The NANO-ENGINEERING FLAGSHIP initiative
A new era in the communication and interaction between people, machines and their environment
Omni-connectivity encompasses real-time communication, sensing, monitoring, and data processing among humans, objects, and their environment. The vision of Omni-connectivity englobes people in a new sphere of extremely simplified, intuitive and natural communication.
The Nano-engineered Interface (NaI) – a non-invasive wireless ultraflat functional system – will make this possible. NaI will be applicable to any surface on any physical item and thereby exponentially diversify and increase connections among humans, wearables, vehicles, and everyday objects. NaI will communicate with other NaI-networks from local up to satellites by using the whole frequency spectrum from microwave frequency to optics
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A perfect fit with other Flagship initiatives
The creation of NaI realising human centric omni-connectivity in future societies is a visionary goal that perfectly fits into the ICT and Connected Society item of the call for new FET Flagship initiatives.
The Nano-Engineering concept of omni-connectivity is:
- Offering new solutions for evolving Connected Society innovations
- Transcending today’s connectivity concepts by transforming the nature and use of ICT in future societies putting the user, and the privacy of its data, at the core of the project
It also matches very well the call requirements in sub-area Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering:
- The development of novel nano-engineered materials and systems is the essence of the Nano-Engineering Flagship. Its NaI concept not only combines novel nano-materials to systems, but also it transforms these materials into highly versatile novel ICT systems
- The Nano-Engineering Flagship identifies in NaIs the radically new ICT components and devices invoked by the sub-area Smart Materials and Nanoscale Engineering and allows for the development of various kinds of devices based on unified technologies: autonomous sensors pre-processing information; sensors for human, and robotics (haptics interfaces, wearable sensors and antennas); lab-on-chip; cyber-physical system with artificial intelligence module to promptly adapt to external inputs, autonomous driving sensors, etc.
Towards device-less and unnoticeable IC
Enhanced distributed computation and cognition
Minimal power consumption