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Meta-Antenna and Energy harvesting/storage modules development for autarkic sensors arrays

Project description

Energy-harvesting sensor systems that operate nearly perpetually

As the demand for solar energy increases, the more urgent the need for energy harvesting solutions becomes. The EU-funded METATHERM project plans to demonstrate a versatile energy harvesting sensor array technology that can efficiently collect tiny amounts of energy from the environment. The novelty of the sensors will rely on the integration of an extremely compact, microwave antenna that incorporates metamaterials to further signal performance. The sun’s energy will be harvested using a novel ionic thermoelectric device. Pairing the energy harvesting device with a supercapacitor and a thermal energy storage system, METATHERM’s platform will allow continuous operation of the device. Project activities will pave the way for the development of high-efficiency, maintenance-free, self-powered sensors.

Coordinator

BERLINER NANOTEST UND DESIGN GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 461 250,00
Address
Volmerstrasse 9 B
12489 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

THALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 693 628,00
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 460 000,00
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Region
Ηράκλειο Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 503 457,00
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LIGNA ENERGY AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 380 375,00
Address
Laxholmstorget 3
602 21 Norrkoping

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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
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00