CONECTUS is a European industry association for superconductivity representing major industrial players and their interests since the early 1990’s. Membership in the organization is open to all stakeholders supporting its central objective. Members comprise large and small companies involved in the whole supply chain from development and research, manufacture, and the end-use of superconductor based systems, products, and related technologies. Since 2022 we are also open to academic organizations. CONECTUS members have the opportunity to interact directly with leading companies and individuals in the field that is growing worldwide into a vital 21st century industry.
Each year in autumn, CONECTUS members also participate in the International Superconductivity Industry Summit (ISIS), a meeting with experts from all over the globe held by the ISIS member organization. In 2022 the ISIS-29 meeting is hosted by CONECTUS in Prague, Czech Republic.
The ISIS organisation currently comprises five members representing their respective nations or regions:
- The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) – Japan
- Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors (CCAS) – U.S.A.
- Consortium of European Countries Determined to Use Superconductivity (CONECTUS) – Europe
- Korean Industry Confederation for Commercialization of Superconductivity (KICS) – South Korea
- Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese academy of sciences (IEE-CAS)
Attendance at ISIS meetings is restricted to members of the above parent regional organizations comprising ISIS with other countries participating by invitation. An average of 40 delegates typically attends the summit meeting. The platform provided allows to discuss in an intimate atmosphere the business and technical achievements and to strategize further needs to the commercial application of superconductors.
This gives CONECTUS members a unique opportunity to network with international counterparts, get an overview of the latest status of industry and business forecasts and expectations as well as share their latest achievements and possibly find new partners for their projects.