Europe's largest research and innovation program

Tomorrow's society needs to be more environmentally friendly, efficient, and user-friendly than it is today. New technology and interaction between private and public actors can cut CO₂ emissions, create better transport and communication solutions, and make energy use more efficient.

Over the past five years, the Stavanger region has developed such solutions. We have been an official lighthouse town in the EU project Triangulum, which is part of Europe’s largest research and innovation program – Horizon 2020.

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tonnes CO₂ saved by the central energy plant


private homes have tested energy management


tonnes CO₂ saved (Electric buses)

Electric buses

First in Norway with electric buses in ordinary traffic

The buses have saved the climate for 127 tons of CO₂ (global emissions) and the urban area for 546 kg NOx (local emissions) after two years on the road.

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Smart solutions for a better future

Triangulum was the start of the region’s smart city venture and contributed to the creation of the municipality’s smart city office and the establishment of Nordic Edge Expo. During the period, several innovative and forward-looking projects have been carried out that has attracted attention far beyond the national borders.

Energy management

100 homes, one nursing home, one gym, and Blink!

New technologies for energy efficiency and management have been tested in 100 homes, a gym, and a nursing home. And the Blink video system that has now been tested by users in Spain provides for secure communication on different screens.

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