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Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Who should win the Dutch Applied AI Award?

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Last year, during the Month of the AAI in November, the Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (AUAS - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) presented the Dutch Applied AI Award for the first time. This year we are back for a second edition. The award is part of the Computable Awards and is for suppliers of AI solutions, start-ups in the AI field and good examples of the implementation of AI.

This award is jointly organized with AUAS, Computable and podcast De Dataloog . You can nominate an individual or organisation, based on a project you think has stood out in the past 12 months. The projects may have been particularly successful, innovative or extensive.

You can nominate until 16 August 2021

The winner will be announced on 2 November 2021 during a spectacular show in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Last year, healthcare platform DEARhealth won the Dutch Applied AI award. Who will walk away with the prize this year? 🙌🏻

About the Computable Awards

This will be the 16th year in a row that Computable will present the Computable Awards in November 2021. These prizes are awarded to companies, projects and individuals who, according to Computable readers, have clearly distinguished themselves in the past year.

An independent jury of experts will select five nominees for each award from the nominated parties. The ranking by the jury and the number of votes from Computable readers each determine half of which nominee will receive the award in November. The number of times a party is nominated for a nomination does not play a role, but the quality of the substantiation and information about the project mentioned does.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

ESPON needs your help to map digital innovation on the local level

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ESPON Programme and Open & Agile Smart Cities are looking for your help and insight!

As part of the ESPON DIGISER project (Digital Innovation in Governance and Public Service Provision) and beyond, we are collecting data on the practices and current situation of digital innovation in European cities, towns and regions.

The survey is available here until 9 July 2021:
 https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/DIGIsurvey2021

The DIGISER project is an EU initiative run by the ESPON Programme and supported by the European Committee of the Regions, living-in.eu, EUROCITIES, ICLEI, 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge, Smart Cities Marketplace and Open and Agile Smart Cities.

The goal is to lay the foundations for future EU programs and initiatives that support municipalities in their digital transition. To do this, we need to know what is being done at local level. The survey is also the cornerstone of the annual index, which will help you understand the current state of your digital journey and help cities with to benchmark themselves against similar cities across Europe. By participating in the survey, you will get a better overview of your city's approach to digital innovation. The results of the survey can be used by local governments to apply for funding from future EU or national programmes.

And: There’s even a chance for you to win 1 of 5 reMarkable tablets as a little token of appreciation for your time!

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Marije Wassenaar, Program Manager New Business Innovations at AMS Institute, posted

AMS Startup Booster '21- Open for applications

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The AMS Startup Βooster is an idea validation program focusing on the creation of startups that want to make an impact on city life and solve metropolitan challenges.

Do you have, or know someone who has, a great idea on urban challenges and want(s) to fast-track it to the next level? Then join our team of sustainability experts and business enthusiasts and we will help you boost your idea into a business.

Open for applications until August 29
The application form will remain open until August 29. The first week of September, we will select our top teams to join our program and coaching sessions.

September 2021 – December 2021
The program consists of six sessions, accompanied by peer-to-peer discussions and coaching sessions. All sessions will take place on Monday afternoons. We aim to bring the start-ups to the level where they have eliminated uncertainties, done a thorough customer discovery, formed a strong team and can venture out with a solid pitch and a minimum viable product. The sessions will be primarily online due to the uncertainty of COVID19, but when possible we will also have some live sessions at our institute in Amsterdam.

Note from ASC: Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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Eve Logunova, Founder , posted

InnoHUB program: deep dive into Open Innovation, AI and Data

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**Our InnoHUB session, “Urban Resilience & Sustainable Societies”, is organized in partnership with #Fugro, the world’s leading Geodata specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. **

With the support of Fugro, we are able to offer a limited number of additional tickets for you and your peers to attend our InnoHUB sessions. Participation is free of charge. Please register to secure your spot and receive an invitation to our #InnoHUB #VR world. Join us from today for a deep dive into Open Innovation, AI & Data!

The workshop will be conducted by Fugro’s team:

* Neda Sepasian, PhD (Technology Innovation Manager, an established researcher, AI expert, and R&D Scientist) – “Digital transformation and AI in Fugro”
* Sudan Xu, PhD (Innovation Engineer, Computer Vision) – “#ML-based examples for Railways quality control”
* Yulia Melnikova (Innovation Engineer, Computer Vision) – “AI application for road quality surveys”
* Alexandra Cristobal (Data Scientist) – “Applying AI for marine and land site characterizations”
* Magdalena Drozdz (Geo-data Delivery Engine Manager) – “#Digitaltwins and Geo-data delivery”

The Host of the event is Robin Vergouwen, AI Video Assessment Lead at Incision and InnoHUB Core Team member at Women in AI.

