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Highlight from Naut Loots, Strategic Advisor - Energy and Sustainability at Gemeente Amsterdam, posted

Marktconsultatie: Flexibel elektriciteitsnet Amsterdam-West

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In Amsterdam gaat er de komende jaren veel gebeuren. Door verschillende ontwikkelingen op het gebied van industrie, woningbouw, datacenters, mobiliteit en de warmtetransitie ontstaat er een grote opgave voor het energiesysteem in Amsterdam. Daarom verkent Liander samen met gemeente Amsterdam de mogelijkheden die de markt te bieden heeft op het gebied van toepassingen voor een flexibel en efficiënt elektriciteitsnet. Dit doen we in de vorm van een marktconsultatie.

Met deze marktconsultatie verwachten Liander en gemeente Amsterdam een beter beeld te krijgen van de mogelijkheden van flex-oplossingen. Onder flex-oplossingen verstaan we: oplossingen die bijdragen aan een efficiënt energiesysteem door het optimaliseren van vraag en aanbod zodat de gevraagde transportcapaciteit op het net wordt gereduceerd. Door gebruik te maken van deze slimme oplossingen voorkomen we onnodige en kostbare netuitbreidingen en mogelijke knelpunten op het net. Op deze manier streeft Liander er naar om meer klanten sneller van capaciteit te voorzien.

Meedoen? Klik op de onderstaande links voor alle benodigde documenten en informatie!
https://innovatiepartners.nl/project/flexibel-elektriciteitsnet-amsterdam-west
https://www.liander.nl/marktconsultatieAmsterdamwest

Naut Loots's picture Online event from Apr 19th to Jun 2nd
Highlight from Sam De Guchteneire, sustainability consultant at Gemeente Haarlem, posted

International Hackathon: Develop creative, innovative solutions for lower incomes in the energy transition

Are you a student with an interest in climate, technical and social innovations? Do you want to contribute to sustainable and affordable energy generation? Would you like to develop new concepts, products or services? Take part in the international hackathon Empower on Saturday 1 May! The hackathon offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with different students, experts and professionals. Your idea can have an impact on the social energy transition in Europe. You have a chance to win a sustainable grand prize!

Sam De Guchteneire's picture Online event on May 1st
Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

📣 Solar Energy needs Smart Inverters 📣

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Commissioned by the FAN foundation, I set up a study into the connectivity of residential PV inverters in The Netherlands, which was conducted with our research partner Delta-EE.

Many residential PV inverts offer some sort of Smart Energy insight, and many newer inverters offer remote control. Yet there are some great challenges that hinder optimal use of solar energy.

• Awareness on the existence of smart functionalities of inverters, and on possible benefits, is low.
• Even today, not all new installs are smart inverters. These inverters will remain operational for 10 – 15 years, or longer.
• The use of smart functionalities of inverters by the energy sector is still in its infancy.

These are some of important findings from our research, that are also relevant for other countries.

According to the FAN foundation, this is a missed opportunity. With the expected growth of residential PV systems in the future, and the upcoming replacement market for older systems, FAN calls on installers and suppliers to supply as many smart inverters as possible.

You can read more about this research and download the full report, in English or in Dutch.

You can also download 2 other researches I carried out in the FAN Flexmonitor series: Smart EV chargers and Smart Heatpumps.

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Paul Manwaring, Co-founder at City Innovation Exchange Lab (CITIXL), posted

The Responsible Sensing Toolkit

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As societal values change and the deployment of sensing technology becomes more ubiquitous, what are our digital rights in a 21st-century city?  This dilemma is forcing municipalities to make difficult decisions about practice versus the policy of collecting data from public space. In collaboration with the City of Amsterdam, The City Innovation Exchange Lab (CITIXL) has created the Responsible Sensing Toolkit -  a six-step process to help navigate this new landscape in a fast and effective way. The toolkit was co-designed by experienced city innovators to empower municipalities, organisations, and communities to implement open and inclusive sensing solutions for our 21st-century cities.
    Currently in Beta, we are testing the toolkit with various organisations and cities to effectively move from theory to practice by applying the framework to sensing projects in progress. To keep updated, visit the Responsible Sensing Toolkit page and subscribe to the mailing list.

