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European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training

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.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Address

Route De Meyrin Cern
1211 Geneva 23

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

Participants (12)

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BRUKER HTS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

COLUMBUS SUPERCONDUCTORS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

I-CUBE RESEARCH

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

Partners (10)

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AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

ASG SUPERCONDUCTORS SPA

BILFINGER NOELL GMBH

CemeCon AG

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

MAN DIESEL & TURBO SCHWEIZ AG

Terra Mater

RI RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS GMBH

SIGMAPHI

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764879

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 841 922,16

  • EU contribution

    € 3 841 922,16

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland