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


Newsletter 7

WIPE - Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics

WIPE Newsletter

Highlights from the Thessaloniki Meeting

The 5th Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 24-25 of September 2015. The Working Group Meeting was organized by a team lead by Dr. Antonis Dimitriou from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and John Sahalos from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
Within this meeting there were several works presented by students. The work entitled "Energy-autonomous Bi-directional Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) and Energy Harvesting Circuit", presented by Massimo Del Prete (Italy), was awarded the first place in the student contest. The second place was awarded to the work entitled "Intelligent Transmitter for Spatial WPT" presented by Przemyslaw Kant (Poland), while the third place was awarded to the work entitled "Soil Moisture Wireless Sensor Network with Analog Scatter Radio, Low Power, Ultra-Low Cost, and Low Complexity" presented by Spyridon-Nektarios Daskalakis (Greece).



March 14-16, 2016

GeMIC 2016, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany (Submission deadline 1 November 2015)

Apr 10-15, 2016

EuCAP 2016, Davos, Switzerland (Submission deadline 2 Nov 2015)

May 5-6, 2016

WPTC 2016, Aveiro, Portugal (Submission deadline 6 Feb 2016)


August 8-11, 2016

PIERS 2016, Shanghai, China (Submission deadline 5 Mar 2016)

August 21-25, 2016

URSI AP-RASC 2016, Seoul, Korea (Submission deadline 15 Mar 2016)

Next meeting in Aveiro, Portugal

The 6th Management Commitee / Working Group Meeting and Workshop will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, 3-4 May 2016, collocated with WPTC'2016.


Training school in Castelldefels

The training school entitled "Wireless networks: from energy harvesting to information processing" will take place in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain, from 9-13 November 2015. More information.


Call for RF-DC designs

We are asking everyone to “share simple circuits” in order to allow us to create a database of circuit design for WPT. Please send your designs to the action chair.


Power over Wi-Fi 

The ability to power remote sensors and devices using Wi-Fi signals could be the enabling technology behind the Internet of things. Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a way to broadcast power to remote devices using an existing technology that many people already have in their living rooms: ordinary Wi-Fi. More information.

Training school in Bologna, Italy

Alessandra Costanzo from the University of Bologna will organize a training school in the Summer/Fall of 2016.


WPTC 2016 in Portugal

The IEEE MTT-S Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC-2016) will be held in Aveiro, Portugal, from 5 to 6 of May 2016. The paper submission deadline is 6 February 2016. More Information.


FurniQi furniture integrates Qi

London-based Fonesalesman is following in Ikea's footsteps by integrating Qi wireless charging technology into its planned FurniQi furniture range. More information.


WiTricity expands medical-industry footprint

Medical equipment makers are getting more interested in ditching the cords and wires that connect their products to electric power, and a Watertown company is seeing some benefits. WiTricity, an MIT spinout that sells wireless electric charging systems, is announcing a new licensing deal with medical device and equipment supplier Greatbatch. More information.

Women in WPT prize

The first Women in WPT 2015 prize from COST WIPE was winned by Ms. Chiara Mariotti (the prize includes a guarantee to support its participation in a meeting or training school of the action)


EuCAP 2016 in Davos

EuCAP 2016 will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from 10-15 April 2016. The paper submission deadline is the 2nd November 2015. More information.


UK first to test on-the-move electric car charging

The UK government has announced plans for trials of what it calls "off-road" power technology to investigate the introduction wireless charging on the country’s motorways and major A roads. This would involve charging vehicles on the move, without the need to stop and charge the car’s battery. More information.


Qi jumps from its previous 5 watt cap to 15 watts

Most smartphones have traditionally required 5 watts of power to charge. But now, some Android phones have started to feature faster charging through the use of 15 watt chargers. This new Qi standard would allow manufacturers to make phones capable of charging up to 60 percent battery in 30 minutes. More information.