Welcome to the NUGENIA website!

NUGENIA is an association dedicated to the research and development of nuclear fission technologies, with a focus on Generation II and III nuclear plants. It gathers stakeholders from industry, research, safety organisations and academia, committed to develop joint R&D projects in the field. NUGENIA builds on the past success of a European Commission-supported network called NULIFE, and integrates a working group from SNETP, the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform; it also targets to join with the SARNET network. The work of NUGENIA is organised in seven technical areas, within a general scope defined by the Strategic Research Agenda published by SNETP, the European stakeholder forum for nuclear technology.

This website presents the organisation, members and technical focus of NUGENIA. It will be regularly upgraded with new features, so keep posted – a good way to do is to register to our newsletter.

Latest news

24 Apr 2014
NUGENIA Forum 2014, Madrid

The third edition of the NUGENIA Forum was held on 18-20 April in Madrid.

Nearly 250 participants from 85 organisations attended the three-day event. The first day focused on the European nuclear context with keynote speakers from the EC, KIC , ENSTII, JRC, EPRI, PNB and CIRTEN. On the second day, technical meetings were organised to discuss projects ideas and those to bring to the next step in the NUGENIA project portfolio.

The event ended with a plenary session on the third day to discuss the outcome of these meetings, identify cross-cutting issues and address possibilites to further strengthen NUGENIA.

All presentations are available on the NUGENIA Members area (accessible to NUGENIA members only).

More information here

13 Dec 2013
Euratom FP7 – NUGENIA+ project on track

The kick-off meeting of the NUGENIA+ project was held on 24-25 October 2013 in Helsinki.

Work is now in progress. The different Work Packages have organised their tasks, agreed on details of work and set dates for technical meetings.

The strategic orientations of the NUGENIA+ project are driven by the NUGENIA ExCom as the main decision-making body. As such, the NUGENIA community will be informed regularly about the most important milestones and achievements via our various communication channels i.e. newsletter, website, events.

More information and updates on NUGENIA+ will also be shared with the community at the General Assembly on 18 March and at the Forum on 8-10 April 2014.

For more information on the project, take a look at the NUGENIA+ poster and read more on the website.

12 Dec 2013
NUGENIA General Assembly 2014

The third NUGENIA General Assembly will be held in London on 18 March 2014.

All authorised representatives for NUGENIA members are invited to attend the meeting to learn about the progress and set the strategic vision for the association.

The official representative can give specific written proxy to a staff member from its organisation to be represented at the GA.

A member may be also represented with its voting rights by the representative of another member holding a specific power of attorney to this effect. Only original signed power of attorney can be accepted.

Online registration will open early January 2014.

12 Dec 2013
Horizon2020 Calls now open

The EU Horizon 2020 Euratom calls have been published on 11 December for the period covering 2014-2015.

Click here to access all Horizon 2020 Euratom calls

11 Oct 2013
NUGENIA Roadmap released and available online

The NUGENIA roadmap, challenges and priorities publication has been produced to provide a single reference document for NUGENIA members and the wider nuclear generation II and III R&D community in Europe and around the World.
Download NUGENIA Roadmap

  • 5 Oct 2013Euratom FP7 – NUGENIA+ project moves forward:The European Commission signed the NUGENIA+ Grant Agreement on 26 August 2013. The project started on 1 September 2013 and the kick-off meeting will be held on 24-25 October 2013 in Helsinki.
  • 23 Sep 2013 FISA 2013 & EURADWASTE 2013 Conferences in October: The FISA 2013 Conference on research and training in reactor systems and EURADWASTE 2013, a conference on radioactive waste management will be held in parallel from 14-17 October 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. These events are co-organised by the European Commission and the Lithuanian Ministry for Education and Science, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU. Find out more.
  • 4 Jul 2013 NUGENIA+ negotiations continue: NUGENIA is concluding the negotiation phase with the European Commission for NUGENIA+. The FP7 Euratom project will be launched in autumn 2013 to support and further develop the current activities of the NUGENIA association.
  • May 2013 The NUGENIA Open Innovation Platform (NOIP) opens to all NUGENIA members.
  • 22 Mar 2013 The second annual Forum was held in Budapest from 18-20 March 2013. Read more
  • 6 Mar 2013 The second NUGENIA General Assembly was held in Paris on 6 March. Read more
  • Feb 2013 The SNETP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) was issued.
  • 19 Feb 2013 Negotiation mandate letter from the EC for the NUGENIA+ project was received.
  • 6 Jan 2013 Invitations to the 2nd General Assembly are being distributed to NUGENIA representatives

Latest videos

9 Apr 2013
General Assembly and Forum 2013 in video

Watch a short video of the second General Assembly and Annual Forum featuring highlights of the two events and interviews.

Past Events

18 March 2014: NUGENIA 3rd General Assembly (London, UK - BIS Conference Centre)

8-10 April 2014 : NUGENIA 3rd Annual Forum (Madrid, Spain - Hotel Auditorium) - More information

Word by the President

I am honored to be the first President of NUGENIA. NUGENIA is a unique initiative to help the whole nuclear community to cooperate in the R&D space for the benefit of Gen II&III NPPs, and to coordinate our respective contributions.
The integration of several pre-existing groups makes it even more attractive, as it will allow us to further build on this collective experience and help us consolidate and optimise our work processes.
I am confident in the bright future of NUGENIA to serve our industry and will do my best to make it happen.
Please join and help us all implement this timely initiative.

Jean-Pierre West,
EDF R&D Senior Vice President


NUGENIA is an International non-profit-making association, according to 1921 Belgian law, established in Brussels on 14 November 2011.

More information can be found in the NUGENIA Statutes


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