Behind Prioxima

Who We Are

We are a fusion energy startup based in Munich, Germany.

We believe that fusion has the potential to provide clean, abundant and safe energy.

We are pursuing QI stellarators as the approach with the clearest path to grid deployment of fusion energy.

Who we are

Our Team

Our international team has experience at many of the world’s most innovative institutions, including Max Planck IPP, MIT, McLaren Racing and Google X.

We are working closely with leading fusion research groups across the world, from Max Planck IPP and MIT to IST-Lisbon, as well as European technology incubators such as UnternehmerTUM in Munich.

Francesco Sciortino
Co-founder & CEO
Lucio Milanese
Co-founder & COO
Jorrit Lion
Martin Kubie
Jonathan Schilling
Lennart Bock
Andrea Merlo
Jim-Felix Lobsien
Nicolò Foppiani
Wei Guo
Maria Pașcu
Lea Keller
Jean-Claude Angles
Andrea Pavone
Marija Savtchouk
Victor Maurin
Cornelia Hintze
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We are fortunate to count leading fusion experts among our Scientific & Engineering Advisors

Prof. Per Helander
Max Planck IPP Director
Head of Stellarator Theory Division
Dr. Felix Schauer
W7-X Head of Cryogenics
W7-X Head of Engineering
W7-X Head of In-Vessel-Components
Dr. Lutz Wegener
W7-X Contract Management for Superconducting Coils
W7-X Head of Assembly
Prof. Elisabeth Wolfrum
Max Planck IPP-Garching Head of Edge Physics
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Behind Proxima


This is not a journey that we can undertake alone. We are working alongside an entire ecosystem: private investors, governments, regulators, suppliers and other fusion companies.


We are tackling the full breadth of stellarator power plant design, focusing on a simulation-first approach. Our goal is to not only demonstrate physics performance and engineering feasibility but also commercial viability for our concept.

We are working with energy companies and key technologies suppliers across Europe to bring this vision to reality. Having completed a successful VC funding round, we are expanding our Munich-based founding team.

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