There is an increasing number of data sources producing real-time data within Greater Manchester. Exploiting these real-time data sources gives us opportunities to maximise the performance of the city infrastructure and improve the experience of residents, visitors and businesses.


This website, created through the EC ‘Horizon 2020’ funded project ‘Triangulum', presents the concept of Manchester-I, a portal for city-related data that is being broadcast from a range of sources. As a first step in the development of Manchester-I we are collecting and offering access to data provided by a number of different sources.


The availability of open data can stimulate the creation of digital products and services that enhance people’s lives. Data can also inform the long-term development of a city with planners able to better understand the constraints that result from the existing infrastructure.


This site will take data generated from two projects, Triangulum CityVerve, which are described in more detail on the ‘Projects’ page. Triangulum is focused on specific interventions in energy, mobility, ICT and the use of data in applications, while CityVerve is pioneering the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to redefine ‘smart’ in the context of a living, working city.


Both projects aim to build and deliver a smarter, more connected Manchester, creating a city that uses technology to meet the complex needs of its people: new business and jobs, better healthcare and transport, safer streets and more engaged and empowered citizens.



Manchester-I is the long-term vision for a City Data Management and Process system. Funded by Triangulum, it represents a collaboration between this project and the Innovate Uk’s City Demonstrator project ‘CityVerve’. The ambition is for these two projects to leave a legacy that can serve as a platform for enhancing and improving the different aspects of the city life through a data-centric approach to governance, business and community.


Both projects are considering the way in which data can address issues associated with the rapidly increasing growth of urban areas. This growth is putting increased pressure on the way our cities deliver public services, such as housing, transport, energy, water, health and education. The cities that compete most effectively in the future will be those that can deliver ‘smart green growth’ against a backdrop of rapidly increasing urbanisation.

Triangulum aims to demonstrate, facilitate and replicate real smart-city solutions, promoting innovation-driven models for businesses as well as social structures across three European cities including Manchester.


In Manchester, the project is focused on a number of interventions within the Oxford Road Corridor. The aim is to make the Corridor one of the largest knowledge-driven, low-carbon districts in Europe by delivering a range of interventions around increased energy efficiency, sustainable urban mobility and ICT.


Triangulum is funded by the European commission and is part of the 'Horizon 2020' Research and Innovation programme.


Further information can be found at the Triangulum's official website,

CityVerve is the UK’s smart cities demonstrator, pioneering the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to redefine “smart” in the context of a living, working city.


The project is led by Manchester City Council and involves 20 partners from the public, corporate, SME and academic worlds – who have united to transform the city and create endless possibilities for the people that live and work there.


Combining technology and business model innovations with a citizen-centric focus, it will create a real-life blueprint for smart cities worldwide.


CityVerve is funded by InnovateUK, led by the City of Manchester and made up of 18 partners including Cisco, MSP and FutureEverything.


For further information visit the ​CityVerve's official website.



This project has received fundings from

the European Union's Horizon 2020

research and innovation funding under

grant agreement No. 646578




Manchester-I is currently managed by the University of Manchester. We are based in: 


Ferranti Building

off Sackville Street

Manchester M1


For any inquiries, please fill out this form.


Project funded by

EU's Horizon 2020,

grant No. 646578