Would you like to attend?Register here

Note from ASC: Have a question or want a bit more inforamtion? Let’s hear it in the comments.

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

Demoday: Circular & Digital innovations

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In our program of Tuesday July 6th Circular will meet Digital. Demodays are part of our innovation process and intended to boost the progress of the various innovation projects. Always in a variety of ways and in a very positive and open vibe. Invitations are sent but we're always open to adding a few new names to the list.

We host these days every 8-10 weeks. During Demodays, community members pitch projects & ask for input, and in small groups we work on concrete questions that our partners put on the table.

Pitches to explore:

• Can we unify powerful, complex tech with a democratic society? – KNVI
Subsidy opportunities for innovation partners – City of Amsterdam
• Building bridges that stimulate bike use – Pontiflex
• How to take circularity and energy into account when it comes to data storage – A’dam Economic Board

Workshops:

Circular ICT - AMS Institute & Gemeente Amsterdam
De production, purchase and use of ICT equipment happens mostly in a well known linear model. But what if we could let the end user manage their hardware in a circular way? Together we'll identify what’s needed to come up with the ideal monitor for sustainable ICT.

Materials Passport – Provincie Noord-Holland
A materials passport could truly speed up circular construction. It gives insights on what’s deconstructed when demolition is taking place and reused in new designs. The different experiences with the Cruquiusbrug and the Bruggencampus Flevoland-Floriade will serve as examples to pinpoint challenges and opportunities.

Responsible IT en data – Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Building a responsible IT System isn’t done overnight. There’re equipment choices, energy use, privacy and security. Not all aspects get the same attention which has consequences for the transparency and accessibility. We'll work with the question: How can you truly built a responsible IT system?

Have a question? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

City Deal “Smart City, This is How You Do It” Connects to International Best Practices

How can we learn from international smart city experiences to ensure that we do not keep reinventing the smart city wheel. In the City Deal “A Smart City, This Is How You Do It” 58 public and private parties are working together to collect, validate and scale smart city solutions in the Netherlands.

On 10 June, Future City Foundation (FCF) and Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) brought together more than 30 Dutch and international colleagues to connect the City Deal to international experiences and best practices. The session consisted of short pitches sharing the tools and solutions developed in the City Deal Working Groups. For every pitch the international experts were asked to share their experience with similar projects, and reflect on what is needed to improve and scale the solutions abroad.

1.     Open Urban Data Platform Tender

As more municipalities look to purchase urban data platforms, can we develop a generalized Program of Requirements? The Dutch cities of Rotterdam, Hilversum, and Helmond are working to develop such a flexible Program of Requirements, taking into account aspects such as scalability, flexibility and shareability of data, as well as privacy, cybersecurity, and data autonomy.  During the session, the city of Aahus shared the experience of Open Data DK, a collaboration of Danish municipalities and regions to not only tender, but collectively develop an open data portal, leading to improved collaboration and cost savings for Danish municipalities and their stakeholders.

2.     Model ByLaw Smart City in Public Space:

The public space is rapidly digitalization with many parties wishing to add sensors, beacons, cameras and other objects to enable various smart city applications. Local authorities need to find effective ways to regulate how this is done, so that the public space does not become a “Wild West” of smart applications. Within the City Deal, a model bylaw has been drawn and it is now being tested in Rotterdam. The question to the group was whether similar bylaws or initiatives been developed in other cities or jurisdictions? The city of Vienna shared its experience developing a Smart City Framework Strategy – a high level but binding document when it comes to designing bylaws related to various smart city domains.

3.     Citizen Measurement Initiatives:

Within the City Deal three Working Groups are exploring how to use citizen measurement to create smart, sustainable, and inclusive cities, and how to link these initiatives to policy. On this topic the group could learn from initiative like iScape and WeCount in Dublin’s Smart Docklands District, which focus on engaging citizens in measurement projects, and linking the results to city policy. And when it comes to engaging citizens in measuring their environment, city of Dublin had another suggestions for the Dutch colleagues: leverage the existing network of public libraries to engage and involve citizens and policy makers in citizen-measurement projects.

Second International Roundtable Planned
The discussion revealed there are a lot of shared challenges, for instance in scaling smart city projects, so it's necessary that we keep sharing approaches and lessons learned internationally.  Following the success of this first international roundtable, we are planning a second session on September 30.  Dutch and international experts who would like to participate, can send an email to Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com with a short explanation of how like to contribute to the session. For more information or any other questions about the City Deal please contact Wendolijn Beukers via wendolijn@future-city.nl.

