Company Description:

The “Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per la Nanoelettronica” (IUNET, Italian Universities Nano-Electronics Team), is a non-profit, private organization created with the initial aim to lead and coordinate the efforts of the major Italian university teams in the field of silicon-based nanoelectronic device modeling and characterization. After this initial phase, several other groups have joined IUNET, bringing competences in IC design, power systems, and signal processing. The current members of IUNET are the Universities of Bologna, Calabria, Ferrara, Modena e Reggio Emilia, Padova, Pisa, Roma “La Sapienza”, Udine, Perugia, the Politecnico of Milano and the Politecnico di Torino. The IUNET members participating to PROGRESSUS are the University of Bologna. University of Padova, University of Pisa and Politecnico di Torino.

Role and main tasks within the project:

The role of IUNET in the PROGRESSUS project involves advanced research and prototyping activities that exploit the complementary competences of the joined university teams. IUNET contributions will include the following tasks: (i) development of advanced architectures and circuits for power conversion; (ii) development of advanced current sensors based on the Hall effect; (iii) development of hardware/software smart metering systems based on compressed sensing; (iv) modeling and simulation of DC microgrids. IUNET will carry on the activities in strict cooperation with industrial partners of the consortium, and will pursue the exploitability and the technological transfer of the results of research.


This project has received funding from the Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 876868. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Slovakia.”
The project has an overall budget of about 19.576 M€. The project will receive an ECSEL JU funding of some 5.785 M€ completed with national funding from – Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Slovakia.