Demonstration, dissemination, and replication of innovative solutions in Europe and beyond (TRIANGULUM)
As part of the Triangulum project, numerous guidelines and financing models were developed with the aim of making cities sustainable, intelligent, and liveable in the future. In Manchester, for example, in addition to the renovation of historic buildings, a self-sufficient energy network was set up to supply an entire city district with heat and electricity. In Eindhoven, entire city districts have been transformed into sustainable living spaces, and in Stavanger, high-performance fiber optic networks ensure today the fast data exchange and thus connect residents, research institutions, companies and doctors with one another.
Triangulum was one of the first Smart Cities and Communities projects financially supported by the European Commission. The project consortium combined the interdisciplinary experience and expertise of 22 partners from six countries and working in industry, research and municipalities. The aim of the partners was to develop and implement smart solutions and to replicate them in the three Follower Cities of Leipzig (GER), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES) as well as in the observer city of Tianjin (CHN).
A special feature of the project is the ICT architecture and the Smart City Framework, which was developed in the Lighthouse Cities Manchester, Eindhoven and Stavanger and rolled out in the Follower Cities. In its five project years, Triangulum has developed a total of 29 solution modules and 69 use cases that take into account the individual challenges and requirements of its flagship cities and the stakeholders involved. In addition, Triangulum led to the development of further Smart City projects worth more than € 50 million and generated three spin-offs that together contribute to the achievement of the EU's climate goals.
The SEZ supported as a project partner:
- Dissemination and communication of the project activities and results, for example in the context of a project website, and in form of social media activities, advertising materials, press releases, videos, web seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.
- Administrative and financial project management, project controlling and reporting, implementation of amendments together with the European Commission, regular training and web seminars to clarify financial issues
- Project name acronym: TRIANGULUM
- Funding Institution: European Commission, Horizon 2020
- Funding budget for all partners: 25,4 M EUR
- Involved Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Czech Republic
- Project Duration: 02/2015– 01/2020
Keywords: Energy efficiency, smart grids, emobility, retrofitting