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1st Workshop of the European Nanotechnology for Thermoelectrics Cluster “NANO4TE”

1st Workshop of the European Nanotechnology for Thermoelectrics Cluster “NANO4TE”

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 representatives of ten European FP7 projects met on 1st Workshop “Nanotechnology for Thermoelectrics” which was organized as a host event of the E-MRS 2013 Fall Meeting in Warsaw, Poland.

This NANO4TE workshop gave a good opportunity to have the global picture of the current EC thermoelectric project portfolio. 10 out of the 11 EU funded thermoelectrics projects identified were represented, and the “Nano4TE” workshop was a good opportunity to create a link between these different projects.

The goals of the Workshop were defined as follows:

  1. to highlight key results of the identified TE projects of FP7 and their technology readiness level in a value-chain approach
  2. to give a complete overview of the entire portfolio of projects on TE (NMP, Energy, Transport, ICT , SME, …) at the end of FP7
  3. to bring forward the global picture of TE research and innovation in Europe and highlight the impact of nanotechnology in this area.
  4. to enable the nanotechnology and TE communities in Europe to identify joint collaboration and application areas, and gain new contacts and new ideas for strategic industrial partnerships.

And in this way:

  1. to launch the EU NANO4TE Cluster of projects and make key recommendations on future research needs in the TE domain for contributing to the set-up of a nanotechnology roadmap to foster the development of TE in Europe and the transfer of key results to industry.

The report of this 1st NANO4TE workshop is available in the download section, as well as public presentations of the represented projects.