Science Foundation Ireland

Public Engagement

 
Communication networks affect our lives in a multitude of ways. Just imagine how much more difficult the COVID-19 pandemic would have been if broadband internet was unavailable. CONNECT wants to engage with the public in co-designing our approach to researching the communications networks of the future. Contact us at communications@connectcentre.ie  
Academy of the Near Future  

Academy of the Near Future

Academy of the Near Future is a smart city education programme designed and delivered by CONNECT in partnership with Dublin City Council. It aims to increase public understanding of the technologies involved in a smart city.

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WeCount 

WeCount

Led by CONNECT’s Prof. Francesco Pilla (UCD), this Horizon 2020 research project enables citizens to gather data locally about air quality and traffic patterns with a view to informing public policy.

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Manual Override 

Manual Override

We all know what it’s like when a mobile phone call ends abruptly. Often, the reason is interference.

Our Manual Override game introduces players to the extent to which interference must be managed dynamically in a communications network.

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Smart Farm 

Smart Farm

Agriculture can benefit enormously from Internet of Things technology.

Our Smart Farm demo provides a playful illustration of the potential of technology to make farming more efficient, more productive and more sustainable.

Imagine the Internet 

Imagine the Internet

This primary school activity invites participants to use their imagination to explore how the Internet of Things can be used in schools, homes, farms, and sport stadia.