Columbus Superconductors SpA is a world leader in cutting-edge magnesium diboride (MgB2) technology and the transformation of this superconducting material into long, versatile and highly reliable superconducting wires. The company is vertically integrated, from R&D to applications and from production to sales.
Columbus Superconductors was established in Genoa in 2003 following successful cooperation involving ASG Superconductors, CNR-INFM (the Italian National Research Council) and a group of researchers. The company’s staff were some of the first to develop long wire prototypes and in 2005 set the world record with the first 1.6 km MgB2 tape. This milestone event paved the way to industrial applications for MgB2-based wires and their large scale production.