Kirsty Gogan was specially invited to take part of this high-level roundtable hosted by IAEA's Director General, Rafael M Grossi, and the UK Government with SMR and AMR industry representatives, regulators and experts.
The roundtable scope included:
1. Exploring the opportunities and challenges posed by recent advances in nuclear power including Small and Advanced Modular Reactors (SMRs and AMRs), medical radionuclides, and nuclear-powered space batteries.
2. The discussion touched on the role of governments, regulators, and international organizations in creating optimum enabling environments for nuclear innovation, as well as a discussion on how to develop nuclear skills and capability for the future.
3. The discussion explored the following key themes: 1. Research and development, 2. Regulation, 3. Resilient supply chains, 4. Nuclear skills and capability.