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Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Self-Powered Automotive Sensors: from Advanced Lead-Free Materials to Smart Systems

Objective

"The proposed Initial Training Network entitled ""Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters for Self-Powered Automotive Sensors: from
Advanced Lead-Free Materials to Smart Systems (ENHANCE)"" will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with broad and
intensive training within a multidisciplinary research and teaching environment. Key training topics will include development
of energy harvesters compatible with MEMS technology and able to power wireless sensor. Applied to automobiles, such
technology will allow for 50 kg of weight saving, connection simplification, space reduction, and reduced maintenance costs -
all major steps towards creating green vehicles. Other important topics include technology innovation, education and
intellectual asset management.
ENHANCE links world-leading research groups at academic institutions to give a combined, integrated approach of
synthesis/fabrication, characterization, modeling/theory linked to concepts for materials integration in devices and systems.
Such a science-supported total engineering approach will lead towards efficient piezoelectric energy harvesters viable for the
automotive industry. ESRs will focus on this common research objective, applying a multidisciplinary bottom-up approach,
which can be summarized by : ""engineered molecule- advanced material- designed device - smart system"". ENHANCE also
seeks to intensify the relationship between academic and private sectors, and to train highly skilled young researchers for
new materials and device technologies. Both are essential to provide a strong European lead over the rest of the world in
this highly competitive industry."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

Address

1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

Participants (8)

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 774 183,96

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

AIXTRON SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722496

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 382 787,16

  • EU contribution

    € 3 382 787,16

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

France