EnABLES integrates key European research infrastructures (RIs) in powering the Internet of Things (IoT). SIX research institutes together with FIVE knowledge hubs of excellence will address the long term needs of energy management in self-powered smart sensor systems as required by IoT innovation. To enable truly ‘invisible’, unobtrusive and self-powered (autonomous) wireless devices a key challenge is to bridge the gap between capturing ‘ambient’ energy supply from energy harvesting sources (EH), integrating new devices for energy storage (ES) and taking into account the micro-power management (MPM) requirements for miniaturised system operation. Through providing access to unique infrastructure, world-leading expertise, advanced equipment and state-of-the-art technologies, EnABLES empowers several hundreds of academic researchers and technologists to advance energy harvesting, storage and micro-power management solutions for the integrated design and deployment of miniaturised autonomous sensors. Access will range from materials & models to devices and systems and the access providers will work with the user community to accelerate adoption and innovation in real-life applications. The EnABLES integration offers a paradigm shift in building an infrastructure network that links new scientific knowledge with application-driven research. This will deliver a mind-set change so that future energy management solutions are based on early concurrent and collaborative development of system-optimised IoT devices.

Tyndall_logo Tyndall National Institute (IRL)
Role: Access Provider (EH-Vibrational, EH-Thermoelectric, ES, MPM, SI)
Leti_logo CEA-Leti (F)
Role: Access Provider (ES)
Liten_logo CEA-Liten (F)
Role: Access Provider (EH-Thermoelectric)
FhG-IIS_logo Fraunhofer – Institute for Integrated Circuits (D)
Role: Access Provider (EH-Vibrational & Thermoelectric, MPM, SI)
FhG-IMS_logo Fraunhofer – Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (D)
Role: Access Provider (EH-Solar, EH-RF)
imec_logo imec Nederland (NL)
Role: Access Provider (EH-RF, MPM, SI)
KIT_logo Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (D)
Role: Knowledge Hub (ES)
Polito_logo Politecnico di Torino (I)
Role: Knowledge Hub (ES)
UniBo_logo Università di Bologna (I)
Role: Knowledge Hub (MPM)
Perugia_logo NiPS Laboratory, Università degli Studi di Perugia (I)
Role: Knowledge Hub (EH-Vibrational)
Southampton_logo University of Southampton (UK)
Role: Knowledge Hub (EH-Vibrational)