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Xicheng Leyte, Industrial environmental protection products , posted

Causes of exhaust gas

In the current human society, air pollution is a very serious social problem. If we want to solve the problem of air pollution, we must first find the source of air pollution. Then today we can talk to you about some of the air pollution that may cause air pollution. Source of pollution.

industry exhaust

First of all, the most important thing is the combustion link of industrial production. The combustion process of fuel (coal, oil, natural gas, etc.) is an important source of pollutants transporting to the atmosphere. The main component of coal is carbon, and it contains hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and metal compounds. In addition to generating a large amount of smoke and dust when the fuel is burned, it also forms carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, and smoke and dust during the combustion process. The harmful substances produced in the pyrometallurgical smelting of non-ferrous metals are mainly heavy metal dust and SO2, and are also accompanied by extremely toxic substances such as mercury, cadmium, lead, and arsenic. When producing light metal aluminum, the main pollutants are fluoride and pitch smoke; when producing magnesium, titanium, zirconium, and hafnium, the main pollutants emitted are chlorine and metal chlorides. These substances are very harmful to the air and are a source of pollution that accounts for a relatively large proportion of air pollution.

Causes of vehicle exhaust

The second is the exhaust gas produced by automobile engines. With the progress of human society, the penetration rate of automobiles is getting higher and higher. Then there is more and more exhaust gas produced by the engine. How does the exhaust gas from the engine produce? Engine exhaust gas is produced by the combustion of fuel and air in the cylinder. The exhaust gas is directly discharged into the atmosphere. The large amount of exhaust gas is due to incomplete fuel combustion. The exhaust gas affects the environment and air quality. Of course, there are all other fuel vehicles, such as ship exhaust. It will also emit exhaust gas, which is generally the exhaust gas produced by vehicles.

Waste gas

Then there is the waste gas produced by urban garbage. The disposal of garbage has become an important issue in major cities. Many of the tens of millions of tons of garbage every day cannot be incinerated or corrupted, such as plastic, rubber, glass and other humans' number one enemy. And some spoiled garbage will also produce exhaust gas, which not only affects the city's appearance, but also affects the cleanliness of the atmosphere.

Daily waste

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Julia Trummer, MSc in Global Business and Sustainability II Currently doing my master thesis on citizen participation in smart city projects II Looking for survey respondents , posted

Survey: smart urbanism to create more socially inclusive communities

Dear Network,

I am conducting a survey as part of my thesis for the Master Global Business and Sustainability, at the Rotterdam School of Management.
My research will seek to examine the potential for smart urbanism to create more socially inclusive communities. Therefore, I intend to analyze the extent of citizen participation in various smart city projects and evaluate the resulting success based on its inclusivity.
At this stage I am looking for respondents for my survey. If you have been involved in a project, for which you can comfortably answer questions about the participatory nature and the general project success, then please feel free to contribute to my survey.  I highly appreciate every single response.

Here is the link to my survey: https://erasmusuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_50vuPdvV5LchxyK

If you have any questions, please reach out to me!

Many thanks,
Julia Trummer

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Michiel Witlox, Online communication at Amsterdam Science Park, posted

Q&A about Amsterdam Science Park

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What is really so unique about Amsterdam Science Park? Who is working here or carrying out research? How did we get here? What are the long-term development plans for the park? What are the key trending issues in the industry? Which of the institutes and businesses based here could be of particular interest to your company?

During these monthly online sessions, we will lead you into the world of Amsterdam Science Park. No matter if you’re new to the science scene in the Amsterdam Area or you’ve been working here for years, it’s a fantastic way to learn about the ins and outs of the park and the innovations taking place here. It’s also a great way to introduce yourself, without any obligation. Pose a question in the next session and maybe you’ll find yourself part of a fascinating conversation that transforms your own business or outlook.

Michiel Witlox's picture Meet-up on Apr 29th
Manon den Dunnen, Strategisch specialist digitale transformatie , posted

Machine Learning & Security at the Edge

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Sensemakers next meetup will focus on Machine Learning (ML) and Security at the edge. Is there a difference in running AI on the  edge versus the cloud, how do you realize the same Machine Learning results for personalization of services and what are  specific edge security issues? Join us here with two industry experts:
1. Renuka Nadkarni CTO of F5 as the speaker on Edge security
2. Vera Serdiukova, Sr. Product Manager AI from Salesforce on Machine Learning on the Edge

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Manuela Krull-Mancinelli, Digital Transformation & Innovation Manager , posted

Innovation Hub Almere is officially open

On April 15th the first onsite Innovation Hub was opened in Almere, part of Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.
As a partner of the hub, you will have the right ecosystem and business opportunities.
As a participant of the hub, you can rent seats in the hub, starting with 1 day a week.
Contact Manuela Krull-Mancinelli if you want to know more!
For the press release, see this link: Innovation Hub Almere

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

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 (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) 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 the Hogeschool van Amsterdam , 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.

This will be the 16th year in a row that Computable will present the Computable Awards in October 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 October. 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.

