Triangulum: The Three Point Project / Demonstrate. Disseminate. Replicate.

Project Details

Project date: 
January, 2015 to December, 2019
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Funding programme: 
SCC 1 - 2014 Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects

Pilot Cities

  1. Stavanger
  2. Eindhoven
  3. Manchester

Early adopter cities

  1. Spain
  2. Sabadell
  3. China
  4. Tianjin
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Praha
  7. Germany
  8. Leipzig

The Triangulum project will demonstrate how a systems innovation approach based around the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) can drive dynamic smart city development. It will test the SIP across three lighthouse cities: Manchester (United Kingdom), Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and Stavanger (Norway), which represent the main typologies of European cities.

The results from these lighthouse cities will be complemented by the follower cities Prague (Czech Republic), Leipzig (Germany) and Sabadell (Spain). This powerful combination reflects an urban population of between 100,000 and 1.2 million inhabitants across six different countries, making it possible to demonstrate successful replication across a wide range of typical urban areas in Europe.

The Triangulum goals target a series of direct impacts around reduced energy consumption of buildings, increased use of renewable energies, increased utilisation of electric vehicles, deployment of intelligent energy management technologies and the deployment of an adaptive and dynamic ICT data hub. The design and implementation of innovative business models and the activation of citizens as co-creators are core cross-cutting elements to base the technologies in real-world city environments and facilitate replication.

Triangulum project aims to:

  • Demonstrate real smart city solutions and facilitate and replicate them across their follower cities
  • Look beyond subsidies and demonstrate working business models and social value models for smart cities
  • Demonstrate and test the project’s approaches making them measurable, trackable and thus “bankable” in order to minimise risks for future smart city investments
  • Involve users in the process of development and improvement of smart city solutions, connecting civil society to ensure the solutions contribute towards real life improvement of the cities and they are demand-driven
  • Transfer knowledge about smart city implementation: mutual learning and innovative forms of collaboration between city administrations, private sector corporations, civil society and research institutions
  • Activate and enable entrepreneurs, SMEs and young talents by creating an attractive eco-system and by co-creating smart districts and associated solutions
  • Develop and implement a smart city reference model
  • Demonstrate data-driven value creation in cities through sustainable transformation of existing buildings and demonstration of solutions for a shifting energy demand market
  • Build upon the strong replication potential of the follower cities
  • Contribute to and strengthen and the European Smart Cities Movement.