As Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam stated in his introduction, ‘the search for solutions to global challenges also requires international collaboration, sharing knowledge and natural resources’. To encourage these kinds of international cooperation and collaboration, the Dutch delegation consists – apart from our tracks ‘Circular Building & Development’ and ‘Smart & Green Mobility’ – also of companies active in the cross-sectoral fields of Smart Cities.
Research, Development & Strategy
Apart from the tracks Circular Building and Smart & Green Mobility, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York is organizing a bootcamp designed to get a Smart Cities startup/scale-up delegation acquainted with the US Smart Cities ecosystem. The mission aims to strengthen collaborations and partnerships and to provide Dutch Smart Cities scale-ups the opportunity to further look into expansion or business opportunities in the East Coast of the US. The delegation consists of the following companies:
Sanitronics has been working on a revolutionary self cleaning toilet system for the public environment. Where sustainability durability and cost efficiency have been the key factors during the innovation process.
Amsterdam Innovation Exchange Lab: A unique 2hr hand-ons rapid prototyping workshop to create viable smart and green mobility solutions for international officials.
Both Tapp and IoTLivingLab/Amsixl are participating in Amsterdam Innovation Exchange Lab.The goal of this workshop is to introduce city officials from around the world how the dutch develop quick bottom up and practice solutions. Participants will learn the “Dutch Approach” using simple, affordable and fast techniques to co-create smart & green mobility solutions. This quick experiment will prove how quickly cities can identify, solve and share viable “traffic” solutions globally. Participants of the workshop will break up into smart mobility teams lead by captains of the industry ranging from traffic safety, car sharing, autonomous driving, smart signs, electric vehicles and living labs. City officials are encouraged to take their solutions back to their home cities to demonstrate or develop further with their smart mobility partner(s).