het wereldwijde gedistribueerde opleidingsprogramma in digitale fabricage, en leidt jaarlijks tientallen deelnemers op in het maken van 'almost anything'.

Dit evenement is Engels gesproken.

Open Next
Deze design marathon is onderdeel van het Europese project Open Next. Hierin onderzoekt Waag samen met internationale partners hoe we gesloten massaproductie kunnen veranderen in een een proces dat toegankelijk is voor de consument, die daarmee meer zeggenschap heeft over het uiteindelijke product.

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Hulp nodig bij het opschalen van jouw duurzame bedrijf? GO!-NH Scale start in september!

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Het GO!-NH Scale traject is gericht op Scale-ups en MKB-bedrijven die goed ontwikkeld zijn in hun huidige markt en klaar zijn om hun innovatie op te schalen naar nieuwe markten of gebieden. In dit traject verkennen bedrijven op welke nieuwe markten ze gaan focussen en wat daarbij komt kijken. GO!-NH Scale bereidt de organisatie voor op flinke groei sprongen door het uitwerken van een goede ‘go-to-market’ strategie en individuele begeleiding door experts. Dit traject duurt 6 maanden en bevat individuele coaching en 10 workshopdagen. GO!-NH Scale start in september 2022. Inschrijven voor 12 september!

Wat levert het op?

  • Je bent in staat om met een herhaalbaar en schaalbaar businessmodel te werken; 
  • Je hebt een duidelijke strategie ontwikkeld om een nieuwe markt of nieuw gebied aan te boren met jouw innovatie; 
  • De interne processen binnen jouw organisatie zijn strategisch ingericht en klaar voor het opschalen van de organisatie; 
  • Toegang tot een netwerk van aansprekende bedrijven en experts op het gebied van duurzame innovaties en groeiversnelling; 
  • Exclusieve mogelijkheden om deel te nemen aan toonaangevende conferenties, evenementen en industrie bijeenkomsten;
  • De provincie Noord-Holland en vele andere (semi)overheden, corporate en industrie partners zijn nauw betrokken bij dit versnellingsprogramma waardoor samenwerkingen sneller en beter tot stand kunnen komen;
  • Inzicht in benodigde investering bij schalen en mogelijkheid om aan te sluiten op verdere financiering binnen de innovatie-instrumenten van de provincie Noord-Holland;
  • Mogelijkheid om aan te sluiten op verdere financiering binnen de innovatie-instrumenten van de provincie Noord-Holland.
  • Alle deelnemende startups en innovatieteams komen na het traject in het GO!-NH Alumni-programma. Op regelmatige basis worden meet-ups en events georganiseerd.

Wat wij bieden

  • Een traject dat start in het najaar met een workshopprogramma (circa 8 dagen), hier wordt concreet gewerkt aan strategieën op het gebied van schalen. 
  • Een leadcoach die jou 6 maanden lang begeleidt en ondersteunt tijdens het traject. 
  • Mocht je eerder willen starten dan houden we in aanloop naar het traject een aantal masterclasses waar je je vrij op kunt intekenen.
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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Recap of Demo Days #16 – Circular meets Digital

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For the sixteenth edition of our Demo Days, we were finally able to meet offline again since the start of the pandemic. This meant: old-school post-its instead of filling online Miro boards. The Circular & Digital Demo Day was hosted at one of our partners’ locations, the Digital Society School at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From reducing illegal drones in the city to reusing materials through a digital material database, in this article you’ll read all about circular & digital projects our partners are working on.

About our Demo Days

The Demo Days are one of the tools we use to stimulate innovation and encourage connection between our partners and community. The purpose of the Demo Days is to present the progress of various innovation projects, ask for help, share dilemmas and involve more partners to take these projects to the next level. More information about the Demo Days can be found here.

