Kingston, ON – August 10, 2023 - In a significant step towards establishing advancements in the nuclear industry, Kinectrics, a global leader in nuclear lifecycle services management, proudly announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

This alliance seeks to nurture collaboration in research, development, education, and innovation, with the shared vision of continuous growth in the Canadian nuclear industry. This MoU represents the 3rd collaboration between Kinectrics and a leading Canadian university, exemplifying the commitment of both entities to expand on their existing relationships.

Kinectrics and Queen’s University will embark on several technical frontiers that will focus on cutting-edge domains, including advanced materials and analysis, small modular reactors and fusion technologies, robotics and autonomous vehicles, medical isotopes, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. This strong amalgamation of expertise will lay the foundation for achieving strategic goals and objectives, driving forward the innovative work and research completed by both Kinectrics and Queen’s University.

The vision of this partnerships extends beyond technological innovations; it aims to nurture a pipeline of exceptional talent. Through undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate student engagement, this partnership will enrich the development of graduates into highly skilled personnel for the nuclear industry.

Together, with Queen’s University, we are well positioned to develop new talent and technologies that help drive the nuclear industry forward in Canada and across the globe.

David Harris President and CEO, Kinectrics

Partnerships are a priority at Queen’s, and we have history of collaboration with Kinectrics, engaging in various research projects and training opportunities. This relationship will be further strengthened through the MOU, allowing us to work towards shared goals in helping to shape the role of nuclear power in Canada’s energy transition.

Dr. Nancy Ross Vice-Principal Research, Queen’s University

Through this synergistic alliance, we are determined to challenge boundaries and establish innovative nuclear solutions that help sustainability power our clean energy future.

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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Queen's University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research.

In 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University has ranked in top 10 globally Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing the position of third worldwide and first in North America. The rankings measured over 1,700 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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