BIG NEWS | Innovation Expo 2016 @ Amsterdam Noord



Thursday Apr 14 9:00 to 18:00

On April 14th 4.000 entrepreneurs, policy makers, scientists and citizens will come together to think about technological breakthroughs that will make a difference in the future. 

The Innovation Expo accelerates innovation, thus encouraging economic growth and quality of life in the Netherlands. The final day of this sixth edition is April 14 and will take place in EYE, Tolhuistuin and in A Lab. The theme of the Expo, Sustainable Urban Delta is a perfect match with the ongoing development of Amsterdam Noord.


What does this mean for A Lab?

During the Innovation Expo there will be an official program and a 'not-so-official' program in A Lab. 

The official program consists out of the IoT hub in The Playground with 30 exhibitors. All exhibitors work within the field of ICT, for example with big data solutions, sensoring or 3D-printing. 

The 'not-so-official' program consists out of a program that will run in Lab 101. During the whole day we're organizing presentations, workshops etc. 

Program for Lab 101:

09.45 - 10.15 | Presentation Lodewijk André de la Porte 'Digital Currency Innovation' #1

10.30 - 13.00 | Girlsday Netherland back-end development workshop by SpaceBabies

10.30 - 13.00 | Girlsday Netherland interactive workshops front-end by UncInc @ Workhotel 

13.15 - 13.45 | Presentation 'The blockchain: more than money' by NxT Foundation

14.00 - 14.30 | Interactive presentation Aether Air 'Harry the Plant & AirReader' 

14.45 - 15.15 | Presentation Marie Jose Hoefmans | Schluss

15.30 - 16.00 | Presentation 'Mobiele innovatie Canvas' 

16.15 - 16.45 | Gitte Milder | ADAM Toren

16.45 - 17.15 | Presentation Lodewijk André de la Porte 'Digital Currency Innovation' #2

17.15 Drinks 


We will provide you with more information about the exhibitors and program in the upcoming weeks. 

Please note: The language spoken during the event will be primarily Dutch


Content presentation Lodewijk André de la Porte | 

Lodewijk will give a presentation about the innovative potential of digital currency technology, including blockchains, smart contracts and what it all means for sustainable urban economies and the future of computing. Lodewijk is a long time enthousiast of Bitcoin and distributed technologies and has worked on Mesh Networking and Bitcoin software. He participated in cypherpunk and transhumanist mailing lists, but considers himself very moderate politically. 

Lodewijk also assists the organisation of Bitcoin Wednesday, the largest conference on the digital currency revolution in The Netherlands, held monthly since 2013, and the Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands. See: and

Content presentation NxT Foundation | “The blockchain: more than money”

A presentation by Dave Pearce and Bas Wisselink about the real innovation that the blockchain will bring: our ability to share and trade just about anything in a safe and transparent environment. We find ourselves trust and our relationships are going to be redefined. Blockchain technology opens up new ways of engaging with each other in commerce and consensus

Content presentation Schluss:

Online Privacy is hot! Just one example of the trade in personal information on the internet: Snapchat and Tinder keeping all the photo’s taken on their servers for selling them for commercial purposes.  It’s shocking. Google and Facebook know more about us than family and best friends. People do realize that they’ve lost their identity on the internet. But they assume it’s just the way things have to be. But things can change. With Schluss!

We’ve built the foundation for a new internet. Where people are back in control again. Join us on a journey to see how the internet works right now to how it could be. Do you have thoughts and ideas about online privacy. About the control over your personal information? Or are you just curious to know what’s being done with your data and what you can do about it? You’re invited to listen, be amazed, discuss and take action.

Content presentation AetherAir:

AetherAir develops AirReader, a distributed IAQ sensor network that continiously monitors IAQ to visualise how a buildings ‘breaths’. We generate data on the fluctuations in IAQ so the influencing factors, such as outdoor air pollution levels, the time of ventilation and the exposure to air pollution sources inside the building, can be determined.

Our aim is to enable building owners to choose for efficient solutions that are both low in costs as well as low in energy usage. AetherAir supports low-tech solutions if applicable. 

Certain plants have scientifically been proven to be effective air filters. AetherAir combines natural air purification systems, the Internet Of Things and design in HarryThePlant. All our plants are called Harry. Besides cleaning your air, he also satisfactory for the aesthetic soul. Harry is your friend. Harry is a plant.