Triangulum

Author: Bettina Remmele

Triangulum at #SCEWC19

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Triangulum at #SCEWC19

The Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona is taking place from 19-21 November 2019.

Triangulum will be there as well, together with the SCIS and EIP-SCC teams and all the other Horizon 2020 European Smart City Lighthouse Projects. Meet us all three days at our joint stand in the exhibition hall 1. Come visit the Smart Cities corner and meet us there! Stand B140.

Moreover, Triangulum invites you to their agora session together with REMOURBAN and GrowSmarter on 19.11. at 9.45 AM in the North Agora: “From dream to reality: Impact of lighthouse projects on cities”

Overview:

Agora Sessions

Tuesday, 19.11., 9.45-10.45 h, Place: North Agora      (–> find Triangulum representatives here!)

“From dream to reality: Impact of lighthouse projects on cities”

The three projects GrowSmarter, Triangulum and REMOURBAN that started as the first three projects in 2014 and are thus ending soon are showcasing the changes and impacts that piloting solutions had on their cities.

Wednesday, 20.11., 15:00-15:45 h, Place: South Agora

“The Journey: from Nearly Zero Energy Neighbourhood to Positive Energy Districts”

The evolution from nZEBs to PEDs, illustrated by project cases from REMOURBAN, mySMARTLife, MAKING-CITY and +CityxChange.

Thursday, 21.11., 10:30-11.15 h, Place: Central Agora   

“Europe 2030: What’s next for Smart Cities and Communities?”

Debate on the future of smart cities and communities, showcasing policy aspects as well as concrete results and packaging approaches for replication and upscaling.

Workshops at the stand

Tuesday, 19.11.

11.00-11:45 Welcome: EIP SCC – The Marketplace

12.00-12.45 SCIS: Live SCIS Self Reporting Tool Helpdesk

13.00-13.45 Smart Public Lighting and IP Services

14.00-14.45 A Mission to Deliver the Cities of the Future

15.00-15.45 EIP SCC – The Marketplace: Action Clusters

16.00-16.45 Nordic Lighthouse Cities – Smart, Bold and Collaborative

Wednesday, 20.11.

10.30-11.00 Replicating Smart Solutions (–> find Triangulum representatives here!)

11.00-11.45 Financing – Let’s Make it Happen

12.00-12:45 Visualising the Smart City

13.00-13.45 Open Urban Data Platforms

14.00-14.45 Spanish Smart Cities

16.00-16.45 Build-up “Open” Eco Systems in Smart City Projects

17.30 – 19.00 Night of EU Smart Cities and Communities

Thursday, 21.11.

10.00-10.30 Scale-up Your SC Solutions through the EU City Facility

12.00-12.45 Impacts Beyond the Projects (–> find Triangulum representatives here!)

14.00-14.45 A Pitch from the Lyon Makers Sessions

14.45 -15.30 SCC1 Projects Stakeholders´Map by MAKING-CITY

Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels

Download policy paper

Download presentation

During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, hosted the session “From dream to reality: sharing experiences from leading European Smart Cities” at which more than 150 participants took part.

The goal of this joint session was to present major outcomes and to share lessons learnt from five years of smart city projects in different European regions, focusing on technical as well as political aspects of creating smart cities. 

“The European smart cities have come a long way since our projects started five years ago and we have gained a lot of experience. Remourban, Triangulum and GrowSmarter have worked through many of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of smart cities and gained an understanding of how policies can be changed to support the development of smart and sustainable cities and help meet local and European climate goals,” says Gustaf Landahl, Project Coordinator of GrowSmarter.

High level politicians from five of the Lighthouse Cities discussed what is needed on an EU level to facilitate successful replication in the future. The overall consensus of this panel was that European support is needed to help get local initiatives off the ground.

The coordinators of all three projects demonstrated their main achievements in the areas of energy, mobility and ICT. Lisa Enarsson from the City of Stockholm (GrowSmarter), for example, exemplified that it is indeed possible to reduce energy consumption of a residential building from the 1960s by 80 %  by providing new insulation, four-glass windows as well as smart ventilation and waste water systems. Miguel Ángel García Fuentes, Coordinator for Remourban, spoke on mobility and the work done by the City of Nottingham to implement the largest fleet of electric busses in Europe.  Trinidad Fernandez, our Triangulum Coordinator introduced the vision of Eindhoven to become Europe’s and Netherlands’ Brainport and innovation hub, along with an innovative example of ICT-based home renovation.

