This year the European Researchers’ Night was held online and according to the organizer the Research and Innovation Foundation, the number of visitors exceeded all expectations.
The public had the opportunity to connect and engage with scientists and uncover cutting-edge research in the area of monitoring, control and management of critical infrastructure systems.
The KIOS CoE has participated actively during the event, with several researchers showcasing their research and activities! Visitors to the KIOS booth had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy technologies and how they help our daily lives; how Artificial Intelligence improves drones in emergency response; and how coronavirus transmission becomes manageable with mobile application tracking.
Moreover, as many as 150 people visited “5-Place” game; the SmartWater2020 KIOS CoE project booth and played the an interactive sensor placement game for water distribution systems -. Furthermore, the KIOS Smart Virtual City demonstrated to visitors how it can be used by critical infrastructure system operators to monitor and manage crises. Lastly visitors learnt how our home appliances can be turned into ‘smart devices’ and how intelligent technologies can be used to manage traffic.
All the videos with the KIOS CoE research activities presented at the European Researcher’ Night are available here.
The European Researchers’ Night was opened to the public for over a month, allowing the public to access the booths and download available educational material.
The European Researchers’ Night was organized by the Foundation for Research and Innovation is funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the topic of this year was “Green and Smart Cities”.