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Energy HarveStorers for Powering the Internet of Things

Objective

A breakthrough in micro-energy harvesting and storage technologies is required to cover the increasing demand of autonomous wireless sensor nodes (WSN) for the future Internet of Things (IoT), which is considered one of the five technologies that will change the world by connecting 27 billion devices and generating €2 trillion market by 2025. The HARVESTORE project aims to power these IoT nodes from ubiquitous heat and light sources by using nano-enabled micro-energy systems with a footprint below 1cm3. Using disruptive concepts from the emerging Nanoionics and Iontronics disciplines, which deal with the complex interplay between electrons and ions in the nanoscale, a radically new family of all-solid state micro-energy sources able to harvest and store energy at the same time will be developed. This new devices will be called “μ-harvestorers” (μHS). In order to enable this science-to-technology breakthrough, our nano-enabled μ-HSs will be integrated in silicon technology. This will allow reaching the highly dense features and scalability required for a real miniaturization and massive deployment that will show their viability as a new technological paradigm of embedded energy. The HARVESTORE project addresses this challenging objective by building an interdisciplinary research consortium that includes consolidated and emergent leading researchers in modelling, microfabrication, materials science and energy together with high-tech pioneer SMEs with unique capabilities to develop and deploy IoT nodes for real applications. Moreover, the structure and communication strategy have been designed to make HARVESTORE a lighthouse project for boosting this novel micro-energy paradigm and building around an innovation ecosystem founded on emerging Nanoionics and Iontronics applied to energy.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 964 152,50

Participants (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 692 450
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 899 840
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 850 090
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 799 875
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 602 940
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 699 858,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 875
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLDSENSING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 353 125
Address
Calle Viriat 47 Planta 10
08014 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HORIBA FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
14 Boulevard Thomas Gobert Passage Jobin Yvon Cs 4
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INNOVATIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 293 993,75
Address
Pare Llaurador 169
08224 Terrassa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)