Selected districts within the Lighthouse Cities of Manchester, Eindhoven and Stavanger form the basis of living labs which serve as demonstrators for a European led market of integrated smart city solutions and products.
The Lighthouse Cities represent the main typologies of European Cities. Complemented by the Follower Cities of Prague, Leipzig and Sabadell they build a powerful combination representing urban population between 100,000 and 1,2 million inhabitants across six different countries, allowing to demonstrate successful replication across a wide range of typical urban areas in Europe.
Each Lighthouse City has already made significant progress towards the transition into a smart city through the development of individual approaches reflecting the specific local circumstances. The variety of activities and measures is based on zero / low energy districts, integrated infrastructures and sustainable urban mobility and designed to deliver a wide range of cross-cutting outcomes across different sectors and stakeholders.
The selected Lighthouse districts for demonstration are the Corridor in Manchester, Strijp-S and Eckart Vaartbroek in Eindhoven and the Centre of Stavanger including the Hillevåg district. Each of these districts will demonstrate how the integration of smart city solutions leads to a significant reduction of energy demand and local GHG emissions, whilst enhancing quality of life and providing the basis for economic growth and development at the same time.
Our city partners
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).