ZEROPOWER contributes to E3TS Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Luca Gammaitoni from NiPS Lab, University of Perugia, Coordinator of ZEROPOWER project, has been invited as a speaker at the Workshop on Energy Efficient Electronic Technologies and Systems (E3TS), held on July 18-19th, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

This international workshop is co-organized and funded by the Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life Pilot FET Flagship ( and by the Swiss Nano-tera EASY project. The workshop targets the dissemination of main scientific concepts related to the zero power technology platform and the smart autonomous system applications in Guardian Angels Flagship as well as exchanging new ideas in corresponding field at European level.

L. Gammaitoni presented the activity under development in the ZEROPOWER Coordinated Action. Slides of the presentation available here:

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


The second edition of "Phonons & Fluctuations" will be held in Paris in next September.

The Workshop has the aim of following on the discussions of the previous one held in November 2010 in the field of Phonons and Fluctuations. The workshop will bring scientists working in, but not exclusively, the European projects NANOFUNCTION, NANOPOWER, ZEROPOWER, NANOTEC, NANOICT, TAILPHOX, as well as the CNRS Network for Thermal Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

The event is organized by Clivia M Sotomayor Torres (Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain), Sebastian Volz (ECP, France) and Jouni Ahopelto (VTT, Finland).

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Scientific Session at fet11 on "Sustainable ICT: Micro and Nanoscale Energy Management"

Eric Pop talking at the Scientific Session


The Scientific Session organized by NiPS Laboraoty (UNIPG) on

Sustainable ICT: Micro and Nanoscale Energy Management

has held in Budapest on 6 May 2011 during the Fet11 (European Future Technologies Conference and Exhibition - and has seen the participation of 50 persons.

ICT energy issues formed the basis of the session which led together international experts interested in the realization of efficient low-power ICT devices. They discussed the basic mechanisms behind the heat production and how it is possible to take advantage of the fluctuations instead of avoiding them. The aim was to understand the energy management physical mechanisms at nanoscale with a view to setting the bases for a new thermodynamics of ICT devices.

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Scientific Session at fet11 on "Sustainable ICT: Micro and Nanoscale Energy Management" organized by NiPS Laboratory

Budapest, 6 May (Friday) 10:45 - 12:15.

The fet11 conference programme will feature 30 scientific sessions of which six are dedicated to FET Flagship Pilots. From the more than 80 submitted proposals the programme committee has selected the most exciting. Among them the Scientific Session proposed by NiPS Laboraoty (UNIPG) on

Sustainable ICT: Micro and Nanoscale Energy Management

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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.

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Micro-Energy day


NANOPOWER and ZEROPOWER partners participate in the next Micro-Energy day 2011 (, that will take place in the framework of the 2011 European Sustainable Energy Week (
Watch the video of the MicroEnergy Café in Barcelona.


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

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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

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