2019

August 28 The RATEN management participates in the meeting organized by the Nuclear Agency and for Radioactive Waste (ANDR) at the University of Piteşti, on the occasion of the technical visit made by the NEA-OECD Director General, Mr. William D. Magwood IV, in Romania. The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the international collaboration between research institutes and academia in the nuclear energy field.
June 24 – July 4th RATEN through RATEN ICN provide support to the World Nuclear University (WNU) Summer Institute, event hosted by Romania.
The RATEN ICN Scientific Director, Mr. Alexandru Toma, as a invited leader, presents the lecture, RATEN ICN history, current situation, objectives and expectations and participates in the Round Table Nuclear Leadership in the Digital World, on June 25, 2019.
During the technical visits organized at the TRIGA–ICN Research Reactor and Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory, LEPI, experimental tests will be also carried out, related to measurements of neutron flux monitors and calibration of the reactor control bars.
June 24-27 RATEN and RATEN ICN Representatives participate in the Regional Workshop "Small Modular Reactors Deployment Scenarios in Global Energy Portfolio", organized by IAEA Vienna and CNCAN Romania, at Piteşti.
On this occasion, RATEN ICN organizes a technical visit to the nuclear installations on the Nuclear Platform of Mioveni.
June 4th Mr. Doru Vişan, State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, attended the opening session of the FISA2019 EURADWASTE'19 Conferences, organized on the occasion of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and RATEN ICN. On this occasion, Mr. Vishan made a technical visit to the Mioveni Nuclear Platform, where he visited the nuclear facilities of national interest: the TRIGA-ICN reactor and the LEPI Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory.
May 29 IAEA Vienna Delegation, Technical Cooperation Department, Europe Division, Ms Ana Raffo-Caiado, Director, and Alexey Katukhov, Program Management Officer, made a technical visit to RATEN.
Accompanied by the ANDR representatives, the IAEA delegation discussed on future collaboration proposals, concerning Romanian Nuclear Power Program priorities.
May 20 Mr. Nicolae Hurduc, Minister of Research and Innovation, made a technical visit to the Mioveni Nuclear Platform, at RATEN headquarters. On this occasion, the TRIGA-ICN Research Reactor and the Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory (LEPI), nuclear installations of national interest, were also visited.
http://www.research.gov.ro/ro/articol/5036/minister-comunicare-ministrul-cercetarii-i-inovarii-a-vizitat-arge-ul
February 5th In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between Perma-Fix Environmental Service, Inc., and RATEN, representatives of Perma-Fix Medical Company have visit the Mioveni Nuclear Platform, the Research Infrastructure operated by RATEN ICN: the TRIGA-ICN Research Reactor and the Post-Radiation Examination Lab. Based on the activities and experience acquired by both partners in the field of medical radioisotope production to date, the future collaboration priorities have been was established.
February 4th The General Director, Cristian GENTEA signed the Memorandum of Understanding between RATEN and Perma-Fix Environmental Inc to implement a new method of obtaining the Tc 99 generators in the Hot Cells of RATEN ICN. The application of the patent process developed by Perma-Fix will support the absence of the Mo-99 radioisotope in nuclear medicine and thus will contribute to the development of a clean and safe process, that meets the requirements concerning environmental issues, material reprocessinging , treatment of high-activity waste and without any proliferation concerns.
The event was organized at the Energy Ministry headquarters and was attended by the Minister of Energy, Mr. Anton ANTON, and the State Secretary, Robert TUDORACHE.

