• Nanomaterials Enabling Smart Energy Harvesting for Next-Generation Internet-of-Things

- NANO-EH wants to exploit smart nanomaterials that are non-toxic, lead- and rare earth-free materials, and will demonstrate their recyclability potential at module level. This can be especially useful in the context of communication technologies and further development of Internet of Things (IoT) for newer application such as personalised medicine of the future, smart farming and environmental monitoring.

- NANO-EH More-then-More technological platform primarily exploits the abundant clean source of always-on RF energy over an extended spectrum range (2G/3G/Wi-Fi/5G) while integrating on-chip energy storage functionalities. In order to achieve its goal NANO-EH exploits three classes of smart nanomaterials that are non-toxic, lead- and rare earth-free materials, and will demonstrate their recyclability potential at module level.

- NANO-EH has the ambitious vision of creating a pathway for translating forefront knowledge of unique high frequency properties of emerging classes of nanomaterials into advanced device engineering for scalable miniaturized energy harvesting and energy storage modules tailored for the specific needs of stand-alone, mobile or portable for next generation IoT.

- The 4th Industrial Revolution builds on use of emerging technologies and their fusion in the sense of blending of physical and digital spheres. As the modern society grows, the new urges for efficient, sustainable and ecological materials has increased. NANO-EH will follow this trend and focus on possible improvement of energy harvesting materials.    

The NANO-EH project was chosen in the FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communities call (FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019) in the subtopic "Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonisation". The project starts in October 2020 for 36 months brings together 10 leading academic and research institutes and companies.

NANO-EH has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 951761