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Latest developments in the Amsterdam Smart City program

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Last December, the 20 partners of Amsterdam Smart City came together to present the progress of innovation projects, ask for input, share dilemmas and involve other partners in their initiatives.

Following the thought that nobody wants to live in a smart city but in a nice, friendly, cosy city we work on challenges in which people play a central role. These gatherings are called Demo days and occur every 8-10 weeks. Get a quick overview of the topics and projects about to happen in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and let us know if you want to be involved!

ELSA Lab: AI, Media & Democracy

Pascal Wiggers, senior lecturer Responsible Artificial Intelligence at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, is working on an Ethical Legal Societal Aspects Lab to investigate and shape the impact of AI on our society. The University of Applied Sciences is doing this in co-creation together with residents, companies, knowledge institutions and governments. Partners want to understand how AI-driven applications in the media and public space
influence democracy. They also want to experiment with new applications of AI in the media and in the democratic process and draft new ethical and legal guidelines. Pascal is looking for parties that want to join the consortium. Various Amsterdam Smart City partners are interested to join. You too?

Object Detection Kit

Keeping the city streets clean is a major challenge. Maarten Sukel from the City of Amsterdam developed an image recognition system that shows streets in real time maps. For example, garbage bags and other unwanted objects in
the street scene are recognized. The system is based on machine learning and ultimately, we can clean Amsterdam more efficiently and sustainably. The system is continuously improved and tested. In the future it might be used for the recognition of water puddles in the streets, track missing pets, link with a module that shows the value of objects on the streets and more.


Seenons believes in a future with 0% residual waste as a standard. Seenons makes it easy to separate waste and then pick it up separately and sustainably. Citizens and companies offer their separate flows via an app, the Seenons platform proposes the optimal route with the best transport options and delivers the residual flows to processors who make new products of them. Seenons also prevents contamination of flows through clear separation and fine-meshed collection. Environmental friendly transport is used, such as cargo bikes.

Mapping of material flows

Maintaining the value of the raw materials was a central topic at this Demoday. Martijn Kamps from Metabolic started with a presentation about recycling of materials. Based on cases in Rotterdam and Philadelphia he showed that there is a lot of construction and demolition waste that is still dumped or burned. This is issue is still not solved because there is too little data available about these materials. According to Metabolic, urban mining can help. A lot information about volumes of waste is available, but there is no business case yet. You can see where flows come from, identify them, decide where you store materials in the meantime and then, where you want to reuse them. The PUMA project was one of the first projects in this field and current projects are all a sequel to PUMA.

Arnout Sabbe from Geofluxus continued. Geofluxus is a startup which originates from REPAIR, a project with Metabolic and AMS Institute, among others. Geofluxus is working on a reclassification model for raw materials. Currently, there are many databases in which raw materials are registered. Geofluxus brings these together as a combination of data sources from industrial waste. In the Geofluxus monitor you can see how p.e. wood from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area eventually spreads all over the world. It shows the impact on the road network and CO2 emissions for certain waste streams elsewhere. Geofluxus is developing this monitor for the City of Amsterdam and expects to have it ready by the end of next year, although the municipality is dependent on the availability of data. New partnerships are therefore necessary. But a first success is already visible: through the monitor is clear that 70% of the waste in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is caused is used by only 7% of companies. A result worth continuing this work and something to hold on to!

Collaboration between governments and innovative companies

In order to innovate we have to work together; governments and innovative companies. That is not always easy. Various organizational cultures and interests collide. Everyone is in their own system and has its own pace. We had an open and honest discussion on this based on two cases. One of the companies started with some positive feedback: the region is at the forefront of circularity, there is a lot of attention and ambition. But collaborating is different. The company experiences a lot of reluctance, especially from governments. There is little willingness to take
responsibility and work outside existing frameworks. In addition, there is an enormous fragmentation of tasks and a fear of explicitly saying yes or no. For the other company this story is recognizable. They experience a lot of enthusiasm about their company, but still it takes a huge amount of time to involve different departments and decision making is very slow. They noted it is time to get out of the pilot sphere and important to mention business models early on.

There was a lot of understanding and recognition from the government side. They recognized the stories about the silos and indicated that it takes a lot of people and time to make decisions. Governments are less likely to think outside the box and both parties must invest in building trust. The advice that came out for both parties: embrace complexity, be persistent, be open to each other, be clear about expectations, go where the energy flows. And as a positive conclusion: once collaboration is there, governments are nice, loyal and reliable partners.

CleanMobileEnergy (CME)

Cenex The Netherlands is in the middle of the development of an intelligent Energy Management System (iEMS), based on three urban pilots in Nottingham (UK), Arnhem (NL) and Schwabisch Gmund (DE). The goal is to develop a transnational and generic iEMS. In these cities, the pilot elements are currently being put out to tender and connected to the iEMS. Cenex would like to know which mobility and energy initiatives could be suitable for integrating in this iEMS.

