SYmbiosis for eNERGY harversting concepts for smart platforms on foils (SYNERGY)
SYNERGY Project aims to strengthen the scientific and technical competences at the Portuguese institutions in the field of energy harvesting and micropower management as a key component towards self-sustainable smart platforms on flexible substrates. Therefore, proper training and expertise transfer in the field of energy harvesting and management is mandatory to complement and consolidate past activities at the widening institutions on low temperature, flexible and paper electronics. Driven by the quest for excellence, the Portuguese University and Research Institutions are so proposing to be linked with outstanding European institutions in the field of printed electronics, solar cells and batteries on foils (VTT); battery and supercapacitors developers (POLITO); energy integration and power management (Tyndall); and materials, devices and systems analysis, validation and modelling (FhG-IKTS). These institutions, with such valuable profiles will allow to complete the value chain for the scientific strategy of the Portuguese widening institutions.
Improving Portugal’s energy harvesting and management capacity
Training and the transfer of expertise in the area of energy harvesting and management are key components towards self-sustainable smart platforms on flexible substrates. The EU-funded SYNERGY project will boost the scientific and technical capacity of Portuguese institutions in the domain of energy harvesting and micropower management. To that end, it will link Portuguese academic and research institutions with leading European institutions in printed electronics, solar cells and batteries on foil, battery and supercapacitor development, energy integration and power management as well as materials, devices and systems analysis, validation and modelling. The project will encourage scientific excellence, leading to the establishment of new self-powered smart platforms entirely compatible with Portuguese institutions.