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

The Impact Entrepreneurs, a masterclass series brought to you by Amsterdam Impact, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Social Enterprise NL.

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Volg een online cursus over impact ondernemerschap. Schrijf je vandaag in en krijg kosteloos toegang tot experts van Business Model Inc, Growth Tribe, Rainbow Collection, The Startup Coach, Roustlaeven en Social Enterprise NL door middel van online masterclasses en live Q&A sessies!

Dit project is mogelijk gemaakt door Amsterdam Impact, Impact Hub Amsterdam en Social Enterprise NL ter bevordering sociaal ondernemerschap.

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Take an online course on impact entrepreneurship. Register today and get free access to experts from Business Model Inc, Growth Tribe, Rainbow Collection, The Startup Coach, Routslaeven and Social Enterprise NL through online masterclasses and live Q&A sessions!

This project is initiated by Amsterdam Impact , Impact Hub Amsterdam and Social Enterprise NL to support impact entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, especially now during challenging times.

Henrike Slob's picture Masterclass / workshop from Jan 28th to Apr 30th
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen, Marketing and Communications director at Fashion for Good Experience, posted

FASHION FOR GOOD’S NEW EXHIBIT ‘GROW’ SHOWS THE FUTURE OF FASHION’S MATERIALS

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Fruit skin fabric, mushroom ‘leather’, spider-silk, dye made by bacteria and algae; GROW, the new exhibition from the Fashion for Good Museum in Amsterdam explores the biomaterials and cutting-edge innovations that are shaping the sustainable future of fashion. What exactly are biomaterials? How sustainable are they and what makes them different from traditional fibres like cotton and hemp? And does bio always mean better and sustainable? Navigating the many different kinds of sustainable materials can be challenging. For their year-long exhibition, curated and developed in-house for the first time, the Fashion for Good Museum dives into all things biomaterials.

WHAT ARE BIOMATERIALS?
Biomaterial is a very generic word used to describe materials that are biological, and originate from living organisms. When you think of biomaterials, probably the first things that come to mind are cotton, hemp and linen. Because the word is not specific, it can easily be confusing. The world of biomaterials is way bigger and ever evolving. Think as big as silk, fruitskins (waste), mycelium (mushroom roots) or even algae, spider and caterpillar silk, cellulosics (coming from plants) and bioplastics, all of which are part of the biomaterials world.

LOVE FASHION FROM THE GROUND UP
Fashion has always celebrated the ingenuity of nature, from its organic shapes and patterns, materials and fibres, to the wide array of colours and textures. With the rise of fast fashion, the natural world is plundered for its resources, putting the relationship between fashion and nature under strain.

The GROW expo shows how trailblazing innovations can instead take inspiration from nature and how scientists are using this cycle of creation and recreation to make the sustainable materials of the future.

Showcasing conventional biomaterials such as organic cotton and biodegradable materials such as flax or hemp, the expo also presents more innovative brands and products from pioneers such as Pangaia (available for the first time in a retail store in the Netherlands), FREITAG F-ABRIC, the Nude Label, Phool, Bananatex and Bioglitz - with a special glitter station, featuring in the museum’s GOOD SHOP.

GROW 1.0 opens its door to the public from April 6th.
Virtual tours of the exhibition can be booked on the website.
Physical visits to the museum can be reserved when possible.

Online event from Apr 6th to Oct 12th
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
Zoë Spaaij, Project manager , posted

Hoe kan digitalisering bijdragen aan een meer duurzame samenleving?

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Onze leefomgeving is onlosmakelijk verbonden met de digitale wereld. Wilt u weten wat dat betekent voor meer duurzaamheid in de stad van de toekomst? Meldt u zich dan aan voor een webinar ‘Hoe kan digitalisering bijdragen aan een meer duurzame samenleving?’ op dinsdag 20 april.

Dit webinar wordt georganiseerd door de Raad voor de leefomgeving en infrastructuur (Rli), City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ en de Future City Foundation.

