For more than 15 years, the C2I has been the main point of contact for many French industry players who have won contracts and for regional stakeholders providing support to SMEs vying for work with the ITER project. More than €5 billion in contracts has already been awarded to companies established in France with direct economic benefits as of 30 June 2021.
Fully invested in the European network of Industrial Liaison Officers (ILOs), which brings together the industrial correspondents of each member country of the European Fusion for Energy (F4E) agency, it promotes the skills of its members at the national, European and international levels.
Companies based in France with an engineering, R&D or production activity relevant to the ITER programme can apply to join the C2I and be included in its
As a project that brings together 35 different countries, the long-standing and coordinated commitment of numerous industrial players around the world is essential to the success of ITER. The very best industrial expertise is necessary to create innovative, high-tech products. However, it is not only a question of developing products, no matter how ground-breaking they might be; industrial expertise is also essential for annexe activities: engineering, design, maintenance, or integration of systems within a nuclear environment that fusion specialists are still mastering.
It is for these reasons that the ITER Business Forum was created in 2007 with the mandate of preparing industry to develop the most appropriate solutions and to provide offers that are at a reasonable cost and optimized for the technology in question to ensure the project is a total success.
After Nice (2007), Manosque (2011), Toulon (2013), Marseille (2015), Avignon (2017), Antibes Juan-les-Pins (2019),
the next edition of IBF will be held in palais du Pharo in Marseille from 4-6 April 2023.
The business meetings, organized by C2I, contribute to the success of the ITER Business Forum.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.