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EU grants EUR 24.4m to smart cities. Stavanger, Manchester, and Eindhoven have been awarded EU project money worth some NOK 200m for a period of five years. “We’ll be undertaking concrete, intelligent solutions together that affect the everyday lives of people in Stavanger and [which] can spread to other urban areas in the world. At the same time, we now gain access to an extensive network of international expertise in intelligent solutions”, says acting Mayor of Stavanger Bjørg Tysdalsvatnet Moe in a statement. Organisation Greater Stavanger, power and cable TV provider Lyse Energi, Rogaland County, and the University of Stavanger will jointly develop innovative solutions to solve challenges within the community and create smarter cities.

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EU grants EUR 24.4m to smart cities

Published on Wednesday, 8th October, 2014 at 09:52 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last Updated on 9th October 2014 at 14:36.

Stavanger, Manchester, and Eindhoven have been awarded EU project money worth some NOK 200m for a period of five years.

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The European Commission announced, Monday, that all three cities all received approval for their joint Triangulum project.

This project plans to develop smart solutions for future sustainable cities. It is a pilot in mobility energy and ICT investment in Smart Cities and Communities (SCC). The initiative would compete with more than 30 other European collaborative projects.

It is intended that the various solutions will be sent to Leipzig, Prague, and Sabadell (Spain) afterwards for further testing.

“We’ll be undertaking concrete, intelligent solutions together that affect the everyday lives of people in Stavanger and [which] can spread to other urban areas in the world. At the same time, we now gain access to an extensive network of international expertise in intelligent solutions”, says acting Mayor of Stavanger Bjørg Tysdalsvatnet Moe in a statement.

Organisation Greater Stavanger, power and cable TV provider Lyse Energi, Rogaland County, and the University of Stavanger will jointly develop innovative solutions to solve challenges within the community and create smarter cities.

Lyse’s head of innovation and research, Dagfinn Wåge, explains the pilot project will involve 100 households and two companies with intelligent communication devices and automatic electricity metres.

“This creates a unique demonstration area where people live, move and work,” he explains.

It is hoped that Triangulum will bring further participation in Horizon 2020 both from the public and business sectors, according to European Commission representative in Norway Tor Ivar Eikaas of the Research Council of Norway.

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme in the world, with nearly EUR 80bn-worth of funding available between 2014 to 2020.

Promising more discoveries, and taking great ideas from the laboratory to market and intent on securing Europe’s global competitiveness, Horizon 2020 has the political support of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament.

More information about the EU's programme can be found here (external link).



Published on Wednesday, 8th October, 2014 at 09:52 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock.
Last updated on 9th October 2014 at 14:36.

This post has the following tags: energy, cities, intelligent, eu, innovation.





  
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