Innovation in Nuclear Energy Technology

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In this study, innovation is defined by describing its output as a new or significantly improved product (or process), bringing economic and/or social benefits by being introduced to the market (or by being used within an enterprise). Innovation encompasses a whole series of activities - basic research, development, demonstration, early deployment, and widespread dissemination - that result in a new or significantly improved product up to its introduction to the market and, thus, needing substantially more effort beyond R&D. The objects of this study are innovation systems necessary to achieve innovation in nuclear energy systems. These innovation systems comprise actors of innovation (government bodies, R&D performers, system/service suplliers, energy providers) and their relationships, institutional frameworks, innovation infrastructure, management practices, nuclear legal framework, etc.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Nuclear Energy Technology
Place of PublicationParis, France
PublisherOECD NEA - Nuclear Energy Agency
ISBN (Print)978-92-64-00644-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Innovation, innovation systems, nuclear energy systems, R&D

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