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NiPS Summer School 2012 in Erice in progress

The third edition of NiPS Summer School and Workshop devoted to "Energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales" started on 2rd July in Erice, Sicily.
The school, supported by European Commission under the FET Proactive Coordination and Support Action ZEROPOWER ( and partially funded by The Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), is presently undergoing with the participation of 35 students coming from all over the world.
In the picture, Luca Gammaitoni, school director is introducing the science communication session presented by the scientific journalist L. Alfonsi.

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Micro Energy Day 2012

On June 21st NiPS will celebrate the third Micro-Energy Day as part of the activities in the ZEROPOWER Coordination Action!
The initiative is presented in and is part of the initiatives organized during the 2012 European Sustainable Energy Week. 
Join us in Perugia, Barcelona, Wuerzburg and Delft to celebrate the importance of the microenergies in our daily life.
Microenergies are all those energies that are often disregarded as unimportant but instead play a significant role in our daily life. As an example… when you run out of battery in your mobile phone and really need to make that call !!! The amount of energy involved in this case is really very small compared to the energy that makes your car going but its absence appears to be very important to you…
In Perugia: join us in Piazza IV Novembre or at Percorso Verde at 17:00 and get your micro-energy balloon!
Pictures available here: PICTURES

ZEROPOWER Workshop - Glasgow, 3-4 July 2012

The second edition of the ZEOPOWER Workshop  is being held in the University of Glasgow, U.K. on the 3rd and 4th July 2012 to bring together academia, industry and politicians interested in:
Low power consumption ICT devices
Energy efficient ICT systems
Energy harvesting

This international networking conference, organized by the ZEROPOWER Consortium, is open to all scientists interested in ICT-Energy issues, with specific focus on “TowardZero-PowerICT” objectives. The ZEROPOWER Workshop will welcome the participation from European academia and industry, together with a significant contribution from outside Europe, with the aim to consult with the broader research community on “TowardZero-PowerICT” issues.
More information on the workshop venue and agenda are available at
Registration is now available from the conference website!

Microscale Heat Transfer Course (11-15 June 2012)



Mon, 2012-06-11 12:30 - Fri, 2012-06-15 13:00

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Phonons & Fluctuations 3 Workshop (21-24 May 2012)



Mon, 2012-05-21 18:00 - Thu, 2012-05-24 16:00

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ZEROPOWER Strategic Research Agenda

The ZEROPOWER Consortium prepared a new Research Agenda for “ICT-Energy” roadmapping, which includes strategic objectives, identification of research drivers and measures for assessment.
Download the Research Agenda.
Specifically, important points in the research agenda are:
1. Strategic research objectives, application needs and technical criteria
2. Individuation and promotion of promising innovative device concepts for low-power autonomous devices
3. Detailed comparison of proposed device concepts with existing technologies (via existing or new benchmarks)
4. Positioning in relation to “Beyond Moore”, “More Moore” and “More Than Moore” approaches with specific
reference to energy issues
5. Monitoring novel conceptual approaches representing radical departures from the mainstream
6. Market opportunities
7. Obstacles, to be overcome, to rapid and low-cost product development
8. Standardization issues
9. Public and private investments in Europe (programs, funding, projects, etc.)
10. Ethical and societal impact – public awareness and involvement
11. SMEs and start-ups involvement
12. Comparative analysis with the state of the art in the USA and Far East (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities, funding, etc.)

ZEROPOWER participates in Energy Harvesting 2012 conference

The Energy Harvesting Network held its second one-day dissemination event on 28th March 2012 at Hamilton House, London.
Prime sponsors: ESP and Materials KTNs Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012, 9:15am-4:20pm
Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
Agenda of the event available here:
Igor Neri from the ZEROPOWER Consortium presented a poster entitled Real Vibrations Database (

NiPS Summer School 2012 in Erice (Sicily-Italy) in July

 The third edition of NiPS Summer School and Workshop devoted to "Energy harvesting at micro and nanoscales" will be held in Erice (Sicily - Italy) on 23-27 July 2012.


Mon, 2012-07-23 16:00 - Sat, 2012-07-28 09:00

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Third NANO-TEC Workshop in May

The third workshop of the NANO-TEC project, " SWOT Analysis of the Technology/Design Ecosystem" will take place on 30-31 May 2012 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Wed, 2012-05-30 14:00 - Thu, 2012-05-31 16:00

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NANOENERGY LETTERS n. 3 - February 1, 2012


The third issue of NANOENERGY LETTERS has been published.

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