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February 7, 2023
Special Event: Talent for Transition at BlueCity(010)
Special Event: Talent in Transition at BlueCity(010)
February 7, 2023
Special Event: Talent for Transition at BlueCity(010)
**You need to reserve a ticket for this event. For registration and the latest information about the program, please go HERE!** Talent for Transition Whether you want to start your own company or prefer to work for an existing organization, the Talent for Transition Event helps to give your circular career a flying start. This event is brought to you by Venture Café Rotterdam/SDG House Rotterdam, Erasmus Enterprise, Hogeschool Rotterdam and BlueCity! Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Did you know that the European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tons of waste a year? Needless to say, we are producing waste at a pace much higher than the planet can decompose. So, what is the way forward? Dive with us into the world of the circular economy and listen to inspiring speakers, go on a tour and discover BlueCity, speeddate with peers or visit the ‘Circular Harvest’ exhibition in the old pool of Tropicana. Taste, experience and expand your network! In addition to the program, this event offers a ‘taste of circular’ where you will be surprised by delicious snacks and drinks from the kitchens of circular entrepreneurs. While enjoying tasty products, there are extensive networking opportunities. For whom? This event is open for students, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who is interested in the circular economy. Program 16:00 – Welcome by Ans Boersma (Manager at Startup Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam), Liesje Goldschmidt (Head of Business Development at Erasmus Enterprise) and Sabine Biesheuvel (Co-founder & Managing Director Bluecity (010)) 16:10 – Guest Speaker Morteza Pourakbar – Associate Professor Supply Chain at Rotterdam School of Management 16:30 – Company Case Studies Monique Drent – Co-founder of The Swapshop Niels Krijnse Locker – Head of Product at Rebound 17:00 – Break-out sessions • Guided Tour BlueCity (Dutch & English) • Speed dating with circular makers by Startup Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam “Meet and exchange with entrepreneurs from the circular economy. We kick-off this session with an introduction of the circular makers, followed by speed dating rounds of 5minutes each where you can discuss challenges and opportunities of creating a circular business.” • Workshop ‘symbiotic modelling’ hosted by 2CanTrades & GROW (Jonge Klimaatbeweging) “Learn, innovate and experiment with different models of operations to create new circular businesses. This session focuses on creating new perspectives and fundamentals for circular entrepreneurship..” • Pitch your idea to experts by Erasmus University Challenge • Hack your career by UP!Rotterdam 18:00 – Networking drinks – Get a taste of the circular economy Enjoy alongside the extensive program engaging content at your own pace: Exhibition Circular Harvest Supported by Rabobank. Also, Thank you to all our our other partners and supporters. Register for this event here!
February 9, 2023
Break Out: Concentrated Solar for Heat and Power generation - Part II
Thursday Gathering - Being Smart & Resilient
February 9, 2023
Break Out: Concentrated Solar for Heat and Power generation - Part II
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) energy outlook, Heating is the world’s largest energy end use, accounting for almost half of global final energy consumption. Industrial processes are responsible for 53% of the final energy consumed for heat, while another 44% is used in buildings for space and water heating and, to a lesser extent, cooking. The remainder is used in agriculture, primarily for greenhouse heating. The heating sector is largely dominated by fossil fuels, with renewable energy sources meeting less than one-quarter of global heat demand in 2021 (and the traditional use of biomass makes up half this amount).   The presentation will be divided into two sessions to inform you about the solar technologies available to generate heat and/or power.   Session I (Feb 2nd) The first session will focus on the use of solar thermal for district heating where the speaker will go through the basic principle of solar thermal technologies, providing examples of typical applications in Europe, such as Aalborg CSP – Denmark’s solar district heating plant.   Session II (Feb 9th) The second session will focus on large scale concentrated solar plants to sell Power or distribute heat to a variety of industrial applications, like, water desalination, food processing, chemical production, and cement production.   During the session, the presenter will provide examples of large scale concentrated solar power plants located in UAE and Morocco.
February 23, 2023
Break Out: SecTalks Holland – Monthly Security Gathering
Thursday Gathering - Talent Night
February 23, 2023
Break Out: SecTalks Holland – Monthly Security Gathering
Join us for another monthly session of SecTalks Holland!As always the sessions are open to all, technical or not technical background, beginner or experienced – to share thoughts, ask questions and perhaps some stories from your experience in the information security related topics areas discussed.On a monthly basis, during the last Thursday of each month, this is a cyber security break out, continuing the SecTalk Holland’s series of gatherings at Venture Café, as part of the global SecTalks.org initiative!In the past sessions, we touched on different topics: Application Security, Quantum Security, OSINT, Hacking Tools, Infosec Career Paths, Hardware Hacking, Financial fraud malware, Red teaming, and many more! Have some ideas for future topics? Let us know!As always it’s an open conversation session so anyone can join, share thoughts, ask questions and we all learn together and from each other.As per the event series, join this break out session for guest experts’ views and thoughts on a couple of infosec related topics, knowledge sharing and from time to time a short Capture The Flag competition! In a digital, all connected world, information security matters immensely! Part of the monthly catch up is walkthroughs of the CTF from the previous session – when these take place: winners from the last session of the CTF will guide us through how they solved the challenges! Do the same, and claim your CTF prizes as past winners have done (courtesy of Base Cyber Security).See you there & more info here!SecTalks is a non-profit session for technical security talks, and hands-on security challenges! A forum to learn & discuss technical (in)security stuff.
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