Energy HarveStorers for Powering the Internet of Things
A breakthrough in micro-energy harvesting and storage technologies is required to cover the increasing demand of autonomous wireless sensor nodes (WSN) for the future Internet of Things (IoT), which is considered one of the five technologies that will change the world by connecting 27 billion devices and generating €2 trillion market by 2025. The HARVESTORE project aims to power these IoT nodes from ubiquitous heat and light sources by using nano-enabled microenergy systems with a footprint below 1cm3. Using disruptive concepts from the emerging Nanoionics and Iontronics disciplines, which deal with the complex interplay between electrons and ions in the nanoscale, a radically new family of allsolid state micro-energy sources able to harvest and store energy at the same time will be developed.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824072.