The annual research fair in Trondheim (“Forkningstorget” in Norwegian) is organized as part of the annual Norwegian festival “The Science Days” (http://www.forskningsdagene.no/), where research institutions are invited to present their research results to the public. This year SINTEF and NTNU teamed up and presented CoSSMic project in a stand during the research fair in Trondheim on Friday 30th of September and Saturday 1st of October. While elementary and middle school children were invited on Friday, the event was open for all on Saturday. Over 10000 people visited the event.
We equipped the stand with CoSSMic storyboard poster and video, and presented the user interface of the CoSSMic system deployed at Konstanz trial site. We also conducted a survey and collected feedbacks about sharing of energy and their opinion of using a smart ICT system like CoSSMic.
The booth has attracted attentions from the public with different backgrounds. Some of them showed interests to be trial users of such a system and even contacted us about local collaborations in the future.