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Switching-Cell-Array-based Power Electronics conversion for future electric vehicles

Objective

In power electronics, the traditional design approach of power converters involves a range of power semiconductor devices with different ratings, optimized to operate at different conditions, where different suitable ancillary circuitry and power circuit topologies are also required. This dispersion in power devices and circuits leads to significant engineering efforts, the inability to take full advantage from scale economies to reduce costs, and the inability to concentrate efforts to improve performance. In the electric vehicle (EV) market, this is translated to a lack of standardization on the EV power conversion system designs across the different models and types of vehicles available, meaning that nowadays EV OEMs invest billions of euros to develop their own solutions.
SCAPE aims at achieving three main objectives: i) propose a standardisable, modular, and scalable approach, based on multilevel technology, for the design of the EV power conversion systems ii) develop highly-compact and integrated building-block implementation. iii) propose intelligent modulation and control strategies, online diagnosis, and digital twin for predictive maintenance with machine learning. Reaching these objectives will enable reducing the cost of the EV power electronics thanks to scale economies, improving its performance features (reliability, efficiency, power density, etc.), and enabling advanced functionalities.
This will allow satisfying the user’s needs, increase the acceptance and affordability of zero-emission vehicles, reduce green-house gasses emission, and enable a full-market penetration of the EV. Having this approach adopted by EU automotive manufacturers will allow creating a cost-efficient production chain in the EU based on economies of scale and advanced integration technologies, as a competitive advantage against other manufacturers.

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FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
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€ 1 067 262,50
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C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Spain

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 067 262,50

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 777 950,00
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
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€ 777 950,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
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€ 772 875,00
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Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 772 875,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
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€ 698 375,00
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Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 698 375,00
AVL ARASTIRMA VE MUHENDISLIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Türkiye
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€ 168 500,00
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Tubitak Mam Gbeze Yerleskesi Teknoloji Serbest Bolgesi Yeni Teknoloji Binalari B Blok B 209
41470 Gebze Kocaeli

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Doğu Marmara Kocaeli Kocaeli
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 168 500,00
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AVL SOFTWARE AND FUNCTIONS GMBH
Germany
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€ 598 137,50
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Im Gewerbepark B 29
93059 Regensburg

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Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 598 137,50
TEKNE SRL
Italy
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€ 956 162,50
Address
Contrada San Matteo 42
66030 Poggiofiorito

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Sud Abruzzo Chieti
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€ 956 162,50
DEEP CONCEPT
France
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€ 576 600,00
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Avenue Pierre Angot Helioparc 2
64053 Pau

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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€ 576 600,00
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
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€ 131 537,50
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Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 131 537,50
ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Italy
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€ 252 350,00
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Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Other
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€ 252 350,00