Testimonial Any European project can only create real impact if excellence in communication and dissemination is on board, as well as a profound understanding of exploitation strategies to bring innovation to the market. accelopment delivers this.
Prof. Olaf Adan
HEAT-INSYDE Project Coordinator
TNO, The Netherlands

<< Projects


Bringing Advanced Heat Batteries in Residential Heat and Electric Systems Closer to Market Through Real Life Demonstration in Different Climates

HEAT-INSYDE advances a ground-breaking closed-loop concept using thermochemical material to a compact domestic heat storage prototype at a Technology Readiness Level of 7 through a user-centric approach with real-life demonstrations in 3 different European climate zones. HEAT-INSYDE delivers an affordable, highly compact solution (< 1 m3) with robust, long term (> 25 years) performance. Its hybrid functionality combines compact storage with a highly efficient heat pump effect. The system balances central (grid) and decentral renewable energy supply, allowing configuration in both heat and electricity systems and creating new opportunities for grid flexibility.
The proposal is based on two recent technological breakthroughs. The first concerns a multicyclic stable thermochemical material with a high energy density that can be produced on(semi-)industrial scale at low costs. The second concerns a reactor principle patented by two partners TNO and TU/e that uses the full potential of the first-generation thermochemical material. The effective energy density on a system level surpasses the state-of-the art water storage solutions by a factor of at least 10.
The HEAT-INSYDE consortium is industry dominated and mobilizes all relevant stakeholders in the value chain: ranging from basic material production, material manipulation, reactor design and manufacturing, energy system integration to municipalities and real end-users. The consortium includes the City of Eindhoven, bringing a large-scale pilot opportunity and a national funding multiplier. The knowledge base consists of TNO, CEA and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), all having an excellent track-record in thermal storage technologies and EU projects in this area.

This project contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 7 and 11.



Funded Project

AreaLife Sciences
ProgrammeScience Foundation Ireland
Duration01.12.2016 – 30.11.2020
Budget0.5 million euro

Proposal Writing

We can support you in writing your next proposal. We are experts in proposal writing, managing the writing process with efficient time-keeping tasks and dealing with the European Commission online tools.



My passion for science and communication brought me from the lab to accelopment Switzerland, where I enjoy helping researchers transform ideas into concrete progress.

Dr. Emily Rose Ciscato
Training Programme Manager