At Renewable Energy Day, held on 27 and 28 April, the CAMPFIRE consortium made its first public appearance. Stationed at booths on the market squares in Greifswald and Stralsund, experts from the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) and Stralsund University of Applied Sciences introduced many members of the public to the ambitious research project, which is developing new energy conversion and storage technologies based on thin-film membranes in the region of Northeast Germany. The partners are also examining the political, legal and economic frameworks in this new field of technology. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research through the programme WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region. On both days of the event, CAMPFIRE partners fielded many questions about the energy transition and the economic potential of the region. In Stralsund, we were pleased to welcome an important guest: Christian Pegel (SPD), the State Minister for Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalisation.