Last Thursday 20 November, Professor Javier Dies, coordinator of the European Master in Nuclear Energy (EMINE) in Iberia, presented the EMINE programme at the 9th International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) Dialogue Forum that was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna.
The event, which is organised by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), offers a platform for technology holders to share perspectives, knowledge and information on issues related to sustainable nuclear energy development. This edition was attended by around 100 people, mostly general managers and high-level representatives from research institutions around the world.
During the morning session, Prof. Dies gave an overview of the MSc EMINE programme. His presentation was received with great interest by the attendees, who spent most of the plenary session asking Prof. Dies about the Master and its contents.
About the event
The 9th INPRO Dialogue Forum is organised within the framework of INPRO’s Task 4 (“Policy and Dialogue”) and Task 2 (“Innovations”). Task 2 is dedicated to the research of innovations in selected nuclear energy technologies, related R&D and innovative institutional arrangements to be deployed in the 21st century, and to support Member States pursuing those innovations. In particular, this forum is conducted under the INPRO activity “Disseminate good practices in enhancing collaboration in innovations to support sustainable nuclear energy systems”.
The 9th INPRO Dialogue Forum discussed lessons learned, shared experiences and good practices in selected areas related to the establishment of effective collaboration mechanisms in support of innovations and R&D, particularly in the following areas:
- Driving forces of collaboration on innovations.
- Intellectual property management within the context of collaboration on innovations.
- Collaboration between technology users, technology holders and other organisations on the infrastructure and institutional setup that is necessary to develop and deploy sustainable Nuclear Energy Systems (NES)
- How to increase the trust between partners involved in collaboration on innovations to support the development of sustainable NESs