Thank You to the Participants
ASC and FCF would like to thank all the Dutch and international colleagues who contributed their expertise during the session.

City Deal Working Groups Members
·       Noor van den Brink, Policy Advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
·       Marcel Broekhaar, Smart City Program Management, City of Zwolle
·       Arjan Hof, CTO, WeCity
·       Daniel de Klein, Business Development Manager Digital City, City of Helmond
·       Anita Nijboer, Partner, Kennedy Van de Laan
·       Shahid Talib, Directeur Smart City, Heijmans
·       Simone Rodenburg, Advisor CIO Office, City of Enschede
·       Henri de Ruiter, Environmental Advisor, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
·       Jeroen Steenbakkers, Owner, Agaleo

International Peers
·       Ulrich Ahle, CEO, FIWARE Foundation
·       Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager, City of Dublin
·       Bo Fristed, CIO, City of Aahus
·       Gianluca Galletto, Managing Director, Global Futures Group
·       Lea Hemetsberger, Director Projects & Network, Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
·       Jong-Sung Hwang, Masterplanner Busan Smart City, South Korea
·       Nigel Jacob, Co-Founder New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
·       Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Former Director of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City & Founder of Experimentalista
·       Jonathan Reichental, Former CIO of Palo Alto & author of Smart Cities for Dummies
·       Florian Wollen, Coordinator, Urban Innovation Vienna

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Claire Gersen, Advisor Responsible Technology at Province of Noord-Holland, posted

Duurzaam, transparant en onafhankelijk: de nieuwe datastrategie van provincie Noord-Holland

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Provincie Noord-Holland heeft in mei 2021 een nieuwe datastrategie in concept vastgesteld. De wereld verandert snel en de strategie uit 2018 sloot steeds minder aan bij de huidige ambities. Het streven is om datatechnologie in te zetten voor optimale resultaten van onze maatschappelijke opgaven.

Hierbij zijn drie elementen van belang. Als eerste ‘duurzaamheid’. Wij willen profiteren van digitalisering op een manier die zo min mogelijk ten koste gaat van natuurlijke hulpbronnen. Het tweede element is ‘transparantie’. Wij zien in transparantie de kans om te innoveren mét het vertrouwen van onze inwoners. Het laatste element is ‘data-soevereiniteit’. Wij zien het als onze verantwoordelijkheid om onze onafhankelijkheid zo veel mogelijk te borgen. En misschien nog wel belangrijker: óók de onafhankelijkheid van de inwoners van Noord-Holland.

Om deze stip op de horizon te bereiken hebben we vier doelstellingen opgesteld:

Doelstelling 1
In 2023 zijn wij beter dan nu in staat om met data de maatschappelijke resultaten van onze opgaven te beschrijven, verklaren, voorspellen of optimaliseren.

Met datatechnologie dragen we bij aan de maatschappelijke resultaten die wij voor onze opgaven willen bereiken. Die resultaten verschillen per opgave. Daarom zullen wij voor elke opgave de datapositie in kaart brengen, zo kunnen we tegemoetkomen aan de specifieke behoeften. Voor een aantal complexe deelopgaven starten we bijvoorbeeld een experiment, waarbij we  de mogelijkheden van een ‘digital twin’ onderzoeken.

Doelstelling 2
In 2023 zijn de digitaliseringsbelangen van onze provincie adequaat behartigd op het niveau van de Europese Unie, de Rijksoverheid, de Tweede Kamer en de regio Amsterdam.

Digitalisering en AI vertegenwoordigen een steeds groter economisch en maatschappelijk belang. Zij hebben meer en meer politiek-bestuurlijke aandacht. Zowel op het niveau van de Europese Unie, de Rijksoverheid, de Tweede Kamer als de regio Amsterdam. Dat is relevant voor onze lobby.

Doelstelling 3
In 2023 is meer data van de provincie open en toegankelijk beschikbaar en weten de inwoners van Noord-Holland waar ze deze data kunnen vinden.

Open data is voor de provincie om twee redenen van belang. Allereerst draagt het bij aan transparantie, wat essentieel is voor het vertrouwen van onze inwoners. Daarnaast stelt open data externe partijen, bijvoorbeeld startups, in staat om applicaties te ontwikkelen. Hiervoor richten wij in 2021 een open dataregister in. En hebben wij in 2023 onze meest relevante open datasets gepubliceerd.

