"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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Post doctoral position in Nanoscale Thermal Transport at ICN

Job Title: Research Scientist in Nanoscale Thermal Transport (full-time)

Employer: Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN)

Location: Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

The Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (http://www.icn.cat) is a non-profit research institute, founded in July 2003 by the Ministry of Universities, Research and Information Society of the Catalan Government and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). ICN staff carries out research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, primarily via European, regional and national collaborative projects, and is actively involved in Technology Transfer in areas of internal expertise and co- development with private industry. In addition to its own research activities, the Institute also engages in collaborative research, dissemination, educational and managerial activities with other institutions such as universities, scientific institutes, government agencies and private companies, at regional, national and international levels.
The    successful    candidate    will    join    the    16-strong    Phononic    and    Photonic    Nanostructures  (P2N) Group, headed by Prof Dr Sotomayor Torres, which is supported by two project manager and group administrators and one senior Laboratory Engineer. At present the group is partner in 8 European projects, three national and two regional projects.

Innovation Convention 2011


NANOPOWER will be present with an exhibit at the Innovation Convention 2011 in Brussels on 5-6 December.

The Innovation Convention is an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative. 2011 edition is the first edition and will be led by the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science. It will be Europe's premier innovation event, with 1,200 or more selected participants.

Mon, 2011-12-05 15:00 - Tue, 2011-12-06 20:00

CHIST-ERA - Call 2011 Announcement


CHIST-ERA stands for European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-Net.

CHIST-ERA is a coordination and co-operation activity of national (and regional) research funding organisations in Europe and is supported by the European Union under the ERA-Net funding scheme of the FP7. The aim is to reinforce the transnational collaboration between Member States in challenging multidisciplinary research in the area of ICST with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. The partner organisations identify emergent scientific fields allowing European researchers to engage in high risk, high impact projects that will bring some advance in science by launching each year a transnational call for research proposals.

The CHIST-ERA Call 2011 is now open.
Submission deadline: 17th of January (17:00 GMT)

ZEROPOWER Workshop Cork, Oct 26-27 2011


ZEROPOWER Workshop will be held in Cork, Oct 26-27 2011.

ZEROPOWER is a Coordination and support action funded by European Union, with the aim to create a coordination activity among consortia involved in “Toward Zero-Power ICT” research projects (FET proactive call FP7-ICT-2009-5, Objective 8.6) and communities of scientists interested in energy harvesting and low power, energy efficient ICT.

Next ZEROPOWER Workshop is finalized to build the emerging ICT-Energy related community, at networking existing “energy efficiency” national, regional or international activities/programmes in view of exploiting synergies, maximizing impact and contributing to the definition of international cooperation strategies and/or the development of research collaborations.

The Workshop will start on Oct 26th morning and foresees 6 overview talks, several focused talks and a PhD session.

An intervention from a representative of European Commission is foreseen on the 26th, together with an overview on the research projects involved in ZEROPOWER Consortium (NANOPOWER, Green Si and SiNAPS).

Please find here the Workshop agenda.

For more information please visit http://tyndall.ie/projects/home/1196 .

Slides of talks are available for download at http://www.tyndall.ie/projects/page/4664/1196.


Wed, 2011-10-26 09:00 - Thu, 2011-10-27 16:00

NANOPOWER First review meeting in Cork - 25th October 2011



The first Review Meeting of project NANOPOWER will be held in Cork (Ireland) on 25th October.

The NANOPOWER partners will present to the Project Officer from European Commission and two reviewers the objectives, the progress and the achievements of the project during the first year.

The venue is The River Lee Hotel in Cork.

At the end of the review meeting, NANOPOWER members will contribute to the first ZEROPOWER Workshop, to be held in Cork from 25th to 27th October.


Mon, 2011-10-24 15:00 - Tue, 2011-10-25 16:00

Guardian Angels - Call for New Partners



The announced call from the Guardian Angel Consortium aimed at acquiring new partners is now out.


Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagships are ambitious large-scale, science-driven, research initiatives that aim to achieve a visionary goal.  “Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life” is one of the six pilot projects, and during this initiating year, the GA project would like to assemble the best partners as well as the best proposal.

Guardian Angels is launching a Call for New Partners within topics such as: Energy efficient technologies for communication, data security, innovative applications of guardian angels as future components and/or interfaces to the internet of things, role of novel materials in energy efficient computing and communications, etc...

Find more information at http://www.ga-project.eu/cms/site/guardians-angels-neutre/lang/en/partners/newpartners


FET Proactive Information Day - Brussels, 12 October 2011

FP7 CALL 8 was launched on 26 July 2011 and the deadline for submission of proposals is 17 January 2012.

European Commission organizes an Information Day for the FP7 ICT Calls 8 related to Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), that will take place on 12 October 2011 in Brussels.

Wed, 2011-10-12 09:00 - 20:00

FET Proactive Information Day - Brussels, 12 October 2011


FP7 CALL 8 was launched on 26 July 2011 and the deadline for submission of proposals is 17 January 2012.

European Commission organizes an Information Day for the FP7 ICT Calls 8 related to Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), that will take place on 12 October 2011 in Brussels.

The day will provide first-hand information on the FET Call 8 objectives, as well as contractual, legal and administrative modalities. The formation of consortia will be facilitated through an open exchange "Proposers' Forum" where participants will have the opportunity to present research ideas and/or expertise.
More information, including registration and draft program of the event can be found at http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet-proactive/ie-oct11_en.html


NANOTEC Workshop in Athens from 12th to 14th October 2011


The second workshop of the project NANOTEC, a coordination action on Ecosystems Technology and Design for Nanoelectronics funded by European Commission, will take place in Athens, Greece, from 12th to 14th October 2011.

The event will focus on the Benchmarking of new beyond CMOS device/design concepts.  The workshop is the second of a series of events thought to pursue the project's objectives, which are, on one hand, to identify the next generation of emerging device concepts and technologies for ICT, and on the other, to build a community of design and technology experts in nanoelectronics. Representatives from all the sectors involved such as the European Community, industrial players, and international researchers from the academia will take an active part in the event, by either delivering a presentation or taking part in group discussions; therefore,  the event will be a great opportunity for members of other projects related to nanoelectronics to exchange ideas and join their effort in the proposal of strategic research priorities for future funding.

Wed, 2011-10-12 20:30 - Fri, 2011-10-14 19:00

Phonons & Fluctuations - Workshop in Paris 8-9 September 2011

See http://www.nanopwr.eu/node/216

Thu, 2011-09-08 12:00 - Fri, 2011-09-09 15:00