Detailed insights on the daily work within the cities have been provided by overall six site managers from the various Lighthouse Cities of the three projects. They presented the biggest successes as well as the hardest failures from their individual demonstration sites. Amongst other achievements, Gerd Seehuus from the City of Stavanger (Triangulum) demonstrated the tremendous energy savings having been achieved through the development of a central energy plant based on 100 % renewable energy that now heats (and cools!) three administrative buildings as well as the city’s public swimming pool and could thus already save over 1000 tons of CO2 since its implementation in 2017.

As a major outcome of this joint session by GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, the three projects collectively produced a policy paper to summarize the experiences and the knowledge gained within these five years of smart city implementations. The set of policy recommendations builds upon combined lessons learned to support other EU cities in their transition towards smart and sustainable cities and communities.

Links:

Energising Manchester – A Celebration of the work Triangulum in Manchester

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Energising Manchester – A Celebration of the work Triangulum in Manchester

Register here

Manchester has set ambitious Zero Carbon 2038 objectives and recently announced a Climate Emergency. Funded from the EC Horizon 2020 programme, over the past five years the Triangulum project has developed, deployed and tested a suite of projects focused on low energy districts, integrated infrastructures and sustainable urban mobility in Manchester to help the city achieve its low carbon goals.

Manchester City Council, Siemens, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and SME partner Pixel Mill Digital have worked together to target a series of impacts: reduced energy consumption of buildings, increased use of renewable energies, increased use of electric vehicles, deployment of intelligent energy management technologies and an ICT data hub. Here’s a snapshot:

– Photovoltaic panels and an electrical energy storage solution managed by a microgrid controller at MMU, using energy from the grid when costs are low or from the battery when high.

– An innovative central controller that works alongside the microgrid controller to form a virtual power plant, sharing power across the Oxford Road Corridor between buildings from Manchester City Council and the University of Manchester.

– A new Building Energy Management System (BEMS) has been installed in the city art gallery. The BEMS manages equipment supporting the internal environmental parameters for the exhibition spaces at the gallery.

– A data hub, Manchester-i, collects data from across the city and the Oxford Road Corridor and makes it openly available. This forms an integral part of the new Manchester Urban Observatory, a new £1m facility using IoT sensors to collect data and test urban infrastructure systems in real-world settings.

– Shared electric vehicles for staff at Manchester Metropolitan University

Register here

When: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 from 13:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Location:
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street Manchester
M2 3JL United Kingdom
View Map

Triangulum project meeting in Follower City Prague

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Triangulum project meeting in Follower City Prague

From 14-16 October 2019, the project partners of Triangulum met in their Follower City Prague, Czech Republic for their 12th Steering Committee meeting, 5th General Assembly and a full day of Follower City workshops.

12th Steering Committee

On 14 October, the leaders of the seven work packages gathered in beautiful Emauzy monastery in the heart of Prague to discuss upcoming deliverable deadlines, important aspects of the final reporting and how to guarantee a worthy representation of the project on the European Commission’s Smart City Information System platform SCIS.

5th General Assembly & Exploitation work

On the second day of this three-day meeting, the General Assembly of Triangulum, inviting all partners from the local consortia, as well as work package leaders and representatives of the three Follower Cities, united to learn more about expected contributions regarding the upcoming reporting and about what’s left to do for the remaining months of the project. Moreover, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum informed about what has been happening since the last GA with respect to dissemination and communication and about what’s in store for the last few months. In the afternoon, the project partners mingled in different working groups to discuss the exploitation potential of Triangulum and to identify the most promising local outcomes. Moreover, collaboration possibilities with SCIS have been presented and discussed.

Exploitation workshop

In the evening, the Triangulum project partners attended an exhibition nearby. The exhibition at the Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning aims to show the future development and transformation of the Rohan Island area. Several large public and private projects are planned or already underway on the 88 hectares of the former Vltava island and adjacent land and will transform the area into a new Prague neighbourhood.

Credits: IPR Prague
Credits: IPR Prague

Triangulum Follower City workshops

On the final day, Triangulum partners met at IPR Prague/ Prague Institute for Planning and Development – the local Triangulum partner – to jointly work on the Follower City Implementation Strategies of Leipzig and Prague. “The partners really had the chance to discuss lessons learnt on project planning and implementation as well as the Lighthouse Cities’ “Do’s and Don’ts” regarding citizen engagement, local communication strategies, political commitment and how to secure the continuation of measures. It was great to have all the different partners gathered here in Prague to brainstorm together, which usually results in the best outcomes”, says Philipp Lämmel from Fraunhofer FOKUS, leader of the replication work package in Triangulum.

