The Consortium

It fosters interaction between 3 universities, 2 research centres 4 innovative SMEs and one large industry bringing together all the relevant expertise covering the whole value chain, from nanomaterials development at wafer scale, to design with electromagnetic modelling tools new energy harvesting and energy storage device architectures and to fabrication, testing and benchmarking at both device and submodule level

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Tyndall National Institute (TNI)

is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT hardware and systems and a research flagship of University College Cork. TNI is the largest facility of its kind in Ireland and contributes to both research and teaching. TNI work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of communications, agri-tech, energy, environment and health. TNI received international recognition for ground-breaking research on new materials, devices and systems across micro/nanoelectronics and photonics, including in the areas of ICT for Health, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT).

TNI will coordinate the NANO-EH project (Dr. Mircea Modreanu will be NANO-EH project coordinator) and in the NANO-EH project, TNI will contribute in the following tasks:

  1. WP3 ALD process development of wafer-scale HfZOf /HfZrOd and ALD/CVD 2D MoS2
  2. WP3 Sample supply for devices and demonstrator fabrication
  3. WP3 Microstructural and optical characterisation of materials (iv)WP4 Fabrication and characterisation of devices and demonstrators
Main Contact Dr. Mircea Modreanu, Coordinator

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IMT-Bucharest (National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies)

coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research, is the first institute with this profile in Eastern Europe and the main actor in microtechnologies in Romania. IMT-Bucharest is involved in research and development in micro- and nano-technologies, technology transfer, education and training, dissemination; strategic role: pole of multidisciplinary research, integrating research, education and technology transfer, emerging as a regional centre.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2-Modelling, design and simulation of rectanas
  2. WP3 Microstructural characterisation and DC and RF Characterisation of materials
  3. WP4 Fabrication of RF Harvesters and Demo 1, (iv)WP4 DC and RF testing and characterisation of devices/subsystems/modules
Main Contact Dr. Martino Aldrigo

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Università degli studi di Bologna

is the second largest university in Italy and stands among the most important institutions of higher education in Europe. Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”is one of the thirty-three Departments of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna and plays a key role in identifying novel directions and progresses of the state of the art in the following areas: Automation, Bioengineering, Electric Drives and Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetic Fields, Electronics, Operations Research, Telecommunications.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2- Design and simulation of RF energy harvester devices and demonstrators
  2. WP3- Electrical characterisation in DC and RF of energy harvester materials
  3. WP4- Characterisation of energy harvester devices and demonstrators
  4. WP5 –School on energy harvesting and energy storage for IoTs
Main Contact Prof. Diego Masotti

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Università Politecnica delle Marche

The research activity of the electromagnetics-electronics group of Università Politecnica delle Marche brings unique experience in the (i) multi-physics modelling of the combined electromagnetic/transport/thermal phenomena in nano-structured/thin film materials, with related devices, (ii) CMOS device modelling and integrated circuit (IC) simulation and design.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. Multiscale modelling for equivalent dispersive constitutive relations and ferroelectric properties (WP2)
  2. Developing the PFM and SAM microscopy methodology for putting in evidence the ferroelectric domain walls in HfZrOf and VOf that will be accompaniment by the HR TEM characterisation (WP3)
  3. Responsible for comparing the measured data with simulations to fast track any required design (at component/sub-module level) changes that are needed to achieve AGILE-RF KPIs (WP2, WP4)
  4. Exploitation and dissemination of the project results (WP5 leader)
  5. IEEE Distinguished Lectures by Prof. Luca Pierantoni
Main Contact Prof. Luca Pierantoni

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INSA Rennes. Institut Foton (Fonctions Optiques pour les Technologies de l’informatiON)

is a joint laboratory of CNRS, University of Rennes 1 (including ENSSAT and Lannion IUT) and INSA Rennes. The specificity of Institut Foton is to gather three teams and three research platforms addressing a wide range of topics within the broad area of photonics, a Key-Enabling-Technology

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2-design and simulation of solar cells 2D MoS2
  2. WP3- Material characterization of the thin films (XRD, XRR, AFM)
  3. WP4- Characterisation of energy harvester (D-I-V, L-I-V, EQE, IQE)
Main Contact Prof. Olivier Durand

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THALES Research and Technology (TRT)

is the main multidisciplinary research unit of the THALES group, one of the major world players in civilian & professional electronics. Through its internal activities and scientific links with industries and universities, either in France or internationally, TRT is participating in the preparation of THALES industrial future in strategic R&D fields.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2. End user requirements
  2. WP2. Design and modelling of Demo1
  3. WP3. Material specific characterization
  4. WP4. Demo1, Demo2 and Demo3 benchmarking
  5. WP5. Exploitation plan and roadmap
Main Contact Dr. Afshin Ziaei

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Technology Oxide (TE-OX).

TE-OX has been founded in 2015 with the aim to develop new ultra-fast electronic components and devices based on oxide materials exhibiting Metal-Insulator Phase Transition. The main global strategy of development of TEOX will be based on collaboration with Academic partners for the research activities as well as with SMEs for the industrial development.

Main tasks in the project: (i), (ii); (iv).

  1. IPR Management
  2. WP2 Modelling, design and simulation of VO2 super capacitors
  3. WP3 Growth of VO2 materials
  4. WP4 VO2 super capacitors fabrication, device and demonstrator characterisation
Main Contact Dr. Guy Garry

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Luna Geber Engineering s.r.l. (LGE)

is a spin-off company of the University of Perugia, funded in January 2019. LGE inherited the thirty-year standing experience in the development of RF and microwave systems for telecommunication and telemetry; fostering this heritage by incorporating the most advanced technological trends in IoT technologies.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2. End user requirements
  2. WP2. Design and modelling of piezoelectric harvesters and of Demo2
  3. WP3. Material development (nanocellulose) and specific characterization
  4. WP3. Samples supply for piezoelectric harvesters, Demo2 and Demo3
  5. WP4. Prototyping and benchmarking of piezoelectric devices
Main Contact Prof. Luca Roselli

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is a private company focused on research and production of a large class of materials and technologies. The company owns a complete line of thick film technology (screen printing equipment, furnaces, electrical characterization systems etc.). Among other products, the company develops dye sensitized (DS) and other types of solar cells.

Main tasks in the project:

  1. WP2. End user requirements
  2. WP2 - Design of PEH and ECC harvesting devices
  3. WP3 - Material syntheses using supercritical fluids and specific characterization
  4. WP4 - Prototyping and characterization of energy harvester devices (photovoltaic solar cell) and demonstrators
  5. WP5 – Market studies and exploitation plan
Main Contact Dr. Marin Gheorghe



Blue Synergy is a company that emerged from the need to strengthen the innovation system of organizations to make sustainable innovation happen. The main objective of the company is to guide private and public organizations in their way towards the implementation of sustainable products and services into the market. Blue Synergy is committed to engage longterm sustainability in the environmental and social domains with economic benefits for the stakeholders involved, and to contribute to the social dimension of the transition towards sustainable business-models. The services offered by the company include Sustainability Services, social sciences services and innovation management. The Blue Synergy personnel has extensive background supporting organizations in addressing the environmental, social and economic impacts of innovative solutions & in the design and development of innovation portfolios

Main Contact Dr. Paola Castrillo at Blue Synergy