Newsletter of COST Action WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

Newsletter 1 - May 2014

WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

Welcome to WIPE Newsletter

IC1301 - WIPE is a COST Action that aims to develop efficient Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) technologies and strategies tailored for battery-less systems and sensors, passive RFID and NFC, and establish Europe as a leading scientific and industrial player in this field. 

We intend to bring you every month some relevant new regarding WIPE, upcoming events and other interesting stories within the WPT world. Enjoy our first issue!

June 23-26

Summer School in Aveiro, Portugal

September 8-12

First European School RFID Technologies, Paris-Est, France

Summer School

COST IC1301 International Summer School on Wireless Power Transmission for Space Applications will be held in Aveiro from June 23 to 26. More Information

1st European School on RFID

The First course on "RFID Technologies, from Concepts to Applications", will be held at the Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée, France, from September 8th to September 12th, 2014. More information


The 2014 IEEE RFID Technology and Applications (RFID-TA) Conference will be held in Tampere, Finland during September 8-9, 2014. More Information.

Information request

We are requesting some information to all COST members about their institutions and activities. Among other things, we expect to build a geographical database with the gathered information. If you haven't already filled-in the form please do so here.

First WG Meeting

The first WIPE Working Group Meeting and Workshop took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, in March 24-25, 2014.



IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference 2014, will be held in Jeju, Korea, May 8-9, 2014. The detailed program is available here.


Dell Joins A4WP

It seems that the A4WP is now in the process of extending its standard to 50 Watt. The announcement was made at the same time Dell joined the group. The first laptop with integrated wireless charging support may be closer than we think! Read more.

Next WG Meeting

The next Working Group Meeting will be held in Toulouse, France, in October 2014.


Qi against AW4P

It has been a tough time for the Wireless Power Consortium and its Qi standard. 1) it seems that Witricity (and its very large patent portfolio) made the decision to support A4WP. 2) A4WP and PMA decided to team up against Qi. Read More.

WPT at 5 metres

Researchers at KAIST showcased, on April 16, 2014 at Daejeon, Republic of Korea, a "Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS)" for an extended range of inductive power transfer, up to 5 meters between transmitter and receiver coils. Read more.
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