On a Mission for the European Cities of the Future - Achievements, Challenges, Opportunities

Part 1: Meet the New Lighthouse Cities
(13:30 - 14:00)

The newest edition of frontrunner cities awarded funding under the smart cities lighthouse call of the EU research & innovation programme Horizon 2020 will be presenting their winner projects:

Part 2: The Triangulum Journey - Six Cities and Their Ripple Effects
(14:00 - 15:20)

The goal of this session is to inform about the major outcomes and learnings from five years of the smart city lighthouse project Triangulum and to get into an interactive exchange with the two new European Lighthouse Projects as well as the interested audience. Let’s learn from and support each other to promote theSmart City developments of the future!

Come and meet the people behind Triangulum and become part of an engaging dialogue to foster further Smart City developments in Europe and beyond. Join us to learn about Triangulum, our six cities and their ripple effects!


Part 3: Horizon Europe - A Mission to Deliver the Cities of the Future Stakeholder Debate
15:40 - 17:30

Delivering a European Mission on Cities means improving the life of at least two thirds of the EU population, inter alia by accelerating investments for sustainable energy and climate adaptation, but also related areas such as ICT, health, environment.

These investments are paramount to ensure a climate-neutral, citizen centric, green and healthy Europe in the long-term and prepare our cities and regions for the threats and risks already known today.

This session is meant to trigger a targeted dialogue of the European Commission, the EIP-SCC community, the Horizon2020 Lighthouse projects and more core stakeholders on which key mission elements shall be delivered, by whom, by when and with which means.

A big share of the discussions will be on replication and deployment of existing solutions and integrating them in a meaningful way to set the right pace from the beginning, and to use existing instruments, tools and stakeholder communities in the best possible way.

Join us to have your say and get involved!

I. Introduction to the five discussion topics by the invited experts
  • Standardisation
    By: Martin Brynskov, Chairman of Open Agile Smart Cities (OASC)
  • Modern integrated Urban Planning
    by: Keiran Reeves, Senior Executive Planner, Urban Innovation Department, Limerick City County Council
  • Deployment and Replication
    By: Nadja Riedel, Project Coordinator, Leipzig, Germany, involved in the Lighthouse Project Triangulum
  • Project Development Assistance & Capacity Building
    By: Bernadett Degrendele, Smart Cities Project Coordinator at EUROCITIES
  • Citizen Engagement and Sustainable Urban Policies
    By: Marieke van den Wijngaard, Woonbedrijf Eindhoven, The Netherlands
II. Discussion at tables
  • Structured feedback by the table moderators
  • Closing and next steps
24 September
13:30 - 17:30
Snønuten, upper floor conference centre
Session Chair:
European Commission, European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities & Communities (EIP-SCC), EU Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), Triangulum & Stavanger Region European Office



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Heidi Kristina Jakobsen

Director, Stavanger Region Europe Office

Jens Bartholmes

Policy Officer, European Commission

Silje Rønningsen

Trondheim Lighthouse City Project Manager, +CITYEXCHANGE project

Kieran Reeves

Senior Eecutive Planner, Urban Innovation Department, Limerick City and Country Council

Samuli Rinne

Project Manager Making-City-project, City of Oulu

Trinidad Fernandez

Triangulum Coordinator, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO)

Kelly Watson

WP2 of Triangulum H2020 project, Manchester Urban Institute, University of Manchester

James Evans

Professor, University of Manchester

Delia Mitcan

Project Manager, Municipality of Eindhoven

Gerd Seehuus

Stavanger Lighthouse City Project Manager, Triangulum Project, Stavanger Municipality

Martine Tommis

Principal Project Officer at Manchester City Council

Adam Pajgrt

Strategy and Development Specialist, Prague Institute of Planning and Development

Nadja Riedel

Senior Project Manager, City of Leipzig, Digital City Unit

Oriol Llevot

Chief, innovation, knowledge and audiovisuals section at Municipality of Sabadell

Georg Houben

Policy Officer at DG Energy, European Commission

Marieke van den Wijngaard

Project Manager, Stichting Woonbedrijf SWS.Hhvl