What is Triangulum?
The three point project Triangulum is one of currently twelve European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects, set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for Europe’s future smart cites. The Lighthouse Cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO) serve as testbeds for innovative projects focusing on sustainable mobility, energy, ICT and business opportunities. The project consortium combines interdisciplinary experience and expertise of 22 partners from industry, research and municipalities who share the same objective and commitment to develop and implement smart solutions in order to replicate them in the three follower cities Leipzig (D), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES) as well as in the Observer City Tianjin (CHN).
The overall budget of Triangulum is 30 million Euros (2015-2020). The European Commission funding (Horizon 2020) totals 25 million Euros.
The project is coordinated by Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart and supported by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum.
An exceptional feature of the project is the ICT architecture and the Smart City Framework that will be developed in the Lighthouse Cities and rolled out in the Follower Cities. A modular approach will enable flexible (business) solutions that address individual challenges and requirements of our cities and their stakeholders.
By now, the majority of the implementation projects in the three Lighthouse Cities have been completed during the past three years and the monitoring and impact assessment has started with data being stored at the central Cloud Data Hub. To this point, Triangulum exhibits 29 solution modules and 69 use cases addressing the individual challenges and requirements of its Lighthouse Cities and involved stakeholders.
Eindhoven is the centre of the “Brainport Region”, one of the three top economic engines of The Netherlands. The Dutch consortium consists of five partners: VolkerWessels, Woonbedrijf, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, KPN and the Municipality of Eindhoven.
Industry sectors such as business services, ICT, digital and biomedical sciences are key to economic growth in Greater Manchester in terms of new investment, job and GVA creation. Manchester is the economic powerhouse of the North West region of England.
The Stavanger region is the energy capital of Europe. The region has a high level of digital service development and provision, due to its high speed digital infrastructure (more and more commonly 1GB in/out in households).
Leipzig is one of the most dynamic cities in Germany. After years of population decline, it is successfully turning from a post-industrial into a knowledge-based economy.
Sabadell is a Spanish City of 207,540 inhabitants, located in Catalonia. It belongs to Barcelona’s Metropolitan Region, where 68% of the Catalan population lives.
Prague is one of the most attractive regions within Central Europe. The combination of its cultural heritage and its architectural value creates a phenomenon.
Tianjin, CN (Observer)
Tianjin is a Chinese metropolitan area. Its economic output is currently twice that of the national average, and infrastructure projects are under development to support this growth.