EUROTAPES project is coming to an end in February 2017 and the project consortium is meeting in Barcelona on the 13th-15th of this month to present their final results. After 54 months of research, the project will be closing as it has achieved its objectives. The Eurotapes project has managed to produce 600 meters of superconducting tape with a process that reduces the cost of production of superconducting materials, simplifies its architecture and improves its capacity in high magnetic fields through various temperature scales. It has also obtained significant results for advanced magnetic research, a field in which reference centers such as CERN and ITER are working. In the long term, the project will allow renewable energy to be more competitive because it allows windmills to generate more energy through higher efficiency and lower generator costs.
EUROTAPES benefits from the participation of outstanding researchers for its excellence in the field of superconductors and with the involvement of leading companies and universities globally. In addition to the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, the ICMB and Leitat; The universities of Cambridge, Antwerp and Ghent, the Technological University of Vienna and six technology centers and 8 companies from Belgium, Austria, Romania, Germany, France, Slovakia and Italy.
The 48M consortium meeting of EUROTAPES will take place on the 4th-6th of October in Karlsruhe (Germany) hosted by the KIT (Karlruhe Insititute of Technology).
Participants will discuss scientific activities such as high througput, scaling and nanocomposites but also quality control and life cycle approach. In the end, management, financial and dissemination aspects will be discussed.
From the 22nd to 24th of June 2016, Eurotapes exhibited at Industrial Technologies 2016 at the RAI in Amsterdam represented by LEITAT. The project had a booth (nº15) there to exhibit latest research activities in the field of superconductors. This event, as it is one of the most important in the field of technologiesa and innovation at European level, was a great occasion to disseminate results and show the innovation capacity of the consortium but also to develop further collaborative projects. Below two pictures of LEITAT team during the exhibition.
Industrial Technologies is the largest networking conference in the field of new production technologies, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology and digitalisation in Europe, with high level delegates. It is a three days conference with a wide variety of plenary and interactive sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, case studies, eye-opening site visits and numerous opportunities to get in contact with new business partners.