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Kinectrics Inc. and Ontario Tech University establish partnership to advance nuclear research and innovation

Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University (left) and David Harris, CEO, Kinectrics Inc. sign Memorandum of Understanding (August 10, 2023).
Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University (left) and David Harris, CEO, Kinectrics Inc. sign Memorandum of Understanding (August 10, 2023).

As Canada’s nuclear industry enters an exciting new period of enormous growth and expansion, Kinectrics Inc., a leading nuclear lifecycle services company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ontario Tech University. This collaboration, confirmed through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishes a mutually beneficial partnership focusing on collaboration, research, and talent development.

The agreement solidifies Kinectrics’ commitment to strengthening academic relationships and supporting the growth of the nuclear industry. By working together with Ontario Tech University, which delivers the only accredited Nuclear Engineering undergraduate program in Canada, we aim to create opportunities for students and graduates to gain hands-on experience, mentorship, as well as networking opportunities that help create clear paths for talented minds to embark on fulfilling careers in the nuclear industry.

The partnership will focus on joint research and innovation in various nuclear applications, including advanced reactors, Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), fuel, and power grids, as well as areas like fusion technologies, robotics, health physics, radiation science, hydrogen technologies, decommissioning, waste management, environmental remediation, advanced manufacturing, cyber security, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence.

This MOU marks a significant milestone in Kinectrics’ journey to foster stronger ties with leading Canadian universities and reinforces its commitment to cultivating talent and advancing research within the nuclear domain.


"Kinectrics values the importance of growing the number of highly talented individuals in the nuclear industry considering the exciting upcoming opportunities linked to SMRs and large reactors. Our partnership with Ontario Tech University aligns with our mission to drive progress in science and technology, supporting the continued growth of the nuclear industry.”
-David Harris, CEO, Kinectrics

"As a leading academic partner in the nuclear energy sector, Ontario Tech University is thrilled to collaborate with Kinectrics Inc. to provide enriching opportunities for our students and contribute to advancements in the field of nuclear technology. Ontario Tech’s research expertise and graduate talent helps position the nuclear industry for success and growth, paving the way for a sustainable future."
-Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University

"This collaboration is a remarkable milestone for both Kinectrics and Ontario Tech, as we join forces to drive innovation, nurture and grow talent, and propel the future of nuclear.”
-Dr. Sriram Suryanarayan, Director of Innovation, Kinectrics

About Kinectrics Inc.

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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About Ontario Tech University

A modern, forwarding-thinking university, Ontario Tech advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation. We inspire and equip our students and our graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world. For us, it’s not only about developing the next tech breakthrough. Understanding and integrating the social and ethical implications of technology differentiates us as university.

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