Sharing Energy in Almere Haven

The City of Almere joined Amsterdam Smart City as a partner and has many great initiatives to share with the network. In 2020 Almere started EARN-E to reduce the use of electricity and gas in people's homes. Next year, Wijkie will be launched: this combines the energy transition with social needs in a neighbourhood. The core is the sharing of energy with your neighbours in your neighbourhood. In order to set up Wijkie successfully, it is important to enter into dialogue with residents.

The Energy Transition Explained

The energy transition is "hot". Much has been reported in the media, but the reporting is not always easy to understand and sometimes even confusing. Knowledge is needed to critically follow the news about the energy transition. That is why Sanne de Boer wrote the book ‘De energietransitie uitgelegd’. The book provides all the basic knowledge needed to follow news and form informed opinions in discussions. Sanne is looking for suggestions for where to market her book to be able to transfer this knowledge.

Curtailment for solar panels

As an energy platform, Vandebron is an innovative player in the field of sustainable energy. They took us along in the story of solar panel curtailment: remotely on and off switching of energy. A well-known phenomenon in the energy world is that the electricity demand is reasonably stable, but due to the volatility of renewable energy there are significant peaks in the electricity supply every year. The result is that the energy grid becomes full due to the surplus of electricity. This creates problems for the grid operator, who is then forced to hand out a fine. In this case, this means a possible fine for Vandebron, who then has to pass it on again to the producer. Nobody is happy about that.

Curtailment could be a solution. Curtailment makes sure that a surplus can be avoided, when solar panels are switched off in time. The central question is: "How to do this effectively?" It is clear that some degree of curtailment is inevitable, but it is also important to determine whether the energy surplus can be reduced in another way. There is still a world to be won with out-of-the-box thinkers on board.

Energy from braking power

The engine of a train or tram is comparable to the dynamo of a bicycle. In addition to powering the train, the motor is also able to generate energy. This happens, for example, during braking. How can we return the energy that is generated to the grid? And what are the options to apply this in neighbourhood hubs? Arcadis told us that energy generated with the brake of a train, can provide an average household with energy for 2.5 weeks.

This offers a lot of opportunities. Braking energy can be deployed immediately in your own system, it can be stored and then deployed, it can be made available to other parties via neighbourhood hubs. And there is more. Suggestions at that popped up at the demoday: returning energy to grid operators, making a link with buses, ferries and taxis, supplying shops at the station, neighbourhood batteries. To get a step further, possible obstacles have to be overcome as well of course. Experts will work on technological challenges and the saving of a lot of energy in a short time among others. In January, Arcadis, the City of Amsterdam, AMS Institute and Alliander will continue working on this topic. Interested? Then contact us.

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GO!-NH Versnellingsprogramma's - inschrijven voor 9 februari

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GO!-NH is een serie groeiversnelling programma’s (accelerators) van de provincie Noord-Holland. Deze zijn opgesteld de economie in Noord-Holland te stimuleren met focus op de sectoren: bouw, beton, chemie, fashion, agri & food, verpakkingsmateriaal, handel en horeca. De thema’s voor de ontwikkeling van de circulaire economie in Noord-Holland zijn:

  • Energietransitie
  • Duurzame Mobiliteit
  • Agri-food
  • Circulaire Economie; Afval als Grondstof; Modulair ontwerp; Plastics;  Textiel

Deze speciaal ontwikkelde programma’s ondersteunen startups en MKB’ers bij het op de markt brengen en opschalen van innovatieve producten en diensten op het gebied van duurzaamheid. Met trainingen, tools en professionele coaching door experts ontwikkel je jouw bedrijf.

GO!-NH heeft drie verschillende trajecten samengesteld, zodat ondernemers de beste ondersteuning krijgen die past bij de fase en omvang waarin hun bedrijf zich bevindt. Daarnaast vormt de GO!-NH Academy een laagdrempelige ontmoeting met GO!-NH waarbij masterclasses ook los gevolgd kunnen worden.

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Vacature HvA: Hogeschool Hoofddocent Energietechniek in gebouwde omgeving

Ben jij een onderzoeker die maatschappelijk verschil wil maken en hart heeft voor studentsucces en onderwijsinnovatie? En ben jij in staat om als dragende en verbindende kracht te functioneren tussen de onderzoeksgroepen van het Centre of Expertise Urban Technology, de opleiding Engineering en de praktijk? Dan zijn wij geïnteresseerd in jou als:

Hogeschool Hoofddocent Energietechniek in gebouwde omgeving (0,8 fte)

Als Hogeschool Hoofddocent (in andere hogescholen ook wel aangeduid als ‘associate lector’) heb je een inhoudelijk dragende rol: je zet in afstemming met de lector Energie & Innovatie de onderzoekslijn energietechniek in de gebouwde omgeving uit, draagt bij aan nieuwe onderzoeksprojecten en koppelt die met de kennisbehoefte en vakken in de onderwijspraktijk. Daartoe neem je ook actief deel aan de verwerving van financiële onderzoeksmiddelen. Binnen het en het Centre of Expertise Urban Technology (CoE Urban Tech) draag je met je expertise bij aan het thema Energy Transition. Je weet met studenten op technisch uitdagende ontwerpvragen impact te creëren.

