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Future Superconducting Magnet Technology

Objective

The CERN’s projects, HL-LHC and FCC, will create a big push in the state of the art of High-Field Superconducting magnets in the ten coming years. The performance of superconducting materials such as Nb3Sn and HTS will be developed to yield higher performance at lower costs and the construction materials and techniques will be advanced. At the same time, in the context of Energy’s savings, Industry is experiencing a renewed interest in the domain of industrial superconductivity with fault current limiters, wind generators, electric energy storage, etc. Besides, Medical Research shows a strong interest in High-Field MRI, especially for the brain observation. Considering the social impact of the investment of the HL-LHC project and FCC study, CERN and CEA have established a Working Group on Future Superconducting Magnet Technology (FuSuMaTech).The Working Group has explored a large spectrum of possible synergies with Industry, and has proposed a set of relevant R&D&I projects to be conducted between Academia and industry. To keep the leading position of Europe in the domain, the most efficient way is to support joint activities of Industry and academic partners on the common concerns in view of overcoming the technological barriers. The FuSuMaTech Initiative aims to create the frame of collaborations and to provide common tools to all the EU actors of the domain. The FuSuMatech Initiative is a dedicated and large scale silo breaking programme which will create a sustainable European Cluster in applied Superconductivity. It will enlarge the innovative potential especially in High Field NMR and MRI, opening future breakthroughs in the brain observation. The FuSuMaTech Phase 1 is the first step of the FuSuMaTech Initiative. It is based on practical cases studies and will consist in preparing:
1. The administrative and legal conditions;
2. The detailed description of generic R&D&I actions and of the Technology demonstrators;
3. The funding scheme for the future actions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/electric energy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-3-2017
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 95 375

Participants (11)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASG SUPERCONDUCTORS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 075
Address
Corso Perrone 73R
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BILFINGER NOELL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 54 250
Address
Alfred Nobel Strasse 20
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELYTT ENERGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 916,25
Address
Poligono Bildosola Auzunea Industrialgune Parce-la
48142 Artea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 43 187,50
Address
Tubney Woods
OX13 5QX Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGMAPHI
France
EU contribution
€ 30 362,50
Address
Rue Des Freres Montgolfier - Zi Du Prat
56000 Vannes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TESLA ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 000
Address
Water Lane Ind Est Storrington
RH20 3EA Pulborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 22 518,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 762,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 500
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 150
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations