The Triangulum project is part of the EU’s Smart Cities and Communities Initiative to make European cities more sustainable through three themes, energy, mobility and ICT. The overall objective is to contribute towards the Oxford Road Corridor Manchester becoming one of the largest knowledge driven low carbon districts in Europe. The funding in Manchester enables investment in renewable energy and storage technologies, improving energy efficiency and management using ICT data as well as supporting the increased use of electric vehicles. More information can be found at



The ICT workstream within the Triangulum project in Manchester is embarking upon a series of “Innovation Challenges.” These are similar to the existing concept of hackathons and are aimed at encouraging innovation by involving other people and organisations outside of the project.


Our aim with the innovation challenges is to look for innovative ideas that build upon the data and tools generated by the Triangulum project. The ideas need to align with our broad focus upon energy, mobility and ICT within the Manchester Corridor area. The first challenge is open to students within MMU. We will share with you some specific challenges regarding energy efficiency in and around the Birley Fields Campus and we want to hear your ideas. We can offer a reward to the winning idea. No ICT expertise is required, simply ideas!

Encouraging innovation that builds upon our work

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018, 12:00 -18:00.


Location: Council Chamber, Ormond Building,

                Lower Ormond Street, M15 6BX.


Prize£500 Amazon Voucher for the prize
          awarded by the judging panel.


          £250 Amazon Voucher for winning team

          selected by the attendees on the day.

Analyse a prototype Energy Saving Application and design your own version to encourage energy saving by MMU students on the Birley Campus. No ICT knowledge required!

Project funded by

EU's Horizon 2020,

grant No. 646578