Demo Day: Circular & Digital

Reducing (illegal) drones in the city - Daan Groenink (municipality of Amsterdam)
In Amsterdam, and in many other places in the Netherlands, is not allowed to fly drones. But despite the regulations, many drones are still flown illegally over Amsterdam. Daan Groenink from the municipality of Amsterdam invited the participants to reflect on how the city of Amsterdam can reduce (illegal) drone usage with as little enforcement as possible. Many creative interventions were discussed, such as awareness campaigns, making beautiful drone images public, and renting out drones as an experience.

Subsidy scheme for circular chain cooperation - Suzanne van den Noort en Maartje Molenaar (province of Noord-Holland)
The province of North Holland wants to be 100% circular by 2050. To achieve this, an action agenda has been drawn up for 2021-2025 with strategic and operational goals. The province of North Holland initiated the ‘Circular Economy Subsidy Scheme’ to accelerate the circular transition. The province of North Holland already thought about how this subsidy scheme should work. In this session, the participants gave their feedback. One of the key take outs from the working session was: keep it simple. You want to know that the money is well spent and therefore the conditions of the subsidy scheme should be clear.

Digital material database – Mark van der Putten (municipality of Amsterdam)
The City of Amsterdam is developing a digital material database for the necessary exchange of information to enable the reuse of materials from projects. Projects can use this database to report their available materials or to reserve materials. In this way, a street can be paved with tiles from an old project. The municipality of Amsterdam asked for input from the Amsterdam Smart City network on what to keep in mind while developing a digital material database. During the session, the participants discussed topics such as data governance, data ownership and the advantages of a SAAS solution compared to a self-built database. The municipality of Amsterdam will continue to research how the material database could be used and what the stakeholders think of it during 6 pilot projects.

Want to join the next Demo Day?

Are you working on an innovative project that could use some input? Or are you preparing for an inspiring event that needs a spotlight? Our next Demo Day takes place on the 11th of October. If it fits within our themes (circular, mobility, energy and digital), sent a message to Sophie via sophie@amsterdamsmartcity.com or let us know in the comments. We are happy to talk with you to find out if it's a match!

Would you like to participate in the next Demo Day and share your thoughts on our partners’ innovative projects? As soon as the program for the next Demo Day is determined, we will share it on the platform and give you the opportunity to join as participant.

Curious to mobility & energy projects? Read more about it in the recap of Demo Day Mobility & Energy.

Photo: Myrthe Polman

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Circular Ecosystem Day

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We would like to welcome you during our Circular ecosystem day where we connect and strengthen relationships between impact entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, corporates, government, and other organisations. Our Circular Ecosystem Day will take place on Wednesday 21 September, and in this edition we will have a special focus on the fashion and textile industry.

PROGRAM 
 
12:00 – 14:30 CIRCO Community event  | Invite only 
This afternoon will be dedicated to inspiration, networking and knowledge sharing around the topic of  circular entrepreneurship. Read more here
 
13:00 – 15:00 Impact Nation| Invite only
Impact Nation organizes an interactive session with Impact Hub’s circular fashion expert Maartje Janse. Under their guidance, we dive deeper into the sustainability challenges in the fashion and textile industry. Read more here. 
 
14:30 – 18:00 Open Program 
The afternoon program will start with a keynote by Marcel den Hollander, followed by the launch of our Circular Textile program in Amsterdam and Fashion Fail Forward.

  • 15:00 Circular Textiles in Amsterdam
    This 2-year program funded by the Municipality of Amsterdam, Stichting DOEN Foundation, and the Goldschmeding Foundation, in which 3 partners (Metabolic, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Bankers without Boundaries) investigate how  through a systematic approach a cohort of innovative companies can be found, scaled up and financed to stimulate the transition to a circular textile value chain.
  • 15:15 Keynote speaker: Marcel den Hollander works as an independent researcher and industrial design consultant to industry in circular product design and business models for the circular economy. As one of the first he studied industrial design at the TU Delft followed by a Ph.D in circular product design and with over 20 years of experience in commercial industrial design for renowned design studios, designing consumer goods from (food)packaging to office furniture, we are proud to have him at the Ecosystem day.
  • 16:00 Fail Forward: As part of our Circular Textile Program we are organising a Fail Forward Fashion edition, in which the founders of circular fashion companies Loop.a Life and Makers Unite & United Repair Center talk about how they failed with a positive outcome. By making ‘learning by doing’ a shared good, we all help each other one step further in the transition to a circular fashion and textile industry.
  • 16:40 – 18:00 Drinks with Impact Hub’s circularity network

Sign up for free by 15 September. Read more about our ecosystem.

