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Triangulum Onsite Assessment in Manchester

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The on-site assessment in the Lighthouse City of Manchester took place from the 11th to the 22nd January 2016. This assessment was led by researchers from the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) at the University of Stuttgart in coordination with the Institute for lndustrial Engineering (IAO) and the Institute for Open Communica tion Systems (FOKUS) at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, and TÜV Süd. The corridor of Manchester is the focus area for the Triangulum project.

The 243 hectare area was created in 2002 as a consequence of the Commonwealth games in 2002 and is characterised by strong partnerships. lt is a unique business location that hosts two of UK’s most important universities: The University of Manchester and the Manchester Metropolitan University as well as the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. With the objective of understanding how local actors work together to implement smart technology solutions, 23 interview sessions with 31 interviewees fro m the mentioned institutions, the City Hall as weil as private sector project partners such as Clicks&links and Siemens were carried out. The follower cities of Prague and Sabadell partially joined the assessment. The collected information is being processed in the form of a report and will be used to design Investment schemes for Future replication.

Triangulum Onsite Assessment in Eindhoven

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From the 30th November until 9th December 2016, the second Triangulum on-site assessment took place in the Lighthouse City of Stavanger. Within the context of the EU-funded smart cities and communities project, Stavanger is striving to maximise the benefits of its Triangulum smart city implementation plan for citizens and local businesses, as well as to achieve a long-term resilience of the local economy.

16 expert interviews were conducted with 25 project partners as well as local politicians including Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø. The interdisciplinary assessment team led by the Fraunhofer Society and TÜV Süd focused on understanding the smart city solutions which are being implemented in Stavanger, such as the e-bus demonstration project, the central heating of public buildings, the data hub and smart home solutions. Furthermore, the local context, which enables such developments to be successful, was evaluated.

Through the great support of the city management team and all local partners, the knowledge about Triangulum activities in Stavanger was greatly enhanced. Moreover, all three follower cities were present and had the opportunity to have first insights and discussions with some key actors of the city. The findings of this on-site assessment will be documented in a report and used in the development of a smart city replication framework, which will facilitate the replication of these smart city solutions in other cities and regions.

Triangulum Onsite Assessment in Stavanger

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From the 30th of November until the 9th of December 2016, the second Triangulum on-site assessment took place in the Lighthouse City of Stavanger in Norway. Within the context of the EU funded smart cities and communities project, Stavanger is striving to maximize the benefits of its Triangulum smart city implementation plan for citizens and local businesses, as well as to achieve a long-term resilience of the local economy.

(Picture: Stavanger Kommune)

16 expert interviews were conducted with 25 project partners as well as local politicians including Mayor Christine Sagen Helgø. The interdisciplinary assessment team led by the Fraunhofer Society and TÜV Süd focused on understanding the smart city solutions which are being implemented in the Stavanger such as the e-bus demonstration project, the central heating of public buildings, the data hub and smart home solutions. Furthermore, the local context, which enables such developments to be successful, was evaluated. At the end of the assessment days a workshop was held with important stakeholders where benefits and beneficiaries of the smart city solutions were identified and important issues for the future development were discussed. Through the great support of the city management team and all local partners the knowledge on the Triangulum activities in Stavanger was greatly enhanced. Moreover, all three follower cities were present and had the opportunity to have first insights and discussions with some key actors of the city. The findings of this on-site assessment will be put down into a report and be used in the development of a smart city replication framework, which will facilitate the replication of these smart city solutions in other cities and regions.

Triangulum General Assembly Meeting in Berlin

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From 24-25 November 2015 all Triangulum partners met in the Spy museum in Berlin for the General Assembly Meeting. Besides the progress presentations, central Triangulum topics like the development of the “smart city replication framework” and the “ICT reference architecture” were discussed in workshops.

