Heat and light for powering the Internet of Things
Harvestore is a new European project for the development of beyond-state-of-the-art technologies in the field of Internet of Things.
Our “μ-harvestorers” will be able to collect and store energy from heat and light at the same time, in order to serve a whole family of new-generation portable devices. They will be powerful, small, and environmental friendly.
A EUROPEAN NETWORK
Harvestore puts together some of the main actors of science and technology across Europe. Research, technology centers and advanced industries from 6 different countries have joined their efforts with the goal of opening-up a new technology paradigm in the world of IoT.
At the edge of science and technology
Nanoioncs and Iontronics
With Harvestore, we will fabricate new artificial materials with superior performance. Fast electrical conduction and high charge storage capacity will be achieved by taking advantage of nanoscale engineering.
Advanced science and mainstream fabrication techniques will be bridged by the use of silicon technology. Silicon combines unique properties of manufacturability, abundance and low environmental impact.
The project has built up a collaboration with an ongoing H2020 project on Governing Nanotechnologies Through Societal Engagement “GoNano” (http://gonano-project.eu/) with an aim to identify potential flaws/untapped markets and opportunities. Particularly, the collaboration enables project co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations, and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns. On October 30th, a joint workshop between the two projects has been organized at IREC, with the participation of several partners from Harvestore (IREC, ICL) and of professionals in the field as potential stakeholders.
The project partner Worldsensing has released a news article for introduction and for describing their role in the project:
Today we have been hosted by Prof. Lughi (Dept. of Engineering and Architecture) at the University of Trieste for a seminar on hydrogen-based technology, device and future applications. Tomorrow and on Wednesday we will participate in a Joint School on Scientific Data management.