Data are a key asset to smart cities, so we dived into Amsterdam Smart City´s data set and conduct some research on the most popular posts read in March. These posts were added by Amsterdam Smart City’s community members, who make Amsterdam a smarter and future proof city every day.
Data are a key asset to smart cities, so we dived into Amsterdam Smart City´s data set and conduct some research on the most popular posts read in March. These posts were added by Amsterdam Smart City’s community members, who make Amsterdam a smarter and future proof city every day. Did you read an interesting article that the community should know about? Please add and share your post to the community**.**
- *Living off the grid in Amsterdam (part 2)** s*hared by Colette van der Minne
Living in the middle of Amsterdam and producing nearly all the heat and electricity you need. In part two of this tripartite series, Frank Hylkema was questioned about his motivations to **live off the grid. Frank converted an old coaster to an almost completely**** self-sufficient houseboat. His main motivation to live off grid was to keep a sense of independence. Curious to Frank’s story? Read the complete article here (in Dutch). Didn’t read part 1? Catch-up here (in Dutch).
- **How the Dutch government can realise its circular ambitions,** shared by Sladjana Mijatovic. Ahead of the Dutch national elections, the magazine De Ingenieur asked ten opinion formers what the next Dutch government needs to do to help the Netherlands' transition to greater renewable energy use and the circular economy. Metabolic’s CEO Eva Gladek was one of those asked to outline what needs to happen. Interested in Eva’s proposals? (hyperlink in English; full article in Dutch).
- Amsterdam is the most innovative city of Europe, shared by Amsterdam Smart City
Last year, Amsterdam was awarded 'European Capital of Innovation' by the European Commission. According to the judges, Amsterdam is a frontrunner in smart, social and creative solutions for a liveable city. Now the prize money of 600.000 euros is available for initiatives in the field of 'the Healthy City' or 'the City of Talent'. Till 14 April, you can apply for 5.000-20.000 euros.
- Higher education has to become smart, shared by Herman van den Bosch
This is Herman’s first post as brand new curator of Amsterdam Smart City. Universities have failed to adapt their educational methods to the growing number of students. Universities must face reality and improve the quality of their education and deal with a growing and ever more differentiated student population, while funding will remain about equal. This challenge can only be solved by becoming smart.
- *Meet the 11 companies selected for Startupbootcamp accelerator program for smart city & living**, shared by* Eva Bandelj
Startupbootcamp has announced the 11 startups that will join its acceleration program in Amsterdam this April. The intense 3-month-long program beginning in April will provide startups with a structured mentorship, masterclasses, partner days and strategic guidance regarding their investment and business opportunities. The accelerator program will culminate on the 20th of July with a Demo Day, where the 11 teams will be invited to present their work.