It is the EU organisation that manages the EU’s contribution to the ITER project, designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.
One of its main tasks is cooperating with industry, small and medium-sized businesses and research organisations to develop and provide:
ITER exists to research fusion, the process which powers the sun and the stars. The aim is to develop a safe, limitless and environmentally responsible energy source. The EU is to bear almost half of construction costs, with the remainder being divided equally among the other 6 parties:
The project is based in France.
Fusion for Energy (F4E) supports fusion R&D initiatives through the Broader Approach Agreement signed with Japan. Its function is to prepare for the construction of demonstration fusion reactors (DEMO).
The organisation comprises the following 'shareholders':
The current members are :
Each member sits on the Governing Board, Fusion for Energy's main supervisory body.
To help industry, small and medium-sized businesses and research organisations based in the EU, Switzerland or elsewhere get involved, F4E has 2 contract mechanisms in place:
Both these contract mechanisms satisfy the EU's public procurement principles: