Hydrock nuclear consultant, Jonny Bew, has been granted a travel bursary to attend the ‘Innovation for the Future of Nuclear Energy: A Global Forum’ taking place on 10-12th June in South Korea.
This forum brings together nuclear industry leaders, regulators, researchers, governments and technology providers with the aim of accelerating deployment of innovative solutions to address the most urgent challenges facing the sustainability of nuclear power generation.
Jonny, 24, has been supported in attending this major event through a travel bursary from the Nuclear Institute and the National Nuclear Laboratory, who jointly ran a UK-wide competition for the bursary. Jonny wrote a winning presentation on “What is currently stopping nuclear energy from making its maximum contribution towards a low carbon world and how would you fix that?” His submission focussed on the concept of changing the mindset of those within the industry from long-term to short-term and what innovative practices this could enable.
With his place secured, Jonny will not only be attending the forum next week but will be facilitating discussions between delegates during a session entitled “How must culture, leadership and collaboration evolve to stimulate and deliver effective innovation?” The outputs of the session will be fed into the closing panel session and presentation on the final day of the forum.