Replication workshop Prague
Replication workshop Leipzig

All pictures taken by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum

“Energising Cities” International Conference: A successful summary of five years of Triangulum

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on “Energising Cities” International Conference: A successful summary of five years of Triangulum

Stuttgart, 09.10.2019: On 23 and 24.09., Triangulum celebrated its international conference “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions” in Stavanger, Norway, merging into the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference, taking place from 24-26.09. The event was a great success with overall 185 participants and 25 speakers from all over Europe.

Having started in February 2015, Triangulum is one of the first three European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects (SCC1) funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020 now slowly coming to an end. Five years of project work in the three Lighthouse Cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO) as well as the three Follower Cities Leipzig (D), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES) have resulted in numerous outcomes and lessons learnt to be shared with the smart city community and the public.

Triangulum Conference at Atlantic Hall Stavanger (Credits: Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum)

Tone Grindland of NHO Rogaland moderated the conference: “In the morning, the Mayor of Stavanger, Christine Sagen Helgø gave a very warm welcome to the international audience, talking about how Triangulum has shaped Stavanger and its smart city ambitions”. Triangulum’s Project Coordinator Trinidad Fernandez then kicked off the event by presenting the project’s objectives and ambitious targets. Jens Bartholmes from DG Energy of the European Commission talked about the goals and the purpose of the Horizon 2020 SCC1 programme, thus putting Triangulum into a larger context.

Project Coordinator Trinidad Fernandez (Credits: Damian Wagner)

In the first key note, Martin Brynskov, Chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities, spoke about how to set the foundation for scaling up smart cities solutions in the future. As one of the founding fathers of Triangulum, Steve Turner, Digital Cities Lead at Arup in Triangulum’s Lighthouse City Manchester, then drew a circle from the project’s beginnings to where we are today, also discussing what needs to be done to be “shifting worlds”: “Digital technologies are changing the way we live and work in cities. The cities which prove to be the most successful in the future will not be the largest, but those who are able to harness the full potential that these technologies present,” he says.

The afternoon of “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions” was all about sharing experiences and learnings from Triangulum and its cities: “In four interactive sessions, our Triangulum city coordinators, technical partners, replication experts and of course, especially invited external professionals, really had the chance to delve into the outcomes but also discuss the challenges of our innovative implementations across the project and their impact on the sustainable development of cities” says Trinidad Fernandez. The interactive sessions focused on the four topics climate change, governance, citizen engagement and investment & replication.

Interactive Session on Replication & Investment, Georg Houben from DG Energy speaking (Credits: Damian Wagner)

During coffee and lunch breaks, participants were invited to experience live and hands-on presentations of the different Triangulum solutions as part of the Innovation Marketspace. Amongst others, Woonbedrijf showcased its WoonConnect app that allows tenants to take charge of their own house renovations​​​, LYSE AS presented its Blink video solution and Clicks&Links invited participants to have a seat on their Virtual Reality bike. “The Innovation Marketspace gave us a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on our Virtual Reality bike. Cycling in virtual Manchester while being in Stavanger was a big hit and after they experienced virtual reality first hand with us, we had fantastic conversations about the huge potential of immersive technology with the participants,” says Laura Hefler of Clicks&Links.

Clicks&Links’ Virtual Reality Bike (Credits: Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum)

On Tuesday, 24.09., Triangulum merged into the official Nordic Edge Expo & Conference by co-organising the session “On a Mission for the European Cities of the Future – Achievements, Challenges, Opportunities” together with Nordic Edge, European Commission, EIP-SCC (European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities), SCIS (Smart Cities Information System) & Stavanger Region European Office. After introducing the two new SCC1 projects MAKING-CITY and +CityXChange to the public, Triangulum talked about best practices regarding monitoring and evaluation and presented its major outcomes and learnings as part of a panel discussion moderated by James Evans, University of Manchester. “In Stavanger, we developed a Central Energy Plant that is able to heat an entire building and even an enclosed swimming pool“, Gerd Seehuus from Stavanger Kommune and City Coordinator of our Lighthouse City explained. The third part of this joint session focused on “Horizon Europe – A Mission to deliver the Cities of the Future” organised by the EC, EIP-SCC and SCIS. The session was meant to trigger a targeted dialogue of the European Commission, the EIP-SCC community, the Horizon2020 Lighthouse projects and more core stakeholders on which key mission elements shall be delivered, by whom, by when and with which means.

