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Green Electronics with Diamond Power Devices

Objective

The key to the efficient transmission and conversion of low-carbon electrical energy is the improvement of power electronic devices. Diamond is considered to be the ultimate wide bandgap semiconductor material for applications in high power electronics due to its exceptional thermal and electronic properties. Two recent developments - the emergence of commercially available electronic grade single crystals and a scientific breakthrough in creating a MOS channel in diamond technology, have now opened new opportunities for the fabrication and commercialisation of diamond power transistors.
These will result in substantial improvements in the performance of power electronic systems by offering higher blocking voltages, improved efficiency and reliability, as well as reduced thermal requirements thus opening the door to more efficient green electronic systems. These improvements are expected to increase the efficiency of power converters by a factor of 4, yielding a 75% reduction in losses. In this context, the objective of GreenDiamond is to fabricate a 10kV transistor in a high power package, followed by a high voltage AC/DC converter based on such devices.
To meet GreenDiamond’s challenging goals, the consortium gathers experts on power device design, diamond growth and characterization, packaging and testing as well as an innovative end-user. Most of the partners are also involved in SiC or GaN technology, allowing the project to benefit from their ample experience and achievements in wide bandgap semiconductors. As far as diamond transistor structure is concerned, unlike GaN and SiC, Europe still has a significant scientific and technological advantage over non-EU competitors. It is therefore extremely important to maintain the competitive edge that will lead the development of truly green electronics in the near to medium term future.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-1

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 581 375,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 151 240,00

Participants (16)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 28 125,00
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 280 000,00
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 128 000,00
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
 
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 297,50
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 249 576,00
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 339 992,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 270 000,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 375,00
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 28 915,00
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 39 375,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 338 562,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 263,75
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 50 062,50
ION BEAM SERVICES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Rue Gaston Imbert Prolongee
13790 Rousset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 19 210,00
CAMBRIDGE MICROELECTRONICS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 205 625,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Unit 1, Cambridge House, Camboro Business Park, Oakington Road? Girton
CB3 0QH Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
 
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 160 500,00
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 250,00
WIND INERTIA TECHNOLOGIES SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 69 727,59
SME

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

Yes
Address
Calle Wilbur Y Orville Wright 29 Parque Empresarial Aeropolis La Rinconada
41309 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 17 431,90
INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 140 272,41
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 743,10