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Hi-CONNECTS - HiCONNECTS- Heterogeneous Integration for Connectivity and Sustainability

36 months (2023 - 2025)
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Project type:
UE-funded research - JTI - KDT
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The high-level objective of HiCONNECTS is to support major societal and industrial challenges by developing heterogenous integration (HI) core technology solutions for energy-efficient cloud and edge computing to solve one of the main state-of- the-art roadblocks: the transmission of IOT data over the IT network. This roadblock causes high latency, limited bandwidth, and high energy consumption per bit of information, so that the current cloud platforms cannot satisfy the IOT applications that require real-time response. The second and directly linked objective is to use these HI components to develop solutions in societal and economical important areas, with major focus on RF technologies (wi-fi, 5G/6G and Radar) and IT data growth infrastructure (networking cards and switches) for the advancement of vertical sectors such as connected vehicles, smart cities, and connected industry.

People involved



  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH - Coordinator


ERC sectors

PE3_5 - Semiconductors and insulators: material growth, physical properties
PE7_2 - Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
PE7_12 - Electrical energy production, distribution, application
PE6_3 - Software engineering, operating systems, computer languages

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 12. Garantire modelli sostenibili di produzione e di consumo


Total cost: € 99,184,126.21
Total contribution: € 26,882,611.04
PoliTo total cost: € 1,440,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 1,008,000.00