Bekijk de vacature: https://www.hva.nl/vacatures/5361/Hogeschool-Hoofddocent--Energietechniek-in-gebouwde-omgeving-(0,8-fte)

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AI4Cities Request for Tenders has been launched!

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We invite entrepreneurs, startups, companies and other relevant stakeholders to submit innovative solutions utilitzing AI technologies to help reduce CO2 and other GHG emissions in the energy and mobility domains!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Have a look at our guide to learn the following steps.
Join our webinar on the 15th of december

And check out the tender documents!

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Smart City Dilemma Sessions - Energy Citizens

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This session is the first in a series of Smart City Dilemmas and podcasts. This time the topic is Energy Citizens.

The transition to a climate-neutral society and the energy transition requires the involvement of all relevant stakeholders: policymakers, energy suppliers, network operators, but also residents. In addition to being energy consumers, residents are increasingly becoming energy traders and even energy producers. We wonder what this means; and what dilemmas arise that we as the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences want to work with?

This first session Is mainly intended for teachers, researchers and others who want to gain more knowledge about the transition to a climate-neutral society.

In a small setting we will look at various approaches to Energy Citizenship, such as peer-to-peer platforms, behavior, justice, cooperation & conflict, skills and technical aspects. These topics will be covered by speakers like Reint Jan Renes (Professor of Psychology for a Sustainable City at AUAS), Beatriz Pineda Revilla (Researcher and Lecturer at AUAS), Pedro Lopes de Carvalho (Senior Researcher & Project Leader Empower 2.0 at AUAS), Jurgen van der Heijden (Senior Consultant Environment & Energy at Osborne), Martijn de Waal (professor Play and Civic Media at AUAS), Fieke van Leest (Planner and Program Manager Urban Insight at Sweco / Gemeente Amsterdam). Mark van Wees (Project manager Urban Technology and ATELIER at AUAS) will be the moderator of the session. Together we will work on dilemmas with a multidisciplinary approach in various projects like ATELIER, Schoon Schip, EMPOWER 2.0, Energy Transition Indische Buurt and Warmtenet Watergraafsmeer and learn from it. Which dilemmas pop up?

Online Program

15.00-15.15 Introduction

15.15-15.30 Pitches

15.30-16.15 Interactive sessions

16.15-16.30 Wrap up

The program will be in English, but most interactive sessions are also optional in Dutch.

We hope to see you on Thursday January 7!

This is an online event. Information on how to join will follow after registration.

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Maandag 7 december 2020 | 15.30 – 17.00 uur

“Wat betekent het als een wijk
Energie Positief wil worden? Welke zaken komen daar bij kijken? Dat wordt
op dit moment in Buiksloterham onderzocht in het Europese project
ATELIER. Denk mee, laat je inspireren en informeren in deze gratis
Innovatie Atelier webinar!”

De Gemeente Amsterdam wil samen met
lokale partners laten zien dat een (deel van de) wijk Buiksloterham
Energie Positief kan worden, oftewel meer energie levert dan gebruikt. In
het Europese project ATELIER wordt in twee Europese steden (Amsterdam en
Bilbao) een Positief Energie District gerealiseerd. In het project werken
30 organisaties samen aan het realiseren van deze doelstelling in de
periode van november 2019 tot december 2024.

Om een wijk  energie te laten leveren, zijn veel vernieuwingen en
innovaties nodig. In het Innovatie Atelier Buiksloterham wordt door de
gemeente, bedrijven, kennisinstellingen en bewoners samengewerkt om deze
vernieuwingen in de praktijk te realiseren. Denk aan duurzame energie
opwek, opslag en uitwisseling. Dit brengt niet alleen technische
uitdagingen met zich mee, maar ook uitdagingen rond financiering en
betaalbaarheid, wetgeving en juridische kaders, en sociale innovatie. De
burger heeft bij het realiseren van een energie-positieve wijk een
belangrijke rol.

In deze webinar wordt de officiële aftrap gegeven van het Innovatie
Atelier Buiksloterham. Dit is de gelegenheid om u te informeren over de
ambities en de werkwijze om een energie-positieve wijk te realiseren in

Voor meer informatie: https://smartcity-atelier.eu/

- Wethouder van Doorninck over het belang van dergelijke projecten in de duurzaamheidsambities in Amsterdam.
- Vertegenwoordigers van Gemeente Amsterdam, Schoonschip, TNO, Spectral, Waag
- Moderator: Waldemar Torenstra

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Francien Huizing, Program and Communication Manager at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Wicked Problems

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Te wicked? Niet voor ons.

