Marifrán Carazo: “IFMIF-DONES will have a multiplier effect for the arrival of new companies”

The first female mayor of Granada, Marifran Carazo Villalonga, considers talent a cornerstone in her roadmap. For this reason, she wants to “attract and retain” knowledge in a city where the Universidad de Granada is essential, weaving alliances to form a Technological Pole and offering confidence to companies. In this plan, the particle accelerator plays a decisive role.

Slovenia shows great interest in participating in IFMIF-DONES

The Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Igor Papic, conveyed to the director of the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, Ángel Ibarra, his country’s interest in participating in the IFMIF-DONES scientific project. This information was communicated to him during the bilateral meeting held on 23 June in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Continuing to define Croatia’s contribution to IFMIF-DONES

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Granada hosted a working meeting between the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, the Croatian Commission appointed for this purpose and the project’s MWG (Mobilization Working Group), led by Philippe Cara. The meeting, held from 5 to 7 June, took place within the framework of the agreement (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Science and Innovation of the Kingdom of Spain.

Our director, Ángel Ibarra, attends the 31st. Broader Approach Steering Committee

The director of the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium, Ángel Ibarra, participated in the 31st. Broader Approach (BA) Steering Committee held in Japan. The Broader Approach (BA) aims to boost the development of fusion technology and prepare for the follow-on device to ITER, called DEMO. Unlike ITER, DEMO will aim to produce electricity from the fusion energy generated inside it.

CDTI makes progress on a possible Public Procurement of Innovation tender on IFMIF-DONES for this year

The CDTI, a body under the Ministry of Science and Innovation, will initiate a Public Procurement of Innovation process aimed at responding to the technological needs of the IFMIF-DONES Spain Consortium. This is stated in the “Report on the conclusions of the Preliminary Market Consultation in the field of validation of fusion energy systems and materials”, published by the CDTI on 2 June.

R&DONES Forum attracts 150 companies interested in the Particle Accelerator

The R+Dones Forum was born today with the participation of 150 local, regional and national companies and representatives of public administrations and the University. The forum has served as a meeting point for all the agents of the Spanish R&D system interested in contributing to the development of innovative technologies useful for IFMIF-DONES and other large scientific facilities.

Granada now has an Industry Office to promote the Particle Accelerator business ecosystem

Granada now has an Industry Office to promote the business ecosystem linked to the IFMIF-DONES Particle Accelerator. This information was announced by the president of the Granada Chamber of Commerce, Gerardo Cuerva, together with the general director of the Spanish Science Industry Association (Ineustar), Erik Fernández.

The DONES Xcitech School, successful

The School of Architecture of the University of Granada hosted the first edition of the DONES Xcitech School, the DONES School of Science and Technology, linked to the particle accelerator project in Escúzar (Granada). The advanced course, organised by the IFMIF-DONES España Consortium and the University of Granada, took place from 23 to 27 April.

The Rector of the University of Granada and the Director of CIEMAT, recognised by the ‘Women in Dones’ collective

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Female protagonism in fusion energy. The important role of women in this sector has been made clear during the recognition that the ‘Women in Dones’ (WiD) collective has paid this morning to Pilar Aranda, rector of the University of Granada, and Yolanda Benito, director general of the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT-Ministry of Science and Innovation).


IFMIF-DONES, explained in sign language

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For the first time, IFMIF-DONES has been explained in sign language. We are very grateful to the Parque de las Ciencias de Granada for organising this interpreted lecture in their 25th Science Fair framework.



Interview with Jorge Maestre, Deputy Coordinator of the lithium system at IFMIF-DONES

Jorge Maestre (Cartaya, Huelva, 1984) is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Seville. He completed his PhD in Mechanics at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona). As part of his international career, he has conducted a research stay at Brigham Young University (Utah, USA) and worked at the CERN particle accelerator. He is currently part of the IFMIF-DONES team.


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