The IFN-GV has been officially operating since 1981 and since then maintains the leadership in the most advanced research in the areas of nuclear fusion and fission through direct collaboration through numerous agreements and agreements with research centers and institutions, both nationally and internationally. In this way, INF-GV has participated in collaborative projects since the beginning of the European Research Framework Programs and continues to do so very actively, as evidenced by its participation in the EUROfusión project through EURATON-COFUND European Joint Program within of Horizon 2020, as well as in numerous other projects NURESAFE, GENTLE, etc. It should also be noted that at this time the IFN-GV begins coordinating the COST ACTION TUMIEE, on high electronic excitation, which will last four years and in which the Institute acts as Grant Holder. This Action initially has the participation of 31 countries and a total of 240 researchers.


The Institute has always proceeded with great international mobility among scientists from different institutions abroad. The Institute receives invited professors (UPM Officer) from prestigious institutions such as the Paul Scherrer Institute / Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Soreq Nuclear Center and Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE) of the University of Osaka, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It will also be a strategic line to take into account, in a shorter period of time, scientists from other universities, such as the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and the Apply Optics Laboratory (LOA), France, or the University of Milan .

The continuation of short and long-term stays of researchers abroad is also a Strategic Line. Scientists are working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Collaboration with short-term stays, such as this year’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, and at the University of Reno / Nevada will continue. It also participates in mobility programs with Latin America, specifically with the University of Chile ….

At the national level, the Institute has been participating since its inception and uninterruptedly in collaborative projects through the calls of the State Programs and the Community of Madrid of R + D + i. A clear example of this trajectory is its presence in projects for the development of unique facilities such as TECHNOFUSION.

The Institute will continue to operate the line of international programs offered by the Autonomous Government and the Ministry of Science through bilateral collaboration and within the framework of the Specific Program currently operating as ACI-PROMOCIONA. The Institute has been successful in obtaining funding for the programs, thanks to its participation in international research projects such as Hiper, and will continue in this Strategic Line.

Participation in International Projects such as NIF, HiPER, LIFT in inertial merger; ITER or IFMIF in Magnetic Approaches, will be expanded in the Strategic Line, the same as the (already existing) collaboration in the ESS-Bilbao project.

The presentation of proposals in the European Framework, such as Marie Curie, SPIRIT, LASERLAB Programs, and the use of facilities such as Grenoble ILL, in France Jannus, tiara in Japan, irradiation in facilities such as Rossendorf, and Luli in France will also be maintained with the current collaboration that began with the staff for this period of time at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Central Laser Fund).

Among the organizations that collaborate with the IFN-GV are the following:

  • UC3M
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad de Oviedo
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
  • Universidad de Alicante
  • Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Laboratorio de Instrumentación Espacial, INTA
  • Ministry of Defence
  • F2I2
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)
  • Rutherford Appleton Lab. (UK)
  • CEA, LULI, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
  • ITER Cadarache (France)
  • Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (Germany)
  • FZK Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • The Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (Japan).