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Future Superconducting Magnet Technology

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.
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 95 375

Participants (12)

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EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

ASG SUPERCONDUCTORS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 59 075

BILFINGER NOELL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 54 250

ELYTT ENERGY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 29 916,25

OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 43 187,50

SIGMAPHI

France

EU Contribution

€ 30 362,50

TESLA ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 59 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 22 518,75

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 38 762,50

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 500

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 31 150

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 766974

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    23 October 2017

  • End date

    22 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 501 097,50

  • EU contribution

    € 501 097,50

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France