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Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program 

Nuclear Innovation Workshop

June 26-28, 2019


     Energy Innovation Laboratory (EIL) Meeting Center

 775 University Blvd, Idaho Falls, Idaho

The LWRS Program is hosting a workshop in June 2019 that will focus on innovation in the nuclear industry. This workshop will help nuclear power professionals understand core qualities that are necessary for successful innovation including the processes, teams, and organizational capabilities needed to implement advanced plant technologies. Presentations from leaders driving transformation initiatives outside of the nuclear industry will inspire participants to think beyond typical nuclear innovation ideas.

This workshop will cover approaches for vetting fast track innovation initiatives that reduce overall cost and risk. Attendees will also learn how they can leverage the unique capabilities of the LWRS Program to successfully overcome barriers and enhance the overall benefits when developing advanced technologies. The workshop will also focus on lessons learned and industry perspectives from utilities, innovation partners, and research organizations related to managing plant modernization and innovation.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • Promote an innovation ecosystem that reduces cost and risk through early evaluations, strategic monitoring of available technologies across industries, and implementation of the processes, teams, and organizational capabilities necessary for successful discovery and development of innovative plant technologies.

  • Provide hands-on activities that demonstrate the value of using advanced tools, methods, and capabilities, such as those offered by the LWRS Program, to overcome challenges in innovation.

  • Provide a platform to enable broad innovation in the nuclear industry by capturing industry-wide experience from utility, innovation partners, and research organizations' perspectives.

  • Take inspiration from other industries to push the envelope for transformation in the nuclear industry.



Required by Department of Energy, the full curriculum vitae must provide all science and technology specialties, all work positions with no gaps in time, and the current/accurate names of all academic institutions attended.