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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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Roel Bruinsma, posted

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

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

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

Help de Provincie Noord-Holland met jouw ervaringen over datagedreven werken!

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Op dinsdag 2 maart tussen 09.30 en 12.30 uur organiseert Amsterdam Smart City een sessie met de provincie Noord-Holland rondom het op orde brengen van het ‘datafundament’.

De provincie wil meer datagedreven gaan werken. Ze is aan het onderzoeken hoe zij hun databeleid, de data-infrastructuur en organisatorische processen moet vormgeven. De provincie wil hiermee basisinformatie leveren aan haar opgaven, zorgen voor een goede uitwisseling van data met derden en ook adaptief zijn. En daar zoeken ze de inhoud en ervaringen van andere partijen, zowel overheden als bedrijven, bij!

Heb jij ervaringen met datagedreven werken en het op orde brengen van je systemen om dit te realiseren? Heb je hier veel successen gezien of is dit juist gefaald? Werk je in het stedelijk domein of juist in een totaal andere sector? Denk en werk dan met ons mee!

Amsterdam Smart City zoekt faciliteert de sessie en zoekt een brede groep professionals uitnodigen om over de volle breedte mee te denken en te reageren op de ideeën van de provincie en sprekers. We zorgen voor een interactieve kennisuitwisseling waar de provincie Noord-Holland mee geholpen wordt en jij hopelijk enorm geïnspireerd. De sessie zal voor een beperkt publiek zijn.

Wil je meedoen? Stuur dan zo snel mogelijk, zeker deze week, een berichtje naar nancy@amsterdamsmartcity.com!

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Joost van de Loo, Strategist and Film Director , posted

Open the Blackbox: Do you have a story for us?

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Open the Blackbox is een oproep van een brede alliantie van Nederlanders
voor meer democratische grip op de machtige technologieën en
organisaties in onze samenleving. Zie hier de visie video zoals gepresenteerd op Smart Humanity 2020.

We zijn op zoek naar verhalen over technologie en organisaties die je zelf hebt meegemaakt. Kleine of grote gebeurtenissen die jouw blik op dit onderwerp hebben veranderd, en waardoor je misschien ook iets nieuws
over jezelf hebt ontdekt. We zoeken dus niet naar verhalen over iemand anders, of geruchten die je via via hebt gehoord. In deze fase van Open the Blackbox gaat het om persoonlijke ervaringen, om feiten en voorvallen die indruk hebben gemaakt op jou.

Heb jij een verhaal voor ons? Heb je een goede tip en liefst zelfs documentatie om het te onderbouwen? Mail ons dan via opentheblackbox@protonmail.com (ook versleutelde berichten). We nemen zo snel mogelijk contact met je op.

Zou je ons willen helpen? Ga dan voor jezelf na of je iets hebt meegemaakt op de volgende gebieden:

  • Gebruik van informatie door overheid
  • Functioneren van tech bedrijven en geheime diensten
  • Dienstverlening en besluitvorming van grote organisaties
  • Functioneren van autonome systemen en voertuigen
  • Werking van Artificial Intelligence
  • Veiligheid van gevoelige persoonlijke informatie
  • Fraude, belastingontwijking en oneerlijke concurrentie

Open the Blackbox is een initiatief van Frank van Geffen en Joost van de Loo, en wordt gesponsord door KNVI Beroepsvereniging.

Deelnemers aan de pilot video zijn Martijn van der Veen (Privacy First), Hajo Reijers (Utrecht University en Eindhoven University of Technology), Nancy Zikken (Amsterdam Smart City), Frank van Geffen (KNVI), en Rein Mertens (SAS Nederland).

