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Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

New version Smart Citizen Kit available

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Five years ago we tested the 1.1 version of the Smart Citizen Kit with 100 Amsterdammers in a pilot project for three months. This sensor kit has been further developed at Fablab Barcelona during the past three years and has been tested within the European Making Sense project.

The improved 2.1 version of the kit is now ready and can be pre-ordered via Seeed Studio. There is a starter kit available that consists of a Smart Citizen Kit that includes an adapter and USB cable. Communities can also order a 15-pack version.

https://waag.org/en/article/new-version-smart-citizen-kit-available

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Juliette Crespel, Project Manager at EVBox, posted

rEVolution 2019

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Thousands of cleantech experts have joined forces in creating sustainable solutions for mobility. We celebrate this movement during rEVolution, the annual networking and idea-sharing conference for the mobility industry and beyond. rEVolution 2019 connects over 1000 mobility thought leaders from around the world. This year, we challenge them to create better solutions and bigger collaborations that will accelerate the transition towards a zero-emission future. Join the rEVolution on March 19, 2019 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Discounted tickets available for Amsterdam Smart City partners and communitymembers. Just contact us via info@amsterdamsmartcity.com or check your Weekly Update email of 24th of January!

Juliette Crespel's picture Event on Mar 19th
Imke van Moorselaar, Advisor Environment and Health at City of Amsterdam: GGD Amsterdam, posted

Workshop ‘Samen werken aan schone lucht in Amsterdam’

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Wilt u een schonere lucht in Amsterdam en tegelijk een fijnere en betere leefomgeving bij u in de buurt? Heeft u ideeën over hoe dat zou kunnen of moeten?

Dan willen wij u graag uitnodigen voor de bijeenkomst ‘Samen werken aan maatregelen voor schone lucht en een fijnere leefomgeving in Amsterdam’, die wij op 23 januari organiseren in het kader van het Europese luchtkwaliteit onderzoeksproject ClairCity (http://claircity.eu/).

Vanuit je ervaring als Amsterdammer (geen voorbereiding of specifieke kennis nodig) vragen we om in discussie te gaan over concrete maatregelen voor schone lucht. Hoe streng moeten die maatregelen zijn? En wanneer zouden ze in moeten gaan? Samen met de andere deelnemers maakt u scenario’s voor een fijnere stad.

De workshop is gratis. Inschrijven kan door een mail te sturen naar claircity@trinomics.eu of te bellen naar 010 341 4592). Er is een beperkt aantal beschikbare plaatsen, schrijft u zich daarom zo snel mogelijk in.

Event on Jan 23rd
Imke van Moorselaar, Advisor Environment and Health at City of Amsterdam: GGD Amsterdam, posted

Uitnodiging workshop ‘Samen werken aan schone lucht in Amsterdam’, 23 januari, 9.30 -12.30 uur, GGD Amsterdam

Beste mevrouw, heer,

Wilt u een schonere lucht in Amsterdam en tegelijk een fijnere en betere leefomgeving bij u in de buurt? Heeft u ideeën over hoe dat zou kunnen of moeten?

Dan willen wij u graag uitnodigen voor de bijeenkomst ‘Samen werken aan maatregelen voor schone lucht en een fijnere leefomgeving in Amsterdam’, die wij op 23 januari organiseren in het kader van het Europese luchtkwaliteit onderzoeksproject ClairCity (http://claircity.eu/).

De workshop is gratis. Inschrijven kan door een mail te sturen naar claircity@trinomics.eu of te bellen naar 010 341 4592). Er is een beperkt aantal beschikbare plaatsen, schrijft u zich daarom zo snel mogelijk in.

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Valerie Bos, Program Director at Economic Development Board Almere, posted

Looking for sleep experts / fanatics / startups!

Short nights, long days, yawning, snoozing, blue light, espresso popping, one more episode - than one more. We get less sleep than we need. And that is a shame because sleeping contributes to good health. To our productivity, our vitality and our enjoyment of life. And, indirectly, also to our economy. We, therefore, dare to say with confidence that becoming rich sleeping is not such a crazy statement: a healthy, sleepy city is a productive city after all.

We are looking for companies, individuals, startups etc. that are interested in this topic or doing great things and are ready to share that with the rest of the region (world).

The program starts the 7th of January till 25 March 2019.

