Communication and Disclosure

F. Orfei and L. Gammaitoni visit the Hitachi Laboratory in Cambridge



Cambridge, Feb. 6th, 2015

Francesco Orfei and Luca Gammaitoni from NiPS visited the Hitachi Research Laboratory in Cambridge (UK).
During the visit the Hitachi Lab director, David Williams, presented the activities of the laboratory and discussed the participation of his laboratory to the ICT-Energy consortium, coordinated by NiPS.

Hitachi Cambridge, that is coordinating the "TOLOP" research project funded by FET,  is specifically interested in very low-power novel microprocessors.

Future collaborations between Hitachi Research and NiPS have been discussed.

L. Gammaitoni invited at the 'FET and Innovation' workshop



Brussels, Feb. 5th, 2015 

Luca Gammaitoni, NiPS Lab director participated at the  1-day workshop on 'FET and Innovation'.
The workshop is organized by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) unit of Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), and had place on 5 February 2015 on the premises of the European Commission at Avenue de Beaulieu, 25, Brussels.

The Future and Emerging Technologies programme invests in transformative frontier research with a high potential impact on technology, to benefit our economy and society. FET provides a unique combination of high risk, long term, multidisciplinary and collaborative frontier research, which lays the foundations for radically new technologies. Innovation out of FET research is what can make a difference between having the best research and doing something useful with it, something that people will embrace, that will improve society and create better lives for all.

The workshop aimed at identifying ecosystems that can stimulate innovation from FET type of research and the actions necessary to put the ecosystems in place, identifying notably the ones that may need support at the European level. 

During the workshop Gammaitoni advanced the need to find a proper funding instrument to fill the gap between FET funded research (challenging, high-risk, long-term) and main stream ICT funded programs that aims at short-term results. "We need to find a way to bridge the gap between proof-of-concept results, produced by the best FET projects, and products that are the declared objective of main stream ICT research", declared Gammaitoni that is coordinating the C.A. ICT-Energy where more 50 groups are represented.

Helios Vocca speaks at the Associazione Culturale Corcianese Astrofili about VIRGO and Gravitational Waves


Perugia, Jan 30th 2015

L’Associazione Culturale Corcianese Astrofili con il patrocinio del Comune di Corciano presenta venerdì 30 gennaio alle ore 21:00 l’incontro “Onde Gravitazionali la ricerca italiana di un sospiro nell’Universo: l’esperimento Virgo”. Presso la Sala dell’Antico Mulino di Corciano infatti il professor Helios Vocca, ricercatore e responsabile del progetto VIRGO presso l’Università di Perugia,

NiPS Annual meeting 2015




Tuesday Feb 3rd we will have the usual annual meeting of the NiPS Laboratory.

Alla Posta dei Donini, San Martino in Campo, Perugia
Review 2014: quello che abbiamo fatto
9:30 Introduzione (L. Gammaitoni)
10:00 Il Progetto Landauer (C. Diamantini, I. Neri, M.
Lopez, D. Chiuchiù)
11:00. Low power sensor nodes (F. Orfei)
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Energy Harvesting (F. Cottone, M. Mattarelli)
12:15 Virgo (H. Vocca, F. Travasso, F. Baldaccini)
12:45 Wisepower (V. Bacchettini)
13:15 Pranzo
2015: quello che vogliamo fare
15:00 ICT-Energy e il management dei progetti (S. Lombardi)
15:15 Il progetto Proteus (F. Cottone)
15:30 Gli obiettivi per il 2015 (L. Gammaitoni)
15:45 discussione
17:00 conclusioni

Francesco Orfei presents the ICT-Energy coordination action at HiPEAC 2015


Francesco Orfei from NiPS Lab, University of Perugia, participates at HiPEAC 2015 Conference,  in Amsterdam from Jan. 19th Jan. 21st, 2015.
During the conference Orfei presents the activities of the ICT-Energy coordination action (


NiPS Christmas Symposium



Please find here pictures of the event:



NAUTILUS Rai Scuola speaks about NiPS Lab



Please find here the link to the TV show (available in streaming, in Italian).

Helios Vocca speaks at the Internationalization seminar of the University of Perugia


Perugia, 12 Dec. 2014


Helios Vocca speaks at the seminar organized by the University of Perugia, to promote the internationalization of the university. Specific attention will be devoted to the experience of NiPS Laboratory and its spin-off company wisepower srl ( with the science park in Hong Kong.

Francesco Orfei: "Circuitry for Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvesting" at ICECS2014.

Marseille Dec. 7, 2014.



Francesco Orfei, from NiPS Laboratory, presents a paper on "Circuitry for Nonlinear Vibration Energy Harvesting" at ICECS2014.

The 21st IEEE International Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS2014) is in Marseille, France, on December 7-10, 2014.
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