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June 24-27, 2024 | Eden Roc · Miami Beach
About
 
About

Welcome to GFNI 2024!

Our mission for this immersive experience is to focus on nuclear energy and provide participants with a diverse toolkit and courage to help tackle the barriers to innovation in your organization. To achieve this mission, the event will be full of innovative thinking, problem solving, and collaborative workshopping.

It’s important that our event program provides solutions to issues facing the nuclear industry, so we invite you to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know: What big barriers to innovation are you facing?

Much like our last event in London, Miami will disrupt your expectations of a nuclear energy conference. Turning ambition into action requires more practice and less preach, so each day will be rich in experiential learning and creative engagement, providing you with plenty of opportunity to roll your sleeves up and get involved.

We invite you to check out the agenda. You can also learn more about the event on the News & Resources page, follow us on our social channels, and join in the innovation conversation.

THE GFNI STORY

In 2018, the GFNI concept arose as an industry-wide clarion call to collectively accelerate change and more nimbly translate innovative ambition into action as it works toward global decarbonization goals.

Since then, efforts led by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, National Nuclear Laboratory (UK), EPRI, and geographically based host utilities have convened a community with the shared ambition of driving innovation in the nuclear sector.

The first GFNI, hosted by KHNP, took place in Gyeongju, South Korea with “Technological Innovation” as the theme. The focus was on learnings and inspiration from outside the energy sector, creating awareness and desire for change. Four “Top Innovations” were identified as technologies most able to bring about measurable progress in the industry:

  • Digital Twins
  • Machine Learning
  • Framework for Shareable Data, and
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Culture was identified as a key to unlocking and accelerating the deployment of innovation.

2022

The theme of this GFNI in London, UK hosted by EDF was “Innovation Culture,” which focused less on intellectual outcomes and more on providing the practical skillset, mindset, and toolset needed to generate ideas, promote dialogue, and include the diversity so very essential to fostering and sustaining innovation. There, through interactive activities designed to break down barriers and encourage “leaning in” to disruptive change and innovation, nuclear changemakers identified four “Grand Challenges” facing the industry. Developing practical solutions for addressing these will be a focus of GFNI 2024:

  • Operating a Lean Machine
  • Beyond Electricity
  • No Talent, No Sector
  • Safe Doesn’t Have to Be Slow

THE GFNI STORY

In 2018, the GFNI concept arose as an industry-wide clarion call to collectively accelerate change and more nimbly translate innovative ambition into action as it works toward global decarbonization goals.

Since then, efforts led by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency, National Nuclear Laboratory (UK), EPRI, and geographically based host utilities have convened a community with the shared ambition of driving innovation in the nuclear sector.

The first GFNI, hosted by KHNP, took place in Gyeongju, South Korea with “Technological Innovation” as the theme. The focus was on learnings and inspiration from outside the energy sector, creating awareness and desire for change. Four “Top Innovations” were identified as technologies most able to bring about measurable progress in the industry:

  • Digital Twins
  • Machine Learning
  • Framework for Shareable Data, and
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Culture was identified as a key to unlocking and accelerating the deployment of innovation.

2022

The theme of this GFNI in London, UK hosted by EDF was “Innovation Culture,” which focused less on intellectual outcomes and more on providing the practical skillset, mindset, and toolset needed to generate ideas, promote dialogue, and include the diversity so very essential to fostering and sustaining innovation. There, through interactive activities designed to break down barriers and encourage “leaning in” to disruptive change and innovation, nuclear changemakers identified four “Grand Challenges” facing the industry. Developing practical solutions for addressing these will be a focus of GFNI 2024:

  • Operating a Lean Machine
  • Beyond Electricity
  • No Talent, No Sector
  • Safe Doesn’t Have to Be Slow
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