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Good Health & Well-Being

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

This month's Meetup will focus on SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Philips | Public Affairs Manager Divya Dimple | One of the SDGs that Philips most focuses their efforts on is SDG 3, which they address through their innovative healthcare solutions. As a part of their five-year sustainability plan Healthy People, Sustainable Planet (running until 2020), they calculated that they have improved the lives of 1.3 billion people in 2017 through their health products and solutions.

➜ Amref Flying Doctors | Partnerships Manager Marianne Hangelbroek | Amref Flying Doctors works to improve the health of vulnerable people in Africa. Next to training locals and combatting disease, they meet with governments to permanently improve the health systems. In the Netherlands, Amref raises funds & awareness to improve the health and well-being of young women in Africa. #Knowledge

➜ Philips & Amref Flying Doctors | Philips' Senior Consultant Sustainability Saskia Verbunt & Amref's Marianne Hangelbroek | Over the past years, Amref and Philips have joined forces to improve health care systems in Africa, moving from a donor-based relationship to a shared value partnership that leverages the skills and capabilities of each organisation. Together, the organisations will share more about their project to improve access to health care for over 20,000 people in the Makueni region in Kenya. #Action

➜ LegBank | Founder Merel Rumping | Worldwide 30 million people need orthopedic care but have limited or no access to it. LegBank combines a social entrepreneurial strategy to decentralize and deliver care in the backyard of rural communities, empowered by technology. This way it contributes to the well-being for all, and all ages! #Action #Innovation

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by C-Change's Partnership Lead, Josephine Damstra. In this part of the event, we will generate insights for overcoming challenges and accelerating solutions for SDG 3.

| PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

| PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

| MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Nov 20th
Gijs Boerwinkel, Head of communications at Waag, posted

Premiere documentaire: Citizen Science Revolution!

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Kan een goedkope sensor de realiteit van een stad veranderen? En wat als dit er tientallen zijn? In het voorjaar van 2016 beginnen vanuit een Europees project verschillende groepen burgers in Barcelona, Pristina en Amsterdam zich te organiseren. Ze maken zich zorgen over hun omgeving waaronder: geluidsoverlast, luchtkwaliteit en gammastraling in hun wijk en verzamelen gegevens met goedkope sensoren om de omvang van de problemen in kaart te brengen. Vervolgens gaan ze opzoek naar oplossingen.

In de documentaire A Citizen Science Revolution, volgen we deze groepen en nemen we uniek kijkje achter de schermen van dit Europees onderzoeksproject met als vraag: hoe betrekken we communities bij het in kaart brengen van hun leefomgeving, en hoe zetten we dit om in actie?

Bekijk de trailer hier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpRKx7i9kwc

Gijs Boerwinkel's picture Event on Oct 25th
Yvette Jeuken, posted

Amsterdammers gezocht voor onderzoek naar stadsnatuur

De universiteit Nantes zoekt Amsterdammers voor een onderzoek naar de impact van stadsnatuur op de gezondheid en het welzijn van stadsbewoners. Dit onderzoek maakt onderdeel uit van Nature4Cities (www.nature4cities.eu) een project gericht op klimaatverandering in de stad. Nature4Cities onderzoekt de mogelijkheden om de effecten van klimaatverandering aan te pakken door meer stadse natuur te creeeren (Nature-based Solutions).
Jouw bijdrage wordt zeer op prijs gesteld!

De link naar de vragenlijst: https://lnkd.in/gU2VbRs

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Yvette Jeuken, posted

Nature4Cities

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Nature4Cities is a H2020 EU-funded project, creating a comprehensive reference Platform for Nature Based Solutions (NBS), offering technical solutions, methods and tools to empower urban planning decision making. This will help addressing the contemporary environmental, social and economic challenges that face European Cities.

We will bring Nature back into innovation, planning and their implementation. This new governance implies new collaborative models driven by citizens, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders, utilizing co-creation processes and sharing of Best Practice. Thus, the goal for implementation Projects is a positive balance between economic, environmental and societal benefits and costs.

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James Bell, Editor , posted

Zero Waste Management – Transforming Cities Into Smart Cities

Take a pause from your busy life and look at our planet’s incredible sustainable natural cycle. Have you ever given a thought that our planet wouldn’t have lived billions of years without this natural cycle where the excretion of one living species tends to be another’s food – a natural zero waste management system.

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Jennifer Johanna Drouin, Project Manager & Community Manager , posted

Knowledge Mile | Morning Meetup #19

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De Knowledge Mile Morning Meetup brengt je in contact met de gebruikers in het gebied van het Amstelplein tot en met het Stadhuis.