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Joris de Leeuw, Product developer | Architect at City of Amsterdam: Chief Technology Office, posted

Nieuw platform voor innovatieve ondernemers 👨‍💻 zoekt feedback. 👇

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Ben jij een ondernemer en is het voor jou ook lastig om tot samenwerking met gemeentes te komen? Vind je de (inkoop)procedures ook complex? Denk je ook dat Tenderned makkelijker en duidelijker zou kunnen zijn? En heb je hier ideeën over? Dan zoekt de Gemeente Amsterdam jou! Met jouw hulp kunnen wij aan de slag om dit te veranderen.

Waarom dit platform?

De Gemeente Amsterdam werkt, samen met partners uit de regio, aan een platform voor innovatieve ondernemers met nieuwe business opportunities bij overheden. Voor de grote uitdagingen van de stad (bv mobiliteit, klimaatneutraal) zijn innovatieve oplossingen hard nodig. De gemeente kan dit niet alleen en zoekt partijen met goede ideeën en producten.

We horen vaak van kleinere ondernemingen dat het, door complexe procedures en ingewikkelde platforms, niet makkelijk is om tot een samenwerking met de gemeente te komen. Het nieuwe platform, https://www.innovatiepartners.nl, heeft als doel om het voor beide kanten makkelijker, eenvoudiger en duidelijker te maken.

Beta zoekt feedback

Onlangs is de beta versie gelanceerd. Voor nu nog even met 1 project maar er komen binnenkort nieuwe projecten bij. Het komende jaar gaan we verder en jouw feedback helpt ons!

Wat vind jij goed aan het platform? Waar zie jij ruimte voor verbetering? Heb je nog andere goede ideeën wat we met dit platform zouden kunnen bereiken? We horen graag van je! Je kunt je reactie achterlaten in dit feedback formulier.

🙏🙏🙏

(PS: dit keer wel met een link die werkt 😄)

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

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

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

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

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

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Sensing Streetscapes Project

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

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

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

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

Click here to submit a project.

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

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

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

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Vrusti kiri, smart city design student , posted

Seeking smart city employment opportunities

Hello everyone,
I am seeking employment opportunities within the urban solution and smart city community. I am really eager to get some experience and expand my knowledge in Digitalisation, energy revolution, E mobility, Mobility as a service, sensors, open data. From November onwards, I am available to join an exciting and innovative project which I could collaborate with you on!

I just completed a Master's in Smart City Design from Macromedia university of applied science, Berlin. My master thesis is about the Optimization of existing EV charging infrastructure. I have worked on projects with companies on the topic of digitalization of city, Car-free city, and the use of blockchain. All of the projects include solutions to the challenge, business proposal, and urban solution.

Any known opportunities or advice would be greatly appreciated. Please email me on vrusti.kiri@gmail.com for my resume. Thanks in advance:)!

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Kristina Gorr, Communications Manager at Mozilla Foundation, posted

MozFest Call for Session Proposals

MozFest is a unique hybrid: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.
That’s why I’m excited to invite you and your community to participate in the first-ever virtual MozFest! Details and submission page here: mzl.la/proposals2021
Anyone can submit a session – you don’t need any particular expertise, just a great project or idea and the desire to collaborate and learn from festival participants. Submit your session idea today! Deadline is November 23: mzl.la/proposals2021

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

WANTED: Launching customer for AI audio analysis project with Google, ML6 and SensorTeam

Google, ML6 and SensorTeam are joining forces and are looking for your help

We have started a proof of concept to recognize sound by expanding our cutting edge wireless sensor-technology with AI based audio analysis models from ML6.

SensorTeam’s IoT SoundSensor™ is an extremely accurate and cheap sound sensor which is solar powered, LoRaWAN compliant and LTE-M ready. This plug-and-play outdoor sensor runs autonomously anywhere in the world.

Sound recognition from regular ambient noise can be interesting for many reasons:

- Smart maintenance and Industry application
- Social noise disturbances from festivals, events or terrasses
- Public safety: gunshots, explosives, angry crowds
- Noise impact of airplanes, trains or highways
- Indoor noise solutions (office, security)
- Your idea here ;)

Interested in our technology or a mutually beneficial collaboration with Google/ML6 and SensorTeam? Do you have a relevant use case for our technology? Please contact us by sending an email to info@sensorteam.io.