2018

7 septembrie Primul Ministru al României, Viorica DĂNCILĂ, a efectuat o vizită pe platforma nucleară Mioveni la Institutul de Cercetări Nucleare. Cu acest prilej s-a întâlnit cu conducerile RATEN, RATEN ICN și cu membrii ai Consiliului Științific şi a efectuat o vizită la instalațiile de interes național, care funcționează pe această platformă: Reactorul de Cercetare TRIGA-ICN, Laboratorul de examinare post-iradiere şi Standul de Testare a mașinii de încărcat-descărcat combustibil.
http://gov.ro/ro/stiri/vizita-de-lucru-a-prim-ministrului-viorica-dancila-in-judetul-arges&page=2
April 17-18 The RATEN and RATEN ICN leaders participated in the Technical Meeting, organized by CNE-Cernavoda, with the COG delegation, led by Fred Dermarker, President and CEO, from April 17-18, 2018. The meeting aimed to analyze the stage of the CNE-COG-RATEN collaboration and future proposals in CANDU users' projects.
April 6 Mr. Cristian GENTEA, RATEN General Director, the RATEN ICN Board and Post-Irradiation Examination Laboratory (LEPI) specialists, received the visit of the United States Department of Energy (DoE), led by Mrs. Maegon BARLOW, Director, Office of Radiological Security, accompanied by the CNCAN representative.
The analysis of the work carried out in the framework of contracts for decommissioning of radioactive sources, used for medical purposes at several hospitals in the country, as well as the visit to LEPI, the laboratory where the experimental activity was actually carried out, have been the priorities of the meeting.
The DoE delegation appreciated the efforts made to finalize the contracts, the professionalism and the competence demonstrated by RATEN ICN experts in their activities with radiation sources. It was expressed the intention to continue the collaboration within this partnerships.
March 14 Representative of the Partnership for Research and Education for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CESINA), Mr. Constantin PĂUNOIU, Director RATEN ICN, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between CESINA and SN Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN) on March 14, 2018.
The document aims to accelerate the development and use of low-carbon technologies, improving new technologies and reducing costs by coordinating national R&D efforts in the field, promoting the collaborative opportunities by implementing the ALFRED Demonstrator in Romania.
February 28 RATEN, represented by General Director Cristian GENTEA, signed the Agreement between the Commissariat of Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy (CEA) and the Nuclear Energy Technologies Company (RATEN) in the field of nuclear science and technology, in the presence of Mr. Robert Tudorache, State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy.
On this occasion, a Scientific Seminar, dedicated to research reactors, and a technical visit to TRIGA-ICN reactor and Post-Irradiation Examination Lab were also organized.

2017

November 9 RATEN, as organiser, participates in CNR-CME Conference, Nuclear Energy – Safe, Sustainable and Competitive in Romania, at the headquarters of Politechnica University of Bucharest. The RATEN delegation held lectures on national priorities for Research Development and Technological Engineering in the nuclear energy field.
www.cnr-cme.ro
October 25 Visit of US Embassy representatives in Bucharest, Ms. Stephanie Boscaino, Economic Officer, and Mr. Bogdan Mihăila, Program Director in the Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, Embassy Science Fellow, aiming to strength the collaboration in the nuclear energy research and development area, between the United States and România.
October 18 The RATEN Delegation participates in Trade Winds, the largest annual US trade mission, aimed at creating business partnerships between our countries. At its 10th edition, the event is the largest government trade mission in the history of the region.
September 18-22 RATEN representatives attend the 61th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna. A Scientific Forum will be convened in conjunction with the 61th General Conference – entitled Nuclear Techniques in Human Health: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
https://www.iaea.org/about/policy/gc
June 19 RATEN and RATEN ICN representatives attended a technical meeting organized by the Nuclear Agency and Radioactive Waste in collaboration with the IAEA, with the occasion of deploying an expert mission concerning the „Romania radioactive waste inventory”, 19 June 2017, ANDR headquarter, Bucharest.
May 30 – June 1 RATEN representative attended the International Conference on The IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty Years and Beyond — Contributing to Development and the Romania’s exhibition stand We care for the next generation: 60 years successful IAEA TC projects in Romania, 30 May – 01 June 2017, IAEA, Viena, Austria.
https://www.iaea.org/events/technical-cooperation-conference-2017
3 aprilie Reprezentantul RATEN participă la întâlnirea tehnică de lucru, organizată de Agenţia Nucleară și pentru Deșeuri Radioactive (ANDR) in colaborare cu Agenția Internațională pentru Energie Atomica, cu ocazia desfășurării misiunii de experți AIEA cu titlul “Evaluarea soluțiilor finale aferente ciclului de combustibil nuclear”, în data de 3 aprilie 2017, la sediul ANDR din Bucuresti.
March 16 RATEN representatives participate in Civil Nuclear Research and Development Workshop organized by UK Science & Innovation Network, Department for International Trade, The Open University, OU Energy, University of Cambridge and RATEN ICN at the British Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.