Doelstelling 4
In 2023 ervaren inwoners, bedrijven en onze partners dat wij inzet van data en datatechnologie afwegen tegen de Tada-waarden: inclusief, zeggenschap, menselijke maat, legitiem en gecontroleerd, open en transparant, van iedereen - voor iedereen.

We werken vóór onze inwoners en bedrijven. Dus zorgen we dat ons werk met data geen negatieve gevolgen voor hen heeft. Kortom: we gaan verantwoord om met data en datatechnologie. Om dit waar te maken experimenteren we in 2021-2023 met het toepassen van de Tada-waarden en werken we toe naar het publiceren van onze algoritmen in een register. Zo innoveert de provincie Noord-Holland mét het vertrouwen van haar inwoners en bedrijven.

Note van ASC: Wil je nog net iets meer weten? Laat het weten in de comments.

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Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Centre of Expertise Applied AI launches magazine

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science permeate all the capillaries of society. The scientific developments in these fields are rapid. The applications affect all sectors and professions - to a greater or lesser extent - for which the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) trains.

The AUAS Centre of Expertise Applied AI exists since February 1, 2021 and focuses on the meaningful application of AI techniques in a specific context (healthcare, accountancy, media, retail, etc.). In seven application-oriented labs we work together in co-creation - with education, research, business and civil society organizations - on innovation.

In this way, we train students and retrain professionals to be change-makers for companies and organizations. In this way, we are shaping the digital transition in a real, responsible and inclusive way. And we make the connection between fundamental and practical research, aimed at the daily application of AI in companies and other organizations. In this way, the AUAS contributes to an inclusive digital transition.

In our magazine we proudly present our seven labs and discuss the importance of our Centre of Expertise. We hope you get a good impression of our methods and approach.

You can find the digital magazine (in Dutch) here 👉🏻 https://heyzine.com/flip-book/552a2865a3.html#page/1

Would you like to receive a hard copy? Then leave your details here 👉🏻 https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=HrsHCfwhb0eIQwLQnOtZp8XlcpMWAw9ErQhBMXC83PVUQUhKUjJXUUZMU0o2V003S1ZPMk5VRVU4WS4u

If after reading this you are interested in working together, please contact us at appliedai@hva.nl

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Manon den Dunnen, Strategisch specialist digitale transformatie , posted

Reference vs. Inference: the truth about us

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Ever more IoT devices being equipped with AI to generate inferences (conclusions) about our behavior, which are then used as references for decisionmaking.
What is still true about us, who decides on our way of being, when ever more devices have AI embedded to generate inferences (conclusions) about our behavior, which
are then used as references for decisionmaking?!
Questioning AI-generated inferences is not just about the reliability of recommendations. As the distinction blurs between what we reference as fact, vs. what the machine inferences based on data, countless impacts on humans, businesses, and society emerge.
Join the discussion at Sensemakers

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Michelle Derks, Communication Advisor , posted

Nxt Museum - Studio404

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Wil jij je eigen face filters maken of wil je een digitaal kunstwerk programmeren? Sluit je aan bij Studio 404 – een plek waar we samen met jou het creatiefste in technologie naar boven halen.

In dit gratis, 6-weken-durende programma slaan Samsung en Nxt Museum de handen ineen om een podium te geven aan jouw nieuwsgierigheid rondom tech & kunst. Met jouw project kun je bovendien kans maken op een plek in ons museum en een Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone.

Het maakt niet niet uit wat voor cijfers je haalt, hoeveel ervaring je hebt of wie je kent – jouw passie staat bij ons op de eerste plek.

Dus:
– Ben jij tussen 16 en 24 jaar oud en
– Wil jij met jouw creativiteit de wereld van tech veranderen?
– Ben je deze zomer beschikbaar op onderstaande data?
– En woon je in Nederland?

Meld je dan aan!

Naast een bron van nieuwe ervaring & skills kun je dit programma zien als:
– Een kans om jouw werk tentoon te stellen in onze tentoonstellings- en educatieruimte Nxt Lab
– Een kans om een Samsung Galaxy A52 smartphone te winnen
– Een manier om geïnspireerd te raken door de creatievelingen in de tech-wereld
– Een aanvulling op je CV
– Iets leuks om je oma te vertellen

Hoe werkt het?

Het is simpel. Geef uiterlijk voor 11 juli jouw gegevens door via onderstaand formulier en geef aan in welk van de twee gebieden jij wilt specialiseren.

We laten je tussen 21 juni en 1 juli weten of je kunt meedoen aan het programma. Nogmaals, je hebt geen ervaring nodig. Wie het eerst komt, die het eerst maalt; er is dus geen selectieprocedure op basis van jouw informatie. Wel raden we je aan om niet te lang te wachten met jouw aanmelding als je graag wilt meedoen.