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Wendolijn Beukers, Project manager , posted

Wanted: pitches of smart city solutions for digital twins

Do you have a smart city solution for digital twins? Pitch your product or service on 5 September 2019 in Antwerp (Belgium)!

On 5 September 2019 Economic Board Utrecht (EBU) and Future City Foundation organise the Networking excursion Digital Twin to Antwerp (Belgium) for administrators with delegation leader Klaas Verschuure (alderman for the Municipality of Utrecht). We want to learn about the possibilities of a digital twin for municipalities and provinces.

To bring supply and demand together and share knowledge, we offer tech companies and data experts the opportunity to pitch their smart city solution for an audience of 40 administrators and the top of municipalities and provinces from the Netherlands. Interested parties can register their pitch until 10 July 2019.

What kind of pitches are we looking for?
- Smart city solutions for that municipalities or provinces face (physical, social and economic)
- Successful smart city projects or experiences from local governments which are interesting for other municipalities or provinces.
- Innovative smart city business ideas from smart entrepreneurs, app builders or other techs.

There is room for 15 pitches, participation is without charge and possible until 10 July 2019. Pitches can be given in Dutch or English.

Interested? Check our website for more information and to register: https://future-city.nl/pitches-antwerp-eng/

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Zuzana Kapustíková, Student , posted

Looking for interview participants for my research

Warm greetings to everyone!

My name is Zuzana and I am doing my bachelor thesis about the impact of civic hacking on government transparency. If you are working for the municipality of Amsterdam or you identify yourself as a civic hacker than I have an interesting offer for you!

What I need from you as a participant:
- You either work for the municipality of Amsterdam or identify yourself as a civic hacker and
you have been involved in a project where the mutual collaboration took place.
- You are willing to do an interview with me and answer questions like how the collaboration itself looked like, what was the input of civic hackers, and in what ways this input helped to achieve effective outcomes, i.e. improve the information exchange between citizens and the municipality.

What you get from me as a participant:
- You will have a chance to share your experience over a nice cup of coffee or tea
- You will help me with my research and eventually contribute to creating more understanding of how the public sector can benefit from collaboration with civic hackers.

In total, I am looking for 10 participants. If you are interested or know someone who can help me, please send me a message on zuzka.kapustikova@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

Zuzana

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Anuradha Sharma, Management Consultant , posted

Looking for a job opportunity in the areas of smart cities / digital transformation

I am a Smart Cities Consultant, actively looking for opportunities in the areas of Smart Cities, Digital Transformation, Livable Cities, Sustainable Development, Urban Mobility, ICT/ IoT, Strategy Planning, Project Management, Urban Management, Urban Economic Development, Urban Governance, Feasibility Studies, Technical Research, and Development.
I hold a Masters degree from Germany with specialization in Urban Agglomerations. I would be happy to hear from you pointing out at any leads or opportunities.
Thanks in advance,
Kind Regards,
Anuradha

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Arpad Gerecsey, Chief Innovation Officer/Board member , posted

Seeking programmers for social good to help identify disinformation campaigns around EU elections.

Do you care deeply about democracy and the freedom of individual citizens to access unbiased information? Do you want to help analyze and understand disinformation campaigns around the European Election?

The Amsterdam Working Group on Disinformation is looking for volunteers with experience in one or more of the following skills:
Python, JavaScript, Data Analysis, Web Development.

We are a volunteer-based collective based in Amsterdam’s A Lab committed to assisting the general public in better understanding the threat disinformation poses to civil participation in democratic processes.

Our data processing team is seeking contributors who are willing to participate in the data analysis process that supports investigative journalism and shed light on the spread of disinformation in Europe.

