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Small Modular Reactor Prize Competition

An OECD-NEA NEST and SMART-Canada Event

A virtual event being held June 7 – August 16, 2021

Building on the success of 2020’s SMR Hackathon, the OECD-NEST and SMART Programs joined again to co-deliver a high-impact event to broaden the global discussion around nuclear energy solutions.

The 2020 SMR Hackathon focused on an intensive, five-day sprint that sought to foster social acceptability and navigate licensing and regulatory frameworks to position SMRs as a viable clean energy alternative.  

The 2021 SMR Prize Competition will bring together an international cohort of students who will engage weekly to design, develop and ultimately pitch an optimized deployment scenario that requires use of an advanced reactor to support an industrial use.

The SMR Prize Competition is organized by the OECD NEA OECD SMR Project, a collaboration between academic and research institutions in Canada, the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, and France.

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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