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Fuel Safety Research Workshop
May 01-04, 2017 - Idaho Falls, ID

This workshop was to gather fuel safety needs from the broad range of nuclear industry. It provided a forum to learn about transient testing from a research and regulatory perspective. 

GAIN Fuel Safety Research Workshop Posters

Advanced Reactor Modeling and Simulation Workshop #2
January 24-25, 2017 - Charlotte, NC 

A GAIN-EPRI Modeling & Simulation (M&S) workshop was held on January 24-25, 2017 to share DOE national laboratory M&S capabilities and connect DOE laboratory subject matter experts with representatives from the advanced reactor developer community in an effort to address industry's M&S needs.  The purpose of the workshop exemplified the GAIN philosophy to increase coordination and collaboration, as well as access to and interactions, with the national laboratory complex.  More than 13 developers were represented in the workshop that was attended by more than 70 representatives from industry, universities, DOE, NRC and national laboratories (Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Argonne, Sandia, and Idaho). 

Initial GAIN Workshops
July 2016

The Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) hosted three technology-specific workshops to discuss the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) needs of industries targeting advanced nuclear energy technologies. These workshops, held in July 2016, engaged companies developing concepts in Molten Salt Reactor, High Temperature Gas Reactor, and Fast Reactor Technologies. Participants from these advanced reactor design communities were asked to present their RD&D needs for design and licensing that the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) is uniquely qualified to address.

Nuclear Innovation Workshops
March 2015

Innovation can fulfill an essential role in developing and implementing the strategies and capabilities for improved production and utilization of energy resources. The recently completed Nuclear Energy Innovation Workshops provided intriguing insights into those innovations that are judged—by a diverse sampling of today's nuclear energy enterprise—to be most important and hold the greatest promise. As might be expected, the most frequently discussed innovations are directed toward policy, investment, human capital, and communication of the importance of nuclear energy in achieving an environmentally responsible and economic energy future. Not surprisingly, the most frequently discussed technologically innovative ideas are directed toward enabling further development and commercialization of concepts that are already conceived, but not matured.