Creating your questions

Company questions posed to AIMday Data for Energy will be communicated via this website to academics and researchers throughout the University of Edinburgh, allowing them to select the questions they feel they can add most value to according to their individual expertise.

When phrasing your question(s), please ensure that they are concrete and clear (with no abbreviations) and that they can be discussed openly. This style of questions work best for the AIMday format.

It helps to add context and background to your question(s), so that it is clear what exactly your challenge is and how an academic could potentially help find the solution.

We also recommend that at least two company representatives are available to join the discussion of each of that company’s questions in order to have a better balance in the session. The company representatives should be well versed in the topic of the question(s) submitted and be prepared to provide further context and background.

We welcome up to three questions from each participating company or organisation.

Some examples of possible questions are listed below. You are also more than welcome to contact us if you need help phrasing an appropriate question.

  • How can the use of AI and ML impact consumer behaviours, demand reduction and improved efficiency in the energy sector?
  • How do we optimise the delivery of goods (by a fleet of vehicles) to and from offshore installations whilst adhering to real world constraints and responding to an ever-changing operational arena?
  • How can we improve efficiency of our transmission network such that the ever-rising non-commodity costs associated with physical supply can be reduced?