Kelsius hosts E-Stars ConsortiumKelsius will host the prestigious Pan-European Technology Consortium for its presentation to the EU Commission.
The E-Stars Consortium, which brings together some of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the Technology Sector, will meet in Falcarragh, County Donegal, from Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September.
The consortium is made up of 8 leading organisations from 5 European countries. Representatives from the Atomic Energy Commission, ST Microelectronics and Université Paris XI of France will be joined by colleagues from BIOAGE and Fiat of Italy together with AMAT from Germany and the Netherland’s Delft University of Technology. Ireland plays a significant role in this super group through the participation of Kelsius who will host its European partners at its offices in Falcarragh.
The EC funded project, which began in 2008, was self-charged with ‘developing a sensing and communication capability on an autonomous smart micro system powered by a new 3D high capacity integrated microbattery.’ This was done with a view to ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of developing miniature wireless sensing technologies.
The 3 year research and development programme concludes during the meeting in Falcarragh when the E-Stars consortium members present their findings to the European Commission. The EC delegation is headed by project officer Dominique André and also consists of Andrew Kerr, Industry Expert from Leeds University and Dominque Guyomard, another leading French expert.
Kelsius Founder and E-Star delegate Dr. David Gray said: ‘I’m excited about finally witnessing the culmination of three years of work. It makes it extra special, and a privilege, that Kelsius in Falcarragh is hosting this event.’
Ultan O’Raghallaigh, Kelsius CEO, commented: ‘We are very excited about putting the outcomes from the consortium’s significant work to practical use which will help Kelsius progress as a business’.
According to the experts, the market of wireless smart sensors should generate revenues of more than 5 billions euro in 2011 (source: http://rfidjournal.com). Faced with such future technical and economic impact, it is of strategic importance to maintain Europe's leadership in these domains.
Considered as an R&D topic of high relevance, the energy-management, scavenging and storing techniques have been investigated in the E-STARS project. The consortium has investigated completely new deposition processes for microbattery layers such as Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), electrospraying and electrodeposition in order to obtain 3D higher aspect ratios.
For more information, please visit: www.estars-project.eu<< BACK