Pitches

Selected for grant

The following Pitches, made to Closed Challenges in this Place, have been selected to receive a €30k grant and six months of mentoring to develop their project further.

Makers Unite Diversity Challenge

Last edited on 11/04/2018

Makers Unite

for Inclusion of visible minorities, newcomers and more diverse segments of our city population in our SDG House community

Newcomers are to shape the future of diversity in Amsterdam. They can bring a refreshing insight on diversity issues, contributing to an innovative and inclusive society for all. Based on the award winning talent development program of Makers Unite we created a 6-week design thinking sprint on diversity inside SDG House, proposing bottom-up local based solutions with a scalable methodology.

For change makers and their friends

Last edited on 16/07/2018

Heroes & Friends

for Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

We select 17-Amsterdam based projects, one on each SDG, and make a short VR film about it that we screen in public parks and places city-wide. For every project we design a support campaign with Heroes & Friends where we assist with rallying the first 100 online ambassadors enabling every campaign to reach 40k friends with their inspiration, which is 600k+ people (most people in Amsterdam).

Tha Block Bizkids: children as teachers on SDGs

Last edited on 14/07/2018

Fawaka Ondernemersschool

for Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Fawaka Entrepreneurship school specialises in inclusive sustainability, focusing on socio-economic deprived areas. We propose Tha Block Bizkids; a program in which we empower children to improve their neighbourhood. They discuss, create, and innovate, supervised by professionals. Tha Block Bizkids puts SDGs ‘Creating equal opportunity’ and ‘Making livable, sustainable cities’ into local action.


Submitted pitches

Entrepreneurs and social innovators recently submitted the following Pitches for these Challenges

Challenge: Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Crappy Club self-organizing collectives for waste

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Look-E. B.V.

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Crappy.Club is a not-for-profit diverse and unique resource cooperative. We envision a world wherein we keep any usable or for anyone value type of waste within the neighbourhood or city as much as possible for up- & recycling purposes. From now on it be much easier and more fun to get rid of your waste. By contribute to recycling, sponsoring local good causes and local employment.

The Sustainable Development Courses

Last edited on 25/06/2018

Reuvekamp Solutions

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Investing in education is the most cost effective way to drive economic development, improve skills and opportunities for young women and men, to unlock progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and to prevent conflict and sustain peace

Businesses 4 SDGs Amsterdam

Last edited on 15/07/2018

C-Change & Dutch Network Group

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

In Amsterdam there are 118.000 businesses, from which 99% are small and medium sized (SMEs). Only 20% of SMEs are familiar with the SDGs, & only 17% indicate they know how to contribute to the SDGs. Imagine a city where 100% of AMS businesses have teamed up in support of the Goals. Using a challenge-based campaign to engage SMEs & SEs to contribute to the SDGs, that is exactly what we propose!

#ISUPPORT SDG campaign

Last edited on 15/07/2018

University of Laif

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Problem: There has been a struggle in communicating sustainability and connecting with the internet generation. Purpose: The aim of this project is raising awareness around SDGs. Approach: Through the power of storytelling, which is inspiring and transcends all differences, a community will be build on social platforms. This in order to educate and engage citizens leading to continuous actions.

Connecting high school students and companies

Last edited on 07/07/2018

Uitgespeeld

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Uitgespeeld opens the gates to the adult world and thereby gives young people the opportunity and freedom to make a difference. At the same time, we offer companies a chance to learn and benefit from the creative and fresh ideas that youngsters have.

What's your ideal for Amsterdam?

Last edited on 08/07/2018

www.veranderverhaal.nl

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Collect and distribute inspiring stories about people in Amsterdam working on the SDG"s (including people who are doing so without ever having heard of the SDG's), invite others to join in and show the diversity of the city in the process.

Corporate Queer: challenging heteronorms

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Corporate Queer

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Corporate Queer is a platform for (young) LGBT+ professionals and all those with an open mind, working in international business. Our aim is to challenge the heteronormativity in the corporate world by connecting with each other across the globe to share our knowledge and experiences. We don't justify the status quo. We believe in ‘Excellence through Authenticity’.

Zero Waste Action for Communities in Amsterdam

Last edited on 15/07/2018

RecyQ - Zero Waste International

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be met unless zero waste action is addressed as a priority. Failing economic models treat resources as if they were infinite (SDG 12) and consumption patterns favour the disposable. How can we continue with a growing and increasingly urbanised global population without getting waste sorted? RecyQ helps communities start climate action by 0-Waste.

Through Teamwork We Can!

Last edited on 15/07/2018

PhiLance

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Create or join a team of people to work on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) An online platform will allow individuals in communities both locally and across the world meet and exceed SDG's. Individuals will be able to post social impact projects or post their skills and services to help others with their projects. These services will be both paid and voluntary.

Sustainable SouthEast

Last edited on 14/07/2018

Socratisch.nl

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

We contribute to sustainabilizing Amsterdam through capacity building of citizens of Amsterdam Zuid-Oost to contribute their own solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals, through a series of seven events and the co-creation of follow-up proposals and a business plan.

Green New West

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Women Engage for a Common Future

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Discussions on SDG's are mostly involving people that are already convinced of the importance. If we really want to preserve a healthy and sustainable planet we need to broaden the alliance of active citizens. We would like to engage specific target groups (youngsters, women, migrants, entrepreneurs) aimed at developing local actions in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, but also connecting them to national and global climate processes in an innovative way.

