As the largest startup ecosystem in Europe for corporates, startups, entrepreneurs and educators together in both digital and physical spaces, B. Amsterdam is set to inaugurate one of a kind innovative working space called B. Smart City Hub for its members. Further, this launch will push B. Amsterdam’s total space to 64,000 sqm, thereby anchoring its status as one of the leading co-working space providers.
What is B. Smart City Hub?
B. Smart City Hub, set to open its doors in January 2019, will provide affordable space for assembly, packaging and distribution to companies in the startup or scale-up stage. Not only the 24,000 sqm hub will provide an affordable space but will also lay the foundation of the way people work and interact. Further, it plans to serve mainly those in the waste, water, energy, last-mile delivery, smart storage, food and mobility sectors. Widening the horizons of B. Amsterdam, B. Smart City Hub stands second to the company’s current 40,000 sqm of co-working and event space.
With this launch, B. Amsterdam has cemented the vision of sustainable city spaces for business professionals. It is being counted as the first step in creating the ‘West Innovation District’, now known as Riekerpolder. As a test run, this initiative holds the potential to lead other developments that might transform Schinkelkwartier. Moreover, B. Smart City Hub is set to lay the foundation of a new residential, recreational and work area for the city’s entrepreneurs.
Notably, B. Amsterdam – founded in 2014 – has partnered with Sodexo, PWC, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM and Cognizant. The workplace innovator has also founded B. Startup School Amsterdam (BSSA) in 2016, which is an educational institute dedicated to reskilling fresh college graduates with the latest necessary technical skills. This showcases B. Amsterdam’s dedication towards imbibing inclusivity, sustainability and innovation in the system per se.