To expand our ability to improve the environment and global health, a new level of innovation in Nuclear Energy is needed. Year after year, the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp trains the next generation of students in developing and executing ideas that work in the world by providing them the tools to make a real impact.
In 2016, UC Berkeley partnered with the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, DC think tank Third Way, and a collection of leading companies, laboratories, and universities for the two-week program from August 1-12, 2016, where 25 students were trained in entrepreneurship and innovation. This year, additional students and a number of early-to-mid career professionals will be participating in the second program, with the added contributions of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp is a much-needed reboot button for the nuclear power industry. Innovation is critically essential for the survival of any industry. Unfortunately, our industry has seen virtually no innovation since the 1960s. The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp reawakens a moribund industry, gives it purpose, and attracts and trains and inspires the next generation of innovators and executives and advocates.
Canon Bryan, Co-Founder, Terrestrial Energy
We’re thrilled to announce that Terrestrial Energy, one of our founding sponsors, is back and sponsoring our closing reception again this year. Looking forward to a fun and inspiring event!