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This book presents the overall vision and research outcomes of Nano-Tera.ch, which is a landmark Swiss federal program to advance engineering system and device technologies with applications to Health and the Environment, including smart Energy generation and consumption. The authors discuss this unprecedented nation-wide program, with a lifetime of almost 10 years and a public funding of more than 120 MCHF, which helped to position Switzerland at the forefront of the research on multi-scale engineering of complex systems and networks, and strongly impacted the Swiss landscape in Engineering Sciences.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

1. Introduction

Abstract
Nano-Tera.ch is a landmark Swiss federal program to advance engineering system and device technologies with applications to Health and the Environment, including smart Energy generation and consumption. The name Nano relates to the use of advanced nanotechnologies and the name Tera evokes the large complexity of system design. The suffix “.ch” means it is a pan-Swiss program, i.e., open to all qualified researchers in the Swiss Confederation. We will refer to Nano-Tera.ch as Nano-Tera for ease of reading in the sequel.
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

2. Health Monitoring

Abstract
Health management and monitoring has been one of the focal areas in the Nano-Tera program. Nano-Tera funded healthcare projects have targeted many issues that can be thematically categorized in four distinct clusters: smart prosthetics, advanced diagnosis tools, medical care support and biosensing. We will present a digest of these projects in this section.
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

3. Environmental Monitoring

Abstract
Within Nano-Tera first phase the objectives of the research on environmental monitoring included checking the quality of air and water, by measuring pollution in terms of biological and/or inorganic compounds; and instrumenting the environment to detect movements that can lead to catastrophes, such as rockslides, avalanches, floods or to the instability of buildings and bridges etc. Given the importance of environmental monitoring, several projects from Nano-Tera’s initial phase have been extended into the second phase with new directions.
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

4. Smart Energy

Abstract
Energy is a central concern that affects system design, society and the economy. The need for new sources of power, renewable and sustainable energy supplies, and smart cities is creating immense challenges along with significant opportunities. Nano-Tera has addressed various high relevance application areas such as low power reliable electronics, smart grids, green data centers and environmentally friendly energy harvesting systems.
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

5. Impact Analysis

Abstract
In this chapter, we specifically address the impact of the Nano-Tera program as a whole. After its almost 10-year run, this provides an overall analysis of main achievements of the program. We describe the impact of the program within the five following dimensions:
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

6. Projects

Abstract
In this chapter, we present the full list, including all partners and key references, of three main types of projects:
Anil Leblebici, Patrick Mayor, Martin Rajman, Giovanni De Micheli

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