Guide to European Superconductivity-Related Activities

This Guide is a joint service of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) and the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS). It was first published in 2007, while in 2015 it has been upgraded and moved to the present website. From its inception, this Guide has been associated with the Superconductivity News Forum (SNF, formerly ESNF).

We offer the superconducting community a searchable database presenting the current stand of superconductivity-related activities in Europe. Research, development, design, manufacturing, characterization and applications are included in the database. This database intends to stimulate interaction and cooperation between active groups and institutions, both in Europe and worldwide. It can also be useful for assessment and funding purposes, for example, by government and other agencies.

The present Guide can be browsed by the field of endeavor, i.e., the topical Category (e.g., “Physics of Superconductivity”, “Conductors and cables”, etc.), type of organization (e.g., “academic”, “industry”, etc), country name, and meaningful keywords (activity or name). Note: universities are usually listed by location, such as “Delft”, for example, rather than by their official name.

The Guide is updated annually.  It is not complete, but highly representative, as it incorporates most of more important European activities.  Entries are accepted from all European countries, also including Turkey and Israel.  Unfortunately, we still include only a small fraction of ongoing activities in Russia, Ukraine and other European countries of the former Soviet Union, due to scarce entry submission.  We invite colleagues and institutions from that whole geographical area to join our database.  From outside of Europe we also accept entries from Africa, until the time when a separate African Guide can be launched.

At present, included are only those groups, institutions, companies or associations, who submitted their entries and links to their web pages, if such web pages exist. We are not responsible for the contents of these web pages. The Guide itself excludes all publicity material. It presents only the technical information, and contact coordinates in a succinct form. In those cases where existing web pages do not reflect the superconductivity-related activity, brief narratives or graphics describing this activity and examples of most representative publications may be available. We include only material which directly involves superconductivity or supporting cryogenics, software, hardware, etc., hence the information provided under “main activity” doesn’t necessarily include what may represent the main activity of the performing organization.

Additional entries of groups, institutions, etc., not presently included are invited and can be submitted at any time, see “Submit New Entry” above.

While we update the Guide once every year, its actuality can only be maintained if we receive all the pertinent updates including changes, cancellations, etc., in a timely manner.   Updates can be made at any time by any person listed in the Guide as a “Contact”. Please visit your own entry (e:g., At the bottom you can see:
“Corrections or additions to this entry may be submitted by clicking here.
A new sub organization can be added to this entry by clicking here.”

Using such link (here) you will be given a form to submit the proposed changes. The form has pre-populated reference to your organization. Once the Change Request form is submitted, the Guide Editor receives the proposed changes and can then act on these by approving or editing appropriately. We thank all contact persons, who provide timely updates and respond to the annual call.
Simultaneously, with upgrading the present Guide, we launched in 2015 analogous new Guides for Asia, Australia with New ZealandLatin America and North America. These new Guides are currently posting calls for entries. The new databases will be published as soon as possible after the receipt of entries.