Nominate a project/solution/company for the Dutch Applied AI Awards

About the Centre of Expertise Applied AI
The CoE Applied AI encompasses all of the HvA's AI research and education activities. This centre drives the development of applications of AI technology in a responsible and inclusive manner. AI technology and its implications for companies, organisations, governments and people can only be understood in context and through experimentation. Each faculty of the HvA has created a lab that brings research, education and practices together to solve short and middle term challenges in the application of AI.

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

Circulair ondernemen in Noord-Holland

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Provincie Noord-Holland en Impact Hub Amsterdam werken samen om het circulaire ecosysteem van de provincie te versterken. Vanaf 29 april 2021 tot 3 feb 2022 organiseren we maandelijkse expertsessies, netwerkevenementen en masterclasses om je op weg te helpen met circulariteit. Het programma bestaat uit 11 gratis evenementen, waaronder 6 opeenvolgende masterclasses.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

New European Bauhaus conference

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On 22nd and 23rd April, the European Commission will host its first conference related to the "New European Bauhaus" initiative.

The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative, convening a space of encounter to design future ways of living, situated at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It brings the Green Deal to our living places and calls on all Europeans to imagine how we can make the places where we live and our experiences more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive.

The conference will be held online in English. It is free of cost and registration for the first day is open to everyone.

Get to know the provisional program here and register here.

Cornelia Dinca's picture Online event from Apr 22nd to Apr 23rd
Dave van Loon, Onderzoeker / adviseur stedelijke vraagstukken at Kennisland, posted

Teken het manifest voor een Burgerberaad Klimaat & Milieu

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Begin dit jaar is het ‘Manifest Burgerberaad Klimaat en Milieu’ gelanceerd. Een coalitie van burgers en organisaties roept de politiek op een ambitieus burgerberaad in te stellen, waarin burgers maatregelen bedenken om de klimaatcrisis te bestrijden en biodiversiteitsverlies tegen te gaan. Ik ondersteun dit manifest van harte omdat ik erin geloof dat een grotere betrokkenheid van burgers bij deze grote uitdaging leidt tot betere en eerlijkere oplossingen. Jij ook? Teken het manifest!

De opwarming van de aarde raakt alles en iedereen. Om de aarde leefbaar te houden zijn snel grote veranderingen nodig. De Nederlandse overheid (gemeenten, provincies en Rijk) lijken nog onvoldoende in staat om tot een toereikende, integrale aanpak van de klimaatcrisis te komen. Een belangrijke barrière is dat moeilijke keuzes (bijvoorbeeld rondom de plaatsing van windmolens of het inperken van de intensieve landbouw) uit de weg worden gegaan. Ook worden burgers onvoldoende en vaak veel te laat betrokken bij de voorgestelde oplossingen, wat leidt tot vertraging en weerstand.

Waarom een burgerberaad?
Een burgerberaad is een onafhankelijk georganiseerde werkwijze waarbij een gelote dwarsdoorsnede van de Nederlandse bevolking zich laat informeren door experts en belanghebbenden. Vrij van lobby en verkiezingsdruk ontwikkelen zij maatregelen die eerlijk en toereikend zijn, en bovendien gesteund worden door de samenleving. Onder andere dit rapport van de OECD laat zien dat deze democratische methode in het buitenland goed werkt om hete hangijzers aan te pakken. Een belangrijke voorwaarde is dat het proces transparant wordt ingericht.

Lees en teken het manifest

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Xicheng Leyte, Industrial environmental protection products , posted

Reduce the emission of pollutants

① Reform the energy structure and adopt pollution-free energy (such as solar, wind, and water power) and low-polluting energy (such as natural gas, biogas, alcohol).

②Pre-treatment of fuels (such as fuel desulfurization, coal liquefaction and gasification) reduces atmospheric pollution during combustion.

③Improve combustion equipment and combustion technology (such as reforming stoves, using boiling furnace combustion, etc.) to improve combustion efficiency and reduce harmful gas emissions.

④Using non-polluting or low-polluting industrial production processes (such as not using or using less polluting raw materials, using closed-loop technology, etc.).

⑤Energy saving and comprehensive utilization of resources.

⑥Strengthen corporate management to reduce accidental emissions and escapes.

⑦ Clean up and properly dispose of industrial, domestic and construction waste residues in time to minimize ground dust.

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Björn Merckx, posted

Thesis Project - Interviewees

Dear Amsterdam Smart City Community,

I am addressing you all with a bit of a broad request, in the hopes of finding the right participants semi-organically. I am currently in the last months of my Master's in Global Business & Sustainability at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and with that comes a very important thesis project.

For my thesis project, I decided to perform a case study on the Bajeskwartier Amsterdam and investigate Amsterdam's smart city approach, the influence this has had on Circular Economy Business Models, Refurbishment Business Models, etc.

For my investigation, I would like to interview participants that have particular knowledge on the aforementioned, or know of others who could possibly help me enrich my data and findings!

