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Open Innovation Manager Brendan Cassidy speaks to Innocentive's Siobhan Gibney Gomis about General Fusion's crowdsourcing challenges, and discusses the motivations behind the challenges, how we measured ROI and success, and the outcomes of those challenges.

Chief Scientist discussed advances towards clean, safe and abundant energy Vancouver, Canada - “Private companies are accelerating the development of commercially viable fusion energy,” the Canadian fusion pioneer Dr. Michel Laberge told the International Energy Agency’s Fusion Power Coordinating Committee in Paris last week. Speaking alongside directors from Europe’s major publicly-funded fusion programs at the committee’s meeting on January 25, Dr. Laberge outlined General Fusion’s technical advances and plans for developing a prototype.

- Jon Hernandez, CBC News: Scientists are calling on the federal government to invest more in fusion research as a way to produce massive amounts of clean energy and radically reduce dependance on fossil fuels. Michael Delage, the chief technology officer at Burnaby-based General Fusion, says the goal is to develop a prototype fusion power plant by 2030 — that could eventually be scaled up to replace oil and gas. "It's something that could be competitive with fossil fuels on the grid," said Delage.

- Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver: A group of Canadian universities and institutes that includes the Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation is now rallying around Burnaby’s General Fusion in hopes of establishing a national strategy for Canadian fusion power. The group, which includes the universities of Saskatchewan and Alberta, is pitching a Fusion 2030 strategy that calls on the Canadian government to provide $125 million in funding over five years to help Canadian universities rebuild the academic capacity they once had in plasma physics and related fields.

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VANCOUVER, CANADA — (January 23, 2017) — General Fusion, a global leader in the development of fusion energy, today announced it was named to the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporations to sustainable innovation. It is the third year in a row that General Fusion has made the prestigious list.

June 4-8, 2017 - Shanghai, China: In 2017, the IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE) will move outside the United States for the first time in its 52-year history. The 27th SOFE will be held in Shanghai, one of China’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. The decision to go to China recognizes the rapid growth in fusion research and advanced engineering in that country, and the growing participation of Chinese researchers in SOFE in recent years. - More Details

May 29-June 2, 2017 - Kingston, On., Canada: The CAP Congress is the most important general physics conference in Canada. Every year, hundreds of Canadian and international physicists meet at the host Canadian university to communicate the results of their recent research, experience research presentation across the broad spectrum of physics sub-disciplines in our Divisions, exchange ideas, and to argue alternate interpretations through informal discussion. - More Details

April 4-5, 2017 - Toronto, On., Canada: GLOBE Capital is an annual event designed to help business and policy leaders create new solutions for financing 21st century infrastructure. At this senior-level summit, Delegates will work toward unlocking capital, driving innovation, and influencing the development of new policy mechanisms. As well, with your participation, GLOBE Capital will realize one of it’s primary purposes: catalyzing involvement in low-carbon investment projects. - More Details

March 14-15, 2017 - Vancouver, BC, Canada: The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province’s vibrant technology industry. Attend, build cross-sector opportunities for your business and explore the latest ideas and innovations fueling our economy today. From innovations in eHealth data, autonomous vehicles and customer experience, to emerging ideas in cleantech, agritech and aerospace, the two-day event will give you the information and tools you need to move forward in a world where technology is impacting every part of our economy – and our lives. The #BCTECH Summit brings together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia to establish new connections, nurture existing networks, and exchange fresh ideas around innovation driving business growth. - More Details

February 27-March 1, 2017 - Washington, DC, USA The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its eighth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market. - More Details