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Miniaturised Energy harvester for AutoNomous INdustrial, Global retail and FUture smart-cities appLications

Project description

Big plans for the mini energy harvester

To satisfy the increasing demand for energy-efficient systems, harvesting ambient energy as an alternative power source is important. Miniature energy harvesting technologies could power currently battery-operated wireless electronics and portable devices. The EU-funded MEANINGFUL project is working to provide a low-cost renewable energy source for billions of connected ultra-low power sensors located indoors. The Lightricity miniaturised photovoltaic energy harvesting technology has already demonstrated up to six times more power density (under indoor light) than the conventional Silicon-based technology. The project will develop physical prototypes and conduct technical feasibility and market research. As regards commercialisation, the strongest pull comes from retail, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Sharp Innovation Centre, Oxford Science Park, Edmund Halley Road
OX4 4GB Oxford
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00