Fusion energy research and development of the Association Euratom-Tekesin is
now fully integrated in the Euratom Fusion Programme in the FP7. The present
emphasis of the Finnish programme is in technology R&D for ITER construction
and systems and in the leading European fusion experiments in largest tokamaks
such as JET (Joint European Torus) and ASDEX-Upgrade. The objective is a high
level scientific and technological contribution to Euratom Programme and ITER
in close collaboration with Finnish industry. The research unit of the Tekes
Association consists of the teams from VTT, Aalto University, Tampere and
Lappeenranta Unversity of Technology, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi.
In addition, several industrial companies are involved.
The main scope of the Annual Seminar 2013 is to summarise the recent research
and development work but even more importantly, pave the way of the Finnish
fusion research towards the EU Horizon 2020 framework. Several new
opportunities will appear or approach during the Horizon 2020 such as the
first ITER plasma, JET DT campaign, more targeted DEMO program, first plasma
in the EU-Japan satellite tokamak JT-60SA, first plasma in W7-X stellarator,
the start of the Divertor Test Tokamak facility in Europe, assessment of the
IFMIF facility etc. Also in Horizon 2020, fusion research structure in Europe
will change drastically – the association structure will disappear, and the EU
Commisson funding schemes will change.
The seminar offers a good forum to discuss the scientific and technological
priorities and directions the Finnish fusion research community should take to
be most productive for the EU fusion programme and the Finnish society and
industry. Furthermore, the organisation of the national fusion program to best
adapt to the changes in the European structure should be discussed. Therefore,
one of the two seminar days will be devoted to the strategic discussions on
future Finnish fusion research activities.
On Tuesday morning the seminar participants will have the opportunity to visit
the Alfven Laboratory at the Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan and EXTRAP reversed
field pinch fusion device at KTH.
Seminarregistration and fees: Seminar fees are €252 or 198€ depending on
the cabin class. The fee includes seminar material, two dinners, two
breakfasts and the cabin.
The deadline for registration is 22 April 2013 (request from Silja).
registrate as soon as possible as the number of participants in the seminar is