Demodag #16 – Circular & Digital

  • Responsible digital metropolis
  • The second edition of Demodag #16 will take place on June 21, organized by our Amsterdam Smart City program. The themes Circular & Digital are central.

    Amsterdam Smart City uses Demodagen to stimulate innovation and facilitate connections between partners and the community. The aim of Demodagen is to stimulate the progress of various innovation projects, to put requests for help on the table, to share dilemmas and to involve others in projects or challenges.

    Sign up for the Circular & Digital Demodag? Send an email to The event is held in Dutch.


    2:00 – 2:45 pm Introduction & pitches
    2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
    3:00 – 4:30 pm Work sessions

    Reducing (illegal) drones in the city – Daan Groenink (Municipality of Amsterdam)
    The municipality of Amsterdam sees a growing number of (illegal) drones in the airspace above the city. Together with the police, the municipality is investigating how they can reduce the number of drones with as little enforcement as possible. How can they best deal with this?
    They invite the network to think about the following questions:

    • How do we ensure a safe and public (lower) airspace?
    • How do we prevent nuisance? And do we guarantee safety?
    • How do we pay attention to flora & fauna?

    Chain collaboration subsidy scheme – Suzanne van den Noort (Province of Noord-Holland)
    The province is drawing up a subsidy scheme, encouraging companies in the chain to collaborate on a regional or supraregional scale and to realize circular projects, services or processes. This scheme must match the demand of companies as closely as possible and thus make it possible to subsidize activities that stimulate cooperation. In this work session, the province wants to test how the subsidy scheme can best be given shape. In addition, the province wants to test the draft scheme with representatives of the target group(s): mainly companies.

    Digital Materials Bank – Mark van der Putten (Municipality of Amsterdam)
    Amsterdam is working on the implementation of circularity in the design, procurement and management of public space. Reuse has now been further differentiated into ‘Reuse, unless…’ and is initially applied locally within the project boundaries. Is there no room for reuse within a project? Then the released materials are available for another project elsewhere in the city. Such an exchange process is not self-evident and requires the exchange of information first. That is why Amsterdam is starting the development of the Digital Materials Bank. In this, ‘leaving’ and ‘receiving’ projects can make known and reserve their released materials.
    In the workshop we will discuss, among other things:

    • What requirements does the designer set for the information about reusable materials and their presentation?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a digital materials bank under your own management, versus a SaaS solution.
    • What requirements must a digital materials bank meet to scale up from district level, to urban level, to regional level, etc.

    4:30 – 4:45 pm Closing
    Drinks and networking from 4:45 pm.