Energising Cities: Innovations, challenges & solutions
The Triangulum International Conference “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions” took place from 23-24 September 2019 in Stavanger, Norway.
A summary of the event, including presentations and posters for download, can be found here.
Triangulum is one of 14 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 one of the first three projects completing this journey with its three Lighthouse Cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO), where innovative projects focusing on sustainable mobility, energy, ICT and business opportunities have been implemented and tested. The project consortium combines interdisciplinary experience and the expertise of 22 partners from industry, research and municipalities that share the same objective and commitment to develop and implement smart solutions and have them replicated in the three Fellow Cities Leipzig (D), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES).
The five-year duration of this project is slowly coming to an end, resulting in numerous outcomes and lessons learnt that we wanted to share with the smart city community and the public.
We therefore invited to our international conference on “Energising Cities: Innovations, challenges & solutions” in Stavanger, Norway from 23.-24.09.2019.
On Monday, 23.09., we started the conference with presentations by Triangulum’s Project Coordinator Trinidad Fernandez, Jens Bartholmes from the European Commission and the Mayor of Stavanger, Christine Sagen Helgø!
There were two Key Notes by Steve Turner (Digital Cities Lead at Arup), speaking about “Shifting Worlds” and 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”.
In the afternoon, we looked forward to telling you about the replicable success stories from our three Lighthouse- and Fellow Cities including lessons learnt and hands-on experiences and demonstrations from the people of Triangulum as well as external experts. Some of the topics discussed in interactive sessions were climate change, governance, citizen engagement and investment & replication.
On Tuesday, 24.09., we merged into the official Nordic Edge Expo and Conference 2019. In the afternoon, Triangulum co-organised 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 were introduced. Before finally “handing over” to them, Triangulum presented its main outcomes and learnings and talked about best practices regarding monitoring and evaluation. The joint session ended with “Horizon Europe – A Mission to deliver the Cities of the Future” by the EC, EIP-SCC and SCIS. Read more.