Trondheim will be a Lighthouse City

– +CityxChange - Co-creating the future we want to live in


On 6 July, the +CityxChange proposal was formally invited by the European Commission to become a new smart city lighthouse project, under the "Smart Cities and Communities" call of the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The proposal was given excellent comments and scores by the experts, and rated among the very best among the eleven competing proposals.

For the next five years, the cities of Trondheim, Limerick, Alba Iulia, Písek, Sestao, Smolyan and Võru will experiment on how to become smart positive energy cities, that use digital services to improve quality of life for and together with all of their citizens, generate more energy than they consume, and exchange experiences with cities across Europe to learn faster, together.

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For more information, please check our website: or contact project coordinator Annemie Wyckmans, Trondheim’s lighthouse city coordinator Silja Rønningsen and Limerick’s lighthouse city coordinator Rosie Webb

Research award

EuroFM Research Award 2018

– NTNU Professor Carmel Lindkvist is the winner of 2018

We congratulate Carmel Lindkvist as the Researcher of the Year Award 2018 in Facility Management! 
The Euro FM Award Ceremony took place the 7th June 2018 during the annual EuroFM Facility Managment Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Carmel Lindkvist is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning at NTNU, and part of the Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management. Her research builds on organisation management theories to understand the interplay of practices, clients, end users and particularly facility managers in the renovation of low energy emission neighbourhoods and districts. Projects include Near Zero Energy Neighbourhood and IEA/SHC Task 51 Solar Energy in Urban Planning. Well done! 

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News and Events

SSC Summer School at Newcastle University 

A Joint EERA and UERA Smart Sustainable Cities Summer School will be organized 23-27. July 2018. Read more

Seminar in Bucharest -Dilemmas and Potentials of Urban Transitions towards Sustainable Urban Futures

 JPI Urban Europe is organising a seminar in Bucharest 24-15 April 2018. Read more

ByLab Bodø

Bodø Kommune ønsker å invitere alle til åpningen av byens eget bylaboratorium- ByLab Bodø.

Møt opp i Stormen bibliotek torsdag 5.april fra klokken 10.00! Overordnet tema 05. vil bli smart city. 06. april skal vi fokusere på digitalisering av byggesak. Les mere

Seminar: PI-SEC Experience Sharing Dialogue 

How do we impact the good community vision through energy ambitious pilot projects? Norwegian and Swedish perspectives. Seminar took place in Trondheim 11-12.1.2018. Read more

Cooperation between NTNU and SJTU

On Dec. 6th Ms. Margrete Søvik the senior adviser at SIU visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Yu Wang and Pål Aune were with her, in the visit prof. Ruzhu Wang at SJTU has introduced the cooperation between NTNU and SJTU especially on Joint research center on renewable energy and double degree program. Margrete also interviewed two NTNU students who currently stay in SJTU for exchange. During the meeting, they also discussed the next SiNoPSE (Sino-Norwegian                                                                                                                                                                        partnership on sustainable energy)                                                                                                                                                                    symposium and summer school. 


NTNU Alumni China Event in Shangai 

China is one of NTNU's key target areas. The first public NTNU Alumni China event takes place in Shanghai December 6th. NTNU Alumni China is an open national wide network for all alumni living and working in China. Read more

Smart & Sustainable Urban Futures World Café during  Barcelona Expo 15.11

EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities and the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation invite you to participate in a World Café to discuss for instance strategies and policies that are key to developing opportunities for smart sustanable city. Register and read more 


Call for papers -European pathways to Smart Cities

EERA Join Programme of Smart Cities -Call for papers for the special issues series "European Pathways to Smart Cities". More details


Come visit us at the Smart City Expo Barcelona 14-16 November 

   You can find us at the Nordic Pavilion at Hall B-2 where we are presenting                                                                     TRD3.0 as a collaboration of Trondheim Kommune and NTNU. Read more

IEA EBC ANNEX 63 meeting in Trondheim 16-18.10.2017

IEA EBC ANNEX 63 Implementation of Energy Strategies in Communities -putting energy in urban planning processes. 7th project meeting was organised in Trondheim in October. More information 

Norway and China are giving NOK 80 million (ca EUR 8,6 MM) for collaborative  projects in 2018 

The Research Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have agreed project funding for collaborative projects with application deadlines in April 2018. The announcement aims to fund projects of NOK 80 million, of which 40 million come from the Research Council. Read more (in Norwegian)


Meet us @ NordicEdge in Stavanger 26-28.9.2017 


Visit us at booth B5-1 as well as our Sustainable Urban China and Smart City Transformation Pathways sessions. Read more about NordicEdge

SiNoPSE Summer School on Sustainable Energy in Cities 


All together 32 students from NTNU, SJTU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and THU (Tsinghua University) received lectures on smart cities, energy system, green building, and renewable energy during the two weeks summer school in August 2017. As a case study, 2022 Winter Olympic Village was used to develop a proposal based on the approach of Experts in Team Read more 




EERA Half-Annual JP Workshop in Bologna, Italy

We participated in EERA (European Energy Reserach Alliance) half-annual Joint Programme workshop in Bologna, Italy 26-28 June 2017. Read more

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities in Trondheim

27 June 2017

This one-day workshop was jointly hosted by Trondheim Municipality and NTNU. Cities are at the forefront of climate change policy and planning worldwide, paving the way for the low carbon transition. One of the key challenges is to understand the broader social, economic and environmental dimensions of climate mitigation. During this work-shop, Prof. Andrew Gouldson of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (Leeds, UK) presented new economic assessment tools and financing models for cities embarking on low carbon transitions. A total of 40 participants joined the workshop which was  targeted towards policy makers, planners, green entrepreneurs, and investment firms.

NTNU and Nordic Edge -Cooperation in Smart Cities 

NTNU and the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger are starting a cooperation on Smart Cities. Annemie Wyckmans from NTNU and Nordic Edge CEO Herbjørn Tjeltveit established the partnership at the Innovasjon Norge pavilion at the Smart City Expo. Read the article from Universitetsavisa here (in Norwegian) 


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