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12 June 2017

And the Institutional Award of the Catalan Association of Industrial Engineers goes to.. Fusion for Energy!


The Catalan Association of Industrial Engineers is one of the oldest professional associations in the Autonomous Region of Catalonia, established back in 1863 with the objective to develop industrial engineering in Catalonia. Today, it counts more than 15,000 members and associates, many of them distinguished professional engineers working home or abroad. Their “Diada de l’Enginyer” (Engineer’s Day), which this year took place in Barcelona on 7 June 2017, is the annual occasion to reward achievements for the best in the profession both at individual and company/institutional level.

Next to promising young talent and seasoned professionals, the Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalunya decided to award the institutional prize to F4E and recognise it as a “world-class centre of excellence working on an extremely challenging engineering project such as ITER”. The impact of the organisation on the wider industrial fabric of Catalunya has been considerable: more than 20 high-technology contracts have been awarded to local companies and more than 150 new jobs have been created. Most of all, F4E remains an important international meeting point for the development of fusion energy and an inspiration for scientists and engineers.

This distinction represents a great honour for Fusion for Energy, celebrating this year the 10th anniversary since its creation, and a great tribute to the high quality work and commitment of its staff to whom this prestigious award goes.