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.