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New approach to decentralized production of electricity, water supply and Internet connection, in full autonomy and off-grid

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EC-Contrib. €






 CUBE project word cloud

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Project "CUBE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 813 AVENUE LEON BLUM
postcode: 1500
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2019-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ZEST FR (AMBERIEU EN BUGEY) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

The reliable access to clean water, electricity and to the Internet altogether is a prerequisite to social and economic development. There is no perspective of growth without these resources. And yet, this is the case for two billion people today, who live in isolated areas, regions damaged by war or a natural disaster or suffering from poor infrastructure. Despite a strong commitment, the actions of public organizations and NGOs remain limited: the access to water and electricity off-grid remains complex and very costly. It takes at least a full year for areas in need to get the proper infrastructure.

In this context, the company ZEST, specialized in the production of off-grid energy fluids (power, water, connectivity) has developed a disruptive concept named CUBE. CUBE refers to an autonomous and plug-and-play solar-powered system, able to create supply points in electricity, clean water and internet in IoT cubes of 585 x 585 x 585 mm. The cubes combine inverting technologies to produce and store electricity (230V), filtering systems (reverse osmosis and UV lamp) to supply clean water and several connection types (4G/ 3G, edge and satellite connection) to link the cubes to an IoT platform, where big data are processed. Real-time analysis will deliver smart guidance and tailored training for low energy consumption by the users.

With a lifespan of about a decade, the cubes have the potential to make any building, housing or operation site (e.g., construction sites) autonomous . They also can create circular economy wherever in use. It is both a transformative technology and a disruptive societal innovation.

The Phase 1 project will validate: - the artificial intelligence (AI) components in the cubes - their low-energy consumption approach (reduction of 40% the energy losses observed today) - the targeted business model: product-oriented in developed countries and focusing on knowledge transfer and smart training in developing countries.

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