To tackle the challenging task of TEG design, the OTE-POWER consortium combines the essential interdisciplinary expertise required in materials design and development, solid state physics and chemistry, thermoelectricity and in TEG manufacturing.

OTE-POWER will follow a research strategy that extends from basic research, including predictive modeling and advanced characterization, to more applied technology developments, including manufacturing a proof-of-concept TEG and long-term stability testing of the representative prototype.

The strong academia/industry interaction and the fact that at least two groups are experts and responsible for each step of the work plan and the milestones reduces the technical project risk.The following work packages (WPs) have been identified as crucial to achieve an optimal hightemperature thermoelectric generator: