July 16 – 29, 2017 in Berkeley, CA

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.


Friday, February 17, 2017

NEI and Winston & Strawn are our newest sponsors!

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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!

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Some of the largest challenges that nuclear energy will face in the coming years are not technological, but political and social. The nuclear industry needs translators--approachable, but well-informed mouthpieces--to bring about a change in attitude at both the grass roots and national levels.
Megan Casper
Megan Casper
It changed my view of the future of nuclear energy and showed me that we can still do something to tackle the problems that the industry is facing.
Andrea Saltos
Andrea Saltos
Bootcamp showed me that there are like-minded people who are trying to change the world by looking at nuclear technologies in unconventional ways.
Kyle Brumback
Kyle Brumback
I always assumed that graduate school left me with three career options: academia, industry, and national labs. I now see a small fourth option, starting a business.
Milos Atz
Milos Atz
I set out to make a greater impact in the world when I applied for my [Master in Public Administration], I now know that Nuclear Energy is how I can achieve this.
Cindy Rodriguez
Cindy Rodriguez
You probably do not realize what a watershed moment this is in the field of Nuclear Engineering.
Karl van Bibber
Karl van Bibber
This was a wonderful event [that] created a wave in the market and lots of chatter.
Ray Rothrock

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Application Deadline Extension!
February 17, 2017
We heard that some of you still want to apply, and need a little bit more time. We listened, and we've extended the deadline for Student Applications to March 1, 2017. Students will be notif
Checking in with our Innovators: Jing Hu
February 13, 2017
Jing Hu is currently working at Argonne National Lab, where she works as a materials scientist on candidate materials for future reactors. Though her research is narrowly focused, Jing said
Checking in with our Innovators: Megan Casper
February 9, 2017
Originally hailing from Idaho Falls, Idaho, Megan Casper grew up with nuclear research in her backyard. Fascinated by the exciting work taking place in her hometown, Megan chose to study int...

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