GEMINI+ project to kick off this month

The GEMINI+ consortium will meet on 27-28 September in Warsaw to officially kick off the project. GEMINI+ aims to develop a Trans-Atlantic Partnership to Accelerate the Development of Improved, Intrinsically Safe and Versatile Nuclear Energy Technology. During the meeting, partners will exchange on the HTGR technology and on how to promote and work towards the commissioning and deployment of this intrinsically safe nuclear reactor. It will also be a great opportunity to discuss current research and ongoing projects, and…


Read HONEST project newsletter

The HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) Horizon 2020 project is a three year interdisciplinary research endeavour. HoNESt’s central objective is to understand how societies have engaged with nuclear energy, and how the nuclear energy sector has engaged with societies, and how this has changed over the course of the past 60 years.

The project mobilises an excellent interdisciplinary team involving key experts from 23 high profile research institutions. Based on a critical examination of past experiences, HoNESt’s results will contribute…


EC releases report on impact of EU R&I Programmes

The European Commission released the “Report of the independent High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes.”

This report presents the group’s vision and recommendations for the future and for designing a post-2020 EU programme for research and innovation. It builds on the results of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, on a collection of documents and on issue papers prepared by the Commission services.


Research and Innovation: How to get more impact?

On behalf of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Science|Business invites you to take this survey regarding the importance and future of European research and innovation.

The aim of this consultation is to gather the views of key scientists, journalists, financiers, corporate executives, academics and policy makers. We invite you personally to take the survey because you are a key R&I stakeholder and your opinion matters. The survey should take no longer…


SNETP releases factsheet on Load Following Capabilities

For economic reasons, Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) are usually operated to provide base load power, i.e. to operate constantly at maximum or close to maximum output. Contrary to the widespread impression that large-scale nuclear power stations are inflexible, NPPs are in many cases technically able to serve the demand of load following (LF) operation as well as frequency control of the transmission grid, which is particularly useful and necessary in countries with a high share of renewable power generation….


Energy modelling in Europe

The first conference of the European platform for energy modelling called EMP-E (“Energy Modelling Platform for Europe“) took place at the European Commission in Brussels on 17 and 18 May 2017. SNETP was represented through the SPRINT project.

This platform was created within the framework of the EU-funded project REEEM that gathers 11 European partners and coordinated by the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH). However, the audience of this first conference was much broader as more than 40 European…


ESNII organises second Biennial Conference in Mol

ESNII organised it’s second conference on 2-5 May 2017 in Mol, Belgium. It brought together industrial and research organisations involved in the 4 different ESNII projects (ASTRID, MYRRHA, ALFRED and ALLEGRO) to discuss achievements, challenges and outlooks.

ESNII addresses the need for the demonstration of Generation IV Fast Neutron Reactor technologies, together with supporting research infrastructures, fuel facilities and R&D work.

The ESNII conference programme is available here.

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A look back at NUGENIA’s 6th General Assembly and Annual Forum

The NUGENIA Association held its 6th General Assembly on 28 March 2017 in Amsterdam, which is the highest decision-making body in the Association.

The activities carried out in 2016 and those to come in 2017 were detailed, but most importantly the strategic vision for the year to come was highlighted:

  • To strive towards a better integration of SMEs and start-ups in collaborative R&D projects through an open innovation platform and close collaboration with networks
  • To decrease the time to market through dedicated…

Join us for the ESNII Conference

The ESNII Biennial Conference will take place from 2-5 May 2017 at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Lakehouse, Boeretang 201 in 2400 Mol, Belgium.

It will bring together industrial and research organisations involved in the 4 different ESNII projects (ASTRID, MYRRHA, ALFRED and ALLEGRO) to discuss achievements, challenges and outlooks.

The programme includes panel discussions, a technical visit and a workshop.

Registration deadline: Friday 21 April 2017.

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