Kévin Berger, Laurent Dupond, Alex Gabriel
The SMAGRINET project aims to respond to urgent challenges of European industries concerning smart grid through online short programmes. Since the topic of smart grid is emerging and involves various knowledge domains, we multiplied the courses of action to identify skill needs and pedagogic objectives.
The ambitions of SMAGRINET is to produce short-term online programmes on the topics of smart grids for three different target groups: workforce from industry, engineering researcher, and broader public. These programmes should respond to industrial needs in terms of skills and knowledge but also to societal inspiration.
In order to anchor this in the reality of users and professionals, we have participated to an event of a local industrial cluster. We also participated to the European Utility Week in Paris in November 2019 to meet companies from various countries and sector associated to the evolution of electrical grid and so smart grid. For both of these events, a semi-directed survey was applied. A summary report of these events is available on a shared space.
In parallel to these information gathering from industrial stakeholders, interdisciplinary workshop with Master 2 students took place on the topic of energetic aspects of ecological neighbourhood and we present SMAGRINET project and our innovative pedagogical approach based on Fab Living Lab concept during the active pedagogy day of the French academic community of Electrical Engineering and Automation (Club EEA), in Paris.
All these actions nurture the identification of concepts that should be tackled in the short-term programmes as well as the pedagogic objectives for each target groups. From this information, we started to produce a preliminary version of presentation support that will be used to produce videos. In the coming weeks, we will invite European partners involved in the project to exchange on our proposition of plan and contribute to add new content. Moreover, one major interest for the Smagrinet consortium participating in various events or workshops is to experiment a way to democratize Smart Grids technology and challenges at local level for sustainable territories.