Heat and light for powering the Internet of Things

Harvestore is a European project for the development of beyond-state-of-the-art technologies in the field of Internet of Things.
Our “μ-harvestorers” will be able to collect and store energy from heat and light at the same time, in order to serve a whole family of new-generation portable devices. They will be powerful, small, and environmental friendly.


Harvestore puts together some of the main actors of science and technology across Europe. Research, technology centers and advanced industries from 6 different countries have joined their efforts with the goal of opening-up a new technology paradigm in the world of IoT.

6 countries

11 research, technology and industrial centers

5 years

A detailed research and communication plan

At the edge of science and technology

Nanoioncs and Iontronics

With Harvestore, we will fabricate new artificial materials with superior performance. Fast electrical conduction and high charge storage capacity will be achieved by taking advantage of nanoscale engineering.

Silicon Integration

Advanced science and mainstream fabrication techniques will be bridged by the use of silicon technology. Silicon combines unique properties of manufacturability, abundance and low environmental impact.

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European projects come together for “the Power of Interfaces” 2024 workshop

The “Power of Interfaces” 2024 workshop, was held at the Caixa Forum, in Palma de Mallorca from April 3rd to 5th, 2024, and marked a significant moment in European innovation and collaboration in the energy sector. Leading European projects, 24/7 ZEN, HarveStore, EpiStore, and HyP3D and led by IREC researchers, co-organized the event, while also actively engaging and providing invaluable contributions. The workshop provided opportunities for key discussions and insights into the most recent developments and advances in energy technologies. The workshop topics ranged from the exploration of novel materials and solid-state devices for energy storage and conversion, modeling, and characterization techniques, to the application of micro- and nanotechnologies for energy devices. An international spring school was held at the same location on April 3rd, prior to the workshop. The spring school, also co-hosted by EpiStore, HarveStore, HyP3D, and 24/7 ZEN, covered a wide range of topics, providing an overview of the fundamentals of materials, while also analyzing devices and systems. “The Power of Interfaces” workshop showcased prospects for innovation and advancement in the energy sector by demonstrating the potential of collaboration and knowledge sharing among the participants. These European initiatives share a common goal and are determined to create a sustainable energy future.

EIC Transition project granted

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has established an initiative aimed at boosting cutting-edge technologies from the laboratory to real-world applications. The EIC Transition program provides crucial support to research organizations, start-ups small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), for maturing their innovations and bridging the gap between groundbreaking research and market-ready solutions. OxyBatt (“high-temperature oxygen batteries for industrial Internet of Things”) is one of the 27 granted projects under this scheme during the first call of 2024 and will develop a portable battery operating at high temperatures above 150 ºC. The core of this new battery solution is a thin-film rechargeable system that utilizes oxygen storage, with no reliance on scarce elements such as Li. During the project, the product will be coupled to a thermoelectric energy source and will be integrated into a commercial industrial internet of things device (IIoT), demonstrating the potential to enter the important market of predictive maintenance in harsh industrial environments as a safe and sustainable solution. The project joins the forces of 5 strong European entities in the field, and combines technology developers (IREC, Vienna University of Technology, Nano4energy), IIoT device manufacturers (AEInnova) and business developers (DayOne). “The OxyBatt project represents a unique opportunity,” says Federico Baiutti, senior researcher in the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells group at IREC and project coordinator. “Our battery technology can work in harsh industrial settings that are currently inaccessible to any storage system. It is easy to integrate in existing IIoT devices and will enable to introduce predictive maintenance practices for improved safety and optimization of industrial processes”. OxyBatt has been granted 2.5M€, starting on May 2024 and lasting for 36 months. The project builds on previous research from Harvestore, where the proof-of-concept for the oxygen battery was demonstrated.

Announcing “Power of Interfaces” workshop 2024

The European projects HarveStore, EpiStore, HyP3D and 24/7 ZEN announce the 4th edition of the “The Power of Interfaces” workshop, which will take place on 3rd – 5th April 2024. Following the last successful meeting, where we hosted more than 80 participants, the workshop will be held in-person at the Caixa Forum of Palma de Mallorca (Spain), where we will discuss the latest advances in: New materials for energy; Solid-state devices for energy storage and conversion; Advanced manufacturing; Advanced characterization techniques; Modelling; Micro and nanotechnologies for energy devices. The workshop will comprise of invited, keynote, contributed talks and posters. The event will be preceded by an international spring school covering aspects from fundamentals of materials to devices and systems. The spring school will take place on April the 3rd in the same venue and will be co-organized by EpiStore, HarveStore, HyP3D and 24/7 ZEN. For further info: link.