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Metamaterial Enabled Vibration Energy Harvesting

Project description

Novel energy harvester to eliminate batteries

Wireless technologies have evolved rapidly in recent years, and energy harvesting techniques are an important element of these new advances. However, more power is needed to service today’s demand for fully autonomous wireless sensors. The EU-funded MetaVEH project is developing innovative lead-free electromechanical energy harvesters that will be easy to install and simple to use. The mechanical core of the new harvesters will integrate lead-free piezoelectric patches enhanced by the unique wave control capacities of resonant elastic metamaterials. The goal is to eventually eliminate the use of batteries, which are expensive and come with a toxic chemical cost. With the use of the project’s vibration energy harvesters (VEH) as a primary power source, batteries will no longer be necessary and sensors will become fully autonomous.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Net EU contribution
€ 955 000,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 955 000,00

Participants (5)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 835 000,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 835 000,00
MULTIWAVE TECHNOLOGIES AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 591 250,00
Address
34 Route De La Galaise
1228 Plan-les-ouates

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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
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 591 250,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 853 250,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 853 250,00
MULTIWAVE IMAGING
France
Net EU contribution
€ 178 125,00
Address
2 Marc Donadille Hotel Technoptic
13453 Marseille

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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
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 178 125,00
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 606 250,00
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Monza e della Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 606 250,00