Sevilla/Warsaw: In November 2020 Technology Partners has initiated the four-year Sustainable Smart De-Icing by Surface Engineering of Acoustic Waves (SOUNDofICE) project. Its objective is to replace costly and environmentally harmful de-icing methods with a pioneering strategy based on the surface engineering of MHz Acoustic Waves for smart and sustainable removal of ice, encompassing the autonomous detection and energy-efficient removal of accreted ice on any material and geometry. The project aims primarily at applications in aviation, wind turbines and UAVs. It is being performed under the H2020 FET Open action supporting projects aiming to achieve breakthrough technology innovations with a high social and economic potential. For more information, see Projects page.