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events | 09-12-2017

Bringing together the consulates of Europe, Latin America and Asia in Vancouver

Dudoc Vancouver, a World of Walas innovation centre, worked closely with the Dutch Consulate to host the first ever Consular Christmas Market with representatives from 15 different countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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news | 09-12-2017

Walas Presents at the Buildings Show, Toronto, Canada

On November 29th, Walas presented at the Buildings Show in Toronto, Canada. Walas received the opportunity to share stories about some of our European partners who all exhibit a strong drive to provide solutions to be more sustainable. 

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

Farm2Future at Spinnerij Oosterveld

Urban Farming makes it possible to provide an ever-growing world population with fresh and healthy food. At Spinnerij Oosterveld, the Farm2Future team is working hard on smart solutions that can be applied at farms and greenhouses.

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

BlueWorxx Partner Meet-Up

Gerben van Straaten, CEO of World of Walas, launched the first BlueWorxx partner meet-up last November 30th at the Spinnerij Oosterveld. BlueWorxx is a new initiative for access to innovation in cities. During the meet-up, the partners worked on concrete possibilities for cooperation and innovation.

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news | 09-12-2017

World of Walas in Hamburg, Germany!

World of Walas is expanding to Germany! With a bright, new space in historic HafenCity, Walas has a new home for Walas Concepts Germany, and offers a public space for Hamburg to meet and discuss sustainability in their community.

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

Blink’s Daydream

Tenant Buro Blink organized “Blink’s Daydream” at Spinnerij Oosterveld, for a fun meeting with inspiring and heartwarming stories.

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

Solar panels at Spinnerij Oosterveld

Did you know Spinnerij Oosterveld uses solar panels to generate energy for the building and the tenants? The generated energy can be used immediately and a surplus can be returned to the electricity network. A valuable addition to the property!

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

Axign winner for best start-up of Twente!

During TOM’s Business Blow-Out Event, various prizes are awarded to entrepreneurs in Twente. Tenant Axign won the price for Best Start-up of 2017, a great achievement!

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spinnerij-oosterveld | 09-12-2017

Sheltersuit wins Public Award!

During the Dutch Design Week the Dutch Design Awards, Sheltersuit was awarded the Public Award with the most votes online and from the audience at the exhibition! They were commended for their strong product with a lot of goodwill.

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news | 09-12-2017

Opening Mijnmuseum-pad

Opening the stairs between the Mining Museum and Carbon6 in Heerlen.

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events | 09-12-2017

Startup Spirit

A place that will not let the future wait. Startup Spirit in the Sparkcity space of Carbon6 (J-corridor ground floor) for Futurum!

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news | 12-11-2017

Creating community in DTES the Walas Way

Increased development in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) neighbourhood creates pressure on existing retail and small businesses. Rising land and rent prices – and the general scarcity of affordable commercial spaces – threaten their sustainability while new commercial functions cater mostly to a far more affluent demographic and are detached from the community’s cultural heritage. This loss of cultural identity is particularly apparent in Chinatown and Strathcona. At the same time, there are many street-facing underutilized buildings in these areas that could provide far greater benefit to the community.

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news | 12-06-2017

Walas Concepts shares revitalization expertise at Building Lasting Change

Wilco van Bemmel, COO of Walas Concepts Vancouver delivers a keynote presentation on the revitalization of existing buildings and neighbourhoods at Building Lasting Change 2017, in Vancouver Canada. Building Lasting Change is organized by the Canadian Green Building Council and is Canada’s largest green building conference.

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