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FinnFusion 2016


FinnFusion Annual Seminar 2016

Date: 23–24 May, 2016

Place: Lappeenranta, LUT, Skinnarilankatu 34, Finland


Fusion energy research and development is focusing on creating the first fusion nuclear reactor. The goal of the worldwide R&D programme with ITER is to create a fusion nuclear power plant in Europe. FinnFusion Consortium is fully integrated in the Euratom Fusion Programme in Horizon 2020 and Fusion for Energy (F4E) to procure ITER components and R&D. The present emphasis of the FinnFusion programme is the following:

  • Technology R&D for ITER construction and systems including industry contracts
  • Implementation of the ”Fusion Roadmap to the Realization of Fusion Energy” as a member of the EUROfusion Consortium with projects focusing on tokamak experiments and modelling
  • Creating concepts for the next generation fusion power plant DEMO in Europe


The seminar offers an ideal forum to discuss the scientific and technological directions of the Finnish fusion research community. The goal is to exploit the most useful parts of the EU fusion programme for the Finnish research laboratories and the Finnish industry. This year the seminar program on day 1 concentrates on the technology and scientific activity of various FinnFusion projects where FinnFusion student presentaions are an inherent part of the programme. The emphasis on day 2 is on the international collaboration (international referring here to outside EU collaboration). This complemented by introducing new fusion devices worldwide, with their opportunities to FinnFusion. Several foreign guests will give a talk in that session.