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Superconductivity in everyday life

Objective

The objective of the project is to raise public awareness for European research activities on applied high temperature superconductivity (HTS) and to help citizens understand the impact of HTS devices on their lives. Some of the major benefits of HTS applications are: significant increased electric power quality, reduction of environmental pollution and more convenient and high speed ground transport. Magnetic levitation and transport, energy storage devices, water cleaning are possible with HTSs, even today. As a result, the application of superconducting, particularly HTS devices would provide competitive and sustainable new products for the industry, on the one hand, and would provide much comfort for the everyday life of the general public, on the other. In the worldwide competition for new products it is important that the European Union could secure a leading position and proper market share in the present and future superconducting market. By propagating the real potential of the high-tech emerging technology, the present project would help the European Community to achieve the above goal. For the promotion of market introduction of HTS devices, exhibitions, seminars and demonstrations of interactive demonstrator devices are planned to be performed. Exhibitions are for the general public as well as for school/university students, with special workshops for different target groups (schools, industry, SMEs). The main event will be held during the European Science & Technology Week, but coordinated national activities will encircle it. The expected results are the following: a series of demonstrators (small-size operating model devices) and exhibitions, bringing closer HTS applications to professionals as well as to the general public; obtaining experience on the European level of propagating HTS, including the availability of videos and CD-ROMs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SCIENCEANDSOCIETY-2
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Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
Address
Muegyetem Rkp. 9-11.
Budapest
Hungary

Participants (8)

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Address

Beer-sheva
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Unitite - 14, Rue Alfred Kastler
Caen
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
C/serrano, 117
Madrid
DIAMOND CONGRESS LTD.
Hungary
Address
Vérmezo Út 8.
Budapest
INSTITUTE FUER PHYSIKALISCHE HOCHTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 9
Jena
S-METALLTECH 98 MATERIALS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD.
Hungary
Address
Bajcsy-zsilinszky Str. 124.
Erd
SYDKRAFT AB
Sweden
Address
Carl Gustafs Vaeg 1
Malmoe
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford