Triangulum was a €25 million Horizon 2020 project funded by The European Commission to demonstrate cutting-edge smart city technologies and roll them out across the world. The Triangulum consortium combines the expertise of 22 partners from six countries: Norway, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain.
The University of Manchester was part of the Manchester consortium (alongside Siemens, Clicks and Links and Manchester Metropolitan University) and worked with the cities of Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Stavanger (Norway) to demonstrate 'smart green growth' - reducing carbon emissions while boosting the economy.
Triangulum's overarching aim was to encourage stakeholders to be actively engaged in the co-creation of smarter and more sustainable cities.
The University of Manchester had both a research and coordination role:
- Working with a range of local partners, to research and test renewable energy and storage technologies, smart ICT management systems and electric vehicles. These actions were focused on 'Corridor Manchester', which includes the University campus.
- Coordinating teams in Eindhoven and Stavanger towards a joint assessment of the economic, environmental and social impacts of smart city technologies.
- A multilevel framework for impact assessment and monitoring will be generated, with open source and interoperable data sharing platforms enabling cities to learn from each other, and develop transferable smart city management technologies and apps.
- Oxford Road Corridor