FinnFusion Yearbook 2019

Jari Likonen (Editor)

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This Yearbook summarises the 2019 research and industry activities of the
FinnFusion Consortium. The present emphasis of the FinnFusion programme is
the following: (i) Technology R&D for ITER construction and systems including
industry contracts; (ii) 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; (iii) Creating concepts for the
next generation fusion power plant DEMO in Europe.

The members of FinnFusion are VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.,
Aalto University, CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd., Fortum Power and Heat Ltd.,
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Tampere University, University of
Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University.

FinnFusion participates in several EUROfusion work packages, the largest being
experimental campaigns at JET and ASDEX Upgrade and related analyses,
materials research, plasma-facing components and remote maintenance.

F4E projects in 2019 focused on system level design for ITER Remote Handling
Connector and on the development of the High Level Control System
subsystems for ITER Remote Handling System.

EUROfusion supports post-graduate training through the Education work
package that allowed FinnFusion to partly fund 13 PhD students in FinnFusion
member organizations. In addition, two EUROfusion post-doctoral research and
engineering fellowships were running in 2019.

In 2019, FinnFusion organized two major fusion events in Finland: the first DEMO
workshop together with EUROfusion at VTT in Espoo and an ITPA meeting on
energetic particles in Rovaniemi.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages87
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8732-2
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8733-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


  • nuclear fusion
  • fusion energy
  • fusion technology
  • fusion reactors
  • fusion reactor materials
  • remote handling
  • ITER
  • DEMO

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    Likonen, J. (Ed.) (2020). FinnFusion Yearbook 2019. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 375