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.