Wij werken allemaal aan urgente, complexe, maatschappelijke uitdagingen. Issues die schier onoplosbaar lijken, van dilemma’s en paradoxen omgeven, nog niet duidelijk hoe het moet. Wel is duidelijk dát het moet, dat we elkaar nodig
hebben en dat we er NU aan moeten beginnen. Om met de woorden van Jan Rotmans te spreken; we leven niet in een tijdperk van verandering maar in een verandering van tijdperk. En hier hoort een nieuwe gereedschapskist bij.

En of je nou aan energietransitie werkt, andere mobiliteitssystemen, creëren van waterstofhubs, peer to peer autodeelsystemen, het maakt niet uit, we zien dat al deze opgaven op enig moment tegen gelijksoortige barrières aanlopen. Op samenwerking, financiering, privacy, onvoldoende aansluiting op de maatschappij, om maar een paar voorbeelden te noemen.

Unieke samenwerking
Als Amsterdam Smart City netwerk willen en kunnen we deze opgaven niet laten liggen. Door het bundelen van onze kennis en expertise kunnen we als netwerk iets unieks bieden en de wil en durf tonen om deze barrières te doorbreken. De betrokken partners die dit uitdenken en begeleiden zijn RHDHV, Kennisland, Drift, NEMO, Arcadis, Alliander, HvA en Metabolic. Zij bundelen hun expertise en ervaring om de echte vragen boven tafel te krijgen, tot nieuwe manieren van samenwerken te komen en barrières te doorbreken. We richten ons met name op de start van de samenwerking. Gezamenlijk ontwikkelen we een ‘wicked problem aanpak’. Op een nieuwe manier, lerend door te doen, exploratief.

Waar moet je aan denken?
Wat is eigenlijk het echte probleem? Wiens probleem is dit? Hoe kijken anderen er tegenaan? Welke andere partijen lijken nodig? Hoe vind je ze? Hoe ga je om met eigenaarschap en botsende frames? Hoe zorg je dat je al in
een vroeg stadium de maatschappij (bewoners, ondernemers, werknemers, etc) betrekt en hun ervaringen in het project trekt? Het wicked problem team zet nieuwe methoden in voor het beantwoorden van deze vragen. En het creëren van de benodigde commitment om het vraagstuk aan te pakken. Niets staat van te voren vast, want we passen ons aan aan wat we tegenkomen. Met elkaar ontwikkelen we een nieuwe aanpak om de barrières te doorbreken.

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De toekomst: 100% fossielvrij elektriciteitsverbruik op HvA

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Centre of Expertise Urban Technology gaat langjarig en strategisch partnerschap aan met Vattenfall

Centre of Expertise Urban Technology van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) gaat een partnerschap aan voor tien jaar met energieleverancier Vattenfall, om toe te werken naar 100% fossielvrij elektriciteitsverbruik van alle HvA gebouwen. Tevens biedt Vattenfall als praktijkpartner urgente vraagstukken aan om een langdurige onderwijs- en onderzoekslijn te bepalen. Daarmee kan HvA serieuze stappen zetten in verduurzaming en de energietransitie. ‘De bevindingen uit onze onderzoeken dienen als voorbeelden voor het toekomstige energiesysteem in Nederland.’
De tienjarige samenwerking start in 2022, maar het eerste thema van de langdurige onderzoekslijn is al bepaald om toe te werken naar fossielvrij elektriciteitsverbruik: ‘uurmatching’. Dit is de zoektocht naar een oplossing voor de mismatch per uur tussen enerzijds het verbruik van duurzame elektriciteit en anderzijds het aanbod van duurzaam opgewekte elektriciteit. Deze mismatch wordt veroorzaakt doordat duurzame bronnen niet altijd voldoende elektriciteit produceren of elektriciteit produceren op momenten dat er geen behoefte is.

HvA wil samen met Vattenfall  in de komende jaren toewerken naar 100% fossielvrij elektriciteitsverbruik (100% uurmatching) in haar gebouwen. Ook de panden van de Universiteit van Amsterdam  (UvA) en Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica  (CWI) dienen als proeftuin van dit onderzoek. Om de oplossingen voor mitsmatch te vinden, ontwikkelt de HvA de komende jaren onderzoeksprojecten ondersteund door nationale en Europese subsidiefondsen.

Op zoek naar de challenge

‘Voor het onderwijs zoeken we samen met Vattenfall naar een overkoepelende ‘challenge’, die we elke paar jaar bijstellen naar behoefte vanuit de beroepspraktijk’, vertelt Felia Boerwinkel, themaregisseur Energietransitie bij Centre of Expertise Urban Technology van de HvA. ‘Vattenfall dient vraagstukken bij ons in, en gezamenlijk met onderwijs en onderzoek gaan we dit invullen met opleidingsminors, stageplaatsen, workshops en gastcolleges. In onze studio’s benutten we specifieke technologieën en vaardigheden voor de kennis- en innovatievraagstukken, en komt onderwijs in aanraking met onderzoek. Zo kunnen we studenten heel gericht klaarstomen voor werk na de studie.’

