In today’s digital world, electronics plays a decisive role in all developments under the buzzwords industry 4.0, energy, mobility and the Internet of Things. In order to shape this vision of the future in an environmentally compatible way, it is crucial to optimize devices, their control and networking units with regard to their combined energy requirements. Receiving, processing and transmitting data requires miniaturized, multifunctional and autonomously operating electronic systems. These should also be able to interact with the systems they control (»smart systems«). Towards Zero Power Electronics« addresses the question of energy efficiency at system level for the Internet of Things, taking into account the entire system development process. The project also focuses on an application-specific perspective, thus striving for the goal of a comprehensive platform solution for energy-minimized IoT hardware.