The experience and know-how of the CTC Technology Centre in the field of nuclear energy provides a high value to future innovation projects in this field. As has been understood by several agents of the sector gathered in Antibes on the occasion of the ITER Business Forum: a twice-yearly event that presents the current state of construction of this vital infrastructure and analyses the business opportunities offered by the project through different tenders.
Developments at ITER, where a confined nuclear fission facility is built for power generation, fit perfectly with the different solutions offered by CTC. The progress made by the only technology centre in Cantabria in areas such as Advanced Engineering, Predictive Maintenance, Advanced Materials or Industry 4.0 has not gone unnoticed by companies and research centres.
Thanks to the different national and international contacts generated during the IBF, CTC will explore the possibility of creating collaborative synergies to design and execute ITER-related projects. During the two days of the event, José Luis Ruiz, representative of CTC at the event, held meetings with organisations such as Air Liquide, Abengoa, TNO, Danish Technological Institute, Thales or CEA.
Likewise, CTC, which also attended the event as part of the Cantabria Nuclear Industry Cluster (CINC), participated in the different presentations of the event’s programme to get to know the status of the project first hand. Particularly impressive were the future tenders, from which new business opportunities may arise.
Since its first edition in 2007, the ITER Business Forum has grown in scope and attendance. Representatives from nearly 500 companies and research institutes from 25 countries attended. CINC had its very own stand within an exhibition area made up of another 80 stands. Other cluster members such as ENSA, ENWESA or AWGE also participated in the event that brought together more than 1,100 people and produced 1,200 B2B meetings.