Public-Private Partnerships in the Fusion Supply Chain Landscape

J. Cohen
Commonwealth Fusion Systems,
United States

Keywords: Supply Chain, Fusion, Manufacturing, Design, R&D, partnership


In transitioning from demonstrator devices like SPARC to fully commercial machines like ARC, there is a critical need to catalyze the development and rapid industrialization of supply chain market segments that currently do not exist. Recognizing the scale of investment required, public and private partnerships can play a pivotal role in establishing the supply chain capacity capable of producing parts with aerospace-grade tolerances at the scale of the Oil and Gas industry. Jack will delve into the complexities of collaborating with businesses to prepare them for manufacturing scale, while handling uncertainties regarding design and performance requirements of the final product. The talk will also highlight opportunities to collaborate with public-private programs to overcome these complexities.