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March 3-5, 2020      Cyber Sec Impl Wkshp
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March 23-26, 2020   Nuclear Innov. Week
Activities will spotlight R&D, demonstration, and deployment of nuclear technologies. page navigation
May 05-07, 2020      Used Fuel Mgmt Conf
Learn about this industry's strategic vision for used fuel, decommissioning and more. page navigation
May 10, 2020           ASME BPV III Div 5
Workshop on High Temperature Reactors page navigation
Jul 27 - Aug 7, 2020 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp
Creativity & Ideation
Community & Infuence
Cross-Cutting App. page navigation
July 29-30, 2020 Separating Nuclear Reactors from the
Power Block with Heat Storage: A New Power Plant Design Paradigm page navigation

Virtual Tour of a Versatile Test Reactor page navigation
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Applications for the 2020 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp are now open!      For directions on how to apply head to 👇     To learn more about this seriously cool opportunity check out
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is authorized by the FY2020 Congressional appropriations to initiate an advanced reactor demonstration program. DOE has issued a Request for Information/Notice of Intent (RFI/NOI) on the government-wide point of entry ( as part of its market research for this program. The RFI/NOI notifies interested parties of DOE’s intended strategies to implement this program, as well as solicits input regarding these strategies from interested parties, including advanced reactor developers. The RFI/NOI gives interested parties the opportunity to provide DOE with their insights on how the demonstration program could be successfully executed. DOE intends to use the information submitted in response to the RFI/NOI to inform its procurement approach. 

Please see the RFI/NOI by clicking HERE


​To maintain U.S. global advanced nuclear leadership, it is important to have a versatile, high-energy neutron source. The U.S. Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) can provide that capability to accelerate research and test nuclear materials, fuel, and other components. The VTR can assist in developing innovative nuclear energy technologies that have inherent safety features, lower waste yields, the capability to consume waste materials, the ability to support both electric and non-electric applications, and other improvements over the current generation of reactors. Furthermore, the success of the VTR will advance the U.S. industry by not having domestic nuclear developers relying upon Russian or Chinese test facilities and allowing the U.S. to be a competitive international resource for irradiation and testing services. In addition, constructing the VTR will enable the U.S. government to demonstrate advanced reactor technologies. READ MORE


INL News Release

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO – Dr. John Wagner, associate laboratory director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate, has announced the selection of Christine King to serve as director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative, effective Feb. 17. As director, King will lead efforts on behalf of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy to provide the nuclear community with access to the technical, regulatory and financial support necessary to move innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercialization.



A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church 3513 N St., NW, Washington, DC, in Georgetown, on Monday, January 13, at 10:30 am. Read More 


​The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) announced today that two nuclear companies will be provided GAIN Nuclear Energy (NE) Vouchers to accelerate the innovation and application of advanced nuclear technologies. NE vouchers provide advanced nuclear technology innovators with access to the extensive nuclear research capabilities and expertise available across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory complex. This is the first set of awards in FY 2020.  READ MORE

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