The largest European energy storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building has won the 2018 BusinessGreen Technology Award in the Future City Technology of the Year category.
The Johan Cruijff ArenA ‘second life’ mega battery has won the T3.com Eco Award. T3.com is one of the UK’s leading consumer lifestyle websites. Other nominees were, amongst others, Tesla and Patagonia. Over two million unique users visit T3.com every month.
From September 6-7 Signify held their annual partner summit in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. From all over the world their global network of Value Added Partners came together in the most innovative and sustainable stadium in the world. Signify is one of the partners of the Johan Cruijff ArenA and strategic partner of Amsterdam Innovation ArenA. In total, three hundred international partners and one hundred Signify-employees visited the summit.
For the first time in the world, a football match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA was broadcast in real time, with only 0.3 seconds delay, in Daejeon, South Korea. Combining new Ultra-Wide Vision technology with a super-fast data connection enabled a group of South Koreans to experience the live event in an unmatched way. Conducted by TNO, the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and SURFnet, the test broadcast was designed amongst other things to demonstrate whether European Championship 2020 matches can be experienced live worldwide.
The ArenA battery just gained a new fan, and quite an impressive one. The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, provides a platform for the world’s 1,000 leading companies to shape a better future. They are endorsing the our smart energy storage system through Facebook and their website, and as they say themselves, the ArenA battery is worth cheering about.
The largest European battery using second-life and new electric vehicle batteries in a commercial building is live. Amsterdam Alderman Udo Kock, deputy mayor for Finance and Economic Affairs (Amsterdam) conducted the official opening ceremony of the energy storage system in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Friday June 30.
Last week saw the launch of the Livable Smart Cities Alliance in which the municipalities of Amsterdam and Warsaw have agreed to invest in urban livability. It comes from an initiative by the United Nations, the city of Amsterdam, the Johan Cruijff Arena and Geodan/EduGIS. The city of Amsterdam has designated Zuidoost as the testing ground for the project. People living in this suburb in Amsterdam’s southeast will be the first to get started on livability in this way.
The past week the Amsterdam ArenA was the staging ground of the IOT HACKATHON 2018. Data- and technologyspecialist worked on crowdmanagement challenges. Students and companies were also present to create innovative concepts.
The Amsterdam Innovation Arena is a joint effort of expert partners combining forces and bringing in their know-how, network and future vision.