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Mara de Pater, Master Student at Wageningen University and Research, posted

Knowledge mile

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The Knowledge Mile is a livinglab in Amsterdam that runs from the Amstelplein to the city hall of the municipality of Amsterdam. The Wibautstraat and Weesperstraat are the two main streets at the centre of this area. Both are well known for the urban challenges they face, such as high traffic volumes, flooding and air pollution. The area is also known as a world-class knowledge cluster with the campusses of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Arts.

The Knowledge Mile is a place to establish crucial connections and to achieve productive partnerships, fruitful networks and creative interaction. With a community of 30.000 residents, 60.000 students and almost 200 organisations, hotels, museums, social and municipal institutions together we aim to improve the quality of life in the area, by improving and sharing knowledge and facilitating new connections at our Meetup’s. This is a space to interact and share ideas.

The Knowledge Mile is also a business investment area where all organisations join forces to improve the work/life climate in the field of joint investments in communication/marketing, security, viability and physical movement.

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

More than half of the dwellings in Amsterdam are labeled as energy efficient

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It is the first time that more than half of the dwellings in Amsterdam are labelled as energy efficient.

In 2015 50,2 percent of the labeled dwellings in the city got a C or higher, a year before this was only 49,4 percent. These numbers come from an analysis of dataplatform LocalFocus based on numbers from Klimaatmonitor, Rijkswaterstaat. On the national level the percentage of energy efficiency labels is a bit higher, namely 53 percent. In 2009 this was only 43 percent.

The label indicates the extent to which a house is energy efficient: an A-label indicates that the dwelling scores well in terms of isolation, isolated glass and an efficient boiler. The least efficient label is the G-label. One in 25 labelled dwellings in Amsterdam still have this label. Nationally this is about 1 in 35.

Since the first of January 2015 it is obliged to mention the final energy efficiency label if you want to sell or rent your house. Who doesn’t do that, risks receiving a fine.

Regional differences At the moment about 2.5 million dwellings have an energy efficiency label, this is about one third of the total housing supply. Most Dutch dwellings have a C-label: 759.000 dwellings, which is one third of total dwellings with an energy efficiency label.

Source: Parool
Picture: Mediabank Amsterdam, Koen Smile

Read more http://bit.ly/2086i26

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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

Innovation expo

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The Innovation Expo accerelates innovation, thus encouraging economic growth and quality of life in The Netherlands. It consists of both the biennial event and the accompanying network of more than 4000 entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and engaged citizens. Together they work towards technical breakthroughs and innovations that will make a difference in the future. The next event, the closing day of the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo, will take place on April 14th 2016 and will focus on ‘Sustainable Urban Delta’. In the run up to the event, there will be a search for innovations that can be further stimulated. The Innovation Expo connects and inspires (future) innovative initiators. It offers a stage for concrete projects that contribute to smart, sustainable and social cities of the future. It crosses the borders of different sectors and connects public to private.

The Innovation Expo accerelates innovation, thus encouraging economic growth and quality of life in The Netherlands. It consists of both the biennial event and the accompanying network of more than 4000 entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and engaged citizens. Together they work towards technical breakthroughs and innovations that will make a difference in the future.

The next event, the closing day of the sixth edition of the Innovation Expo, will take place on April 14th 2016 and will focus on ‘Sustainable Urban Delta’. In the run up to the event, there will be a search for innovations that can be further stimulated.

The Innovation Expo connects and inspires (future) innovative initiators. It offers a stage for concrete projects that contribute to smart, sustainable and social cities of the future. It crosses the borders of different sectors and connects public to private.

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

Amsterdam Rainproof

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Amsterdam Rainproof is a platform that activates and stimulates different stakeholders to create a more resilient city for dealing with extreme rainfall.

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Emma van der Veen, New business development | Product Management at Philips, posted

Beyond Data Event

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At the European Beyond Data Event all the communities and stakeholders from around the world come together to share experiences and enthusiasm, shape innovative ideas and tackle problems. The front running realized cases within Europe, are up on the stage. During the Beyond Data Event we talk about implemented projects, collaborations and outcomes. And which next steps this can lead to. Examples from cities , industries, research institutions but also innovative start ups challenge the early adopters for new insights. But also organizations who are researching the options of setting up an open data project, achieve lots of information and inspiring thoughts to get started. Amsterdam Smart City is one of the partners of this event...

At the European Beyond Data Event all the communities and stakeholders from around the world come together to share experiences and enthusiasm, shape innovative ideas and tackle problems.

The front running realized cases within Europe, are up on the stage. During the Beyond Data Event we talk about implemented projects, collaborations and outcomes. And which next steps this can lead to.

Examples from cities , industries, research institutions but also innovative start ups challenge the early adopters for new insights. But also organizations who are researching the options of setting up an open data project, achieve lots of information and inspiring thoughts to get started.

Amsterdam Smart City is one of the partners of this event.

With leading experts such as:

• Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of the City of Eindhoven

• Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Ambassador StartupDelta

• Catherine Bracy, Senior Director Partnerships & Ecosystem Code for America

• Beth Simone Noveck, Former CTO White House & Founder The Governance Lab

• Bart Rosseau, Data and Information Management City of Gent

More information about the program and speakers can be found on the website of the Beyond Data Event.

Discount for relationships of Amsterdam Smart City

Because Amsterdam Smart City is partner of the Beyond Data Event relationships will receive a discount of 20%. If you want to register yourself, please use this special link or write down the code ‘ASC’ at the discount field on the website. The discount will be applied to your invoice.We would love to welcome you and your colleagues on the 29th of March in Eindhoven!