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Impact Masterclasses: The New Economy as a business model | 29 September

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Learn from a diverse group of academics and professionals who are mavericks in their field. They bring their real world insights and expertise into the room providing access to the most up to date impact strategies and systemic change. Established founders and innovative business owners of top agencies, companies and startups will guide you.

Conversations about a new, inclusive, sustainable and circular economy are becoming more common nowadays. To gain clarity, we should always map the broader ecosystem and go beyond products and customers. Using the Business Model Kit we will map complex ecosystems, identify different stakeholders and investigate value exchanges between them to identify challenges, and define improvement areas and opportunities to explore further towards the new economy. At the end of this Impact Masterclass, we will discuss potential cross industry collaborations and partnerships. 

 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 
 Partner: Shervin Fekri from Board of Innovation 
For who: Expand members (included) | Non-members and Explore members pay €299,95 per ticket

Sign Up here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/313251552827
Read more here: [amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclas…](https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclasses-29-09/ "https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclasses-29-09/")

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

The Circularity Gap Report for the Built Environment

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The first Circularity Gap Report for the Built Environment in The Netherlands has launched!

The Netherlands has set an ambitious goal: a circular building sector by 2050. However, the built environment in the Netherlands is a massive motor for downcycling. Only 8% of the total material consumption comes from secondary materials.

This report by Metabolic, C-creators, Goldschmeding Foundation and Circle Economy shows new insights and specific actions for businesses, policymakers, urban planners and labour unions to accelerate circularity in the sector.

Get the overview from the summary in Dutch or download the full report in English below.

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Systemic design job

Hello everyone, my name is Francesco Quaglia and I recently graduated in system design at the Polytechnic of Turin.
I am looking for a job that will allow me to broaden my experience in the field of sustainable design.
Do you have some opportunities to share?
I enclose my latest projects carried out in the university.
Thanks for your attention, bye bye. :)

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Beth Njeri, Digital Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Building with recycled building materials

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Reused materials are an important element of circular construction. The more re-used components and recycled materials we use, the fewer virgin materials we need, and the lower our environmental impact. To do so effectively, the supply of reused components and recycled materials should influence the building’s design.

Learn more in the article below.

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Programma voor Demodag #16 Circulair & Digitaal

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Volgende week dinsdag 21 juni vindt de eerste fysieke demodag sinds de pandemie plaats. De thema’s Circulariteit en Digitaal staan centraal, en het programma is inmiddels rond. Er staan weer mooie initiatieven en complexe vraagstukken op de planning.

Demodagen zijn onderdeel van ons innovatieproces en bedoeld om de voortgang van verschillende innovatieprojecten te stimuleren, hulpvragen op tafel te leggen, dilemma's te delen en anderen te betrekken bij projecten of uitdagingen. Meer informatie over wat de demodagen precies zijn en waarom je mee wilt doen, vind je hier.

Klinkt het programma interessant? Je bent meer dan welkom om aan te sluiten. Laat het ons weten in de comments of mail naar trisha@amsterdamsmartcity.com. De Demodag is van 14:00-16:45 met een borrel na afloop

Werksessies
Reduceren (illegale) drones in de stad – Daan Groenink (Gemeente Amsterdam)
De Gemeente Amsterdam detecteert steeds meer (illegale) drones in het luchtruim van Amsterdam. In samenwerking met de politie onderzoekt de gemeente hoe zij het aantal drones kunnen verminderen met zo min mogelijk handhaving. Hoe kan de Gemeente dit het best aanpakken?

