Fusion - The Route to a Fusion Power Plant

The ultimate goal of the Helmholtz FUSION Program is to lay the foundations for the realization of fusion power plants. While the ITER requirements drive a major part of the program, it is also important to understand the additional requirements that will arise for an electricity-producing fusion power plant. It is hence the goal of this Cross-cutting Activity to understand these requirements, review the progress in the individual areas and direct the program such that the highest priority R&D items are addressed.