European Researchers’ Night 2020 - Madrid

The team, made up of Domenico Giustiniano (Research Associate Professor), Borja Genovés Guzmán (Post-doc Researcher) and Muhammad Sarmad Shahab Mir (PhD Student) from IMDEA Networks, participated in European Researchers’ Night on 27 November, an event promoted by the Regional Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation and coordinated by the madri+d Foundation (funded by the European Union within its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020).

The design of the first battery-free IoT device prototype that employs two cutting-edge technologies – radiofrequency (RF) LiFi and backscatter – was the main topic of this online event ‘Green Light for the Earth’. It was well attended, including students in years 3 and 4 of obligatory secondary and baccalaureate from the Isaac Albéniz (Leganés) and Clara Campoamor (Móstoles) Secondary Schools.

Under the motto “Creating sustainable technology is possible” the researchers then showed a video (also shown at the Science and Innovation Week) and a demo that got participants’ interested due to its potential applications in the field, for example, for the Internet of Things (a preliminary version of this work was published at the beginning of the year at the prestigious conference ACM Mobisys 2020. The future results of the project can be followed on the website, as well as on social media). As one of the teachers commented: ‘The students participated and paid close attention at the meeting. We congratulate them on the devices they are developing, which will soon become part of our daily lives’.

Also, within the activities of the European Researchers´ Night, ENLIGHT'EM contributed the experiences – within the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – of researchers like Dayrene Frometa and Muhammad Sarmad Shahab Mir, who talked about their work in the field of technological research.


Source (IMDEA Networks)