Vattenfall is een belangrijke speler in het Amsterdamse en Nederlandse energieveld als eigenaar van een deel van het Amsterdamse warmtenet, marktleider in publieke laadpunten en energieleverancier van vele klanten. Renee Heller, lector Energie & Innovatie bij de HvA: ‘Door met Vattenfall samen te werken aan verduurzaming en energie-innovaties kunnen we grote impact hebben. Het is een groot bedrijf waar voor onze studenten ook veel kansen liggen, voor stages en als toekomstige werkgever. Met het krappe aanbod van technici is het voor Vattenfall interessant onze studenten te leren kennen.’
Groene energie

Krachten bundelen

‘Door een lange samenwerking met een praktijkpartner kunnen we continu van elkaar leren, onderzoek constant bijsturen en beter weten wat voor vaardigheden studenten moeten ontwikkelen; nu en voor de toekomst’, vult Boerwinkel aan. ‘Daarnaast biedt een structurele samenwerking de kans om onderzoek thematisch breed aan te vliegen en andere Centres of Expertise en lectoraten van de HvA erbij te betrekken. Binnen het lectoraat Energie & Innovatie hebben we kennis over de techniek, maar in een transitie spelen brede vraagstukken om echt resultaat te boeken, bijvoorbeeld over gedragsverandering, beleid en financierbaarheid.’

Energielevering universiteitsgebouwen

De samenwerking kreeg vorm als onderdeel van een nieuwe energie-aanbesteding van HvA, UvA en CWI, uitgevoerd door Facility Services (FS). Vattenfall kwam uit de bus als energieleverancier en partner op onderwijs en onderzoek tussen 2022 en 2032. Door eerdere samenwerkingen vonden FS en Urban Technology elkaar snel. ‘In ons partnerschap werken we al jaren aan duurzaamheidsambities, zoals duurzame inkoop en het energiezuinig maken van onze panden’, vertelt Rowan Boeters van FS. ‘Nu we met Vattenfall langdurig in het huwelijksbootje zijn gestapt, kunnen we aan lange termijndoelen werken en een serieuze bijdrage leveren aan de energietransitie. We zijn nu bezig met de routekaart hoe we onze elektriciteitsinkoop duurzamer, groener kunnen maken. Wij geloven in het verbinden van onderwijs, onderzoek en de beroepspraktijk, om daarin echt resultaten te boeken.’

Centre of Expertise Urban Technology

Het Centre of Expertise Urban Technology van de HvA draait om de belangrijke opgaven voor de stad, namelijk het toewerken naar circulaire, competitieve en leefbare steden. Vier thema’s staan centraal: EnergietransitieCirculaire stadDesigning Future Cities en Connectiviteit/Mobiliteit. Thema Energietransitie gaat over het leveren van een bijdrage aan de lokale duurzame energietransitie met focus op warmtenetten, vergroting zonne-energie, smart grids (met focus op inpassing van elektrische mobiliteit), energieneutrale- en positieve gebouwen/wijken en de ontwikkeling van laadinfrastructuur voor elektrisch vervoer. Als Centre of Expertise van de Faculteit Techniek fungeert Urban Technology als linking pin tussen onderwijs, onderzoek en beroepspraktijk.

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De energietransitie uitgelegd

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De energietransitie is een van de belangrijkste maatschappelijke thema’s van dit moment en van de komende jaren. Maar wat ís de energietransitie? En wat zijn de specifieke doelen? Wat is het verschil tussen ‘energieneutraal’, ‘klimaatneutraal’ en ‘CO₂-neutraal’? Welke rol kan waterstof (niet) gaan spelen in de gebouwde omgeving van de toekomst? En hoe zitten ons huidige energieverbruik en energiesysteem in elkaar? Deze en andere vragen worden beantwoord in het boek ‘De energietransitie uitgelegd’. Ook komt aan de orde waar de uitdagingen liggen voor de energietransitie en hoe het energiesysteem er in 2050 ongeveer uit zal zien.

‘De energietransitie uitgelegd’ biedt alle basiskennis die nodig is om het nieuws omtrent de energietransitie kritisch te kunnen volgen en een gefundeerde mening te vormen in discussies over dit thema. Er is geen specifieke voorkennis nodig om het boek te kunnen lezen, maar het gaat op bepaalde onderwerpen wel diep in. Hierdoor is het boek interessant voor zowel energie-professionals als geïnteresseerde leken.

Nieuwsgierig geworden? Bestel het boek via uw boekhandel, bol.com of door het sturen van een email aan info@degroenewaterlelie.nl. Bij een afname van 10 of meer boeken ontvang je 5% korting (alleen bij bestellingen via email).

Het boek is gedrukt op boomvrij papier. Er zijn alleen bio-inkten gebruikt en er is gewerkt zonder schadelijke oplosmiddelen.

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Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

Smart Energy Community - Kick-off

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Interesse in #SmartEnergy voor woningen en bedrijfsgebouwen? Meld je aan voor de kick off van de Smart Energy Community op 17 november!

