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Abstract

Industry benefits in a number of different ways from the research and technology activities of the European Fusion Programme, overseen by the European Commission. These benefits range from: winning contracts to supply equipment and services to fusion laboratories; access to fundamental (or basic) science data; opportunities for technology and knowledge transfer; and the use of facilities and availability of expert personnel from the many fusion institutions. Close fusion laboratory relationships with industry are fully supported by the Commission, which actively encourages the various 'industry liaison' activities of the fusion institutions. Industry involvement in the European fusion scene is highly valued, considered to be essential to the construction and operation of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and also to the long-term future of fusion.

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Authors: BOGUSCH E, EFET EWIV, c/o Framatome ANP GmbH, Erlangen (DE);BOLT H, Euratom-IPP Association, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Garching (DE);CHEVALIER A, NNC Limited, Knutsford (GB);FORTY C, Euratom-UKAEA Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon (GB);GNESOTTO F, Consorzio RFX, Euratom-ENEA Association, Padova (IT);HELLER R, Euratom-FZK Association, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fur Technische Physik, Karlsruhe (DE);LAURENTI A, Ansaldo Superconduttori S.p.A., Genoa (IT);LINK G, Euratom-FZK Association, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fur Hochleistungsimpuls- und Mikrowellentechnik, Karlsruhe (DE);THUMM M, Euratom-FZK Association, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institut fur Hochleistungsimpuls- und Mikrowellentechnik, Karlsruhe (DE);LISTER J, Euratom-Swiss Association, Centre de Reserches en Physique des Plasmas EPFL, Lausanne (CH);MUNTHER R, Euratom-Tekes Association, National Technology Agency, Helsinki (FI);REY G, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, EURATOM-CEA Association, CEA-Cadarache, Saint Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SCHEDLER B, Plansee AG, Reutte (AT);VALLEE A, Tour Framatome ANP, Paris La Defence (FR);WATERMAN N, Quo-Tec Limited, Amersham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Fusion Engineering and Design, Volumes 63-64, December 2002, pages 679-687.
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796%2802%2900278-8
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