Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Fusion and industry together for the future

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM-FUSION


The ITER experimental facility in the south of France is the vital link between research and the commercial power plants that can offer the World a potentially limitless, sustainable, safe and secure source of energy: fusion. Europe, through Euratom, is hosting ITER and is the largest investor. The existence of such a high technology research facility in the EU is already having considerable benefits for European industry. And industry is vital to the fusion programme as it will ultimately deliver ITER and the commercial power plants that will follow. ITER is a high profile joint project between the European Union, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA. Firms supplying components and equipment to the project will thus be able to showcase their products on a worldwide stage.
Much of the know-how involved in fusion technology is currently held by fusion research centres across Europe and a robust programme is being developed to transfer this know-how to industry to capitalise on the public investment that Europe has already made.
This brochure presents a small selection of the cutting-edge technology that is available for exploitation and gives a taster of some current industrial success stories. Fusion technologies can offer EU industry some exciting competitive advantages and European enterprises, small and large, are encouraged to seize these unique opportunities.

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Record Number: 9837 / Last updated on: 2009-07-09
Category: MISC