Hybrid and organic thermoelectric systems
HORATES is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN). Our young researchers develop new materials to convert waste heat into electricity.
In HORATES, we train the next generation of R&D innovators in hybrid and organic thermoelectrics and develop prototype energy harvesters, inspired by actual market demand.
Our mission is to train early-stage researchers in the interdisciplinary field of organic thermoelectrics
HORATES is funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme
HORATES is a European network of research institutions from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, France and the Netherlands
Read more about recent activities in the HORATES network.
The second progress meeting of HORATES will take place from April 25 to April 29, 2022 at the Casa de la Convalescencia, in central Barcelona and will include the mid term check, a school on thermal properties of materials and a hands on workshop on presentation skills. Below you will find an insight into our… Read More »Second progress meeting and mid term check in Barcelona, Spain
Nowadays, with the incipient growth of the internet of things (IoT) and its applications, like wearable devices or wireless sensor networks (WSNs), the need for portable, robust and sustainable power sources that allow devices to work without external energy sources arises. Power consumption is a critical problem on these devices, limiting the device lifetime or… Read More »New harvester for organic thermoelectric generators
Since its inception, the field of thermoelectric energy conversion has held great promise to convert heat to electrical power, using a technology that is free of moving parts and thereby silent and extremely durable. It is particularly promising for the recovery of waste heat that is all too abundant in modern society, as thermoelectric generators… Read More »From thermoelectric materials to generators