City-zen exhibits at the Smart City Experience Lab in Amsterdam

The experience Lab is situated at the ‘Marineterrein’ in Amsterdam, where the European Presidency will take place in the first half of 2016. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit and learn more about the City-zen project and smart cities.

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The Smart City Experience Lab, recently opened its doors in order to provide an exciting experience to European decision-makers, smart-city professionals, entrepreneurs and citizens and to meet and share knowledge on smart cities. A wide variety of innovations are displayed on city challenges, such as energy, mobility and climate. The exposition combines interactive digital elements with a live tour, lectures, meet-ups and more.

Basically the goal of the lab is to display several innovations in a ‘kijkdoos’ showbox (a ‘kijkdoos’ is something typically Dutch. Information regarding the innovation is displayed on Smart ID Cards – a brief information card with the answers to several key questions. During the exposition Amsterdam Smart City will be organizing a series of lectures and workshops explaining the Smart City concept further. A web application will support the exposition online.

Not only can you learn more about the lessons and solutions of the City-zen project. The experience lab can be a great starting point for a real smart city experience in Amsterdam. Get inspired by the solutions in the lab and explore them in the city with your delegation.

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

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    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid