In these extremely difficult times caused by COVID-19, the DONES-Prep team continues working on the project for its advancement without putting anybody’s health at risk. We are working remotely from our homes for the advancement of science. We hope you are all in good health.


Tonči Tadić, Croatian fusion Research Unit (CRU) coordinator

“The IFMIF-DONES governance model should relate to the governance of a research program, not of a facility”

The croatian researcher, member of Fusion for Energy and coordinator or the work package related to IFMIF-DONES governance, within the framework of the DONES-PreP project, analyzes the strategy to attract new international partners to develop the particle accelerator.


Geotechnical studies are commissioned for the construction of the first laboratories of IFMIF-DONES in Escúzar

The first trial pits and explorations have been conducted on the site where the first buildings related to the accelerator particle project will be constructed.

Progress of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation in the creation of the consortium for the candidacy of IFMIF-DONES

Minister Pedro Duque ensures that the Government’s priority is to attract large European and international scientific infrastructures.

IFMIF-DONES receives Andalucía Económica Award for best strategic project

The specialised journal awards, which recognise dynamic entrepreneurial actions that boost Andalucía’s economy, demonstrate the increasing social support for the particle accelerator,

300 students attend informative sessions about IFMIF-DONES in high schools in Granada

The informative sessions, in which the energy problem and the importance of this project as a milestone in the path towards fusion energy are presented, are part of the DONES-Prep project and are being developed by the University of Granada and OnGranada Tech City.

Instituto de la Ingeniería de España and CIEMAT analyse TJ-II fusion energy experiment

The workshop addressed Spain’s participation in international fusion projects and IFMIF-DONES's future.



Nuclear fusion

DONES-Prep begins with a series of introductory articles on energy production by nuclear fusion and the IFMIF-DONES project. The purpose is to bring these fields of scientific knowledge and technological development, both of which have such a decisive social impact, closer to all those interested in understanding and learning about them.



OnGranada Tech City

OnGranada Tech City is the largest digital economy business organization and the largest technological and biotechnological cluster in Andalusia, with over 680 associated companies. By providing services related to innovation, training, employment and entrepreneurship, OnGranada aims at strengthening Andalusia’s technological sector. Other services provided are support in the acquisition of funds for the development of innovative projects.

Ruđer Bošković Institute

Ruđer Bošković Institute is the largest multidisciplinary research centre in Croatia. Over 500 scientists and researchers work at this scientific institution, leading in the natural and biomedical sciences as well as marine and environmental research. The Institute’s mission is to generate knowledge and contribute to the development of the Republic of Croatia with contributions to higher education and in cooperation with the business sector.

Learn more about IFMIF DONES project

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This newsletter has been elaborated by the DONES Preparatory Phase project. This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 870186. The information herein reflects only the author’s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of it.