Programma van 17 november:
Ter inspiratie beginnen we met 2 PowerPitches van inspirerende ondernemers:
• Hoe kunnen de batterijen van Friday Energy grote zonnedaken meer rendabel maken door Bouke Siebenga, Friday Energy.
• Smart Energy oplossingen in alle woningen in de duurzame wijk in Voorhout, door Adriaan Harthoorn, 4YEF (For Your Energy Freedom)

Vervolgens komt Jan Pellis van FAN & Stedin aan het woord, over de twee studies die FAN heeft uitgevoerd naar smart grid ready warmtepompen en smart grid ready laadpalen.

Tot slot hebben we Arjan Wargers van ElaadNL over de resultaten uit de studie 'In-home Energy Flexibility', en tips & tricks om de aansturing van flexibele apparaten effectief en schaalbaar vorm te geven.

Programma: https://bit.ly/SmartEnergyCommunity
Aanmelden: https://bit.ly/sec_subscribe

Let op: dit evenement is in het Nederlands.

Over de Smart Energy Community:
Slimme energiediensten nemen de komende jaren een vlucht, wat vraagt om een intensieve samenwerking tussen betrokken partijen. Wij nodigen hen daarom graag uit om zich aan te sluiten bij de Smart Energy Community voor woningen en bedrijfsgebouwen. Op 17 november vindt de kick-off plaats, in 2021 volgens meer evenementen.

Met deze nieuwe community brengen TKI Urban Energy en Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN) de actoren bij elkaar die zich bezighouden met, of meer willen weten van energieflexibiliteit voor woningen en bedrijfsgebouwen. Binnen de community kan actief kennis worden uitgewisseld over wat er nu al mogelijk is, waar de ontbrekende puzzelstukjes liggen, en welke kansen voor innovatie er nog in het verschiet liggen. Natuurlijk biedt de community ook de mogelijkheid om gezamenlijk business te creëren.

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Research accelerates the sustainability of heating

AUAS contributes to accelerated roll-out of sustainable low-temperature heating networks in HeatNet project

The international research project HeatNet is all about making heat more sustainable. Less use of natural gas and more use of sustainable heat sources such as the residual heat from data centres. The project aimed to accelerate the roll-out of heating networks in urban areas. And that has been a success! Not only have new heating networks been developed in six European cities, the participating partners have gained knowledge about operating smartly in complex urban transitions. The professors and researcher involved from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) talk about the approach and the insights gained.

The role of the AUAS in the research project involves leading evaluations. During six evaluation meetings over three years, the partners reflected on their process of learning from each other and helping each other move forward. Professor of Energy and Innovation, Renée Heller: “As an evaluator, we not only wanted to determine how it went afterwards. But in accordance with the aim of this Interreg project – transnational learning – we embarked on a continuous learning process with each other.”

This helps the pilot partners gain insights and build on each other’s discoveries. Frank Suurenbroek, professor of Spatial Urban Transformation: “In such complex transition projects, there is so much to consider. This process-based evaluation approach helps you gain insight into the issues you are facing. Such transitions are not a linear process and the insights cannot always be translated directly to other projects. But this approach does make complex processes navigable. It offers pathways for innovation that you can consider.”

The researchers translated this knowledge into various publications and guides, which have been made available to parties dealing with the roll-out of a heating network. Suurenbroek: “The Stakeholder Guide is also interesting for all parties that work on complex urban transitions.” Lecturer-researcher Egbert-Jan van Dijck was responsible for the development of the Stakeholder Guide.

“The heat transition requires an innovation at system level. Therefore, we carried out an extensive stakeholder analysis at meso-level,” explains Van Dijck. “It not only provides an impression of the individuals and organisations involved at the energy sector level, but also of their role in the chain, their interests and concerns. This step towards a situational analysis has enabled us to outline a holistic picture and carry out an in-depth analysis of barriers to the development of the new generation of heating and cooling networks in terms of finance, legislation and regulations and organisation.”

“We are further expanding this analysis for education.” Van Dijck: Besides the human elements, we also analyse non-human elements, such as buildings, technologies, infrastructure, energy sources and subsurface. These are just as important in determining the situation as the human elements. For example, the pipes for a heating network cannot be laid through a river or a railway track. You need to be aware of these barriers.” Instead of just the people or the stakeholders, students see a much more complete situation at a glance. This goes for fourth-year students as well as second-year students.

Heller: “Several students have used this project for their graduation thesis. Students have even travelled to Ireland on their own initiative to learn more about the energy and heating situation there and to interview partners.”

“There is a lot involved in creating a heating network,” says Heller. “Considering the complexity, it is unusual and significant that all six partners have succeeded in doing so in such a short space of time. It would be a shame not to use the valuable sources of heat available in a country. Data centres, for example, have a huge amount of heat left over. The roll-out of one heating network to multiple heating networks helps us to use available heat sources to increase sustainability and reduce our CO2 emissions.”

