Project Details



The project focuses on improving the way energy is generated and transmitted through the use of digitalised and intelligent electronic energy, thus contributing significantly to the decarbonisation of European society and the protection of our climate.

Project objectives

O1: Intelligence for greater efficiency and greener operations
Increase the efficiency of power electronic devices and systems at all technical levels of applications and domains, from the device level, power modules and components to power electronic systems. This will enable a reduction in power dissipation of more than 25% at the system/application level compared to the state of the art through intelligent control and optimised operational measurements, applicable to both silicon and advanced broadband devices.

O2: Intelligence for New Materials and Reliability
It integrates advanced intelligence to enable reliable and sustainable operation of power electronics. This is necessary to fully exploit the great potential of new materials and advanced packaging technologies. Combined with sensor data and digital twins, we will increase the lifetime of PE devices and systems by at least 30% compared to state-of-the-art devices and systems, solely through new intelligent control and a better understanding of the physics of degradation.

O3: Intelligence for robust and safe operation
Integrate intelligence to ensure robust and safe operation of power electronics applications, from devices to systems. We will introduce intelligent control of devices and prevent destruction under all operating conditions, including random and severe failure conditions such as short circuits. In this way, we will be able, for the first time, to take full advantage of the great benefits of modern power semiconductors and reduce the required chip size or robustness margin by at least 10-15%.

O4: Intelligence for Functional Integration
PowerizeD enables the integration of power electronics across existing boundaries through improved connectivity and interfaces throughout the development lifecycle. The provision of data collected by and for the control of PE devices and systems is transferred from the analogue to the digital world. This enables an active and integrated approach to control and monitoring by redefining partitioning and interfaces.

O5: Intelligence for effective collaboration without exposing sensitive data
The use of modern artificial intelligence methods allows information to be exchanged in aggregated form rather than raw data. This approach, known as Federated Learning4 (FL), will also be applied to power electronics, enabling partners for the first time to share reliability and robustness models along the value chain and jointly improve their accuracy, while ensuring effective protection of intellectual property and private data.