Smart and secure energy solutions for future mobility


Energy ECS “Smart and secure energy solutions for future mobility” will focus on the interface of energy and mobility as well as related ICT and electronics. Central for today’s society, these two sectors are facing the restructuring of technology and business value chains that enable the emergence of completely new business models and ecosystems. The project concept builds on six use cases that represent different angles of future mobility and energy; enablers of new logistics modes, energy independent intermodal transport, charging technologies and opportunities, grid stability responding to bi-directional charging, and enablers of safe autonomous driving. The technology developments respond to a long list of MASP major challenges and include e.g. battery charging electronics, grid and sensor power management, energy harvesting, real time location controls and sensors. The R&D; will also apply artificial intelligence, machine learning, immersive technologies, IoT, ultra-low power technologies, advanced algorithms and software. All technologies will be designed for cyber-security and reliability. The consortium includes 16 SMEs, 8 LEs and 6 RTOs from 8 countries. The complementary capabilities allow R&D; results that lead to new competitiveness of the partners. By 2030, the project is expected to generate increased turnover by over 1 B€, increased market share and/or market leadership for 24 partners, 130+ new collaborations, 300+ new jobs and 10+ M€ of additional investments. The consortium with half of the partners being SMEs forms a squad of challengers, agile and hungry to grasp the huge business opportunities that emerge in the convergence of the two sectors, supported by large companies fostering the immediate business volume and carefully selected RTOs. The consortium nucleates a new ecosystem of strongly interlinked value networks, the impact towards European competitiveness, growth and innovation capabilities ranging far beyond 2030.  

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Aldo Romani

Unibo involved Department/s:
Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi Elettronici per l'Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni "Ercole De Castro" - ARCES (Advanced Research Center on Electronic System)

Tieto Finland Oy(Finland)

Other Participants:
Aixcontrol Gesellschaft Fur Leistungselektronische Systemlosungen Mbh (Germany)
Net Feasa Limited (Ireland)
Minima Processor Oy (Finland)
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Scantinel Photonics Gmbh (Germany)
Digitaltwin Technology Gmbh (Germany)
Applied Materials Italia Srl (Italy)
Xenergic Ab (Sweden)
Fixposition Ag (Switzerland)
Lapin Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy-Lapland University Of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Tieto Sweden Ab (Sweden)
Csem Centre Suisse D'Electronique E De Microtechnique (Switzerland)
E-Bility Gmbh (Germany)
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Per La Nanoelettronica (Italy)
Rise Research Institutes Of Sweden Ab - Rise (Sweden)
Nokian Renkaat Oyj (Finland)
Merus Power Dynamics Oy (Finland)
Aixacct Systems Gmbh (Germany)
Ro Technology Srl (Italy)
Cisc Semiconductor Gmbh (Austria)
Unikie Oy (Finland)
University College Cork (Ireland)
Straeto Bs (Iceland)
Svarmi Ehf (Iceland)
Luna Geber Engineering Srl (Italy)
Swiss Airtainer Sa (Switzerland)
ASM International (United States of America)
AMS-Austriamicrosystems AG (Austria)
Aurora Powertrains Oy (Finland)

Third parties:
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 8.587.255,47
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/06/2021
End Date: 31/05/2024

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UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007247