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European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training

Objective

The two greatest obstacles to a wide spread adoption of superconductivity remain the limited understanding of its fundamental principles and the yet insufficient capability for large-scale, cost-effective deployment of the technology. Science rather than serendipity is the key to unlock the potentials of this alluring natural phenomenon. The proposed ITN integrates sound research projects aimed at learning to predict the behaviour of superconducting materials, at introducing innovative manufacturing techniques, at developing efficient cryogenic refrigeration techniques as key enablers for future applications and establishing these technologies as the new state of the art. The ambitious goals of this consortium are (1) making advanced superconductors fitter for the market, (2) assessing their innovation capacities and (3) equipping a new generation of researchers with the unique skills required to convert knowledge into products: Efficient grid power management, 21st century medical imaging, leaps in effectiveness of wind power generators, efficient electric propulsion systems and sustainable refrigeration for industry give an impression of the potential societal benefits that superconductor-based technologies can catalyze. This initiative under European leadership federates leading universities, research centres and industries, embracing a variety of science sectors, such as physics and mathematics, material sciences, process and mechanical engineering, refrigeration, cryogenics and innovation management. The intriguing blend of science and engineering, compounded by visionary application opportunities in companies, creates a fertile environment for innovative training of early-stage researchers. Significant training lead-times call for a dedicated action. This ITN will provide its fellows with a sound knowledge in the relevant fields along with business competences and prepare them for a broad spectrum of career opportunities in research and industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76

Participants (12)

BRUKER HTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Ehrichstrasse 10
63450 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
COLUMBUS SUPERCONDUCTORS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Delle Terre Rosse 30 San Desiderio
16133 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
I-CUBE RESEARCH
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Boulevard De Thibaud 30
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (10)

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASG SUPERCONDUCTORS SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 73R
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BILFINGER NOELL GMBH
Germany
Address
Alfred Nobel Strasse 20
97080 Wurzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CemeCon AG
Germany
Address
Adenauerstrasse 20A4
52146 Würselen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
United States
Address
445 Hoes Lane
08854-4141 Piscataway Nj
Activity type
Other
MAN DIESEL & TURBO SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Hardstrasse 319
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Terra Mater
Austria
Address
Wambachergasse 2
1130 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RI RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS GMBH
Germany
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 1
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGMAPHI
France
Address
Rue Des Freres Montgolfier - Zi Du Prat
56000 Vannes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments