Triangulum and the other Lighthouse Projects lead the way to a smarter Europe at Smart City EXPO

Triangulum and eleven further smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 14-16 November – the biggest edition to date – to show how cities are leading the way in driving sustainable and smart innovation.

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New video features Eindhoven’s Project Milestones

The Triangulum partners in Eindhoven created a video documenting what has been achieved in the Lighthouse City since the beginning of the project. In a timeline of images, the viewer is guided through all the activities carried out during the first two years of Triangulum in Eindhoven. The video is a dynamic document: further Triangulum initiatives which are still being worked on will be added to the video in time.

The Triangulum Lighthouse City visits – Encouraging the replication of best practices

The overarching goal of Triangulum’s replication work package is the transfer of successful use cases implemented in the Lighthouse Cities (LHC) to the Follower Cities (FC) and beyond in a systematic and methodological way. An additional objective is to streamline ICT integration between all three Lighthouse Cities and to develop an ICT reference architecture. The aim is to speed up planning and implementation and to optimise the design, transformation and monitoring of potential smart city solutions.

During the year 2017, the Triangulum replication team visited the three Lighthouse Cities: Stavanger (NO) in May, Eindhoven (NL) in June and Manchester (UK) in July. The aim of these visits was, on the one hand, to identify replicable use cases, which can be accessed through a user-friendly replication tool. On the other hand, they aimed at identifying driving factors which supported the implementation of innovative solutions in these cities.

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Supporting the Triangulum Follower Cities in replicating solutions – The Triangulum FC Training Mission

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The Follower City Training Mission focuses on supporting the Triangulum Follower Cities to replicate solutions from the Lighthouse Cities. The three Follower Cities (FC) Leipzig, Prague and Sabadell have been closely accompanied by the replication team of the project by conducting a comprehensive and tailored training programme during the year 2017. The aim of the different activities is to help the FCs write their implementation strategies. With these strategies , the FCs outline their concrete plans to replicate smart city solutions, providing details such as the area for implementation, technologies to be implemented, costs and funding, reference to the Lighthouse Cities (LHC), etc.

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Opening of Lighting Route in Eindhoven

Around two-hundred residents of the neighbourhood Eckart-Vaartbroek were present at the official opening of the innovative lighting route on 2nd October 2017.
A footpath around a pond is illuminated with smart lighting poles to make it more accessible and safe to walk. But that’s not all: A smart interactive trail of lights is set out to guide walkers or runners on their way. They can determine their own pace by setting the lights which turn on and off in a certain time-span.
For the opening, children from schools in the neighbourhood were invited to run the route for the first time.

Picture source: City of Eindhoven

Nordic Edge 2017 – Meeting of Europe’s Smart Cities in Stavanger

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“Smart Happiness” was the theme of this year’s Nordic Edge Conference and Expo, being organised for the third time in Triangulum’s Lighthouse City Stavanger from 26th to 28th September 2017.

Nordic Edge aims at being the most important arena in the Nordics for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, smarter homes and smarter cities. By bringing together the best thinkers and the best doers, Nordic Edge Expo is a not-to-be-missed arena for ideas exchange, inspiration, insights and action. This year’s Nordic Edge brought together 4500 attendees from over 40 countries.
Triangulum was directly involved in several activities during Nordic Edge.

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Local stakeholder workshop on Smart Home Care in Follower City Prague

On 31st August and 1st September 2017, IPR Prague conducted a local stakeholder workshop in cooperation with the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) and the City District of Prague 7. The workshop dealt with the topic “Modern technologies of assistive care and health care in formal and informal care delivery”. International and local experts and stakeholders were invited to a knowledge exchange and discussion about the current and future possibilities of home care.

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Triangulum Days on the future of smart cities during World Design Event in Eindhoven from 22-23/10/2017

Between 20th and 29th of October, the Triangulum Lighthouse City Eindhoven will host the World Design Event (WDE). This new event will take place, from now on, every four years together with the yearly Dutch Design Week (DDW), presenting smart solutions and inventive ideas of more than 2,500 designers to more than 300,000 visitors in 100 locations across the city. The event will take place in Strijp-S, one of the Triangulum demonstration sites in Eindhoven. 

For this occasion, the Eindhoven Triangulum consortium (VolkerWessels, Woonbedrijf, Technical University, KPN and the Municipality of Eindhoven) is organising a two day event focusing on the project results achieved in thr city. The ‘Triangulum days’ will take place on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd October.
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