"NANOPOWER: Nanoscale energy management for powering ICT devices" acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission (Grant Agreement n. 256959).

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EUSEW - Sustainable Energy Week, 23-28 June 2013

Save the date! 24 – 28 June 2013 EU Sustainable Energy Week

Mark your diary for one of next year's leading events dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions! Hundreds of events will take place across Europe.


More info here: http://www.eusew.eu/

Sun, 2013-06-23 09:00 - Fri, 2013-06-28 22:00

Fourth NANO-TEC Workshop, Barcelona 6-7 November 2012


NANO-TEC Workshop, “Summary and Recommendations for the Technology-Design Ecosystem”, takes place in Barcelona on 6 and 7 November 2012.



Tue, 2012-11-06 09:00 - Wed, 2012-11-07 18:00

NANOPOWER second year is now completed

The NANOPOWER project has now completed the second year of activity and has reached a full maturity. It was conceived in order to address the powering issue in microscale electronic devices. The scientific objective of this project is thus to study energy efficiency with the specific aim of identifying new directions for energy-harvesting technologies. With this aim, three different classes of prospective power generators are presently under scrutiny by the six research groups composing the NANOPOWER consortium: nonlinear nanomechanical harvesters, heat rectification and quantum harvesters. For each device class significant progresses have been made. Two patents for two new concept devices are under consideration: a novel method for storing tiny quantities of energy at microscales and new nanoscale electric generators based on purely quantum devices.

ZEROPOWER Workshop - Barcelona 16-18 Oct 2012


Tue, 2012-10-16 17:00 - Thu, 2012-10-18 15:00

NANOPOWER Review Meeting Year 2

Next review meeting for the second reporting period will be held in Barcelona on 16 October 2012.

On 15 October the NANOPOWER Consortium will have a rehearsal meeting.

Mon, 2012-10-15 15:00 - Tue, 2012-10-16 16:00

NANOPOWER paper gets highlighted

The recent paper Magnon-driven quantum-dot heat engine, written by  Björn Sothmann and Markus Büttiker from Université de Genève and published by Europhysics Letters (EPL 99 27001 (2012)), has been highlighted as editor's choice, "because it covers important new research in topical areas that are insightful and useful to the research community". 

The paper, that reports the results of recent research under NANOPOWER project, has now been highlighted in the most recent EPL newsletter as one out of three of this year's papers that has already received a lot of interest, cf. here

The authors investigate a heat to charge current converter (see the scheme in the picture) consisting of a single-level quantum dot coupled to two ferromagnetic metals and one ferromagnetic insulator held at different temperatures. They demonstrate that this nanoengine can act as an optimal heat to spin-polarized charge current converter in an antiparallel geometry, while it acts as a heat to pure spin current converter in the parallel case. 

RealVibrations iPhone App - Mapping a vibrating world

A new application for smart phone has been launched by the NiPS Laboratory  at Perugia University – Italy, to measure renewable kinetic energies sources around us.


NANOPOWER Consortium and Board meeting in Würzburg


Last NANOPOWER Consortium and Board Meeting was held in Würzburg on May 3-4, 2012.

A representative for each partner were present. On the 3rd they discussed the project status review with reports from every WP leader, while on the 4th detailed specialized talks on scientific activities were presented (agenda).

ZEROPOWER Workshop - Glasgow, 3-4 July 2012


The second edition of the ZEOPOWER Workshop  is being held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. on the 3rd and 4th July 2012 to bring together academia, industry and politicians interested in:

Tue, 2012-07-03 10:00 - Wed, 2012-07-04 16:00