Demonstrator Call

Innovate with Fusion Tech


The FUTTA Consortium conducts the EUROfusion Technology Transfer Programme in order to stimulate innovation with EUROfusion-based technology. FUTTA III runs an Open Call for Demonstrators to develop and test EUROfusion-based technologies or know-hows applied to non-fusion.

Why build a demonstrator?

Besides its network of brokers all over Europe, the EUROfusion Technology Transfer Programme aims at promoting and fostering fusion technology transfer through funding opportunities. Why submit a proposal to this Open Call ? Because your business can benefit from breakthrough technologies and know-hows designed for fusion and because such demonstrators significantly reduce the risks of transferring a technology from one application field to another.

Who can apply?

Every potential receiver of a EUROfusion-based technology or know-how is eligible to this call. Yet, EUROfusion members and 3rd Parties will not be allowed to apply to this call. If you have a technical challenge but no effective solution, the EUROfusion Technology Transfer Programme will help you source plenty of innovations and experts.

Our 6 brokers are ready to support you in finding the right technology, as well as give you tips and help with your application.

NEWS 2024

The Open Call for Demonstrator will offer up to 50.000 EUR (38k before) to cover the demonstration technical costs: from fusion technologies to non-fusion applications. Acceptable costs will be linked to the effective development of the project i.e. workforce, materials, meetings, equipment.

EUROfusion Beneficiaries (members and Affiliated Entities) can now be supported up to 25% Full Time Equivalent (3 person months) for fusion scientist/s through the work package FUTTA, inline with the EUROfusion co-funding rules and reimbursement rates.

For this purpose, applicants should make a specific request in the proposal, together with the respective EUROfusion beneficiary or affiliated entity + detail the expected use of the 3PM in terms of work and activities in the proposal

These resources (max 3 person months)for the EUROfusion Beneficiary or Affiliated Entity will be made available through a EUROfusion task agreement, separately from the contract between InExtenso and the company.

When & how to apply?

The Open Call for EUROfusion-based Technology Transfer Demonstrator will be a permanent Open Call between April 2022 and March 2025 with one cut-off date each year: 29/07/2022, 29/07/2023, 30/07/2024 and 28/02/2025.

Applicants can submit at any time, if an application is submitted after a cut-off date, the proposal will be examined for the following session (except in 2025).

Applicants will be required to submit an electronic signed version in order to facilitate the distribution of the proposals to the Evaluation Board.


A webinar is organised on April 18th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. folowed by B2B meetings for particular questions and more details about projects. The subject will be to give detailled information about the call and discuss of the objective, the deadlines and the news of the 2024 edition. Subscription form is available at this link.

Download Reference Documents

Download the general information about the open call

Download the proposal Template and Guidelines

On-going 2023

Development and characterization of hydrogen sensor for brass alloys

A hydrogen permeation sensor, developed in fusion to measure the concentration of hydrogen isotopes in the liquid metal, could find promising applications in the field of metallurgy, as well as other industries that are interested to measure hydrogen content for purification purposes.

Enhancing magnetic propulsion using superconductivity

A superconducting system developped for fusion may now improve performances in the development of magnetic propulsion for transport in the air, on water and on land.

Previous Successful demonstrator projects from FUTTA III

Cancer research at the speed of light based on derived from the Multispectral Advanced Narrowband Tokamak Imaging System (MANTIS)

A camera originally developed to help fusion reactors safely exhaust the enormous heat they produce may now accelerate the development of more effective cancer treatments that are kinder to the patient.

uLtra wIde Band time-domain calibration of E-field pRObes (LIBERO)

Developed within the studies performes for comprehension of source mechanisms of intense laser-generated electromagnetic fields in the radiofrequency-microwave band, the LIBERO technology may now overcome actuals limitations in industrial sectors utilizing intensively RF waves for wich the need of precise E-field assessments is required.

Previous Successful demonstrator projects from FUTTA II (2019-2020)

Casting mold materials made of Tungsten fibre Composites (Wf/W) for high-temperature die casting

Invented to suppress the propagation of cracks at the surface of wall targets in fusion, tungsten fibres materials could increase the lifetime of molds in die casting applications.

Protective tungsten-based coatings for combustion chamber for aerospace applications

Studied for the plasma-wall interaction in the presence of high thermal loads in fusion, the deposition of thick tungsten and high melting point materials coatings have been adopted to manufacture protective coatings for combustion chamber for aerospace applications

Tungsten alloys for extended life corona discharge electrodes

Several W-based alloys have been investigated for application at the blanket first-wall of DEMO. This promising materials along new coating technologies have been considered to increase the lifetime of corona discharge electrode for applications in surface cleaning, air treatment and cooling electronics.

Towards a better rationalization of fibre optics manufacturing

Developed to carry out truly statistical multi-physics investigations based on the analysis of thousands of tokamak discharges, auto-adaptive algorithms have been implemented for a new concept of high speed and in-line optical fiber quality control.