MELD U AAN

Datum en tijd: 20 april, 9.30 – 10.30 uur
Locatie: Online
Deelname: Hier kunt u zich aanmelden. Deelname is gratis

Programma
9.30u Welkom en introductie
9.40u Pieter Hooimeijer over het advies van de Rli
9.50u Jan-Willem Wesselink over de City deal en hoe je een slimme stad bestuurt
10.00u Workshop over maatschappelijke veranderingen door digitalisering
10.15u In gesprek: wat is de rol van digitalisering in de duurzaamheidstransitie?
10.30u Afsluiting

In dit advies aan de overheid pleit de Rli ervoor om meer aandacht te hebben voor de veranderingen die digitalisering teweeg brengt in onze fysieke leefomgeving. In haar digitaliseringsbeleid moet de overheid duurzaamheid nadrukkelijker meenemen. Andersom moet het potentieel van digitale technologie beter worden benut voor de duurzaamheidstransities.

In de City deal worden concrete digitale en technologische tools ontwikkeld voor de slimme stad van de toekomst. Daarmee sluit de City deal aan bij het advies van de Rli aan de overheid voor een nieuwe denkwijze over digitalisering.

Sprekers
Prof. dr. Pieter Hooimeijer is voormalig lid van de Rli en voorzitter van de Rli-commissie die het advies voorbereidde. Hij zal de kern van het advies van de Rli toelichten. Jan-Willem Wesselink is hoofdredacteur van het boek ‘Zo bestuur je een slimme stad’ en programma manager van de City Deal ‘Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat’ en de Future City Foundation.

MELD U AAN

Online event from Apr 20th to 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

Manon den Dunnen's picture Meet-up on Apr 21st
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
Joyce Overklift Vaupel Kleyn, Communication advisor at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

SPECTACULAR ARENA EXPERIENCES | FOOD FOR THOUGHT INSPIRATION SESSION

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Please join our online Food for Thought inspiration session at April 29th, from 11.30 to 12.30. The Crossmedia research group from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences provides an overview of design methods, tools and insights they have gained in various research projects, in particular from the project "Spectacular Arena eXperiences" (SAX). As part of this program, innovative media services have been developed and learned how to influence user experiences.

Joyce Overklift Vaupel Kleyn's picture Meet-up on Apr 29th
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
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
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
Bob Munten, Editor at Vervoerregio Amsterdam, posted

#SmartThursday #17: Coding the Curbs

Om onze grote dromen voor een flexibele stad waar te maken moeten we af van het statische systeem van ruimtegebruik. Nu wordt een plek maar voor één doel gebruikt, bijvoorbeeld als laad-en loszone, parkeerplaats of terras. Hoe mooi zou het zijn als we hetzelfde stukje stad afhankelijk van het moment door digitale middelen op verschillende manieren kunnen gebruiken? Coding the Curbs maakt dat mogelijk!

In deze online sessie vertellen we je wat de eerste geleerde lessen zijn bij het uitvoeren van deze innovatieve oplossing. Wat zijn de kansen en uitdagingen? Wat kost het en wat levert het op? Wie moet betrokken worden om het een succes te maken? We sluiten aan bij inzichten die we hebben opgedaan bij meerdere steden in Nederland, én daarbuiten.

Bob Munten's picture Online event on May 20th
Vineeta Shetty, Strategic Communications, Partnership Building , posted

Placemaking Week India 2021

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Calling environmental scientists, heritage conservationists, place brandologists, local administrators, urban designers, architects and citizen intermediaries to engage with Placemaking India in the run-up to its annual meeting.
We at #PlacemakingIndia are planning a moveable feast of beachfront, backwaters, riverbank and lakeside encounters in and around Mangaluru on the southwest coast of India in early December 2021.
Join us on the shores of the Arabian Sea in our India-wide mission to shake up spaces into #loveableplaces. Signal your interest to info@thesmartcitizen.org
#placemaking #communalspaces #heritagebuildings #culturaltourism #watersideplacemaking #urbanplanning

Vineeta Shetty's picture Conference from Dec 1st to Dec 5th