Challenges for the next Startup in Residence programme will be fully focused on Sustainability. They will be published at the beginning of 2019.
Offer us a solution, tool or system to facilitate the local reuse of reclaimed (construction) materials, monitor the resulting process, and, as a possible result, create new jobs.
Help us find a smart approach to strengthening the objective regarding waste prevention and separation (e.g. through the increased reuse of products) that also benefits the social domain (creating jobs for vulnerable groups and addressing the poverty policy).
Find an innovative way to diminish nuisances and violence in the Rembrandtplein area, where many people go out every weekend.
Find an effective way to reward desired behaviour, starting with a reward system for cyclists to encourage them to park their bikes a bit further from their destination in designated spots. Note: The Rembrandtplein is a place to start experimenting, but of course, the problem occurs elsewhere, too, such as at train stations, events, shopping areas. Furthermore, making people park their bike is just one example of desired behaviour that may be stimulated by relatively small incentives.
Create a system to increase the representation of young adults of all groups in health studies, and gather specific information of both an urgent and a non-urgent nature from these groups.
Develop a solution that supports the three steps in the SPP process as described above.
Increase the waste separation rate and create a sustainable solution so that by 2020, the municipality will achieve a separation rate of at least 75% of the total internal waste streams of the municipality of Amsterdam. Indicate any extra costs or additional investments required to achieve percentages higher than 75%, if possible.
Devise a tool with which to discourage potential offenders from exhibiting discriminatory behaviour, particularly with regard to the LGBTI communities. Devise a tool that will increase the safety of LGBTI individuals.
Create an intelligent application/solution so that visitors adapt their behaviour and/or plan their routes from the metro stations and other public transport hubs in such a way that they use the routes designated for foot traffic. The ‘Noord-Zuid’ metro stations on the Vijzelgracht and Ceintuurbaan, which border the Museum Quarter and De Pijp, will serve as pilot projects.
Develop a tool to enable canal users to contribute to a smooth passage and safe sailing, even at peak times.
Consider, for example, a service that contributes to more pleasurable sailing, a smarter organisation of the flow of traffic, or ‘social’ innovations in enforcement.
Motivate and encourage young people in Amsterdam (12-18 years) to make more use of the bicycle, both to travel to school and in their leisure time.
Your solution may also serve to get young people to exercise in ways other than cycling. An electronic solution or an intervention that requires an adaptation of public space are amongst the possibilities to consider. The emphasis should be on reaching one or more of the target groups identified above.
Develop a tool that gives a care provider easy insight into the consequences of a change in income or lifestyle (e.g. moving in with a partner) for a person with minimum income.
Develop a tool to help close the skills gap between the MBO-trained segment of the workforce and specific positions by means of ‘learning on the job’. One option would be that employers offer MBO graduates a trial period as an opportunity to develop the skills required for a position.
Do you have a great solution for a social issue that we did not define? Please apply for the wildcard!
The solution must have a societal goal, meaning that it must offer added value and be relevant for the City’s residents or municipal organisation.
How do we ensure that Dutch visitors and Amsterdam residents make greater use of the whole city and region, disperse more and thus stimulate other routes and neighbourhoods?
Develop a method of mapping, registering and transferring abandoned bicycles to the appropriate place (refuse collection point or bicycle depot).
Increase the percentage of waste separation by making it simpler and more logical for residents and businesses, so that they are more motivated to do their share.
Develop a suitable, client-friendly product for informal carers, family and others, that will make information about the location of the user of target group transport available in real time.
Design different data analysis methodologies that can be applied immediately in the analysis of subjects of interest to the department. Gather public City of Amsterdam sources and link these to online data sources for innovative new insights.
Build an advanced ‘wayback machine’ and a secure cloud system for secure information sharing between organisations and departments.
Design a solution, tool or system to make locally recycling discarded building materials in the city simple and thus improve current performance in this area. Provide an insight into discarded building material streams, thus creating additional job opportunities where possible.
Develop a dashboard in which the City of Amsterdam’s performance data is presented clearly and accessibly.
How do we achieve the highest possible level of participation and engagement of parents in the study? How do we keep the parents (and later, the children themselves) continually motivated to participate in the collaborative study?
Develop an English language platform that brings together supply and demand from the (international) business community and social institutions in a simple and creative manner (corporate social responsibility).
Redesign the reporting system for public spaces from scratch. Consider technical solutions as well as behavioural change.