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Prof. Dr. Stefan Heinen
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Joint Technology Initiatives
Project duration:
01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020
EU contribution:
5.146.307,14 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 737434.  


Innovative smart components, modules and appliances for a truly connected, efficient and secure smart grid


CONNECT aims to provide concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent control of the power flow. The demand for primary energy and the carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced and a decentralized energy infrastructure will be facilitated by these solutions. CONNECT investigates new concepts and technologies for power conversion that will be specifically developed for bidirectional power exchange with the grid and for controllable power flow in order to support the extended integration of renewables like PV and local storage. Power quality optimization will be explored in order to avoid unnecessary energy flows in the grid.


  • Infineon Technologies AG, Germany (Coordinator)
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, Germany
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • devolo AG, Germany
  • Mixed Mode GmbH, Germany
  • Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave, Slovakia
  • R-das S.R.O., Slovakia
  • Enexis Netbeheer B.V., Netherlands
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Heliox B.V., Netherlands
  • GreenFlux Assets B.V., Netherlands
  • Acondicionamiento Tarransense Association, Spain
  • Centre Technològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya, Spain
  • Iquadrat Informatica S.L., Spain
  • STMicroelectronics S.r.l., Italy
  • Enel S.p.A., Italy (Participation ended)
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per la Nanoelettronica, Italy
  • Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Enel X S.r.l., Italy