Het programma, in 5 stappen:

Gedurende zes weken ga je deze zomer zowel online als bij Nxt Museum aan de slag in Studio 404 – geen zorgen, er is ook genoeg tijd voor vakantie!

1. Inspiratiesessie
online of in Nxt Museum – woe 14 juli, 11:00
Geheel in het teken van tech & kunst, wordt het programma afgetrapt met inspiratiesessies. Met de specialisten van creatief coderen en filtercreaties, leer je meer over deze gebieden en kun je al jouw prangende vragen stellen. Een inspirerende start van een creatieve trip!

2. Workshops
in Nxt Museum – ma. 19 – vr. 23 juli, 1x 3-uur durende workshop
Daarna ontmoeten we elkaar in Nxt Museum (in lijn met de maatregelen rondom Covid) voor een 3 uur durende workshop in Nxt Lab. Hier leer & experimenteer je met de nieuwste technologieën, onder begeleiding van de tech experts in jouw specialisatiegebied. Je legt de eerste bouwstenen van jouw werk.

3. Jouw werk doorontwikkelen
thuis – ma. 26 – vr. 30 juli, 1x een uur samenkomen
Vervolgens werk je thuis verder aan jouw project en krijg je online feedback waarmee je de puntjes op de i kunt zetten.

4. De competitie
online – ma. 26 – vr. 30 juli
Meld jouw werk aan bij de jury om kans te maken op een plek in onze tentoonstellings- en educatieruimte Nxt Lab en een Samsung Galaxy A52 Smartphone.

5. Eindfeest
in Nxt Museum, hopelijk – wo. 18 aug, 19:00 – 22:00
We sluiten het avontuur af met de creatieve geesten die je tijdens deze trip hebt ontmoet. We maken de winnaars per richting (creatief coderen en filtercreatie) bekend en blikken terug op een onvergetelijke zomer. Als de pandemie het toestaat, doen we dit gezamenlijk bij Nxt Lab!

Masterclass / workshop from Jul 14th to Aug 18th
Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

De extreem ambitieuze missie van Amsterdam Smart City: Bruto Menselijk Geluk voor 2030

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Onze inzending voor ‘Missie Nederland’ van de Volkskrant (wat kan eigenlijk niet, maar wil je toch voor elkaar krijgen), oftewel een “Moonshot”, is het creëren van Bruto Nationaal Geluk met digitale sociale innovatie. In 9 punten de missie die we samen met Future City Foundation, het G40 Stedennetwerk, BTG Branchevereniging ICT en Telecommunicatie Grootgebruikers hebben ingestuurd.

Om dit te bereiken, moeten we zorgen dat íedereen kan meedoen in onze maatschappij, onze democratie. Ook de groep mensen die we nu niet horen. Met digitale technieken maken we nieuwe verbindingen mogelijk. Zodat je mee kan doen, bij kan dragen, ook als je de deur niet uit kunt, verbaal minder sterk bent of amper tijd hebt. Zo kan iedereen bijdragen aan het eigen geluk én aan dat van een ander.

In 2030 ...

… is geen enkele Nederlander meer digibeet, in plaats daarvan is elke Nederlander digitaal vaardig.

… heeft elke inwoner van Nederland toegang tot hoogwaardig internet. Dat betekent dat elk huis wordt aangesloten op snel vast en mobiel internet en elk huishouden in staat is om apparaten te kopen waarmee toegang mogelijk is. Een goede laptop is net zo belangrijk als een goede koelkast.

… wordt het internet op een nieuwe manier gebruikt. Toepassingen (software en
hardware) worden vanuit de gebruikers gemaakt. Met als uitgangspunt dat iedereen ze kan gebruiken. Programma’s en de daarvoor benodigde algoritmen worden zo geschreven dat ze ten dienste staan van de samenleving en niet van het bigtech-bedrijfsleven.

… heeft elke inwoner van Nederland een ‘self-sovereign-identity’ waarmee ze vrij, binnen de context van hun eigen grenzen, digitaal kunnen opereren en acteren.

… is nieuwe technologie ontwikkeld die de inwoners en bedrijven de kans mee te
denken en beslissen over en mee te ontwikkelen en handelen aan welzijn regio’s,
steden en dorpen.

… hebben alle Nederlandse politici verstand van digitalisering en technologisering.

… is het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven leidend in de ontwikkeling van deze oplossingen.

… zorgt dit alles voor meer welzijn en niet alleen voor meer welvaart.

