February 1, 2024 - Toronto, ON and Glasgow, Scotland – Kinectrics Inc, a global provider of nuclear lifecycle services, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Strathclyde, a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow, to pursue nuclear research opportunities and develop highly qualified personnel through student training/internships.

This agreement aims to expedite the commercialization of advanced nuclear technologies by strengthening academic, government and industry collaborations across Canada and internationally.

The MoU will explore and pursue mutually aligned strategic goals and objectives. Specifically, the two organizations will seek opportunities to support advanced nuclear reactors, including small modular reactors, robotics and autonomous systems, reactor fuel, fusion technologies, medical isotopes, as well as decommissioning & waste management.

Building on our relationships with Universities, Kinectrics is pleased to align with the University of Strathclyde to generate innovative solutions that will help create a clean energy future, as well as develop the next generation of technical experts in nuclear-related fields. As global power demands are expected to grow 3-4% annually over the next few decades, we are excited to establish international collaborations that will help drive nuclear research.

David Harris President and CEO, Kinectrics

As a leading international technological university, we are proud of our strong links with industry across the globe. We’re delighted to sign this MoU and formalize our working partnership with Kinectrics through the expertise of Strathclyde’s Advanced Nuclear Research Centre. As well as fostering innovation, this partnership will offer valuable student training and internships and help develop the next generation of skilled workers. With the publication of the UK civil nuclear roadmap and Canadian plans to make nuclear power a central part of its decarbonization strategy, we look forward to collaborating on research to support nuclear power as a key element of net-zero.

Professor Daryl Landeg Executive Director of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC)

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 1,300 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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The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university based in the centre of Glasgow. Inspired by its founding principle as ‘a place of useful learning’, their mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of its students, to society and to the world. Strathclyde students benefit from an innovative and practical educational experience enhanced by its integration with research capabilities, high-quality academic resources and an unparalleled industry engagement programme.

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