The “Nuclear Technologies as a Key Driver of Scientific and Technological Innovation” roundtable will be held as part of the ATOMEXPO 2019 International Forum on April 16, 2019. 

The event will bring together Russian and international experts to talk about the contribution of nuclear technologies to the development of scientific and technical process and their potential to influence industry, medicine, space exploration and other spheres of the economy. In particular, they will discuss how the use of advanced nuclear technologies in industry and medicine contributes to industrialization and the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goa

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Managing Director of Nukem Technologies (Germany) Ulf Kutscher will talk about the use of high-temperature gas-cooled reactors for hydrogen production. Jan Rijn Zeevaart of Necsa (South Africa) will share his company’s experience in the use of nuclear technologies for medical purposes. Andrey Mokrushin  from Luch Scientific Production Association will discuss the potential of using nuclear batteries. Head of Radiopharmacy Center at the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (Brazil) Efrain Perini will explain how the creation of radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical production facilities in developing countries affects the development of high-tech industries and healthcare. Senior Researcher at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS Alexey Beklemeschev will talk about the prospects of using plasma thrusters in space exploration. And CEO of Orbita Capital Partners Evgeny Kuznetsov will discuss the role of venture capital in financing innovations in the nuclear sphere. The roundtable will be moderated by Alexsey Khokhlov, Head of the Electric Power Sector at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.

The roundtable will take place from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the Blue Conference Hall of the Main Media Center.

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The main topic for this year’s Forum is “Nuclear for better life.” For the first time in the history of the Forum, the business programme has been compiled by the International Programme Committee, which is made up of: Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency William Magwood, Director General of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Agneta Rising, former Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators Jacques Régaldo and former Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Luis E. Echávarri, among others. ATOMEXPO 2019 participants (heads of state structures, major companies and public organizations, as well as international experts) will discuss global issues in the development of carbon-free energy, a responsible approach to the environment and natural resources, green investments and international partnerships for sustainable development. Among the key topics at roundtables are: the non-energy application of nuclear and radiation technologies in industry, science, medicine and agriculture; digital solutions for infrastructure projects; knowledge management; and the development of human capital assets. A number of important documents are expected to be signed on the side-lines of the Forum, including agreements on strategic cooperation and partnership, commercial contracts and documents on the development of projects. The exhibition will feature a wide range of advanced nuclear technologies and new products, including products that are not related to the energy industry. The exhibition area will take up over 13,000 square metres.

To receive media accreditation for ATOMEXPO 2019, please visit the Forum website. The rules for receiving accreditation and working at the event can be found in the Press Centre section of the site. If you are interested in the topic of the roundtable and would like to get in touch with the speakers, please send an email to Igor Ermankov at: IAErmakov@rosatom.ru