… is het internet weer van ons.

Laat ons weten wat je ervan vindt in de comments. Lees ook de hele  moonshot.

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Data Dilemma recap: Focus on the right data when measuring Circular Economy

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As a city Amsterdam has ‘ambitious ambitions’ Jorren Bosga (city of Amsterdam) stated in his opening, as he was referring to Amsterdam’s Circular Economy (CE) Monitor. He did this in another edition of Data Dilemma’s. Here - in collaboration with Datalab Amsterdam - the biggest data-related hurdles of the great public transitions get addressed in a discussion between a panel of (international) experts and the audience.

This time, our experts talked about their experiences, plans and struggles on monitoring the circular economy. Jorren shared the cities ambition to reduce the use of primary abiotic resources (not derived from living organisms) by 50% in 2030 and by 100% in 2050. To gain insights into the progress towards the city’s top-level circular economy targets, Jorren expressed the need for both high coverage, as well as high detail of the data collected. Characteristics that seem almost mutually exclusive.

Data with high coverage and detail

A top-down approach, like Amsterdam’s collaboration with the Central Bureau of Statistics, leads to a broad general insight, but lacks detailed data of materials and is
subjected to assumptions. Working bottom-up will grant you more detailed data, but only on a small part of the system. To do the latter, Amsterdam partners with sector-wide reporting organizations or large companies, for instance in monitoring company-level waste processing.

What’s being reused and repaired?

Next up was Nina Lander Svendsen from PlanMiljø to talk about their multinational
collaboration study on the state of the circular economy in the Nordic countries. Like Amsterdam, she urged the need for more data on the ‘inner circles’ of CE, containing the reuse and repair of products and materials. Being able to influence the lifetime of materials will be most interesting to policy makers. Political strategies on stimulating the circular economy allow more specific collection of data and monitoring, in contrast to just generally gathering data. Having a stronger correlation between the circular transition and the expected impacts, will increase the influence of policy changes.

Focus on measuring what you really want to know

The call for focus on the things you really want to measure was underlined by Luc
Alaerts, researcher at the KU Leuven and Leuven 2030. It is easy to look at what you can do with the data that is available, but it contains the risk of creating a false sense of control. If policy makers only look at a small portion of the system, that portion will get a disproportionate amount of influence. It is therefore important to also focus on the data that is not available yet. A city can aim for a high amount of registered users of a car sharing-app, but if that means that people are grabbing a car instead of a bike
or using public transport, it’s debatable if it has had the effect they were
aiming for.

Importance of dialogue with stakeholders

Also, Luc touched upon the importance of dialogue with stakeholders in collecting data. Lowering reluctance by making them part of the project, focusing on the value
it creates and gaining trust before you ask for data seems the way to go. In
Leuven, they showed this in their materials bank - a project where construction
materials get a second life.

Wanted to join the session, but couldn’t? Or do you want to rewatch that one particularly good part of the discussion? Check out the recording anytime you like.

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Cristina Albesa, International Business Consultant at Integra Innovation, posted

WEBINAR: Digital Twins In Industry: How Do I Start?

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Are you wondering how to create a digital twin for your factory? How do we bring our industrial assets to digital life from the physical one?

Digital Twins are intended to transform large industrial processes. They are a disruptive technology that assures the (R)evolution of the industry and will be essential for 4.0 factories.

Gartner predicted that this year, half of the largest industrial companies would join digital twins technologies, that is, they will increase their productivity by 10%.

Will your factory be one of them?

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

Meet the speakers of Data Dilemma’s event: “Measuring the Circular Economy”

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A tool that gives strategic insights in the materials that are being used in the city and how we use them. That’s what the Monitor Circular Economy - created by the city of Amsterdam - does. And it doesn’t stop there.

What we buy, build & throw away has significant social and environmental impact abroad. And since the city has adopted the Doughnut Economics framework, these impacts need to be quantified and addressed.

Introducing Our Speakers

We’re looking forward to discussing different ways to include this information in the data during this session with our three talented speakers on June 3rd, 16:00 - 17:15. It’s in English and (also) aimed at (inter)national city-to-city knowledge exchange & collaboration.

Jorren Bosga – City of Amsterdam
Jorren has quite recently begun working at the city of Amsterdam, but has quite a background in data science in sustainability and monitoring the impact of sustainability interventions. At the city of Amsterdam, he is now working on the development of their Circular Economy Monitor and dashboard.

