The European Researchers’ Night (ERN) is a major event that takes place every year simultaneously in many cities across Europe. The main goal of the event is to give every citizen the opportunity to actively participate in science and to increase general public awareness of the diversity of scientific research.

Sci4all (Science is for all of us) is Austria’s contribution to this event, which is organised by the Practical Robotics Institute Austria in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), FH Campus Wien, Science Communications, Kinderbüro der Universität Wien and Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien.

Taking place on 27 September 2019 in the University of Applied Arts Vienna (AT), the event aims to motivate and inspire children and young people in particular  to enjoy, understand and pursue science and technology by connecting them with outstanding scientists and innovations through different workshops and exhibition booths.

At last year’s event, ERIGrid organised a stand at the ERN with two live demos: co-simulation of a voltage control approach and virtual lab access to ICCS-NTUA.

ERIGrid stand at ERN 2018, Coordinator Dr. Thomas Strasser (AIT)
ERN 2018

In 2019, ERIGrid will continue to participate in the event, sharing knowledge on smart grid research, in particular:

  • the importance of a higher level of automation in the context of the integration of decentralised and renewable energy sources in the electrical grid
  • the role of information and communication technology in this domain
  • the importance of the development and validation of cross-domain smart grid approaches

The programme of the event will include various engaging activities ranging from interdisciplinary science booths, workshops, and the dedicated EU corner to science slam and musical sessions.

More about the event here.

ERIGrid at European Researchers’ Night on 27 September 2019 in Vienna (AT)