More info:

“Energising Cities” Conference: https://www.triangulum-project.eu/?page_id=4200

Nordic Edge Joint Session: https://www.nordicedgeexpo.org/program/on-a-mission-for-the-european-cities-of-the-future-achievements-challenges-opportunities

Presentations:

Trinidad Fernandez (Welcome)

Christine Sagen Helgø (Welcome)

Martin Brynskov (Key Note)

Steve Turner (Key Note)

Dujuan Yang (Interactive Session 1)

Markus Schwegler (Interactive Session 1)

Ivan Hewlett (Interactive Session 1)

Adam Pajgrt (Interactive Session 2)

Mieke van Schaik (Interactive Session 2)

Solveig Ege Tengesdal (Interactive Session 3)

Marieke van den Wijngaard (Interactive Session 3)

Summary: Leipzig Webinar

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Summary: Leipzig Webinar

On 30 September 2019 at 2:30 PM (CEST), Triangulum hosted a webinar to support the replication process in its Follower City Leipzig with the title “Governance for Smart Cities – Developing Principles and Guidelines”

Speakers and topics were:

Delia Mitcan and Mieke van Schaik (City of Eindhoven): Open Data Principles – How it works in Eindhoven

Adrian Slatcher (Manchester City Council): Good Practice in Using Data in the Smart City

The webinar was a great success with more than 20 participants listening to and learning from the presentations.

A recording of the webinar can be found at our webinar section  as well as at our YouTube channel

 

Triangulum International Conference in Stavanger on 23-24 September 2019

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Triangulum International Conference in Stavanger on 23-24 September 2019

“Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions”

Triangulum International Conference at Nordic Edge 2019
Triangulum International Conference at Nordic Edge 2019

On 23 September 2019, from 08:30 – 17:00, the Horizon 2020 smart city project Triangulum is organizing its international conference in Stavanger, Norway at Atlantic Hall. Triangulum is one of the first three European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects (SCC1) funded by the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme Horizon 2020. Having started in February 2015, Triangulum is slowly nearing completion, resulting in numerous outcomes and lessons learnt that the project thus now wants to share with communities, industries and other stakeholders curious on smart city solutions and research.

Triangulum’s three Lighthouse Cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO) have been implementing and testing innovative projects focusing on sustainable mobility, energy, ICT and business opportunities. “Within our project consortium, we combine the interdisciplinary experience and the expertise of 22 partners from industry, research and municipalities that all share the same objective and commitment to develop and implement smart solutions and have them replicated in our three Fellow Cities Leipzig (D), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES)”, says Trinidad Fernandez, Project Coordinator of Triangulum.

Therefore, Triangulum is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders and smart city enthusiasts to celebrate five years of innovative and smart solutions. Learn from their experience and contribute together to a more climate friendly Europe in the future!

On Monday, 23.09., the conference will start with a welcome by Trinidad Fernandez (Fraunhofer IAO), speaking about Triangulum as a European flagship project for the smart city transformation and acceleration. As the Mayor of Stavanger, the hosting city, Christine Sagen Helgø will welcome the audience. Jens Bartholmes from the European Commission/DG ENER will then give a presentation to illustrate the bigger picture of the Horizon 2020 programme.

There will be two key notes by Martin Brynskov (Chair of Open & Agile Smart Cities, Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Cities & Communities and Associate Professor at Aarhus University), speaking about “Setting the Foundation for Scale Up of Smart Cities Solutions” and Steve Turner (Digital Cities Lead at Arup), speaking about “Shifting Worlds”.

An interactive afternoon for innovation experts and enthusiasts

The afternoon is really about getting into an interactive exchange between the experienced Triangulum partners on the one side and external smart city experts and the audience on the other side”, explains Gerd Seehuus, City Coordinator of Triangulum’s Lighthouse City Stavanger. Within four interactive sessions, ranging from topics like “Climate Change – What Cities Can Do!” to “Smart Governance for Smart Cities”, “We All Can! How Citizens Make the Change” and “Beyond the Project: Replication and Investment of Smart City Solutions”, Triangulum will exchange its own stories and experiences with external professionals and the public. Replicable success stories from the three Lighthouse- and Fellow Cities will be shared, including lessons learnt and connections to the outside world.

During all coffee and lunch breaks, Triangulum invites to grab a coffee and a snack and to browse its “Innovation Marketspace” where the Triangulum partners will provide live and hands-on demonstrations of their various innovations, such as Lyse’s BLINK video solution or the WoonConnect app. Vin Sumner, CEO of Clicks&Links is looking forward to showcase his innovation: “With our Virtual Reality Bike, you can experience Manchester – or any other city – by cycling on a physical bike without actually leaving your home. The bike uses real-world scan data from cities and gives the user freedom to ride a virtual bicycle through these environments.

