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Smart Hybrid Multimodal Printed Harvesting of Energy

Project goal

The SYMPHONY project delivers an energy supply platform for the powering of wireless sensor nodes for monitoring remote or difficult-to-access locations.


The energy supply platform is completely made of printed, recyclable, and non-toxic materials including the ferroelectric polymer P(VDF-TrFE), printable Si-based rectifiers, redox polymer batteries and cellulose-based supercapacitors. The SYMPHONY project develops cost effective and scalable methods to print these materials on flexible films and to combine them with energy efficient electronics and sensor technologies.

Schema des folienbasierten energieautarken Sensorsystems

Scheme of the Energy Autonomous Sensor System, applications and goal.


The SYMPHONY solution will significantly reduce CO2 emissions by increasing the lifetime of wind turbines, making room heating/cooling more efficient, through presence and motion tracking smart floors and decreasing the energy consumption in e-bikes, through remote tube pressure control. Moreover, the printed technology developed in the project can be integrated cost effectively in stretchable and flexible devices, representing a huge potential for usage in a wide range of further IoT-supported applications.


The project, coordinated by Joanneum Research, includes 13 top EU innovation performers (researchers and companies) from 4 European countries.

The project SYMPHONY receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 862095.

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