Nina Lander Svendsen – PlanMiljø
Nina has a master in Political Sciences and is specialised in Environmental and Climate policies. Since she has joined consultancy platform PlanMiljø, she has worked on policy analyses and strategies for topics in the Circular Economy and UN Sustainability Goals, where she also focuses on monitoring systems.

Luc Alaerts – KU Leuven / Leuven 2030
Luc works at the KU Leuven in the department of Sustainable Material Management. He’s also part of the expert group of Leuven 2030, which is focused on making Leuven a climate neutral city. Luc works on the knowledge and monitoring of both sustainability pilots as well as evaluating and optimizing organisational practices.

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Webinar: commerciële kansen van Smart Energy

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Interesse in de de commerciële kansen van Smart Energy? Meld
je aan voor het 6e webinar van de Smart Energy Community. Tijdens dit webinar gaan we in op de commerciële kansen om met Smart Energy aan de slag te gaan. Welke producten en diensten worden nu onderzocht in pilots? En welke kansrijke proposities kunnen we de komende jaren daaruit verwachten?

Wanneer: dinsdag 8 juni
Hoe laat: 15.00 uur - 16.30 uur

Porgramma
• Adriaan van Eck over FAN (Flexiblepower Alliance Network) flexmonitorstudie naar slimme omvormers. Hoe kunnen zonnepanelen bijdragen aan slimme woningen en slimme energiediensten?
• Mente Konsman van TNO een korte update over S2: de Europese standaard voor Energie Flexibiliteit, ontwikkeld door TNO in samenwerking met FAN.
• Inspirerende PowerPitches
• Afsluiting met een paneldiscussie over toekomstverwachtingen voor slimme energiediensten.

De PowerPitches worden gegeven door:

Jaap Willems van Mijndomein Energie
Jaap gaat in op project Blauflex: op wijkniveau investeren in elektrische auto’s, thuisbatterijen en duurzame opwek.

Berend Olde Rikkert van Net2Grid
Berend neemt je mee in de kansen AI en machine learning: energiediensten op basis van slimme-meter data.

Dennis van Goch van BAM
Dennis vertelt over project TROEF: de inkoop en uitwisseling van energie en CO2-rechten middels data en kennis van gebouwen.

Aanmelden kan tot 8 juni 15.00 uur.

Wil je meer informatie? Bekijk het programma.

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Data Dilemma's: Measuring the Circular Economy

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The city of Amsterdam is developing the Monitor Circular Economy; a tool that gives strategic insights in the materials that are being used in the city and how we use them.

One of the key motivations behind the push to a circular economy is that material consumption - what we buy, build & throw away - has significant social and environmental impact abroad. And since the city has adopted the Doughnut Economics framework, these impacts need to be quantified and addressed.

Getting an overview of material flows

Measuring the circular economy is a crucial first step. We want an overview of material flows in the city and we want detailed data on how circular these flows are. So top-down and bottom-up, but each come with their own challenges:

• Detailed knowledge at a product level is difficult to obtain in a scalable way since
products are complex, there are no reporting standards or requirements, and there are many products.
• Aggregated material flow statistics are only available at a national level, not at a regional or city level.

City of Amsterdam teamed up with CBS

To tackle the top-down challenge, the city of Amsterdam teamed up with the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). By combining trade statistics and transport data in a novel way, it was possible to create datasets that show regional material flows and they’re ready to give you some preliminary results.

These results cover material flows, but do not yet include information about how ‘circular’ certain goods or sectors are. We’re looking forward to discussing different ways to include this bottom-up information in the data during this session. Though slated for development later this year, the city of Amsterdam is also eager to share some ideas and approaches on gaining insight into the ecological impact and social impact of material consumption worldwide.

Together with a panel of experts, we will discuss these challenges and share learnings and insights. As per usual, the experts will not be the only ones participating: you can too. Join this Data Dilemma’s session and feel free to participate actively in the chat. That way we’ll have a nice interactive conversation between all parties.

Join this session of Data Dilemmas on June 3rd from 16:00 till 17:30

Sign up for the Data Dillema:
Measuring the Circular Economy - How to get the full picture.

Program:Online event
Date: 3rd of June 2021
Language: English

15.50 – Digital walk-in
16.00 –16.05: Introduction by Amsterdam Smart City & Datalab
16.05 – 16.10:Introduction to challenge
16.10 –16.45: Presentations + Q&A
16.45 –17.15: Plenary discussion and wrap-up

Speakers:

  1. Jorren Bosga (city of Amsterdam); Netherlands
  2. Nina Lander Svendsen & David McKinnon (Plan Miljø); Denmark
  3. Luc Alaerts, Julie Marin & Karel van Acker (KU Leuven); Belgium

About the Data Dilemmas series
Projects like the Circular Economy Monitor show us that possibilities of using data and new technologies to address big transitional challenges are endless. We use the data to make cities safer, cleaner and more accessible. But do we really need the data in all cases? What happens to all the data that is collected? Which choices did people make and why? Which dilemmas can be encountered? These questions are important for everyone; for governments, knowledge institutions, residents and companies. Amsterdam Smart City likes to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data. Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Datalab.

