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stavanger

City of Stavanger, Norway

The Stavanger region is the energy capital of Europe; it holds the European status as smart city lighthouse (among only nine cities in Europe) and is the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster on welfare technology. Further, the region has a high level of digital service development and provision, due to its high speed digital infrastructure (more and more commonly 1GB in/out in households).

Eindhoven Triangulum

City of Eindhoven, Netherlands

Eindhoven is the centre of the “Brainport Region”, today one of the three top economic engines of The Netherlands, delivering about 14% of the national GDP. The Dutch consortium consists of five partners: VolkerWessels, Woonbedrijf, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, KPN and the Municipality of Eindhoven.

manchester

City of Manchester, UK

With a total population of 2.6 million People, it accounts for the second largest economy in the UK. Industry sectors such as business services, ICT, digital and biomedical sciences are key to economic growth in Greater Manchester in terms of new investment, job and GVA creation. Manchester is the economic powerhouse of the North West region of England.

Leipzig Triangulum

City of Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig is one of the most dynamic cities in the heart of Germany with approximately 550,000 inhabitants (2014). After years of population decline and an above-average unemployment rate, Leipzig started to regain popularity during the last years and is successfully turning from a post-industrial into a modern, knowledge-based economy.

Prague Triangulum

City of Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the most attractive and successful regions within Central Europe. The combination of its rich cultural and historical heritage and its unique architectural and urbanistic value creates a phenomenon even on a global scale. Prague is the home and everyday living space for approximately 1.27 million inhabitants and concentrates approximately 12% of the Czech population. Prague generates approximately 1/4 of the national GDP and is approximately 50% above the national average in GDP per capita. Major universities and a number of research institutes (2/3 of public research institutions) are to be found in Prague, as well as the majority of businesses active in research and development.

Sabadell Triangulum

City of Sabadell, Spain

Sabadell is a Spanish City of 207,540 inhabitants (2014) and 37.87 km2, located in Catalonia (Spain). It belongs to Barcelona’s Metropolitan Region, where 68% of the Catalan population lives. In 2012 Sabadell pioneered the introduction of a Smart City programme in a structured, comprehensive and systematic approach complementing the implementation of new technologies for urban management. These measures included an increased level of 30% of LED installation in public lighting, of 13% of pneumatic waste collection, a 90% reduction of irrigation of parks and gardens and the implementation of remote management systems of air conditioning in 59 municipal buildings.

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Triangulum Representatives at RUGGEDISED Replication Workshop in Brno

Several Triangulum partners, such as our Fellow City Prague representatives Monika Uhlenbruch and Adam Pajgrt from IPR Prague and Sonja Stöffler from the University of Stuttgart, participated in the replication workshop “Learning from the most innovative” organised by RUGGEDISED project in their Fellow City Brno, Czech Republic.

The workshop was held back to back with the Urbis Smart City Fair 2019, inviting interested stakeholders and city and replication representatives from other smart city projects. The aim of the workshop was to help city representatives to learn about the most innovative (smart) city projects throughout Europe.

The workshop was “project focused”, meaning that concrete selected smart solutions were discussed at round tables. While some round tables focused more on technical aspects, others were more devoted to implementation processes, governance aspects, business models, public procurement, citizen engagement and data usage.

Sonja Stöffler from the University of Stuttgart and part of the replication work package of Triangulum participated in the Panel Discussion on “Building Smart Districts by Lighthouse cities leaders and Replication workshop findings”, together with RUGGEDISED representatives Albert Engels, Carina Aschan, Gavin Slater, Katelien van den Berge (previously part of the Stavanger local consortium) and moderated by Mario Gualdi. You can listen to a recording of the discussion here.

Learn more about the event at https://www.smartcityfair.cz/ruggedised/

Pictures @ Triangulum / University of Stuttgart

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Triangulum Event in Stavanger

On 23 May, Lighthouse City Stavanger hosted a local event called “Triangulum – what is it and what has it meant for our region?” to which 70 interested stakeholders attended, such as the Mayor, politicians, researchers, directors, leaders and employees from the local partner organisations.

The Stavanger partners presented their demonstrations and the repercussions Triangulum has caused in their organisations. For example, Triangulum tremendously helped the municipality in turning Stavanger into a smart city and to take more environmentally friendly decisions.

A dedicated “Project Leader Square” helped participants to easily get into a dialogue with the Triangulum partners during coffee breaks and after the event.

The Triangulum event has received a lot of positive feedback from the participants. It helped them to get a broader understanding of the impact Triangulum has had in the Stavanger region. Moreover, it was a good opportunity to gather all the local Triangulum Stavanger partners to create a summary of all the positive repercussions they have experienced so far from the project.

Pictures @ Stavanger Kommune

Summary: Triangulum Webinar

The third public webinar in our series of Triangulum webinars has taken place on 14 May at 10 AM (CEST). Whereas last year’s webinar series was centered around topics from within our Lighthouse Cities, such as urban biking or data platforms, the 2019 series focuses on the needs of our Follower Cities Prague, Sabadell and Leipzig. We specifically asked them “What are you interested in?” and “Where do you need some more input?” and the answers were quite clear!

Prague decided for a consortium-internal webinar at the end of March 2019 where they gathered the majority of Triangulum partners in a virtual webinar room to discuss some very specific topics. The results of these “secret” discussions will be available soon – come back for more information in the coming months.

Getting back to Sabadell, they told us that they are interested in hearing more about green mobility, especially with respect to schools. So we got Mark Cox from the City of Eindhoven to talk about this topic and to talk about how biking is done in the Netherlands (Spoiler: it’s different! Children seem to learn how to ride a bike before they learn how to walk…). Moreover, Vin Sumner, the CEO of Clicks and Links, an SME that has been very actively involved in our Lighthouse City Manchester, talked about city visualisation technologies by referring to the many benefits of virtual reality and teaching us about how digital twins support city development. Finally, Adrian Slatcher from the Manchester City Council presented the topic of IoT – the Internet of Things, explaining what it is and why the human element plays a crucial role in anything IoT related.

If you are interested in seeing what virtual reality biking looks like or in finding out what a “digital twin” actually is, then watch the recording of our webinar in our webinar section.

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Lighthouse and Follower Cities

Eindhoven

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Eindhoven is the center of the “Brainport Region”. The Dutch Consortium consists of five partners: VolkerWessels, Woonbedrijf, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, KPN and the Municipality of Eindhoven.

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Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

The Greater Manchester conurbation with a total population of 2.7 million people accounts for the second largest economy in the UK and the economic powerhouse of the North West region of England.

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Stavanger

Stavanger, Norway

The Stavanger region is the energy capital of Europe; it holds the European status as smart city lighthouse and is the Norwegian Smart Care Cluster on welfare technology.

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Sabadell

Sabadell, Spain

Sabadell is a Spanish City of 207,540 inhabitants, located in Catalonia. It belongs to Barcelona’s Metropolitan Region, where 68% of the Catalan population lives.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the most attractive regions within Central Europe. The combination of its cultural heritage and its architectural value creates a phenomenon.

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Leipzig

Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig is one of the most dynamic cities in Germany. After years of population decline, it is successfully turning from a post-industrial into a knowledge-based economy.

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Tianjin

Tianjin, China (Observer City)

Tianjin is a Chinese metropolitan area. Its economic output is currently twice that of the national average, and infrastructure projects are under development to support this growth.

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