If you have a minimum of one day a week, would like to work with an amazing group of journalists, researchers, anthropologists, data scientists, and creatives in a very inspiring environment, then please contact Árpád Gerecsey, arpad@a-lab.nl

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Barbora Kudzmanaite, posted

Looking for innovative and impactful IT solutions for public administrations

Do you want to become the next public sector digital champion? Submit your solution for the World Sharing and Reuse Awards by 28 February 2019!

On 29 November, Mariya Gabriel, ​​the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society officially launched the Sharing & Reuse Awards 2019. The contest will highlight the most innovative and impactful IT solutions for public administrations (both open source software and IT shared services).

The prizes that can be won are € 15 000 for the first team and € 10 000 for the runner-up in each of these 4 categories:
Most innovative open source software
Open source software with the biggest impact on citizens or businesses
Most innovative shared IT services (commonly developed or shared)
Shared IT services (commonly developed or shared) with the biggest impact on citizens or businesses

The Sharing and Reuse Awards will take place on 29 June, 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. If you would like to become a contestant in the awards, you can submit your solution before 28 February 2019.

Read more and propose your solution here: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/sharing-and-reuse-it-solutions/sharing-reuse-awards-2019

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Sabrina Zaini, posted

Digi.Bio is offering several internships

Digi.Bio is a biotech startup with big dreams. We are looking for a young and ambitious team to join us in our mission to reprogram biology. We have three internship positions open:
- Design
- Engineering
- Business/Finance
Read more about the vacancies and sign up:
Design - https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSr4CPTDRgoYJUDEhB-LlkJDOLQwHP98MXtFfohO2-PKooJbR3p1UtVUAq1knykfMHEaAYiQA6BpRtR/pub

Engineering: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRokue8ippDJzu6g5ZWnUQ99jQLGuwtwOd9TuvJJRAt1UquNuT-bMmLv2yPUoRcLajulstZWcGmlHGg/pub

Business/Finance: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRO9xE7gMRQ-cGiMSg8oZ9wZPoHJj42KOw8IVY9p3GcTok88z9MjZ0NvuTebKPfHpB7JQBg6A6ERtpr/pub

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Giovanni Stijnen, Senior project manager at NEMO Kennislink, posted

Looking for: Digital City Experts for Inscience Festival

NEMO Kennislink verzorgt dit jaar een NEMO City Lab evenement tijdens het Inscience festival in Nijmegen. https://www.insciencefestival.nl/. Jaarthema van Inscience 2018 is AI. Inscience is een kwalitatief hoogstaand festival met (inter) nationale gasten en sprekers.

We zoeken experts - bij voorkeur op het gebied van AI in de stad – die willen deelnemen in onze activiteiten. Dat kan zijn als spreker in onze mini colleges of expert bij verschillende interactieve discussie formats. NEMO City Lab is laagdrempelig, speels en gericht op het betrekken van burgers bij stedelijke vraagstukken.

Inscience 2017 aftermovie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBEhnDOjtss

Wat we vragen
Je gaat als expert onder begeleiding van ons team met bezoekers van het festival in gesprek over AI in de stad. Dat gebeurt op zaterdag 10 en zondag 11 november. Het programma duurt 4 uur en loopt naar verwachting van van 12 – 16 uur. Je bent niet 4 uur continue bezig, er is voldoende ruimte voor pauzes.

Wat we bieden
Wij voorzien je van lunch, koffie en thee. Je krijgt een festival pas waarmee je toegang hebt tot het festival. We bieden geen gages, wel een klein bedankje, reiskosten vergoeding en mocht het nodig zijn kunnen wij overnachting in Nijmegen voorzien.
Verder zorgen wij voor vermelding van alle deelnemers en hun organisaties in promotie uitingen en reportages.

Heb je interesse? Stuur dan vóór 8 okt. een mail o.v.v. Expert AI Inscience naar Giovanni Stijnen: Stijnen@e-nemo.nl

Wat is NEMO City Lab: bekijk hier een sfeerimpressie van een eerdere editie.
https://www.nemokennislink.nl/pagina/nemo-city-lab-x-roef/

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