The Startup in Residence program this year is focusing on Mobility and Sustainability, more specifically, innovative solutions in the following directions, which can be implemented within the City of Amsterdam:
An insightful alternative to using your car
Find a way to give consumers clear insights into the economic and environmental impact of their current mobility habits and from this, provide practical advice and solutions for using alternative forms of mobility.
Develop an innovative solution to stimulate circular construction. This can be in either products and/or services that can be used in circular construction and renovation.
Develop circular textile products that match the procurement needs of the city in the coming four years.
Green and efficient deliveries for a better neighbourhood
Devise a solution for a more efficient – and preferably emission-free – supply of goods and services in busy neighbourhoods in the city.
Alternative food packaging
Develop alternatives for packaging food that meet hygiene measures intended to combat the spread of the coronavirus, but still embrace circular values. The goal is coronavirus-proof packaging and tableware
Smart charging solutions for recreational (private) boats
Develop a sustainable, client-friendly, financially attractive and scalable charging solution for electric pleasure craft that can preferably be tested and realised before summer 2021.
Park that bike right
Solutions that make it possible to distinguish between people who are parking their bikes for a short time (<2 hours) and for a longer time in busy areas in Amsterdam, solutions that increase awareness of the rules, encourage the desired bicycle parking behaviour and does not rely heavily on enforcement.
Less pressure on the road, less stress on the bike
Devise a digital or non-digital solution that the City of Amsterdam can apply to ease the pressure on the bicycle network and enable cyclists to choose appealing and comfortable routes.
Connecting assistance on the way
Devise and bring to life a ‘helping hand’ digital platform that connects people with restricted access or disability to random ‘helping hand’ passengers in the Amsterdam Area.
Journey simulator - public transport
Devise a journey simulator for the Amsterdam Area’s mobility network that focuses on (potential) accessibility issues encountered during journeys. The simulator needs to be kept up to date and passengers must be able to deliver feedback.
Connect local food to the hood
Find an innovative solution to make regional food logistics more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective, so that regional, sustainable produce becomes more accessible for the local market.
Waterborne charging solutions for cargo vessels
Develop a waterborne charging solution for commercial electric cargo vessels.
Increase demand for emission-free taxis in Amsterdam, by making it easier and more attractive to choose an emission-free option when ordering or selecting a taxi.
Do you have a great idea in the field of mobility or sustainability to innovate Amsterdam? The solution must have a societal goal, meaning that it must offer added value and be relevant to the residents of the municipality or to the municipal organisation.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
6 month part-time, customised program to develop your MVP / Prototype
Support from experts and the Municipality and Vervoerregio Amsterdam’s network during the Startup in Residence program
Possibility of a long-term collaboration with the Municipality
Have a working prototype/service
More than two founders
Be based in the Netherlands
Join the online Q&A session on July 16th 12:00 – 13:30 and get a better understanding of what solutions they are looking for. Sign up by July 12th.
Have questions but can’t be at the Q&A session? Send in your questions online by July 26th, midnight (UTC+1), to have them answered on August 4th.
Deadline for all applications is on the 11th of August, midnight CEST
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FIRST ROUND OF SELECTED STARTUPS
Finalists will be announced on the 14th of August
Selected startups will present their solutions between 21 - 28th of August
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTED STARTUPS
Selected startups for the Startup in Residence program will be announced 29-30th of August
The Startup in Residence program begins