Subsidieregeling ketensamenwerking - Suzanne van den Noort (Provincie Noord-Holland)
De provincie is bezig om een subsidieregeling op te stellen om te stimuleren dat meerdere bedrijven in de keten op regionale of bovenregionale schaal gaan samenwerken om circulaire projecten, diensten of processen te realiseren. Hiervoor is een verkenning gedaan om te komen tot een regeling die zo goed mogelijk aansluit op de vraag van bedrijven en dus subsidiëring mogelijk maakt van de activiteiten die de gewenste samenwerking stimuleert. In deze werksessie wil de provincie haar beeld en ideeën verrijken en toetsen om keuzes te kunnen maken hoe de subsidieregeling het beste vorm kan krijgen. Daarnaast speelt de vraag hoe de concept regeling voordat deze in werking treedt kan worden getoetst bij vertegenwoordigers van de doelgroep(en): primair bedrijven.

Digitale Materialenbank - Mark van der Putten (Gem Amsterdam)
In Amsterdam wordt gewerkt aan de implementatie van circulariteit bij ontwerp, inkoop en beheer van de openbare ruimte. Hergebruik is inmiddels verder gedifferentieerd tot ‘Hergebruik, tenzij …’ en wordt in eerste oriëntatie lokaal binnen de projectgrenzen toegepast. Indien er binnen een project geen ruimte is voor het hergebruik, zijn de vrijgekomen assets beschikbaar voor een ander project elders in de stad. Maar zo een uitwissingsproces loopt niet vanzelfsprekend. Aan de basis hiervan ligt uitwisseling van informatie. Hiervoor staat Amsterdam aan de start voor het ontwikkelen van de digitale materialenbank, waarin latende projecten en ontvangende project respectievelijk hun vrijkomende assets en te reserveren assets kenbaar maken

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Film Screening Going Circular

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What does "circularity" mean? What are the benefits of a circular economy? All of this and more will be answered during the movie night organised at the Fashion for Good Museum.

The new documentary ‘Going Circular’ unlocks the secrets to an innovative concept called circularity -- an economic system that eliminates waste and saves the planet’s resources. The film tells the story of four visionaries from around the world - 102-year-old inventor Dr. James Lovelock, biomimicry biologist Janine Benyus, designer Arthur Huang, and financier John Fullerton - whose extraordinary experiences changed the way they think about humanity’s future. Each of their stories leads them to a fundamental reassessment of what our food, our cities, our financial system, even our fashion industry could look like if we create, produce, and distribute within Earth's natural boundaries.

Afterwards, we will talk to the organisation behind the movie, Circle Economy. Camilla Visconti en Patricia Coelho (consultants of Circle Economy) discuss the importance of the movie Going Circular. Moreover, Ellen Windemuth, the executive producer of the documentary (from Off the Fence - known for My octopus teacher) shares more about the process behind the scenes and her biggest insights after producing the movie. Lastly, Fashion for Goods Director of Strategy Brittany Burns, who is the moderator of the panel talk, gives more insights about the current and future fashion-innovation and -circularity. 

19:00 doors open
19:30 Welcome words & start screening
21:30 Circularity Q&A & discussion with Circle Economy, Off the Fence and Fashion for Good
22.00 End event

Fashion for Good believes that the fashion industry can and must change and is an expert in spreading the right knowledge about this. The museum on the Rokin in Amsterdam tells the stories behind the clothes you wear and how the right choices for those clothes can have a positive impact on the fashion industry.

Off the Fence is a leading non-fiction content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional factual programming. Owned by ZDF Enterprises since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360 factual content company. OTF develops, finances, produces and co-produces international non-fiction programmes across a range of genres including Natural History, Science, Travel & Adventure, Lifestyle, History, People & Culture, Crime and Feature Docs.

Ellen Windemuth is the CEO of WaterBear Network, overseeing the strategy and direction of the new interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to storytelling around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. WaterBear is already partnered with over 140 global NGOs and is currently available in 194 countries.

