European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe

On April 11, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder made a visit to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany. The two commended the work done at the Institute and emphasized the need for a European fusion alliance, public-private partnership programs, and a clear…

European High-Level Roundtable on Fusion Calls For Public & Private Sector Collaboration
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European High-Level Roundtable on Fusion Calls For Public & Private Sector Collaboration

On 14 March, the European Commission held the first “High-Level Roundtable on Fostering Innovation for Fusion energy in Europe’’, hosted by Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Iliana Ivanova, with participation from FIA CEO Andrew Holland and other key leaders in the fusion industry and public sector.

Fusion Focus at Congressional Hearing on “ARPA-E’s role in Developing Breakthrough Technologies”
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Fusion Focus at Congressional Hearing on “ARPA-E’s role in Developing Breakthrough Technologies”

On March 12, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee held a Congressional hearing on “Bridging the Valley of Death: ARPA-E’s Role in Developing Breakthrough Technologies”. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) program has helped accelerate the development of a multitude of breakthrough technologies, including fusion energy.

New European Union Report Outlines New European Public-Private Partnerships for Fusion Energy
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New European Union Report Outlines New European Public-Private Partnerships for Fusion Energy

Report says “Promoting a faster and viable commercialisation of fusion energy will require both public and private investment” The European Commission recently published a report analyzing a strategic public-private partnership (PPP) approach to foster innovation in fusion energy titled Analysis on a strategic public-private partnership approach to foster innovation in fusion energy. There is an increasing…

Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Budget to Secretary of Energy Granholm
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Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Budget to Secretary of Energy Granholm

On January 11, the Fusion Industry Association sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Granholm to express support for increasing funding and prioritizing commercialization of fusion energy in the 2025 budget request that will soon be delivered to Congress.

White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”
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White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”

The US announced “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”, issuing five goals for international partnership and collaboration opportunities on the way to fusion commercialization.

Germany holds fusion hearing after funding and strategy announcements
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Germany holds fusion hearing after funding and strategy announcements

On September 27, the German parliament held a public hearing on “Strengthening fusion research at a world-class level” in Berlin, with participation by Germany-based FIA members Focused Energy and Proxima Fusion. The hearing signifies another step in accelerating fusion commercialization in Germany.