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Webinar: Wat mag wel en niet van de AP in de smart city?

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Binnenkort verschijnt het onderzoek van de Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) over wat er wel en niet mag op smartcitygebied. Het onderzoek richt zich op verwerkingen van persoonsgegevens in de openbare ruimte met sensoren en andere technologieën. Veel gemeenten en andere overheden vragen zich af wat de mogelijkheden en grenzen zijn volgens de AP. Daarom zijn we erg blij dat Munish Ramlal, hoofd van de afdeling Systeemtoezicht bij de de AP samen met Gerald Hopster en Anna Maj Drenth, senior inspecteurs van de AP daarover met ons in gesprek willen. Dat doen we op 17 juni en u kunt daar bij zijn.

Datum en tijd: donderdag 17 juni
Tijd: 15.00 - 16.00 uur
Locatie: Online via Webex
Kosten: gratis

Meld je aan, zodat je verzekerd bent van een plekje.

Heb je een vraag of een specifieke casus voor de AP? In het aanmeldformulier kun je deze met ons delen. Zo kunnen we jouw vragen tijdens het gesprek aan de vertegenwoordigers van de AP voorleggen.

Voor vragen kun je contact opnemen met Zoë Spaaij (zoe@future-city.nl).

Online event on Jun 17th
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Decrypting wastewater information

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During this webinar the mysteries of the sewers will be unraveled. Analysing wastewater provides unique insights into public health, medicine use, pollution and many more topics.

When: June 1, 10:00-11:00 CEST (GMT+2)
Where: Online
Cost: It is a free event
Language: English

The focus of the webinar will be on: Decrypting wastewater information. The main question is: How can sewer sociology and wastewater epidemiology contribute to a better management of cities? This will be answered by experts from the city of Barcelona.

Central to this webinar are:
💧 The problems the municipality encounters;
💧 the solution offered through the SCOREwater project;
💧 how to make use of the gathered data for better city management.

Read more and sign up here

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Waag zoekt een Communicator

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Waag is op zoek naar een Communicator (tijdelijke vervanging zwangerschapsverlof) voor de onderzoeksgroep Make. Ben jij een kei in communicatiestrategie, contentcreatie en wetenschapscommunicatie? En heb je een passie voor kunst, technologie en wetenschap?

Functie: communicator 32-40 uur (tijdelijke vervanging zwangerschapsverlof)
Afdeling: interface
Fysieke locatie: Amsterdam - Huis de Pinto

Samenvatting
Jij bent verantwoordelijk voor het ontwikkelen en uitvoeren van scherpe communicatiestrategieën met gevoel voor actualiteit, doelgroepen en creativiteit. Ook vertaal jij complex onderzoek naar behapbare en toegankelijke content die een brede doelgroep aanspreekt.

Missie
Making technology & society more open, fair and inclusive.

Waag
Waag is een culturele organisatie en stichting in het centrum van Amsterdam met ongeveer 60 medewerkers. We werken op het snijvlak van samenleving, kunst en technologie. De organisatie heeft een open werkcultuur en streeft ernaar een afspiegeling te zijn van de samenleving.

We onderzoeken urgente maatschappelijke vraagstukken en werken aan praktische oplossingen. Hiervoor werkt Waag samen met lokale, landelijke en internationale partners.

Interface
Interface, een afdeling met 10 mensen, verzorgt de communicatie over de activiteiten van Waag. Dit team vormt de schakel tussen de onderzoeksgroepen van Waag en de buitenwereld. Hiervoor werken wij nauw samen met collega’s uit onze onderzoeksgroepen.

Wil je meer weten? Check dan de volledige vacature op de website van Waag.
Solliciteren kan tot 30 mei 2021.

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ONLINE LIVECAST (WATCH NOW): Design from Inclusion -Products & Services

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In earlier episodes of Designing Cities for All, we have seen that design is everywhere and everything around us is designed. We have also seen that there are flaws in these designs, because what we tend to do in this world is design for the middle and forget about the margins. Wouldn’t we create and build stronger structures for everyone, when we design for the people who are actually living with the failures of our designed products, spaces, and systems?

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