The HeatNet project is a good example of interdisciplinary collaboration between two research groups with different specialist knowledge. Frank Suurenbroek: “While the implementation of a heating network may appear to be a technical project, it is also an urban transformation process.” Heller adds: “Urban transition involves projects in which taking the energy leap seems the obvious choice, but where there is still little attention for the heat transition, while a great opportunity exists in that respect. Through our collaboration, we have seized that opportunity.”

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Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted


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FLEXCON2020 is converted in 6 digital tracks, for free. From 23 September to 28 October, we will serve a Smart Energy track every wednesday.

The kick off is coming Wednesday 23 September, with Elia, Enervalis, OpenADR and ElaadNL, they will talk about e-Mobility, Smart Charging and V2G.
We also have Enel X, Siemens, Nodes, Epex, Tennet, EnergyVille, Technolution, DNVGL, Enery Pool, iLeco and Spectral as partners, to name a few.

23 September : eMobility, Smart Charging and V2G
30 September : Flexibility markets
7 October : Buildings, Devices & smart technologies
14 October : Industrial & commercial Flexibility
21 October : New concepts in Energy Networks
28 October : Active managed buildings & energy performance contracts

FLEXCON2020 is FREE, but registration is required.

Check our program:

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FLEXCON2020 Digital edition : registration open

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As you may know, we have turned FLEXCON2020 into a digital event.

From September 23 on, we will provide a series of weekly digital FLEXCON2020 tracks, with speakers and sessions all related to a specific Smart Energy topic.

FLEXCON2020 digital edition is free of charge, but registration is required. You can register here: http://bit.ly/FLEXCON2020_reg

Our current planning:
- 23 September 2020 : eMobility, Smart Charging and V2G
- 30 September 2020 : Flexibility markets
- 7 October 2020 : Buildings, Devices & smart technologies
- 14 October 2020 : Industrial & commercial Flexibility
- 21 October 2020 : New concepts in Energy Networks
- 04 November 2020 : Active managed buildings & energy performance contracts

FLEXCON2020 registration:

Visit the FLEXCON2020 for more information:

#SmartEnergy #Sustainability #ElectricVehicles #SmartGrid #DigitalGrid #Blockchain #IoT #SmartHome #SmartCharging

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Rolf Steenwinkel, Directeur at Amsterdam Energie, posted

Vacancy: Campaign Manager

As a campaign leader, you ensure that the story of Amsterdam Energie is heard in the city, you build our network and inspire even more Amsterdammers to join our cooperative. You devise campaigns and make them a success. You work independently and proactively, ensuring that ideas lead to concrete results.

- Your main task is to develop and execute campaigns for the growth of Amsterdam Energy in the number of members, our green energy generation, and our network in the city.
- You strategically use both online and offline communication tools. You are responsible for communication via our own website, newsletter and on social media. You maintain contact with (local) press, develop promotional material for the cooperative together with designers and organize events.
- You involve members in the (campaign) activities of Amsterdam Energie. The cooperative has a large network in the city. Our members come from all parts of Amsterdam and have a multitude of backgrounds. That is the strength of the cooperative. You mobilize members and involve them in our campaigns.
- You support the director in project development. Amsterdam Energy has various solar roofs in the city. That should be much more. In collaboration with the director, you recruit new roofs, draw up business cases for interested parties and advise and guide them in the development process.
- You support the board in organizing events such as the general meeting of members.
- You are the contact for members and partners of the cooperative, including the sustainable network 02025 and the municipality of Amsterdam. Good cooperation with our cooperative energy supplier to | new energy is very important in this.

- Relevant work experience, for example as a campaign employee
- You have experience in designing, starting and leading campaigns
- You like variety and enjoy performing different tasks
- You have experience with writing texts and creating content
- You are familiar with Wordpress, Mailchimp and the use of social media
- You have an affinity with sustainability, for example in the field of energy transition or urban development

- Relevant work experience, for example as a campaign employee
- You have experience in designing, starting and leading campaigns
- You like variety and enjoy performing different tasks
- You have experience with writing texts and creating content
- You are familiar with Wordpress, Mailchimp and the use of social media
- You have an affinity with sustainability, for example in the field of energy transition or urban development

- Entrepreneurial, independent, a go-getter and you can work well together
- You have good communication skills and are good at networking
- You like to actively promote your campaigns and the cooperative
- You like to come up with new plans, and you want to realize them yourself
- You can plan your work well, and it works quickly and accurately
- Good oral and written expression skills in the Dutch language.

