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A delegation from Manchester City Council, the University of Manchester and e-forum visited Tianjin in China on 09.12.2016 to develop their role as an observer city in Triangulum.
(Pictures: ASW, complan GmbH)
During the past months, the follower city of Leipzig has made an effort to bring the Smart City topic closer to the inhabitants of the focus district in Leipzig-West and, at the same time, to contribute to a city wide strategy.
One of the Triangulum activities in Stavanger is the purchase of new battery-powered buses. This purchase offers a great possibility for the inhabitants of Stavanger: to have a say in the design of the buses themselves!
Students at three Norwegian high schools competed for decorating the three new battery-powered buses. Stavanger County Mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal told the students that the county wanted a fresh look for the battery-powered buses, and that they looked forward to seeing what creative ideas the students would come up with. Their creativity knew no bounds.
Learn more about the local Triangulum activities in Stavanger in three videos: One video shows the kick-off event of the bus design competition, another one explains Stavanger University’s role in the Triangulum project. The third video focuses on the project activities of Triangulum partner Lyse.
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona is the international smart cities discussion summit linking the urban reality with the technological revolution. The 2016 edition (15-17 November) hosted nearly 17 000 visitors, 591 exhibitors, 420 speakers and more than 600 cities. The event attracts the highest level of stakeholders in the context of urban development and innovative technologies. This year´s debate was held around the topics of collaborative economy, energy innovation, sustainable mobility, co-creation dynamics, open data integration, and the need to invest in education, health and support systems for aging populations.
Triangulum was present in a joint EU SCC projects stand at this leading platform of ideas and networking. Our presence was able to attract the attention of hundreds of visitors from industry, research and public institutions interested in the topic of smart cities and new forms of collaboration.
On 18th October 2016, the Triangulum project partners in Manchester welcomed a group of delegates from Berlin Energy Agency. They were attending as part of a Horizon 2020 funded Urban Learning programme.
Triangulum partners informed about the project at a stand at the smart city conference Nordic Edge in Stavanger this October. Nordic Edge aims at becoming one of Europe’s most important arenas for knowledge exchange and inspiration for creators of smarter businesses, smarter homes and smarter cities and has taken place for the second time in 2016.
Represented by the Stavanger partnership, Triangulum was promoted at the 15th Annual Transatlantic Forum in Chicago from 24th to 25th October 2016. Sciences, innovation and business were included as part of the cross disciplinary programme.
Every 20 years, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is organised. The latest edition, Habitat III, took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October 2016 – and Triangulum coordinator Damian Wagner was there too. He formed part of a delegation from the German city Ludwigsburg, headed by its mayor Werner Spec.
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