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Small Modular Reactor Virtual Hackathon

An OECD-NEA NEST and SMART-Canada Event

A virtual event to be held August 17-21, 2020

The SMR Hackathon is “design spirit event” where teams of cross-disciplinary people engage in intense discussion and brainstorming to flush out all aspects of a design or problem and propose a solution. The end goal is for the students to create a digital-ready report of their ideas on the deployment of advanced nuclear energy. 

This hackathon will be a series on online interactive lectures from prominent lecturers from Canada and the USA, self-paced reading of background material, and daily online focus group (Project Team) meetings on deployment scenarios.  

The SMR Hackathon gives young people the chance to meet fellow future leaders while they work together to solve real-world challenges. We look forward to seeing the results as they explore the exciting aspects of SMR deployment.

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan
Minister of Natural Resources

Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) launched the Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework in partnership with its member countries to help address important gaps in nuclear skills capacity building, knowledge transfer and technical innovation in an international context. . The NEST Framework is developed as a NEA joint undertaking gathering private and public organisations from interested countries (not-necessarily NEA member countries).

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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