[WeMakeThe.City] Amsterdam City Challenge

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zondag 16 t/m maandag 17 juni 2019

A 24-hour non-stop pressure cooker event to come up with solutions that could meet the challenges on urban mobility and sustainable energy.

AMS Institute challenges you to come up with innovative solutions for urban mobility and sustainable energy. Join their 24-hour non-stop pressure cooker event at 16 &17 June at the start of WeMakeThe.City.

Innovate the city in 24-hours

Living, working, doing business and staying in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) is very attractive and more appealing than ever before. As one of Europe’s most important economic areas, the number of residents and activities continue to grow. But to ensure that we keep Amsterdam a clean and healthy city by 2030, we will also need to dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Therefore, the City of Amsterdam is looking for directions in solutions that could meet the challenges on mobility and energy transition.

The challenges for mobility challenges

  • How can we organize the supply of fresh food and beverages in the city, in a more efficient manner?
  • How can we improve management of the mobility flows to major tourist attractions more effectively, such as the Zandvoort beach on sunny days?
  • How can we reduce congestion on the bike paths and roads during rush hour?

The challenges for sustainable energy

  • Taking the Haparandadam as a point of inspiration, how can we install solar power in unusual places?
  • How can we make data centers greener?

How to participate in the Amsterdam City Challenge?

The Municipality of Amsterdam, specifically the CTO-office and the Climate Neutral program, EIT Climate-KIC and AMS Institute are organizing a 24-hour challenge to generate solution directions for the City’s sustainability challenges. Multidisciplinary teams (predominately students) will spend 24 hours tackling the challenges. A jury of experts with different backgrounds will judge the teams and award cool in-kind prizes. One such prize is the opportunity to pitch your idea for a large audience at numerous WeMakeThe.City festival stages.

Do you have innovative ideas on how to tackle these issues and would you like to develop these ideas further? You are very much welcome to join the 24-hour contest! The contest will start Sunday June 16 12:00h and will conclude June 17 12:00h.

Or are you eager to see what people come up within 24 hours? Please join Monday 10 AM in the two final hours when all teams will present their ideas and a jury will select the winning teams. This is open for anyone, but registration is mandatory because there is limited seating.

Register here to join the Amsterdam City Challenge