The construction of the fusion research plant ITER offers many opportunities for European industrial companies.
Austria is a member of Fusion for Energy (F4E). Distribution of industry relevant information is one of the functions of the Fusion@ÖAW coordination office. Fusion@ÖAW will glady inform you of recent developments and relevant news. If you are interested in receiving e-mails with up-to-date information, please contact Lätitia Unger or Lisa Trauner to sign up for the Fusion@ÖAW Newsletter.
Between 2008 and 2019, F4E signed more than 750 contracts with more than 530 companies and 70 R & D organisations. This amounts to a total value of more than 5 billion Euros. For the period of 2021 to 2027, a similar amount is expected to be available for industrial and R & D contracts for the completion of ITER's construction and the start of its operation.
If you are also interested in entering a professional relationship with F4E, you can find relevant information regarding F4E's Industry Portal below.
EUROfusion manages and funds European fusion research activities on behalf of the European Commission. As stated in the European Research Roadmap to the Realisation of fusion Energy, the valuable experience and knowledge gained through work on the ITER programme is regarded as vital information for its successor DEMO. However, this needs to be complemented by industrial know-how since after DEMO, the industry will lead the fusion power plant production. To realize an electricity-generating power plant, it is necessary to focus on the conception of innovative industrial concepts with a significant impact on performance, reliability, maintainability, capital and lifetime costs.
The Demo Design offers a range of opportunities for industrial innovation, such as:
- embedding industry experience in the design to ensure that licensing, manufacturing and operational aspects are considered
- assessing the technology readiness, system integration readiness and licencing potential of technology/design options
- cost estimation
You can find the latest calls on the F4E Industry and Fusion Laboratories Portal.
The F4E Industry and Fusion Laboratories Portal enables you to
- access the “F4E Calls Workspace”
- register in the “Company Database”
- access latest information published in “Announcements”
- access relevant documents and links