Tijdens de Meetup vertellen we je over de laatste ontwikkelingen rondom de BIZ, de drie pijlers 'talent en netwerk', 'veiligheid en openbare ruimte' en 'duurzaam en groen', Knowledge Mile Park, Petflesvrij en andere initiatieven in de buurt. Daarna is er alle tijd om ideeën uit te wisselen en nieuwe mensen te leren kennen.

PROGRAMMA
• 08:30 | Inloop met koffie & croissant
• 08:50 | Welkom en ontvangst door Cora Kreikamp (business communitymanager), Maarten Terpstra (learning communitymanager) en de TSH Collab
• 09:00 | Tijd om nieuwe mensen en start-ups te leren kennen

TSH Collab is de co-working space met de focus op Work meets life. Een volledig leefbare werkplek voor creatieven en ondernemers met een echte student mind-set. Als onderdeel van The Student Hotel familie bieden wij naast werkplekken ook onze eigen restaurant the Commons, sportzaal, wasserette, parkeerplekken en gemeenschappelijk bed aan (hm, kom dit zelf maar bewonderen) Momenteel zijn we druk bezig met de start van het nieuwe ‘school jaar’. De nieuwe freshmen coworkers verwelkomen in TSH Style. Hierover meer op 9 oktober!

Jouw project in de update
Wil je dat jouw project genoemd wordt in de update? Geef dan hieronder in de reacties aan wat de ontwikkelingen zijn van jouw project. Dan benoemen we dit tijdens de Update.

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Bep Schrammeijer, PhD researcher , posted

Crowdsensing Rembrandtpark

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Urban green is good for your health. Urban green is good for social cohesion and Amsterdam’s city parks are being used more and more intensively. It is the City of Amsterdam’s responsibility to ensure that the parks remain attractive for everyone, but how? The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU is working together with the Gemeente Amsterdam on an app that collects information about how people perceive and use urban green spaces. A pilot is being conducted in the Rembrandtpark to see how such information can inform park renovations.

An example of the first results may look like this:

Are you visiting the Rembrandtpark? Go to http://mijnpark.environmentalgeography.nl/ to join!

Smart Stories

Check the article about MijnPark featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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Imke van Moorselaar, Advisor Environment and Health at City of Amsterdam: GGD Amsterdam, posted

ClairCity: Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities

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ClairCity is an innovative project involving thousands of people in cities across Europe, enabling us all to decide the best local options for a future with clean air and lower carbon emissions. ClairCity is funded by the European Union.
ClairCity is a four year project (2016-2020)

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Gertjan de Vries, Partner at SensorTeam B.V., posted

SensorTeam: Indoor school air quality

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How Does Indoor Air Quality Impact Children's Health and School Performance?

The classroom is often overlooked when it comes to indoor air quality. Problems with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, known as HVAC systems can trigger a host of health problems and reduce school performance. SensorTeam is developing a smart IoT device and cloud tool that helps analyse the air in schools and shows how the indoor environment influences children's health and performance.

SensorTeam’s IoT indoor climate sensor, currently placed in a classroom on a primairy school in Amsterdam West, autonomously sends temperature, humidity, CO2 , light and motion measurement data to a cloud dashboard (internet), which provides real-time insights to teachers, parents and school management.

Data is sent using LoRa wireless network technology provided by KPN en Simpoint. This means that SensorTeam’s sensors do not need any existing network infrastructure or power.

The example below shows SensorTeam's cloud dashboard.

For further information please contact us.

Gertjan de Vries

SensorTeam B.V.
<a>gertjan@sensorteam.io</a>

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Jimena Gauna, Communications at Waag, posted

Smart Kids Lab

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The Smart Kids Lab makes it possible for children to map their environment in a playful way, by using modern technology and instruments.

Want to experience the Smart Kids Lab yourself?

You can! Waag will be present at the Marineterrein Ontdekdagen on the 9th of September and everyone can join the measurements! We collect all the measurements of the day on one big map. Then it is possible to see what are the best spots to swim, play or read a book!

More info: waag.org/nl/event/ontdekdagen-marineterrein

Smart Stories

Check the article about the Smart Kids Lab featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

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Anonymous posted

Park om de Hoek

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De Gezonde Stad is a foundation that connects inhabitants, companies and local government within Amsterdam to create a more sustainable and healthy city. De Gezonde Stad initiated Park om de Hoek.

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