Smart city and built environment, Energy and environment


Stavanger, Eindhoven, Manchester


EU; City Governments


Smart city technology

Triangulum is set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for Europe’s future smart cites. The Lighthouse Cities Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO) serve as testbeds for innovative projects focusing on sustainable mobility, energy, ICT and business opportunities. The project consortium combines interdisciplinary experience and expertise of 22 partners from industry, research and municipalities who share the same objective and commitment to develop and implement smart solutions in order to replicate them in other cities.

What was tested

Amongst others; Sustainable mobility; Energy; Business models.

Testbed purpose

To create an ICT architecture and a Smart City Framework that will be developed in the Lighthouse Cities and rolled out in Follower Cities.


Three lighthouse cities in UK, Norway and Netherlands with additional 'replication cities' in Leipzig (D), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES) as well as in the Observer City Tianjin (CHN).

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Make public services better and more efficient

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