Btw if you want more information about the project , or you fear that I will use your contribution to make million ():
I work for an organisation called GenGame.
GenGame was created as a research project sponsored by one of the distribution network operator (DNO), Northern Powergrid.
The original project’s goal was to evaluate how to best engage domestic customers with demand-side-response (DSRs) using gamification. You can find more information about the project + the outcomes here Welcome | Activating Community Engagement
Ace is now over, but thanks to the competencies developed in engaging domestic homeowners and gamification we are now working on three more research projects.
The one we are using the survey for is called: UK-South Korea Smart Energy Innovation Collaboration Competition and is sponsored by BEIS.
The goal of our project is to study the use of gamification (competitions, games and virtual rewards) and other methods to engage ULEV owners with V2G technology and incentivise behaviours such as the discharging/charging of their EV batteries to support the energy system.
So what we are testing at the moment is more the behavioural side of V2G, rather than the technology.
Last but not least, about my concern about your concern about us making million:
Technically, since last year, we are a limited company. This is due to the fact that more than one supplier contacted us to ask for help in developing services and apps for their customers. So you are right, there is a part of GenGame which is about selling our services, nevertheless, most of GenGame team is focused on delivering the research projects, which are funded through grants.
Now a little bit about my role:
My role is product manager, so my job is to understand how to best meet user needs.
Gamification is a very powerful tool to engage users, nevertheless, it doesn’t work all the time and with all type of users.
So another good way to engage users is to…moment of suspense…develop a product that answers their needs.
And this is exactly what we are trying to do with this survey. Of course, this is only a first and basic survey that we are using to confirm some of the assumptions we made + see if we can discover something we missed so far.