FinnFusion Yearbook 2020

Jari Likonen (Editor)

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This Yearbook summarises the 2020 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 2020 focused on system level design for ITER Remote Handling Connector, on the development of the High Level Control System subsystems for ITER Remote Handling System and on testing of digivalve system for ITER remote handling.

EUROfusion supports post-graduate training through the Education work package that allowed FinnFusion to partly fund 15 PhD students in FinnFusion member organizations. In addition, one EUROfusion post-doctoral research and engineering fellowship was running in 2020.

In 2020, FinnFusion organized a EUROfusion working session on edge plasma modelling in Tervaniemi. The FinnFusion annual seminar was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages83
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8753-7
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8754-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
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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