The achievement of the proposed objectives can only be fulfilled through a well-coordinated effort within the consortium and a coherent work breakdown structure, in accordance to the targeted level of maturity of the demonstrators. As aforementioned, the project is completely organized in a top-down approach: all the activities are driven by the needs of the end-users, reflected in the specifications of the demonstrators. That’s why most of the efforts are focused on 2 work-packages each one dedicated to its own application domain. This strategy allows each end-users to express its specific needs in order to maximise the industrial impact of the project:

WP 2 is dedicated to the avionic demonstrator and is led by Thales Avionics. Thus, all the activities reported in this work-package take into account the specificity and the particular constraints imposed by the avionic environment: confined airborne spaces, limited energy consumption, storage, temperature and humidity, vibration and shocks, lifetime, etc.

WP 3, focused on Automotive applications, consists in two demonstrators proposed and driven by the Fiat company: (i) a distributed cooling system for interiors and (ii) compact high flux LEDs lighting systems for headlamps and courtesy lighting. They are innovative automotive systems with the final objective to enhance comfort and fuel saving.

These two application-oriented WPs rely on two main technology-oriented pillars:

the development of enabling technologies of assembly, packaging, electrical and thermal interconnects, that will be required to reach highly efficient (high CoP) systems. Because these technologies completely depend on the targeted demonstrator, the related work is distributed in each WPs 2 and 3 and corresponds to specification, modelling and simulation at system level, packaging, interconnect, and integration solutions implementation, functional characterizations, demonstrator assembly and evaluation.

the development of industry scalable fabrication processes of high ZT nanostructured materials. The aim of this work is to establish fabrication process compatible with high volume fabrication of nanostructured materials with high ZT. This property being intrinsic to its material and not depending directly on the demonstrator, all these activities are gathered in WP 1. Thus WP 1 serves the needs of the other WPs. Several routes, several technologies are explored with different level of performance and maturity, which is part of the risk management plans depicted below.

The project also includes a work package WP 4 devoted to dissemination and exploitation activities. The aim is not only to ensure the dissemination of the project results toward the relevant industrial communities but overall to guarantee the industrial transfer of the developed technologies and to secure the corresponding supply chain. Finally, management activities are grouped into WP 5 and drive all types of activities: technical, administrative, organizational, etc.

The work breakdown structure of the project and the dependencies of the inter-related WPs are depicted in the figure below.