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.
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.