Lecture / presentation on Jul 21st
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Tentoonstelling: Makers van Noord

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Heb jij weleens nagedacht over hoe de stad eruit zou zien zonder schoenmakers, houtbewerkers en automonteurs?

Van grote industrieën tot kleine werkplaatsen, makerschap is altijd een belangrijk onderdeel geweest van Amsterdam Noord. Verspreid door het stadsdeel vind je individuele makers en collectieven, ambachtslieden en creatieve ondernemers. Hun toekomst in de stad staat, mede door gentrificatie, onder druk. Betaalbaar onderkomen wordt schaars en makers worden de stad uit gedreven.Tegelijkertijd wordt de stad steeds meer  afhankelijk van deze makers voor uitdagingen zoals de energietransitie en de enorme vraag naar huisvesting.

Het goede nieuws is dat er in Amsterdam, en specifiek Noord, nog steeds veel makers zijn gevestigd. Wie zijn deze makers van Noord, wat maken ze, en hoe draagt dit bij aan de stad, de buurt, en ons leven? 

De tentoonstelling Makers van Noord nodigt bezoekers uit om mee te praten en denken over hedendaags en historisch makerschap in het stadsdeel. Bezoekers kunnen eigen ervaringen in het gebied - van nu en vroeger - achterlaten en hun persoonlijke verhalen delen over vakmanschap en de mensen die hen inspireren.

De tentoonstelling Makers van Noord is van 18 juni t/m 27 augustus te zien in Museum Amsterdam Noord. In de maanden juli en augustus vinden publieksevenementen plaats. Voor meer informatie kijk op: www.waag.org/makers

Openingstijden & locatie 
Donderdag t/m zondag, van 13:00 tot 17:00 uur.

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Science-Based Targets Network

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How can a modern multinational company transition its value chain to preserve nature and biodiversity rather than deplete it?

Metabolic, WWF-France and the Science-Based Targets Network have worked with Bel to understand what areas to target and where the most positive impacts on biodiversity could be made.

Bel will share their best practices, helping other companies to see which methods work overtime. Together with SBTN, we invite more companies to join the effort.

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Want to become a Smart City Architect?

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Are you an architect, urban designer, planner, engineer or designer and want to know more about the challenges facing the future of Amsterdam, or want to become more familiar with the many smart city technologies, techniques and trends that are available to solve these urgent challenges?

Arcam's Architect in Residence 2022 and Future City Maker Tom van Arman invites the design community to a special a (free) 1 day only Smart City Design workshop where we will show you some key projects accelerating the Amsterdam 2030-2050 agendas.

Spaces are limited RSVP - Wednesday June 15th!

WHY? The physical and digital worlds are becoming more and more intertwined as new markets like drone delivery, micro-grids / blockchain, digital twins and 3D printing are shaping the city sometimes faster than the authorities and architects can cope with.

WHAT? By the end of this workshop you will have had a clear look into the many systems shaping Amsterdam and what a designer like you can do to help transform our future city.

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Training Workshop on Recycling, Reuse and Eco-Design of Data Center Equipment

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Are you a data center user, manufacturer, operator or recycler? Are you using or requesting a data hosting provider?

This free online training program will help you design, choose and better recycle computer storage systems to make them more sustainable. This session will also allow you to assess the potential for reusing, recycling and extending the life of computer servers.

This online session is scheduled for the 20th of June at 10:00 AM CET and you can register through this link.

We will dive into the following key topics:

  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
  • CDCC (Circular Data Centre Compass) – an online tool designed to assist SMEs in IT (design/procurement/end-of-life) decision making
  • Break-out session to discuss recycling, product life extension and Ecodesign

This training is in English and is free, organised as part of the CEDaCI project (Circular Economy for the Data Center Industry). The project aims to suggest ways to improve the recycling, reuse and eco-design of computer servers.

More information about the training sessions can be found here.

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