- Freelance function for 2 days a week at € 1500 per month.
- assignment for half a year, with a chance of extension
- The opportunity to make a concrete contribution to the energy transition in Amsterdam

For more information visit: https://www.amsterdamenergie.nl/amsterdam-energie-zoekt-een-campagneleider/

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Hugo Niezen, International Growth Lead at DutchBasecamp, posted

Globaliser Sustainable Solutions

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As today's world presents us with a growing amount of global sustainability challenges, there is no going around the importance of building more sustainable solutions for the future. We are helping 8 sustainable solutions entrepreneurs with their internationalisation strategy and to help them achieve a global impact.
The Globaliser is a ten week programme for the international growth of Sustainable Solutions scale-ups.
You will build a solid internationalisation strategy with the use of DutchBasecamp’s tools, network and unique approach. The objective is to create a foundation, so you can channel your precious resources into unfamiliar territories with conviction.

What to expect?
Four sprints containing each a plenary session, specific homework and individual coaching by a seasoned entrepreneur.

After finishing you will have:
A validated international target market
A GTM strategy for that market
A solid international roadmap which will give you practical guidance on the next steps to take

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Julie Chenadec, Head of Communications at SDIA - Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance, posted

Webinar Series for the CATALYST project

** Converting data centres in energy flexibility ecosystems **

The CATALYST Webinar Series will run for 4 weeks from the 29th July through to the 19th August and cover some exciting topics:

CATALYST aspires to turn data centres into flexible multi-energy hubs, which can sustain investments in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Leveraging on results of past projects, CATALYST has adapted, scaled up, deployed and validated an innovative technological and business framework that enables data centres to offer a range of mutualized energy flexibility services to both electricity and heat grids, while simultaneously increasing their own resiliency to energy supply.

This webinar series provides further information on the:

CATALYST DC Manager (TUC) 29th July @2pm
CATALYST Marketplace (ENG, SiLO, POPs) 5th August @2pm
CATALYST Pilots (PSNC) 12th August @2pm
Green Data Centre Roadmap and Assessment Toolbox (GIT) 19th August @ 2pm


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Audrie van Veen, Director Strategic Partnerships at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

RVO announces European Green Deal call for SMEs

The European Green Deal is the European Commission's strategy for a more sustainable, cleaner and healthier European economy. Research and innovation are of course key to make this happen. RVO (the Dutch agency for subsidies) announces several calls in the coming months of 2020 with a total budget of € 1 billion.

First one on the planning is a special EIC accelerator call for SMEs that need some help to develop a green idea and scale it up internationally. Support will be a subsidy up to € 2,5 million and there is an option for receiving equity up to € 15 million. Projects need to contribute substantially to the European goals for fighting climate change.

Please note that this information is preliminary, more info in Dutch on the website of RVO and we expect that the EU will publish this call in the coming weeks. The RVO-site will update the links to the EC call info, which is not online yet.

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Gebruik je portemonnee voor de energietransitie: wat je privé en zakelijk kunt doen qua groene keuzes

Protesteren tegen de bio-industrie, maar wel een lekkere gegrilde plofkip op de markt kopen. De lege winkelstraat ongezellig vinden, maar wel online shoppen en alles thuis laten bezorgen. Tja, dat helpt natuurlijk niet. En het lijkt ook alsof het maar een druppel op de gloeiende plaat is, als jij in je eentje een betere keuze maakt. Toch kun je als consument of met je organisatie wel degelijk impact maken.

In dit artikel een overzicht van welke keuzes voor jou als consument, én voor de organisatie waar je werkt, positief kunnen bijdragen aan de energietransitie.

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Mateusz Jarosiewicz, Founder at Smart Cities Polska, posted

New Operating System For Smart Cities The philosophy behind the system is what makes the difference.

My article on the operating system for cities was published in the prestigious Dubai Smart City Network #neos #smartcities #SmartCitiesPolska
If the operating system performs its function in the background, we can experience games and multimedia on the screen and use our software necessary for a business. The same rule applies to cities and it’s “operating system”.

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Innomics Go!-NH, GO!-NH at Province of Noord-Holland, posted

Introduction meeting GO!-NH Accelerator Sustainable Innovation 2020

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Introduction meeting GO!-NH Accelerator Sustainable Innovation 2020

With the help of these introduction meetings, you will get to experience the program and learn from participating teams about what the previous programs brought them.

February 10th 2020 - IDEA, Alkmaar - 15:30 - 18:00
Apply through Eventbrite: https://gonh2020-11feb.eventbrite.nl

The GO!-NH Accelerator puts SMEs and start-ups on the fast track to development. New ways of thinking, new skills and new partners are a must. This programme is all about circular economy, targeting sta-ups, innovative SMEs, large organisations and institutions. GO!-NH brings together all the relevant parties to activate, connect and develop this sustainable innovation ecosystem.

In a three-month programme you’ll go from concept to a business offering innovative solutions that’s ready to take the market by storm. Training sessions, tools and professional support from expert practitioners will help you in developing your business in a sheltered environment. The progress you make during these few months would normally take a full year. GO!-NH is a joint venture of the province of North Holland and Innomics.

The Accelerator program enables startups, innovative SMEs and innovation teams from large organizations to convert ideas into new business models in a short time and to accelerate customer and product development in order to shorten the time to market. You develop your business with training, tools and professional support from experts.


Event on Feb 11th