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AMS Institute, Re-inventing the city (urban innovation) at AMS Institute, posted

Mini Docu: 'Transparent Charging Station'

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Algorithms are becoming increasingly important. For example, they influence how electricity is distributed amongst car charging stations. But during peak hours, who is allowed to load first and at what speed? And how do you know - as a user - what is happening and if the choices made are fair? To find answers to these questions, the Transparent Charging Station project was started in 2017. A short documentary on this topic has premiered on March 18th 2021.

Documentary 'Transparant Charging Station'
In this short documentary, six experts talk about the origin, development and future of the Transparent Charging Station. The documentary was made possible by Knowledge and Innovation Center ElaadNL, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, The Incredible Machine and TU Delft.

With: designer Marcel Schouwenaar, initiator Thijs Turèl, scientist Kars Alfrink, Smart Mobility expert Ruben Polderman, behavioral researcher Lotte Gardien and software engineer Ton Smets.

Watch the documentary

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

NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS PARTNERSHIP FOCUSES ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has become an official partner of the European Commission's New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, which aims to transform the European Commission's sustainability agenda into real solutions that contribute to a sustainable and inclusive society. This partnership is coordinated via the AUAS’s Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI), a collaboration between four Amsterdam-based higher education institutions that is headed by AUAS. By participating in this initiative, AUAS and CoECI will focus on helping to create a sustainable and inclusive society through creative innovations with a broad network of partners.

New European Bauhaus stems from the Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal, the latter of which aims to accelerate Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities. Within the Green Deal, AUAS is already working on various project proposals with international partners that aim to help create a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 via our collaborative applied research. These EU initiatives align well with our new 3D strategy at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, which prioritises sustainability as one of the three key domains for our institution in the years ahead, alongside diversity & inclusion, and digitalisation.

Beautiful, sustainable, together

Via the motto ‘beautiful, sustainable, together’, AUAS partners with New European Bauhaus New European Bauhaus (NEB) draws inspiration from Bauhaus movement 100 years ago and the belief that design can be a force for societal progress. To quote the project: “We want to create a design movement integrating three dimensions: sustainability (including circularity), quality of experience (including aesthetics) and inclusion (including affordability). Showing that creativity is in finding affordable, inclusive and attractive solutions for our climate challenges.”

The interdisciplinary nature of the initiative presents an excellent opportunity for the entire AUAS, and the creative sector in particular, to participate and help shape the future. CoECI supports this plan and, together with its network of partners both inside and outside the AUAS, will use its imagination and develop innovative concepts that contribute to the sustainable transition.

Activities

In the coming months, CoECI will join other partners in the Netherlands and Europe to discuss ideas for a sustainable future and how the creative sector can contribute to it. It will also review how faculties across the AUAS can collaborate on this great challenge from their own areas of expertise: from social questions and technical innovations to design perspectives.

CoECI brings together creative businesses, citizens, science and education in the Netherlands and Europe, to collectively create proposals and ideas for a sustainable Europe. The NEB initiative is now in the 'Design phase' and will kick off the 'Deliver phase' in September 2021. The AUAS hopes to be selected for this, which would see it set up and implement collaborative pilot projects. This will be followed by the 'Disseminate phase'. More information, including about the activities, will soon be available on the CoECI website (currently only available in Dutch).

Contact

Mareile Zuber, project developer at CoECI and responsible for the European partnership, is the contact person for questions/remarks/ideas and proposals regarding New European Bauhaus. You can reach her directly via m.a.zuber@hva.nl.

In addition to coordinating activities for New European Bauhaus, Mareile will focus on building bridges between CoECI/AUAS and other European consortia. This could include, for example, applications to European financing programmes such as Horizon Europe, Creative Europe and Digital Europe.

About the Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation

The Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI) is the national knowledge and innovation network for the creative industry. CoECI uses art, media, technology and design to create a sustainable and inclusive urban society. These activities contribute to partnerships, both commercial and non-profit, between education and the professional field. In this way, CoECI connects research and talent with companies, social organisations and communities.

CoECI is a partnership coordinated by the Amsterdam Universities of Applied Sciences with three other institutions: the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK) and Hogeschool Inholland (founding partners); as well as the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, which joined the collective in 2019. This collaboration was originally launched under the name Amsterdam Creative Industries Network (ACIN). CoECI covers the entire chain of artistic innovation: from experimental research to concrete interventions.

More information about New European Bauhaus is available via the website of the European Commission.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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 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...?

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

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). You can register now.

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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!

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Adriaan van Eck, Implementing IoT & Smart Energy , posted

De sociale en maatschappelijke kanten van Smart Energy.

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Interesse in de sociale en maatschappelijke kanten van Slimme Energieoplossingen? Meld je aan voor het 5e webinar van de Smart Energy Community op 20 april 2021 om 15.00 uur!

We beginnen met de acceptatie van slimme energiediensten door Tristan de Wildt van
Technische Universiteit Delft. Tristan gaat in op de sociale kant van Smart Energy.

Vervolgens hebben we twee inspirerende PowerPitches:

* Fardau van der Galiën vertelt hoe Vandebron de wensen van de klant samenbrengt met de technische mogelijkheden van slimme energiediensten zonder in te leveren op
gebruiksgemak.

* Jurgen Duivenvoorden vertelt over het pilotproject ‘altijd groen’ in de Ecowijk
Mandora, en hoe Greenchoice helpt om mensen ook groene energie te laten
gebruiken als het windstil is en de zon niet schijnt.

We sluiten af met Tomas ter Reehorst van econic. Een maandelijks bedrag voor
warmtepomp, zonnepanelen, batterij en laadpaal, in samenhang met slimme energiediensten, hoe werkt dat?

Programma en aanmelden voor 20 april 2021, 15.00 – 16.00 uur:
https://www.smartenergycommunity.nl/webinar20april2021

Dit evenement is in het Nederlands.

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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.

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Lasma Ivaska, posted

Urban Mobility Hackathon

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Have an idea how to improve urban mobility and reduce pollution? Join Urban Mobility Hackathon on April 15-17!

Clean mobility is more important now than ever. Actually, it should’ve been here already 20 years ago. The transport sector currently accounts for 20% of total CO2 emissions, and in combination with the joint target of climate neutrality by 2050, there’s extremely fertile grounds for clean mobility innovations.

In this 48-hour hackathon, we’re looking to find innovative solutions within the scope of challenges proposed down below. Professionals and students who are interested in sustainability, technology, and innovation are invited to participate in the hackathon by joining a team or creating their own. We will guide you through all the steps of the hackathon, from idea submission to mentoring and final presentations to the jury for the selection of winners.

Top 3 most promising solutions will be awarded monetary prizes to aid further solution development!

🏆 1st place - 3 000 Eur
🏆2nd place - 2 000 Eur
🏆3rd place - 1 000 Eur

Register at www.urbanmobility.io <span >until April 12th for a chance to make our cities greener! Once you register as a participant, you will have access to the Participant area chat straight away to start brainstorming.</span>

Moreover, the hackathon is not a stand-alone event, but will kick off 10-week summer incubation program devoted to mobility innovations. Get the first idea validation in the hackathon and take it further by applying to Urban Mobility Incubator!

Urban mobility hackathon is organized by the first innovation district VEFRESH, City of Riga, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Teikums co-working and EIT Urban Mobilty. The event's lead partner is the Embassy of the Netherlands in Latvia, and it is supported also by Accenture Latvia and Latvia's largest telecommunications operator LMT.

This project is funded by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable. Learn more: www.eiturbanmobility.eu

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