Toronto, ON – August 1, 2023 - Kinectrics Inc., a category leader in nuclear lifecycle services management, is thrilled to announce the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).

The MOU outlines a comprehensive range of shared focus areas targeted for collaboration, encompassing small modular reactors and fusion technologies, waste and decommissioning strategies, advanced manufacturing and materials, medical applications, machine learning, robotic and unmanned autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, and facility development. By addressing these areas jointly, Kinectrics and TMU seek to drive innovation and technological advancements in the nuclear industry.

This solidifies the commitment of both organizations to explore and pursue collaborative opportunities in research, development, education, recruitment, and training within the nuclear industry. The signing marks a significant milestone in Kinectrics efforts to strengthen ties with Canadian universities and foster the growth of the nuclear sector in Canada.

With a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a culture of innovation, we will pave the way for a dynamic ecosystem that facilitates the seamless transfer of cutting-edge research and technological breakthroughs from academic labs to real-world applications.

We are excited about the opportunities this MOU unlocks for growth, collaboration, and innovation. With the combined expertise of Kinectrics and TMU, we are positioned to work together to uniquely train, develop, and recruit highly qualified personnel to support the sustainable growth and advancement of the nuclear industry.

David Harris President and CEO, Kinectrics

The signing of this MOU is the first step in an important journey, bringing TMU researchers and industry together to advance practical and evidence-based solutions. This relationship will offer training opportunities and foster innovation, creating positive change in Canada’s nuclear sector.

Steven N. Liss Vice-President, Research and Innovation, TMU

We believe that collaboration is the cornerstone of true innovation. By merging the brightest minds from academia with the practical expertise of Kinectrics, we aim to unlock groundbreaking solutions that will help shape a clean energy future for generations to come.

Dr. Sriram Suryanarayan Director of Innovation, Kinectrics

Kinectrics is the category leader in providing lifecycle management services for the electricity industry. Trusted by clients worldwide, our expertise in engineering, testing, inspection, and certification is backed by our independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,200 engineers and technical experts. From initial design and type testing to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire lifecycle.

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Toronto Metropolitan University*, formerly known as Ryerson University, is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

*In April 2022, the university renamed and began a new chapter.

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