Czech industry enthusiastic over F4E business opportunities
The Czech delegates showed a high interest for the presentations about the ongoing and future F4E Call for Tenders and the work of F4E.
The previous work invested in encouraging Czech companies to be potential bidders for F4E’s Calls for Tender is starting to show results: this year’s annual industry event, organised by F4E’s Czech Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) Karel Cervenka, brought together a significant number of relevant Czech industry representatives. Gathered in Prague’s Technology Innovation Centre, the some 40 delegates showed a high interest for the presentations about the ongoing and future F4E Call for Tenders and the work of F4E. The meeting participants have particular know-how in certain ITER relevant materials such as stainless steel grades so F4E’s technical expert, Stefan Wikman, held a special presentation about the materials used in the ITER machine, including detailed examples of their necessary design qualification and the stringent ITER requirements.
F4E strives to encourage European industry to answer F4E Calls for Tender for ITER components and interaction with the Czech companies during the meeting suggest that this will indeed be the case. Representatives from several Czech associations and research centres which specialise in areas such as mechanics, nuclear engineering and software, also attended the meeting and enthusiastically took in information on how to apply for F4E grants.