CONsortium of European Companies determined To Use Superconductivity

A superconductor is an element, intermetallic alloy or compound that conducts electricity without resistance below a certain temperature. Scientists refer to superconductivity as a “macroscopic quantum phenomenon” which most materials exhibit at cryogenic temperatures, and which leads to a number of extraordinary features. The vanishing electrical resistance of superconductors is the most prominent which allows e.g. current densities about 100.000 times higher than copper and the generation of extremely high magnetic fields at only small losses. Such intrinsic performance advantages of superconductors make them an obvious choice for overcoming technological barriers.



May, 30th, 2018
Bilfinger Noell receives follow-up order for 95 addition magnet modules for the research project FAIR

April, 3rd, 2018
Bilfinger Noell presents superconducting energy storage at ZIEHL in Berlin


July, 25th, 2016
News from ICAS on JT-60SA fusion reactor:
First Toroidal Field coil with ICAS conductors for the JT-60SA Tokamak reached the reactor site in Naka, Japan

July, 12th, 2016
News from ICAS on conductor manufacture for the ITER fusion reactor:
Last European Poloidal Field conductor for ITER successfully manufactured

June, 27th, 2016
News from ICAS on conductor manufacture for the DEMO nuclear fusion reactor:
Nb3Sn conductor for Toroidal Field Coils of the European DEMO achieved record performance

May 10th, 2016
News from Deutsche Nanoschicht on start of HTS tape production:
Pilot plant for manufacture of high-temperature superconductors goes on stream

April, 7th, 2016
News from Siemens on electric aviation:
Airbus Group and Siemens sign cooperation agreement in the field of hybrid electric propulsion systems

March, 15th, 2016
News from Siemens on Superconductor Fault Current Limiter:
Medium voltage SFCL ASSIST energized at Stadtwerke Augsburg

March 8th, 2016
News from Deutsche Nanoschicht on Cooperation with AMSC:
AMSC and BASF form strategic relationship to develop lower cost superconductor wire

Februar 17th, 2016
News from Babcock Noell on Wendelstein 7-x fusion reactor:
Research reactor with Babcock Noell technology ignites hydrogen plasma


October, 8th, 2015
News from Siemens on HTS use in Australia:
Siemens, the Defence Science and Technology Group of Australia, and University Queensland signed agreement

June 26th, 2015
News from Babcock Noell on synchroton source based on superconductors:
Novel superconducting undulator provides first x-ray light at ANKA



June 20th – 23rd, 2016, San Diego, California, USA
International Cryocooler Conference (ICC19)

September 04th – 09th, 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA
2016 Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2016)

September 11th -14th, 2016, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Coated Conductors for Applications 2016 (CCA 2016)

November 1st -3rd, 2016, Gwangju, Korea
25th International Superconductor Industry Summit (ISIS-25)
(restricted, by invitation only)

November 07th – 10th, 2016, Kanazawa, Japan
1st Asian ICMC and CSSJ 50th Anniversary Conference (1st Asian ICMC- CSSJ50)

December 13th – 15th, 2016, Tokyo, Japan
29th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2016)


July 09th – 13th, 2017, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference 2017 (CEC- ICMC 2017)

August 9th – 16th, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT28)

August 28th – Sept. 01st, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25th International Conference on Magnet Technology (MT-25)

September 17th – 22nd, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
13th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2017)


The central objective of Conectus is to strengthen the basis for commercial applications of superconductivity for stakeholders in Europe.


  • …is a consortium of European companies with the shared vision that commercialization of superconductivity will translate into significant benefits to economy and society.
  • …provides a platform for industry to exchange information and to provide a united voice on public policy issues of common interest to superconductivity stakeholders.

Conectus members

  • …seek to ensure that the benefits of superconductivity are fully realized by decision-makers in industry, academia and governments.
  • …unite to advocate for key priorities and adequate government support focused on superconductor-related research, development and demonstration projects.