On Tuesday, 24.09., Triangulum is merging into the official Nordic Edge Expo and Conference 2019 where they will be co-organising the session “On a Mission for the European Cities of the Future – Achievements, Challenges, Opportunities” together with Nordic Edge, the European Commission, the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities & Communities (EIP-SCC), the EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) & Stavanger Region European Office. During this session, the two new SCC1 projects MAKING-CITY and +CityXChange will be introduced. Before finally “handing over” to them, Triangulum will present “The Triangulum Journey – Six Cities and Their Ripple Effects” to showcase its main outcomes and learnings and to talk about best practices regarding monitoring and evaluation. The joint session will end with “Horizon Europe – A Mission to deliver the Cities of the Future”, organised by the EC, EIP-SCC and SCIS.

About the event

The Triangulum International Conference “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions” is taking place on 23.09.2019 from 08:30-17:00 at Atlantic Hall at Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Olav V S Gate 3, 4005 Stavanger, Norway (free of charge, on-site registration possible).

The joint session “The Triangulum Journey – Six Cities and Their Ripple Effects” at Nordic Edge is taking place on 24.09.2019 from 14:00 – 15:20 in Room Snønuten at Nordic Edge Conference at Stavanger Forum, Gunnar Warebergsgate 13, 4021 Stavanger, Norway (Nordic Edge conference ticket required).

Triangulum Webinar: Governance for Smart Cities – Developing Principles and Guidelines

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Triangulum Webinar: Governance for Smart Cities – Developing Principles and Guidelines

On 30 September 2019 at 2:30 PM (CEST), Triangulum is hosting a webinar to support the replication process in its Follower City Leipzig with the title “Governance for Smart Cities – Developing Principles and Guidelines”

Speakers and topics:

  • Delia Mitcan (City of Eindhoven): Open Data Principles – How it works in Eindhoven
  • Adrian Slatcher (Manchester City Council): Good Practice in Using Data in the Smart City

The webinar is open to anyone interested in the Smart City area.

No registration is required! Interested participants can freely join the webinar on 30 September via the following link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/468558717

One can also dial in using a phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 468-558-717

More phone numbers
Austria: +43 7 2081 5337
Belgium: +32 28 93 7002
Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69
Finland: +358 942 72 0972
France: +33 170 950 590
Germany: +49 693 8098 999
Ireland: +353 15 360 756
Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80
Netherlands: +31 207 941 375
Norway: +47 21 93 37 37
Spain: +34 932 75 1230
Sweden: +46 853 527 818
Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60
United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011

Electric Vehicles in Manchester

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Electric Vehicles in Manchester

Besides Cargo Bikes, the other component of Manchester City Council’s work on mobility involves promoting e-mobility by subsidising departments to add e-vehicles to their fleet. With many City Council departments holding vehicles on short leases, a concrete business case could serve to increase takeup very quickly. As a result, Manchester City Council have recently leased four electric vehicles, two Citroen Berlingo vans, one Peugeot Partner van and a Nissan Leaf car. They are now proudly displaying our logo and driving around the streets of Manchester on Council duties. The three departments who have taken these vehicles all report high levels of user satisfaction.

Credits: Manchester City Council

Showroom to be opened in Prague 7

By / Allgemein / Comments Off on Showroom to be opened in Prague 7

The city district Prague 7 will soon open a showroom with medical and compensatory aids for its citizens. The project has been inspired by the European Smart City project Triangulum, when representatives of Prague 7 and IPR Prague visited the Lighthouse City Stavanger in 2018 to learn about their Smart Home Care approach. During the stay in Stavanger the delegation also visited the showroom at the innovative social and health care department. For the realization of a similar offer in Prague, the waiting room of the Polyclinic of Prague 7 will be transformed. Currently, the Social and Health Department of the Prague 7 district is preparing the room to  present various devices that can make life easier for both sick people and their peers and care takers. The aim is to inform elderly people and their peers how they can stay at home longer on their own, which devices can support them to do so and to receive an overview of all available  social and health services.  

The visitors of the showroom will find a display of eating rehabilitation,  sanitary aids and various further supporting devices, including information whether they can be obtained via prescription from a doctor. 

In addition, the showroom will inform about innovative technologies such as applications for emergency services, for deaf people, first aid and visually impaired and a database of barrier-free places.    

Future Showroom of Prague 7
Credits: Tomáš Obrtel

Another part of the showroom will provide a virtual reality experience for cognitive disorders and electronic drug dispensers. Furthermore visitors will see samples for emergency care, including a list of registered providers of this social service with examples of facilities and their price lists and a catalogue of possibilities for renting medical and compensatory aids, which is free of charge for citizens of Prague 7. On an hourly basis, an ergo therapist explains how to use the helping devises in an appropriate way and consult visitors in selecting the most suitable devices for them.

The city district finances the implementation of the entire showroom. The devices and new technologies will be provided by the companies that invented and now offer these products.