Triangulum’s seventh newsletter is online – updating you on the latest project activities. Read the newsletter here.
Every Thing is Connected – three days of events to share the findings from local and international Smart City projects, among them Triangulum, through hands-on demonstrations, discussions, networking and art installations.
Based at the Bright Building, Manchester Science Park’s brand new state-of-the-art workplace, we will question, experiment and demonstrate how every thing, and everyone, can be connected in an urban landscape.
Stavanger’s Central Energy Plant, part of the Lighthouse City’s Triangulum activities, recently won the Water Industry Award in Norway for its innovative solution. The award is handed out to projects with a high degree of complexity, solved by using a new and unique approach.
The energy plant transforms the city’s wastewater to energy, reducing the CO2 emission by 80 % – something that has never been done in Norway before. The new energy facility uses a renewable energy source to heat and cool three administrative buildings and the public swimming pool in the city centre.
Sabadell’s mayor Maties Serracant invited John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven to speak about experiences and good practices of the Dutch Lighthouse City.
On 14th November, Mayor Serracant and other representatives of Sabadell welcomed a Dutch delegation together with representatives of Follower City Leipzig and Fraunhofer Institute in order to foster replication activities in Sabadell.
The Triangulum Lighthouse Cities have tested and evaluated countless methods, measures and tools on their way to become more green and sustainable cities. But how could the Follower Cities (FCs) choose from this wealth of experience and benefit from good practices?
Within the project, support is given by means of the so called “Follower City Training Mission”, consisting of FC days, workshops and webinars which are tailored to the specific needs of Follower Cities, and of the Triangulum Replication Tool, a database interlinking city needs with possible solutions.
On 13th and 14th November, stakeholders met in Sabadell to discuss the goals and the next steps for Follower City Sabadell.
The series of Triangulum Follower City Webinars is now completed and availabe for the public. Go and get the information on:
Select from the following topics according to your requirements:
- Webinar 1 “Smart City Policies and Governance” (17th March 2017)
- Webinar 2 “ICT Reference Architecture” (28th March 2017)
- Webinar 3 “Smart Business Services and Innovation Management” (18th May 2017)
- Webinar 4 “Innovation Procurement” (30th May 2017)
- Webinar 5 “Citizen Engagement, Developement of Living Labs” (23rd June 2017)
- Webinar 6 “Financing the Smart City” (6th September 2017)
- Webinar 7 “Smart and Electric Mobility” (19th September 2017)
In 2017 the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan marks its 10th year anniversary. For this occasion, a conference, taking place in Bratislava from 29 November to 1 December 2017, reviewed the progress achieved in the last decade in the energy transition and the key role played by the SET Plan as the technological pillar of the EU energy policy.
On 29 November 2017, the conference also featured a Smart Cities and Communities focused side event, including a presentation of Triangulum Coordinator Damian Wagner.
The official launch of Manchester-I, Manchester’s portal for city-related data, was held on the 29th November at the Manchester Central Library. There was a good turnout of data professionals from across the Manchester Triangulum partner organisations, as well as the City. Attendees were invited to explore the system to understand the datasets available.
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.
Triangulum partner Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has been named the greenest university in the UK, ranked in first in the People and Planet University League. The league assesses a range of environmental and ethical factors, management practices and policies, and performance in carbon reduction, energy sources, waste and recycling, and water reduction.
One of MMU’s electric vehicles purchased as part of Triangulum