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EnSO Report Summary

Project ID: 692482
Funded under: H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - EnSO (Energy for Smart Objects)

Reporting period: 2016-01-01 to 2016-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets, through a drastic innovative solution of energy storage.
EnSO objectives are:
• Obj 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions for powering the autonomous Smart Objects of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, Smart Mobility and Smart Production key applications.
• Obj 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions with easy to use demonstration kits, and support autonomous smart objects prototyping in a large number of use cases, to foster the take-up of emerging markets.
• Obj 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power conditioning building blocks for Autonomous Micro Energy Sources “AMES”.
• Obj 4: develop and demonstrate very high capacity and very high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family.
• Obj 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies with adequate power conditioner IP blocks for Autonomous Micro Energy Source “AMES”.
• Obj 6: demonstrate and evaluate the AMES design and manufacturing capability based on generic key enabling building blocks (storage, harvesting and power conditioning) for smart autonomous micro-systems.
EnSO will bring to market innovative Autonomous Micro Energy Sources (AMES, see figure attached) that will bring definitive differentiation to the autonomous smart systems of the targeted applications. EnSO AMES generic building block technologies will be customizable. As large volume market segments are targeted, EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes that will be versatile enough to produce at the targeted competitive cost customized AMES.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Main results achieved so far are:
- EnSO Smart Objects are defined (use case globally defined, AMES globally specified).
- Autonomous Micro Energy Source (AMES) requirements are provided and two demonstrators are designed for manufacturing and evaluation.
- A generic Non Form Factor demonstrator is specified to allow EnSO performances solutions evaluation and refinements of final Smart Objects specifications.
- A Form Factor AMES demonstrator is specified to allow Ophtimalia to embed EnSO solution into its Smart Object. An exploitation plan is defined and all End Users and Pilot Lines Manufacturers provided their competitive value curves.
- Demonstration and evaluation kits from ST, Solems and O’Flexx have been sampled allowing evaluation and refinements of end users technical requirements.
- The generic NFF AMES made of microbatteries, NFC wireless charging, photovoltaic cells and mechanical harvesting will allow all the EnSO end users to evaluate EnSO solutions performances for their Smart Objects.
- Current assembly and packaging technologies and capabilities were listed.
- Packaging and Assembly production process flows were defined and Pilots Lines have been specified.
- Several reliability studies have been especially carried out on generations HV0 and HV1 microbatteries.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

EnSO AMES generic building block technologies will be customizable (choice of rechargeable micro battery product family, choice of harvesting technology and power conditioners IP blocks, shapeable and conformable/flexible low profile packaging). As large volume market segments are targeted, EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes that will be versatile enough to produce at the targeted competitive cost customized AMES.
To fill the gap between end-users expectations and State of the Art technologies, EnSO multidisciplinary consortium will use an innovative technological approach at the convergence of silicon System-In-Package and Large Area Electronics.
With regards to project objectives, EnSO progress beyond State of the Art are:
Obj1: Provide the end users of EnSO with a “sustainable competitiveness tool box”, which will enable them to determine the balance criteria between cost, use case and value perception. In other words, EnSO will respond to a need (use case) by bringing value (value perception) at the proper price level (cost).
Obj 2: Develop several AMES boards using different types of energy harvestings, smart recharge circuits, rechargeable solid state batteries and power conditioning IC’s. This development platform includes all the test boards needed to develop rapidly a microsystem (Microcontroller, radio IC, Sensor, power conditioner, etc...) and can be built as fast and simple as “a Lego game “.
Obj 3: Go beyond the current state of the art by developing an AMES module and the underlying integration technologies that is ready for industrial manufacturing and use in real end products. It will fully integrated advanced thin and flexible Printed Electronics (PE) AMES modules.
Obj 4: Reach TRL8 qualification of micro batteries that fulfil the requirements of EnSo End Users partners.
Obj 5: Focus development efforts on thermoelectric, photovoltaic and piezoelectric approaches, aiming to demonstrate industrial feasibilities through demonstrator making and cost-effective process development.
Obj 6: Align various key enabling building blocks specifications, in order to serve a maximum of Smart Objects requirements with a minimum set of manufacturing routes. Then, EnSO project will evaluate the AMES volume manufacturing capability, in terms of devices performances (capacity, reliability) as well as industrial performances (testability, yield, throughput and cost).
To achieve this objective, EnSO will combine the advanced industrial relevant capabilities of the pilot lines in the scope of the project: micro battery pilot line, PV pilot line, thermal harvester pilot line, mechanical harvester pilot line, printed substrate pilot line, heterogeneous assembly pilot line.

3 direct key impact areas are foreseen in developing this European eco system:
- Exploitation of new materials and equipment,
- Exploitation of solid state micro batteries, energy harvesting, smart wireless charging technologies and AMES,
- Exploitation of Smart Object in several key application areas (Smart Society (secure authentication wearable and display card, supported by GEMALTO, electronic Seal and meter supervisor, supported by GNF, smart lock, supported by OJMAR, and wearable sensor, supported by EVALAN) , Smart Health (smart eyewear, supported by OPHTIMALIA, hearing aids, supported by GNHEARING, chronic diseases management sensor, supported by Maastricht Instruments and bruxisme treatment splint supported by Maastricht University), Smart Mobility and Smart Production key applications (indoor localisation and navigation support, supported by AED engineering, autonomous sensor nodes, supported by AIRBUS, industrial asset monitoring, supported by EDITAG, autonomous condition monitoring for bearings supported by SKF and people & objects tracking supported by ALPWISE).

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