Global Goals Amsterdam

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Global Goals Amsterdam

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Global Goals Amsterdam is an alliance of four social innovators from Amsterdam; Voor je Buurt, 1%Club, Limelights and GoodUp. We aim to translate the Global Goals into local action. We propose an action based approach; we will challenge and facilitate 17 changemakers from Amsterdam to set up 17 tangible Global Goals projects, here and abroad. With our tools and services we train and support them to reach and engage 170.000 people in Amsterdam.

SDG Action Packs

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Makematic

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

We will create and distribute 10,000 SDG "Action Packs" for teachers and parents. Each pack will include access to 3hrs+ of animated and live action video content on the SDGs; project cards incorporating "Amsterdam-specific" actions for young people; and profiles of young, local changemakers. These packs will help drive meaningful conversations in homes and classrooms across the city.

Creating new SDG Ambassadors

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Kringwijs-CiviX-Dropouts BV

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

This solution is about changing behavior through storytelling. We propose to produce and distribute online magazines with videos and vlogs on SDGs among all citizens of Amsterdam. Moreover we will organise SDG Conferences in which people will be invited to share their stories and personal experiences on SDGs and to work out their own action plans and goals with regards to these SDGs.

Redefining the way we wear

Last edited on 14/07/2018

F/ MAG

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

F/ MAG is the magazine and platform for fair / slow / forward fashion, for conscious mind and keen spirits. Browse through our digital or print editions for inspiration - or come to our forward fashion space to find or mend the fashion you want - without compromising your karma score. F/ MAG aims to transform the world of fast fashion by redefining the way we wear.

Sustainable brands fund

Last edited on 14/07/2018

collective minds

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

We are collective minds. A Creative agency on a mission to shift sustainable brands from niche to norm. Often we meet brands that don’t yet have the means to (fully) invest in branding and marketing/communication. We want to change this by setting up a brand fund with which we can empower these brands, who are in need of our branding services, but can’t make the (full) investment.

sCoolMakers: Exchange to Make Change Happen.

Last edited on 15/07/2018

sCoolMakers

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

sCoolMakers is the first kids’ marketplace to exchange used stuff and Warenhuisje a working prototype for the Netherlands. We turn second hand trade into an innovative learning experience. With our learning-by-doing approach: Play, create, share and change. An online and offline learning journey for kids and families about circular economy and social responsibility. Exchange to Make Change Happen!

What Art can do

Last edited on 15/07/2018

The Turn Club

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

We will show, develop and enlarge the role of the artist mindset in finding new solutions to global challenges. We bring the most creative, diverse and innovative ideas, insights and practises from artists to the surface, connect them to local initiatives and actively engage a broad audience. In this way we bring the imagination, beauty and play to social impact in communities and the city.

SDGs and the next 7 generations

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Iroquois' Law

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015 world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Today we are 3 years down the road, what is next? In this solution for the challenge provider Amsterdam we focus on influencing inhabitants and other actors in Amsterdam through local businesses (SMEs and corporates) by: 1. Create awareness & action around the SDGs for the businesses: help 21 businesses work concretely on their SDG roadmap with the help of the SDGs and the Design Thinking method 2. Create ambassadorship around the SDG within Amsterdam and beyond: teaching ambassadorship skills so they spread the SDGs around the city through their partners and stakeholders Local businesses could have a tremendous impact on the SDGs and the city of Amsterdam if we help them get started. Their influence and possible impact is easily overlooked even though they have the influence to engage big numbers of inhabitants and other actors of Amsterdam and change whole industries by influencing their partners and stakeholders. Inclusiveness; how do we address this? 1. We will focus on attendants in the program from specific industries that interact with inhabitants and other actors in Amsterdam beyond culture, religion, background etc. For example, the Food industry, fashion, Energy 2. We will focus on local SMEs and corporates that interact with a great number of Amsterdam inhabitants and other actors 3. We will focus on local SMEs and corporates that employ Amsterdam inhabitants and other actors in Amsterdam

Sailmate - bags with an impact

Last edited on 15/07/2018

Sailmate

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Sailmates are bags with an impact. Upcycled sails are turned into fashion bags. The raw material comes from local sailmakers around Amsterdam, production is done in Amsterdam and integrates refugees in the making process, 10% of the profit goes to sea rescue in the Mediterranean. Sailmate is the living proof that fashion can make a positive social and environmental impact along the way.

SDG Amsterdam Battle

Last edited on 15/07/2018

The Innovation Station

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

The SDGs are important for everyone, but mostly for the young ones. Children will benefit most from reaching these goals as they are about their future. So why not involve them in creating awareness and solutions? The SDG Amsterdam Battle will help them to understand the SDGs, share the importance of them with family, friends, businesses, and others and start making the world a better place.

Amsterdam Shops Sustainable

Last edited on 15/07/2018

blonde gone rogue

Submitted to Localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to action!

Where shall I go if I want to purchase a fashionable, reasonably priced dress made in a sustainable manner? This is the question which we at blonde gone rogue want to answer with our solution that addresses point #12 from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – Responsible Consumption and Production.


Other pitches

While these Pitches, submitted to various Closed Challenges in this Place, were not selected for further development, they are all worth a look.