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French-Swedish research days on future nuclear energy 2023


The French Institute in Sweden – Embassy of France in Sweden, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) organise the 26th edition of the French Swedish Research Days. Topics that will be discussed are nuclear energy, declined in the sub-topics of new nuclear energy (SMR and EPR), extending the life of nuclear power plants, education and skills in nuclear energy, nuclear innovation (AMR), non-electric uses of nuclear power, and the long-term management of nuclear waste. 

Time: Mon 2023-10-09 12.00 - Tue 2023-10-10 14.00

Location: Several locations

Language: English

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These two days will provide an opportunity to compare French and Swedish views and expertise. It is intended as an opportunity for researchers and industries from France and Sweden to present and discuss their work and the challenges they face. It is also an opportunity to meet and help find partners for future projects.


Day 1, Monday 9 October 2023

Address: KTH Campus, Arenan & Torget, Teknikringen 1, Stockholm

12:00 - 12:45 Welcome lunch and registration

13:00 - 13:30 Welcome and opening by Anders Söderholm, President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Etienne de Gonneville, Ambassador of France in Sweden

13:30 - 14:45 Construction of new nuclear reactors

Two presentations + 30 min of questions

  • Presentation of ANItA by Mats Jonsson (KTH)
  • Presentation of EPR2 and NuwardTM by Olivier Godon (EDF)

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30 Extending the life of nuclear power plants/ ageing of infrastructures

  • Part 1: The Industry's point of view
    • Presentation of Vattenfall by Martin Luthander
    • Presentation of Framatome Udo Wildner
  • Part 2: Research on materials ageing in nuclear reactors
    • Presentation by Ludovic Vincent (CEA)
  • Part 3: Nuclear risk expertise and safety authorities
    • Presentation of the SSM by Per Seltborg
    • Presentation of the IRSN by Jean-Christophe Niel

16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break

16:45 - 17:45 Roundtable discussion: Education - skills: What should be done today?

The roundtable will be moderated by Valérie Lemarquand (French Embassy)

  • Karen Daifuku (Executive Director of the I2EN)
  • Hervé Maillart (Permanent delegate for the nuclear industry (CSFN))
  • Elina Charatsidou (Physicist & Nuclear Engineer, Ph.D.)
  • Jan Dufek (Associate professor - Nuclear Engineering - KTH)

18:30 - 20:30 Reception at Residence de France, Narvavägen 26, Stockholm

Day 2, Tuesday 10 October 2023

Address: KTH Campus, Drottning Kristinas väg 51, Stockholm (old nuclear reactor, R1)

08:30 - 08:50 Welcome coffee and registration

8:50 - 9:00 Presentation of R1 by Leif Handberg (Associate professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design, KTH)

09:00 - 11:00 Nuclear Innovation
Six presentations + 15 min of questions

  • Presentation of Blykalla by Janne Wallenius (CTO - Co-founder)
  • Presentation of Newcleo by Ludovic Vandendriesche (General Director)
  • Presentation of SUNRISE by Pär Olsson (KTH)
  • Presentation of Hexana by Paul Gauthé (CTO &co-founder)
  • Presentation by Sylvia Lassala (CNRS)
  • Presentation of Otrera by Nicole Fortunet (Co-founder)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15 Non-electric uses of nuclear power

Two presentations + 30 min of questions

  • Presentation by Clement Liegeard (CEA)
  • Presentation by Klas Engvall (KTH)

12:15 - 13:00 Long-term management of nuclear waste

Two presentations + 15 min of questions

  • Presentation of Andra by Daniel Delort (Andra)
  • Presentation of SKB by Eva Andersson (SKB)

13:00 - 13:15 Conclusions and perspectives

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch break at R1

From 14:00, two rooms will be available for discussions in be-to-be format at KTH.

Printer-friendly program of the day (pdf 286 kB)