My story as an intern

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My story as an intern

From the beginning of September up until now, shareNL has functioned as my personal training ground. I could put the skills I learned during my study International Lifestyle Studies into practice, working on several trend research- and concept development projects. Of course this immediate change from being a student to being a full-time intern came with some challenges. After all, real business cases never turn out the way you read in your text books. However all of those bumps along the road and 'firsts' I experienced in the past 5 months taught me some very important lessons. With the slogan 'sharing is caring' in mind, I will share these lessons with you in my story as an intern. 

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A future with AI : human form of tech

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A future with AI : human form of tech

In order to determine what way a future with Artificial Intelligence is going, it is important to first look at the things we see happening in society as a whole. We looked out for products and services with future potential and connected them to shared values to spot trends. These trends are focussed on the near future since the first signs of them are already visible in the world we know today. Nonetheless they might become bigger over time as the drivers behind them evolve. For now, let’s see what is ahead is of us starting with; A human form of tech! 

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Collaboration in Cities: from sharing to 'sharing economy'

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Collaboration in Cities: from sharing to 'sharing economy'

The World Economic Forum’s Collaboration in Cities: From Sharing to “Sharing Economy” has just been released.  We as shareNL contributed to this whitepaper that addresses key terminology, motivation and benefits, and both the opportunities and challenges that cities encounter when approaching the new models of sharing. The different case studies from cities around the world – including Seattle, London, New York, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Kigali (Rwanda), Seoul, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Kamaishi (Japan) – show how sharing is transforming citizens’ lives, boosting social cohesion and even protecting the environment.

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A future with AI (I)

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A future with AI (I)

We tend to underestimate the speed of how new technologies will revolutionize the Sharing and Platform Economy and society as a whole. We, shareNL, see an urgent need to start a conversation on these topics to seize all the opportunities they offer and also to address the applicable challenges . This is why we decided to dive in to Artificial Intelligence. In this short series of blogposts we will take you on a journey through the world of AI with its definition, its challenges, future trends and scenarios.

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The recipe for a future with Artificial Intelligence and Sharing/Platform Economy

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The recipe for a future with Artificial Intelligence and Sharing/Platform Economy

Artificial Intelligence is a term that we hear a lot these days. You could even say it is hyped, but does that mean that we know exactly what it is? At shareNL we believe it is important to start the conversation about the new technologies that are emerging in order to seize the opportunities they offer, as well as addressing the challenges they create. Therefore, on the 6th of October, several experts were invited to talk about how Artificial Intelligence could  impact the Sharing/Platform Economy. In other words, what would the recipe of a future with both these developments look like?

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Collaborative Economy appearing on everyone's agenda

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Collaborative Economy appearing on everyone's agenda

In this month's insights you can read about: 

  • Recap of the meetup on the collaborative economy and Internet of Things
  • European agenda for the collaborative economy
  • How to deal with the resistance of car sharing
  • Tax authorities and the online sharing economy 
  • Experiencing the sharing economy with Lena 

And much more... 

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Lena

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Lena

Since 7 months I am a proud Lena member because it makes it easier to stand by my principles and enjoy fashion without the guilt of having double standards. It’s important to help these platforms and initiatives emerge and prove that there is a demand for alternative and conscious ways of using items. Start with what you are wearing!

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THE KEY TO UNLOCKING SHARING CITIES

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THE KEY TO UNLOCKING SHARING CITIES

Approximately 70% of the world population will be living in cities by 2050, therefore I believe - having studied Global Sustainable Cities at the University of Strathclyde in the past year - that efforts improving cities will have far reaching transformational effects. 

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Electric Car Sharing: Not the Best Combination…yet!

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Electric Car Sharing: Not the Best Combination…yet!

Just like the sharing of cars, electric vehicles are becoming more common. Within a few years, breakthroughs are possible in both areas. With time, it may be expected that all new cars will be electric vehicles. If this happens, shared cars will also become electric. It might look as if electric car-sharing combines the best of both worlds. At this moment, this combination is not obvious yet, due to several reasons…

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A smart city is a sharing city

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A smart city is a sharing city

In this month's insights, you can read about: 

  • The official launch of the Sharing Cities Alliance
  • What we can learn from 50 years car sharing 
  • Amsterdam's Ecosystem
  • Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

And much more...

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 What can we learn from 50 years Witkar: an early car sharing concept?

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What can we learn from 50 years Witkar: an early car sharing concept?

On April 3rd 2017, the 82-years old Luud Schimmelpennink received the ‘Frans Banninck Cocq’ medal from the alderman of transportation in Amsterdam, Pieter Litjens. This medal is for people who have made a merit for the city over a period of 10 years or more. Luud is the inventor of the ‘Witkar’ and the ‘Witte fietsenplan’ back in 1967, and can be seen as the godfather of car- and bikesharing.

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

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Experiencing the sharing economy: Camptoo

This holiday I wanted to try camping with my family. We considered a caravan, a tent and a camper. Because we do not own a car, we would have had to rent a car ánd a caravan. As it was still quite cold, the camper won over a tent. I started searching on some different platforms like SnappCar, GoBoony and Camptoo - all peer-to-peer rental platforms. I like the idea of going on holiday with a privately owned camper. It's a more personal experience than renting an anonymous camper somewhere. Interestingly I met some campers over and over again on every platform. I picked Camptoo, as they had the most choice in offering in the area.

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