Implementation roadmap urban lighting Eindhoven 2030
The vision and roadmap urban lighting Eindhoven 2030 has been established as the official policy for the municipality in November 2012.
In a public tender companies and consortia were invited for an innovation relation to develop, implement and continuously innovate the smart lighting grid. The consortium of Philips Nederland B.V./Heijmans Wegen B.V. is the contractual partner to use Eindhoven as a pilot area in coming years, for the development of intelligent lighting applications in the public space. That is the result of Eindhoven Municipal Council's European tendering procedure. The contract was signed in October 2016.
More information on the tender can be found on the site of the municipality. Also the official documents for the tendering process are available on the site.
The implementation
Philips/Heijmans will start to work on the further development of Eindhoven as a Smart City in the Brainport Region Eindhoven, together with partners, from December 2016. The tendering procedure was based on the 'Vision and Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030'. The municipality has a clear goal: to use lighting in the public space in such an innovative way that it contributes to improving the quality of life in the city. The initial contract to be entered into between the municipality and the proposed contractual partner will be valid for a period of five years, in a number of selected areas, with the option of extending to 2030 (to include innovative lighting developments in the rest of the city). Philips/Heijmans has indicated their intention to begin in five areas, for the first phase of the implementation of the Roadmap (till end 2020): the traffic route John F. Kennedylaan-Eisenhowerlaan, the traffic route Ring and the residential areas of Gijzenrooi, Schrijversbuurt and Woenselse Heide (West).

LightHouse, together with the Intelligent Lighting Institute will support the consortium with research. More information on these research activities can be found on: Smart Light Eindhoven.
The process of tendering the roadmap is also described in a White Paper of the Intelligent Lighting Institute:
ILI Publication
Creating Continuous Smart City Innovations.
Kati Brock, Ralf Voncken & Elke den Ouden.
ISBN 978-90-386-4188-1. October 2016.
The Netherlands, and especially Eindhoven, features in the top of most entrepreneurial, technology, and innovation rankings worldwide. Not only are its companies and universities successful in innovation, but also the municipality of Eindhoven can be seen as an exemplar for other cities. The Eindhoven tender provides an interesting leading example of how to use the public lighting infrastructure in a smarter way to go beyond illumination within an urban context. This white paper will describe the innovative context, the unique procurement approach of the city of Eindhoven, as well as the successful enrollment of the Philips/Heijmans consortium with its Smart City Continuous Innovation Process (SCCIP). We hope that by sharing our experiences from the Eindhoven case others can learn from them and be inspired to apply these to their own smart lighting or smart city context.

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