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To spark innovation in nuclear energy we must have the entire workforce tackling big challenges together. We need to create our clean tomorrow today.

2018 Program

From July 30 – August 10, 2018, UC Berkeley will host the third annual Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp. Bridging nuclear engineering, energy economics, and other subjects, the program will consist of a series of sessions from Silicon Valley and nuclear experts. Selected early-to-mid-career professionals will join our students to develop targeted expertise in areas needed for nuclear entrepreneurship and innovation. These professionals will learn side by side with select students and contribute their expertise to the student group design projects. These projects will culminate in product pitches, which will be open to the public and streamed online. This model allows for cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge transfer, and enthusiasm transfer.

Professionals may elect to participate in one or more days of the Bootcamp; specific days will be selected following the finalization of our curriculum and schedule. Professionals will  lend their expertise to the student design groups and work with our expert mentors. Each group will develop a technology and business plan in small groups that they believe can address a problem in the nuclear industry. The professionals will have the opportunity to guide design projects, work closely with motivated students, and learn skills they can bring back to their corporate settings.

Benefits of Involvement

The 2018 Bootcamp will provide tangible benefits for both professional participants and their companies.

  • Participants will develop expertise they can bring back to their company.
  • Participants will leave with new ideas and approaches for solutions to important challenges.
  • Participants will be reinvigorated about the future of the industry.
  • Companies and participants will develop contacts with experts in innovative thinking across and outside of the nuclear industry.
  • Companies will attract the best and the brightest to work on their problems.

How to apply

Applications for professional participation in the Bootcamp are available here. Applications require a letter of recommendation from a manager and a short statement of intention.

Registration for each day will include classroom instruction in addition to time working on design projects and informal networking events. Registration includes lunch each day. It will not include housing, travel support, other meals or additional events. More information about the schedule will be posted to our website as it becomes available.

Have questions? Contact us.