NRIC’s mission is to work with industry and national labs to bridge the gap between concept, demonstration, and commercialization of advanced nuclear technology, NRIC accomplishes this through building new or enhancing existing US Department of Energy infrastructure to support testing of components and systems that are key to successfully deploying advance nuclear technology.  NRIC works to inspire stakeholders and the public, empower innovators, and deliver successful outcomes through efficient collaboration and coordination with partners.


By 2028 NRIC will be partnered with industry and accelerating the demonstration and deployment of advanced nuclear technology using US Department of Energy national laboratory infrastructure and expertise. NRIC will establish four new experimental facilities and two large reactor test beds for integrated technology demonstrations and experimentation by 2028 and complete two advanced nuclear technology tests by 2030.