Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2013

As promised we now continue with the introductions of each of our project partners. Let´s go on with our partner city Stoke-on-Trent as the last PLEEC project meetings have been hosted there.

Here is a story about a beautiful city on a beautiful island… 

PLEEC partner city Stoke-on-Trent is a confederation city of six diverse and distinct towns with a population around 250,000 inhabitants. The City is known as the Potteries and the World Capital of Ceramics thanks to its magnificent ceramic heritage built in the coal extraction and steel manufacturing. Moreover, key sectors include advanced manufacturing, building technologies, business and professional services, ceramics innovation, medical and healthcare as well as retails and tourism. More than 30.000 students study in the two local universities of Keele and Staffordshire in the field of medicine and healthcare, science and engineering and computing.

Being one of the six PLEEC partner cities, Stoke-on-Trent is on the right track to become an energy –efficient smart city – by increasing the use of renewable energy, reducing energy demand and raising energy efficiency. 

Fits just perfect in the way of thinking the PLEEC project!