"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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nanoTHERM: a spanish project on thermoelectric nanomaterials coordinated by ICN

nanoTHERM is a new CONSOLIDER-Ingenio 2010 project focused on thermoelectric nanomaterials and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr Clivia Sotomayor Torres from the Photonic and Phononic Group at the Catalan Institute for Nanotechnology (ICN) and gathers 9 Spanish groups coming from academia and technological centres.

Micro-Energy day



NANOPOWER and ZEROPOWER partners participate in the next Micro-Energy day 2011 (www.microenergyday.eu), that will take place in the framework of the 2011 European Sustainable Energy Week (http://www.eusew.eu).

Tue, 2011-04-12 10:00 - Thu, 2011-04-14 23:00

NiPS Summer School 2011 and Workshop

Summer School "Energy Harvesting at micro and nanoscale"

Workshop "Energy management at micro and nanoscale"

Perugia (IT), Aug. 1-6, 2011


The Noise in Physical System Laboratory organizes the 2011 NiPS Summer School devoted to "Energy Harvesting at micro and nanoscale" and the Workshop "Energy management at micro and nanoscale".

The school, supported by the EC Fet Proactive project NANOPOWER and by the Coordination and Support Action ZEROPOWER, is open to graduate students, post-docs, young researchers, and in general to all scientists interested in the physical foundations and practical applications of energy harvesting at micro and nanoscale. As part of the school there is a two days workshop where the students and external participants can present the result of their research. The workshop covers a wider range of subjects under the title of “Energy management at micro and nanoscale” and is open to contributions.

Mon, 2011-08-01 13:00 - Sat, 2011-08-06 10:00

fet¹¹ The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition will take place next May in Budapest


The European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme, ERCIM (the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, under the auspices of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union, are organising ƒet11 “The European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition” to be held in Budapest (Hungary), on 4th-6th May 2011.

The European Future Technologies (FET) Conference and Exhibition aims to be the European forum for facilitating international cross-disciplinary dialogue and discussion on visions and challenges for frontier research in future and emerging information technologies. This unique event will give you the opportunity to take an early look at what are likely to become tomorrow’s science successes and groundbreaking technologies based on ICT-led research. With “Science beyond Fiction” as the overall theme, ƒet11 will demonstrate how science can help to make possible what fiction could conceive -and even more!

Wed, 2011-05-04 09:00 - Fri, 2011-05-06 18:00

Consultation: Green Paper on a Common Strategic Framework for future EU Research and Innovation Funding

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On 9th February 2011, the European Commission presented a Green Paper which proposes major changes to EU research and innovation funding to make participation easier, increase scientific and economic impact and provide better value for money. The changes, to be introduced in the next EU budget after 2013, would bring together the current Framework Programme for research, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

The Commission is seeking the views of all interested individuals and organisations on these proposed changes and on the specific questions set out in the Green Paper. The deadline for contributions is Friday 20 May 2011. In parallel, a competition for the name of the Common Strategic Framework is being organised.


There are a number of ways to contribute through the European Commision CSFRI website:

NANOPOWER Consortium Meeting in Barcelona 28 Feb - 1 Mar 2011


Next NANOPOWER Consortium and Board meeting will be held on 28th February and 1st March in Barcelona at Casa de Convalescencia (in the picture).

Each partner in the project will give a brief technical presentation reporting their own period activities, following the meeting agenda.

Mon, 2011-02-28 13:00 - Tue, 2011-03-01 15:00

NANOENERGY LETTERS 1 - 31 January 2011


The first issue of NANOENERGY LETTERS has been published on January 31.

This is a newsletter created within project NANOPOWER (funded by European
Commission - GA no: 256959, under the FET proactive initiative "Toward
Zero-Power ICT" (2zeroP)) in order to help the circulation of news and
thoughts about micro and nano energies.

ZEROPOWER kick-off meeting - London 19th January 2011


The ZEROPOWER consortium helds the first (kick-off) meeting in London on Jan 19 2011.

The ZEROPOWER project (Co-ordinating Research Efforts Towards Zero-Power ICT) is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission.

The goal of this project is 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), NANOPOWER is one of them, and communities of scientists interested in energy harvesting and low power, energy efficient ICT. This activity is aimed at assessing the impact of our research efforts and proposing measures to increase the visibility of ICT-Energy related initiatives to the scientific community, targeted industries and to the public at large through exchange of information, dedicated networking events and media campaigns.

Merry Christmas !!!