Thank you in advance!

For more details do not hesitate to reach out to me via LinkedIn or under this message!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bj%C3%B6rn-merckx-965b76129/

#CircularCity
Pieter de Jong, Project Manager , posted

Webinar on solving stormwater pollution at construction sites

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When: May 10, 10:00-11:00 CEST (GMT+2)
Where: Online
Cost: Free
Language: English

When rain hits the ground it get absorbed by the soil, or it flows into see, rivers or storm drains. Construction sites also get their fair share of rain and the rain has to go somewhere. Usually it finds its way through the storm drains to the rivers. But what if this runoff water is polluted...?

This is the premise of the Gothenburg case of the SCOREwater project and in the past period the team has been working on solutions to this problem.

Definitely sign up for this event if you are:
💧 ... working on water management within your municipality,
💧 ... interested in the sensors used;
💧 ... working in construction / managing a construction site;
💧 ... interested in (EU) regulations on stormwater;

We've got a strong line-up with speakers from the Göteborg municipality and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL).

Pieter de Jong's picture Online event on May 10th
Jochem Kootstra, Redacteur at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Effectief groen voor klimaatadaptatie in de stad

De HvA start onderzoek naar concrete handvatten voor klimaatbestendig en verkoelend stedelijk groen

Een groene stad is niet automatisch een klimaatbestendige stad. Groen is wel de meest effectieve maatregel tegen hittestress en kan bijdragen aan waterbestendigheid. Mits de inrichting hierop is ontworpen. Samen met Wageningen University & Research (WUR) en ontwerpbureau Niek Roozen onderzoekt de Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) hoe een groene straatinrichting het meest effectief is voor verkoeling in verschillende wijktypen.

Wijktypen groen

Een belangrijk praktisch aspect van het onderzoek is het waterverbruik van groen voor koeling, in samenhang met de opbouw van de bodem en de benodigde buffercapaciteit. Maar een duidelijk stappenplan hiervoor mist, stelt Jeroen Kluck, lector Water in en om de stad. ‘We krijgen vaak vragen over welk type groen het beste is tegen en bij klimaatverandering. Dit project helpt daar antwoord op te geven. Wij ontwikkelen concrete handvatten voor ontwerp, aanleg, inrichting en beheer van klimaatbestendig en verkoelend stedelijk groen.’

Vier wijktypen onder de loep

Voor verschillende soorten en ontwerpen van straatgroen onderzoeken wij enerzijds de verkoelende werking en anderzijds de kwetsbaarheid tegen verdroging. Daarbij richten we ons op vier karakteristieke en veel voorkomende wijktypen: het stedelijk bouwblok, de bloemkoolwijk, de volkswijk en een verbindingsweg. Ieder type heeft specifieke fysieke kenmerken zoals bouwhoogte, breedte van de straat en vorm van groene inrichting, welke bepalend zijn voor de mogelijkheden en effectiviteit van een nieuwe groene inrichting. De inzichten verwerken we in praktijkrichtlijnen en sjablonen voor deze wijktypen. Daarnaast werken we aan een nieuwe bomentabel waarin klimaatbestendigheid van typen bomen is verwerkt.

'Als we steden klimaatbestendiger willen inrichten willen we ook weten welk type groen het beste bijdraagt en het beste bestand is tegen die klimaatveranderingen. Super om dit samen met de mensen met groene vingers te onderzoeken' — Jeroen Kluck, lector Water in en om de stad

Interdisciplinaire samenwerking

Het project is een samenwerking tussen de groene sector, ontwerpers, landschapsarchitecten, stadsklimatologen en beheerders van het stedelijk groen. Het project is een mooie aanvulling op het onderzoeksportfolio van het HvA-lectoraat Water in en om de stad en met name de onderzoeken naar het klimaatbestendig inrichten van de stad, het hittebestendig inrichten van de buitenruimte, hittemetingen in de stad en ook het gebruik van wijktypen als basis om klimaatrisico’s en maatregelen te structureren.

Meer informatie?

Houd de projectpagina van 'Effectief groen voor klimaatadaptatie in de stad' in de gaten voor alle ontwikkelingen.

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Casper Thostrup, System Engineering Student at University of Twente, posted

Smart City Amsterdam - Defining the future!

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Dear AmsterdamSmartCity,

Today I start my dissertation project for Oxand. Together we will be working towards defining clearer goals for Gemeente Amsterdam's smart city objectives! We will approach this challenge by taking the #SmartCity principles and observing them through the lens of #SystemEngineering.

I am looking for members who are interesting in helping me identify stakeholders, current challenges facing the municipality, developing projects, objectives that must be fulfilled and much more!

Casper Thostrup's picture #CircularCity