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

MX3D Bridge

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We are creating an innovative metal 3D printing technology with a high deposition rate and almost unlimited building enveloppe. To show what our technology is capable of we are 3D printing a 12 meter stainless steel bridge for the City of Amsterdam.

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

Vehicle2Grid

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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology enables electric cars to be used as (temporary) batteries, for example to power households

Longread (Dutch):

Vehicle to Grid onder de loep: gebruiken we de elektrische auto straks ook als batterij voor groene stroom? - Amsterdam Smart City

Longread (English) <https://amsterdamsmartcity.com/p/vehicle-to-grid-ENG>

Video on the cooperation in the project:

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Overview

Video V2X Amsterdam Smart City

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Amsterdam Smart City

Video V2X Alliander

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Alliander

Video V2X HvA

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Video V2X Engie

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Engie

Video V2X Mitsubishi Motors

V2X Switch2SmartGrids Project: Mitsubishi Motors

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Annelies Van der Stoep, Strategic advisor at Amsterdam Economic Board, posted

Do you know anyone who's going to make their home much more energy efficient?

We're about to open up a second round for the European funds for highly ambitious retrofit of residential buildings.

So do you know anyone who's retrofitting (at least a high Energy Label A), let us know, so we can make sure he get's the right info to apply!

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

Self-sufficient Pampus

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Reusing batteries could offer households and businesses throughout the Netherlands an affordable form of energy storage.

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Amsterdam as an example for thousands of course members worldwide

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This week about 7.000 participants from 163 countries start with a free online course about sustainable city development and Amsterdam serves as an example.

In seven weeks challenges that the Amsterdam metropolitan area face are deepened and solutions are sought to keep Amsterdam and other cities sustainable. With this MOOC (massive open online course) AMS Institute shares her knowledge and connects students worldwide around the theme ‘Cities of the future’.

Metropolitan challenges and solutions Cities take up less than 3 percent of the earth’s land surface, but more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and that share is expected to increase. Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges. This MOOC shows what the challenges are and offers solutions that course members can use in their own region.

100 teams, 100 local issues After participants signed up they can start to form a team and start thinking about solutions for issues in their own city or region. With the 100 x 100 Challenge the program puts 100 teams to work on local issues. Before the start of the course 38 teams are already formed, from Osaka to Lima and from a collection of cities in Nigeria to India. So Amsterdam is not the only topic of this course, but there are also a lot of other areas. Simultaneously this will provide an overview of local issues worldwide.

Cooperation between universities This free course forms a part of the educational programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and is developed by Wageningen UR and TU Delft, two of the founding universities of AMS Institute. But also other people that are interested in urban development can benefit from the knowledge, inspiration and an international network of the course. The first course members start on 26 January 2016, but you can also start later because the course is given online. A specific pre-education is not necessary. You can directly apply on the website edX.

Source: AMS
Picture: Mediabank Amsterdam

<https://www.edx.org/course/sustainable-urban-development-discover-delftx-wageningenx-ams-urb-1x>

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Anonymous posted

Apply now for Startupbootcamp Smart City & Living Amsterdam

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Start your startup great! Applications close in 12 days

Startupbootcamp is the number 1 accelerator in Europe. Startupbootcamp will innovate the Smart City &Living ecosystem by providing the most promising startups in the "SmartCity & Living space". This means that we'll realize together with the selected startups in 3 months what normally will take you 18 months. Sounds impossible... have a look at what our 200 startup alumni have to say about us. Over the 3-6 month program, 10 selected high potential startups will accelerate their companies with the help of our team of world class entrepreneurs which include :

> founders of SBC Global and serial entrepreneurs Patrick de Zeeuw, Ruud Hendriks & Marc Wesselink> 150+ mentors from startups & companies likeNest, Tesla, Cisco, IBM, Booking.com, Thales, Vodafone, Alliander, Eneco,Amazon, Samsung and many many more
> 1.000+ angels & VC's like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, GoogleVC, Cisco VC and many more

Read more http://startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/smart-city-living.html?utm_source=SBC+General&utm_campaign=9bf7ffed50-SBC_SMC_Newsletter_December&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c502f62e3-9bf7ffed50-391374733&ct=t(SBC_SMC_Newsletter_December)&mc_cid=9bf7ffed50&mc_eid

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Anonymous posted

The U.S. solar industry provides more jobs than the coal mining industry

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There was an increase of 35.000 jobs in the industry from November 2014 to November 2015. This means that the number of jobs has grown by 20 percent for the third year in a row.

The industry also grew a lot faster than the rest of the economy, where employment increased by 1.7 percent.

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Most of the jobs within the industry are in power panel installation, where 120.000 out of 209.000 employees are employed. On average employees make 21 dollar an hour, which is far above the average. About 34.000 people work in production, which is relatively lower than in China for example. Most of the solar panels are imported from China. In California most of the jobs are created in the solar industry, about one third of all the jobs. This is not very surprising since the State is also one of the biggest economic regions of the United States.

Source: GroenceCourant
Picture: bnr

<http://groenecourant.nl/zonne-energie/amerikaanse-zonnesector-biedt-meer-werk-dan-steenkoolproductie/>

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Anonymous posted

Smart Entrepreneurial Lab

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Contribute to a smart city where urban stakeholders learn to innovate together, co-creating solutions that enhance urban quality of life and generate new business opportunities.

Are you interested in doing research together or do you have a smart city question? Get in<a>touch</a>!

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