INNO4GRAPH will “stimulate innovation and promote a robust world leading decommissioning sector based on EU safety culture and know-how, taking advantage of promising innovative technologies that could contribute to timely and cost-efficient decommissioning on the basis of ensuring safety as well as protecting the workers, the public and the environment”.
The graphite reactor dismantling projects have not so far benefited from very wide publicity. There are many technological solutions, coming from the nuclear industry or other sectors (e.g. robotic industry), whose application potential have not yet been evaluated. The adaptation of these technologies to the specific problems of graphite thus presents a strong potential for innovation accessible in the short term. Good communication towards stakeholders from other related industries around the work carried out under the INNO4GRAPH project will help to stimulate this innovative ecosystem. Indeed, such a project is likely to attract innovators, including from non-nuclear industry.