Demodag #16 – Mobility & Energy

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  • The first edition of Demodag #16 will take place on 14 June, organized by our Amsterdam Smart City program. The themes Mobility & Energy are central. Check this page for updates to the program.

    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.

    This is done in pitches, with a short request for help to the entire group, and in work sessions in which we deal with a number of questions more indepth with a small group. We conclude with a drink. The afternoons are characterized by a very open and cheerful atmosphere.

    Would you like to register for the Mobility & Energy Demo Day? Send an email to The event is held in Dutch.


    Pitches (2:00 PM – 2:45 PM)

    1. Results ‘Project Scale Up | Visitor flows’ – Anja Reiman of the Municipality of Amsterdam / CTO

    In ‘Project Scale Up | Visitor flows’, workable and innovative solutions were sought to influence visitor flows and avoid crowding at hotspots. And successfully so, because the formed coalition has certainly produced positive results. Why is the so-called ‘Scale-up method’ so successful? Project leader Anja Reiman talks about the success of this collaboration method.

    2. NEMO De Studio: Energy Junkies – Lizzy Bakker from NEMO De Studio

    From June 8, the exhibition Energy Junkies can be seen in NEMO De Studio. The focus is on our addiction to energy, dependence on fossil fuels and the effects of our energy consumption on climate change. Lizzy Bakker tells more about this exhibition for adults in her pitch.

    3. Marineterrein Living Lab – Gianluca van der Putten from Marineterrein Living Lab

    In the middle of the city, the Marineterrein Amsterdam is the place where small and large companies, organisations, colleges and universities conduct experiments in the field of learning, working and living. Gianluca van der Putten talks about this special approach of the Living Lab and takes us along the various (ongoing) experiments in the field of energy and/or mobility.

    Work sessions (3:00 – 4:15 PM)

    1. A liveable, safe, accessible and well-functioning inner city area: how to make that transparent? (case: Universiteitskwartier) – Susanne Balm of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

    How can logistics flows to and from the university buildings be organized for a liveable and well-functioning University Quarter? The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences is investigating this in collaboration with the municipality and the University of Amsterdam in the ‘Logistics University Quarter’ project. Such an area must therefore be liveable. And safe. Appealing. Healthy. And there are many more such goals. In this work session we will zoom in further on these terms. Because what do they mean exactly? You are invited to determine how these objectives can be made transparent. Perhaps we can estimate in advance how potential solutions can contribute to these objectives. How do we make this measurable and transparent in order to be able to make the right choices for the design of an area?

    2. Mobility Challenge 2022-2023 – Boen Groothoff & Susanne van Gelder of the Municipality of Amsterdam/CTO & Amsterdam Smart City

    On 11 May, the municipality of Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff ArenA, Ajax, NS, GVB, Transdev, VRA and Amsterdam Smart City signed a partnership on CO2 neutral travel. The goal: Allowing visitors to travel CO2 neutrally to and from one or more events in the Johan Cruijff ArenA by 2023. So that we can all learn how to make CO2 neutral travel to events the norm. In this working session, the parties come together to determine the preconditions for success. You are invited to contribute ideas about building blocks for this process. What do we need? What will the method be? What could be the biggest bumps?

    3. De Vaart business park in Almere Buiten: approach to an energy system for a sustainable business climate – Anke Delfos of the Municipality of Almere

    Together with Amsterdam Smart City, the Municipality of Almere, the Province of Flevoland, Liander and a number of market parties have thought about solutions to make the network infrastructure of the De Vaart business park future-proof. Energy congestion limits the possibilities for clean energy and an increase in energy demand is expected due to the transition from production processes to electricity. Solutions such as energy management, storage, exchange, energy sharing, hydrogen or alternative energy carriers have been explored. The Municipality of Almere has mobilized local entrepreneurs and organizations to think along about how the solutions can be realised. You are invited to think along about designing and organizing these solutions. How do we get started and where do we start?

    From 4.30 pm: Drinks