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 suppliers, energy providers) and their relationships, institutional frameworks, innovation infrastructure, management practices, nuclear legal framework, etc.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationParis, France
PublisherOECD NEA - Nuclear Energy Agency
Number of pages117
ISBN (Print)978-92-64-00644-7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


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

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