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).