The board decided to approve the donation requests for the SuperC research project in accordance with the proposals.
Aalto University 315,000 euros
University of Jyväskylä 85,000 euros
LMU Munich 150,000 euros
Ruhr University Bochum EUR 145,000
The Keele Foundation's support is intended to cover the salaries of doctoral students and researchers as well as material and travel costs over a 2-year period.
SuperC research project: The role of superconductivity in combating climate change
The global consortium of the SuperC research project consists of top researchers from Europe and the USA. The duration of the project is estimated to be 10 years and the total budget is 41 million Euros.
The goal of the project is to make the superconductor work at room temperature. A superconductor is a substance that conducts electricity without resistance. Current superconductors require the temperature to be cooled to hundreds of degrees below zero. With superconductors working at room temperature, it may be possible to build computers with energy consumption up to 1000 times lower than today, as well as better magnets for, for example, levitating trains and fusion reactors. The SuperC research project aims to produce a new type of material that would have a significant impact on global energy consumption.