About European Researchers’ Night:It is a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved. The project is addressed to curious minds and young people who want to start a career in research, offering a wide variety of scientific and educational activities.
Explaining street lighting management systems and smart city platforms to children.
Flashnet participated at NCE 2017 (European Researchers’ Night) in Brasov, Romania to help encourage the new generation to consider careers in scientific research.
Developed by the European Research Commission in 2005, the NCE or European Researchers’ Night is an initiative aimed at fostering a better understanding of what being a researcher means and how challenging and rewarding this line of work can be. The project is aimed especially at curious young minds, with the goal of motivating children, teenagers and students to consider and explore careers in scientific research and development.
Alongside with some other 300 European cities, on Friday 29th September, Brasov, Romania, hosted its own iteration of the event. On the grounds of Andrei Saguna, the most prestigious high school in the city, students, inventors, engineers and researchers from various institutions and companies came together to showcase their latest technological innovations.
Participants at the event could see a humanoid robot and explore a shop in Augmented Reality both developed by the students of Transylvania University of Brasov, take part in practical scientific experiments and interact with companies operating locally and their latest innovative products.
Flashnet was also present at this event among other heavily tech-oriented companies such as Siemens and Schaeffler, Preh or Miele. The Brasov based tech company presented some of its latest IoT smart lighting solutions for smart cities, such as the InteliLIGHT® street lighting remote management system and explained to visitors the ways in which it can improve communities and reduce our impact on the environment.
“We’re honoured to participate in an event aimed at raising awareness towards the roles science and research play in our communities” said George Zaharia, InteliLIGHT division manager. “Nowadays children grow up surrounded by technology, much more than our generation has. It’s important to encourage them to come up with new ideas and start thinking about what they would like to improve. It’s never too soon to start thinking about these things and, in my opinion, kids today can easily develop a good understanding of scientific concepts if we take the time to properly explain them.”
FLASHNET is a fast paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Flashnet is a member of LoRa™ Alliance. Further information available via www.flashnet.ro