Technology Collaboration Programme

Advancing the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies

The IEA Technology Collaboration Programme supports the work of 38 independent, international groups of experts that enable governments and industries from around the world to lead programmes and projects on a wide range of energy technologies and related issues.

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High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS)

The mission of the HTS TCP is twofold: to evaluate the status of and assess the prospects for the electric power sector's use of HTS within the developed and developing world; and to disseminate the findings to decision makers in government, the private sector, and the research and development community. The HTS TCP provides evidence from socio-technical research on energy use to policy makers to support clean energy transitions. Through its work the HTS TCP provides evidence on the design, social acceptance and usability of clean energy technologies in the area of high temperature superconductivity.

Main areas of work

  • Roadmap documents examining current technology status and future direction
  • Special session workshops highlighting technology progress and challenges
  • Development of web-based technologies to highlight technology progress
  • Development of policy and technical documents to highlight technology progress

Key activities and accomplishments (2017-18)

Contribution to international events:

  • 2019 workshop on HTS activities around the world (Switzerland)
  • 2018 Applied Superconductivity Conference – presentations on HTS power applications at plenary and special sessions (United States)
  • 2018 workshop highlighting HTS activities in the United States (United States)
  • 2017 International workshop on HTS cables (Japan)

Priorities and projects (2019-20)

  • HTS application benefits analysis from energy efficiency, CO2, cost savings, resiliency, life-cycle assessment, circular economy
  • "World Projects at a Glance" interactive map – new projects
  • EUCAS 2019: special session on applied HTS

Multilateral collaborations

  • Collaboration with the TCP on Smart Grids (ISGAN TCP)
  • Engagement with the Applied Superconductivity Conference 2018 planning committee
  • Liaison with the International Symposium on Superconductivity organising committee for participation in a special session in 2019
  • Interested in collaboration with other TCPs where HTS-based equipment could be an option for integration into their systems


  • Columbus Superconductors SpA

Why should your organisation become a member of HTS?

The HTS TCP uses its broad network of public and private stakeholders to advance applied superconductivity so that it is used in innovative electric power devices that will significantly improve the generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use of electricity.


Chair: Luciano Martini, Italy (

Primary contact: Brian Marchionini (

IEA: Luis Munuera (