 

(Pictures: Fraunhofer IAO)

 

Urban Futures Conference on 25th & 26th November 2015 in Berlin

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How do we equip our cities for the future? If we want cities that are both CO2 neutral and future proof, we need a new interpretation of the interplay between digitalization, the energy transition, sustainable development and urban processes. Fraunhofer’s “Urban Futures” Conference aims to bring together relevant stakeholders from Germany and abroad specialising in sustainable urban development and the smart cities. Visionaries from municipalities, politics, business and research will be presenting and discussing their solutions for the cities of the future.

We are expecting more than 400 experts to attend. Exceptional program formats such as the “Call for ideas” innovation competition, “Morgenstadt marketplace”, “Speed dating” for mayors and the „Ideas lounge” offer additional opportunities to gather information and exchange ideas. Find out more about the conference program, confirmed speakers as well as signing up details by visiting our website.

Collaborative Cities: Design and Delivery in Manchester

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Invitation to “Collaborative Cities: Design and delivery in Manchester” – 08 October 2015, London

The Chair of the APPG for Smart Cities Mark Prisk MP is pleased to invite you to our next event: “Collaborative Cities: Design and delivery in Manchester”
This discussion and networking event will take place on Thursday 8th October from 17.30 – 20.00 in Siemens’ R&D Centre, The Crystal, London E16 1GB.

Mark Prisk MP will chair this session and will be joined by the following speakers:

Steve Turner, Head of future Cities, Manchester City Council
Vin Sumner, Founder and CEO, Clicks and Links
Paul Brodrick, Head of connected Communities, Siemens
Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40

The challenges around the creation of smart city districts are not technology based. Their establishment and the solutions and technologies within them rely increasingly on collaborative working between public authorities, private sector industrial partners and academic institutions – this creates some unique challenges around governance and leadership as well as ownership of assets and data.
Smart city districts need to be able to demonstrate ‘place’ based benefits as much as ‘organisational’ ones. How we replicate smart city districts on a commercial basis and at scale also creates its own set of issues within a challenging public sector finance arena.
This event will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by Manchester’s Triangulum project, which focuses on the integration of energy, mobility and ICT systems around infrastructure assets within ‘Corridor Manchester’, and is a collaborative project involving five strategic partners: Manchester City Council, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens, and Clicks and Links.
Please RSVP to appg.smartcities@bellenden.co.uk or call 0207 403 1734 if you would like to attend.

Triangulum Project presentation in Norway

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Triangulum Project presentation in Norway, 17-18 September 2015

The Triangulum project was presented at the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger, Norway. The expo, which gathers creators of smarter cities and smarter homes, aims at becoming Northern Europe’s most important arena for knowledge exchange and inspiration. Smart cities, change-making companies, forward-thinking universities and dynamic organizations are attending the event.

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Triangulum’s representatives Alanus von Radecki (Fraunhofer, Germany), Steve Turner (Manchester City Council, UK), Henk Kok (City of Eindhoven, Netherlands) and Tone Grindland (City of Stavanger, Norway) are part of the world-class collection of speakers taking part on the Nordic Edge Expo.

Triangulum Steering Committee in Eindhoven

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The TRIANGULUM Steering Committee met in Eindhoven on 22nd – 24th June 2015 to discuss the progress of the project and to visit the Lighthouse District Strijp-S, a central development area situated in the former innovation hub of Philips. The project aims at transforming the former area into an innovation district providing the right eco-environment for the development of smart services and start-ups. In order to do that, a variety of different concepts and co-working facilities, exhibition areas, innovation laboratories and business incubators will offer their services and working space to the young companies of tomorrow.

http://www.strijp-s.nl/en/today

From the left: Belma Covic (Stavanger), Michelle Oddy (Manchester), Nora Fanderl (Fraunhofer), Damian Wagner (Fraunhofer), Alexandra Fezer (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum), Gerd Seehuus (Stavanger), Henk Kok (Eindhoven), Hans van Amelsvoort (Eindhoven), Saskia Heyde (Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum), Thijs van Dieren (Volker Wessels).

(Pictures: Fraunhofer IAO)