February 2 Conducerile RATEN, RATEN ICN şi RATEN CITON au participat la Întâlnirea tehnică de lucru, organizată de Ministerul Energiei, cu ocazia Misiunii de evaluare a României, în vederea accederii ca stat membru la Agenția pentru Energie Nucleară (NEA) şi Agenția Internațională pentru Energie (IEA) din cadrul Organizației pentru Cooperare şi Dezvoltare Economică (OECD).
În cadrul evenimentului, organizat la sediul Ministerului Cercetării şi Inovării, în data de 2 februarie 2017, RATEN a prezentat principalele contribuții şi aportul adus la dezvoltarea domeniului energetic din România, competențele şi infrastructura de care dispune pentru susținerea cooperării în domeniul nuclear cu aceste organisme internaționale.

2016

16 decembrie Aflată la prima ediţie, Gala de Excelenţă “10 pentru Argeş”, organizată de Consiliul Judeţean Argeş, în data de 16 decembrie 2016, a valorificat munca, performanţele şi rezultatele deosebite în 10 domenii de activitate, a recunoscut meritele personalităţilor care, prin activitatea lor, au contribuit la promovarea şi dezvoltarea judeţului în anul 2016.
La secţiunea Cercetare au fost nominalizaţi de la RATEN ICN cercetătorii principali Daniela Diaconu, Cristian Gentea şi Marian Constantin. Premiul pentru excelenţă a fost atribuit dlui Cristian Gentea, Director Securitate Nucleară, pentru realizările obţinute în cadrul Programului privind examinarea fascicolelor combustibile iradiate la CNE Cernavodă Cernavodă şi producţia de surse închise pentru uz industrial.
http://www.ziarulargesul.ro/gala-10-pentru-arges-o-premiera-reusita/

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18-22 octombrie RATEN, prin reprezentantul RATEN ICN, a participat, în perioada 18-22 octombrie 2016, la o vizită de studiu la instituții similare din Oslo și Trondheim (Norvegia), organizată de Ministerul Energiei, în parteneriat cu compania Innovation Norway, pentru susținerea cercetării românești în domeniul energiei.
http://energie.gov.ro/parteneriat-pentru-cercetare-intre-romania-si-norvegia/
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19 octombrie Reprezentanţii RATEN au participat miercuri, 19 octombrie 2016, la Conferinţa "Resursele umane cea mai mare provocare pentru proiectele actuale şi de viitor în domeniul nuclear" organizată de ROMATOM cu sprijinul publicatiei Energy-Center, la Bucureşti
http://energy-center.ro/actualitate-news/conferintele-energy-center-fara-proiecte-clare-industria-nucleara-din-romania-risca-sa-piarda-cei-mai-buni-specialisti-dar-si-rezerva-de-viitor/
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30 septembrie RATEN a participat, vineri 30 septembrie 2016, la Întâlnirea organizată de Ministerul Energiei între reprezentanții conducerii companiilor energetice și societatea civilă, ca parte a proiectului „Transparență în Energie”.
http://energie.gov.ro/intalnire-la-ministerul-energiei-intre-reprezentantii-conducerii-companiilor-energetice-si-societatea-civila-ca-parte-a-proiectului-transparenta-in-energie/

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September 26–30 RATEN representatives attend the 60th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna. A Scientific Forum will be convened in conjunction with the 60th General Conference – entitled Nuclear Technology for the Sustainable Development Goals.
https://www.iaea.org/about/policy/gc
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19 septembrie RATEN şi RATEN ICN au participat la evenimentul de lansare a exerciţiului naţional Valahia 2016, organizat de CNCAN la Bucureşti, în data de 19 septembrie 2016. Exerciţiul, susţinut de Guvernul Norvegiei prin programul Norway Grants, va avea menirea de a testa capacitatea de răspuns a României la o urgenţă nucleară.
http://www.cncan.ro/stiri/comunicat-de-pres-referitor-la-lansarea-oficial-a-exerci-iului-valahia-2016
12 august Vineri, 12 august 2016, Directorul General RATEN, Cristian Patticu, a participat la Ministerul Energiei la întâlnirea între Ministrul Energiei, Victor Vlad Grigorescu, reprezentanți ai institutelor de cercetare din domeniul energiei și reprezentanți ai Ministerului Fondurilor Europene. Cu această ocazie reprezentanții Ministerului Fondurilor Europene au prezentat oportunitățile și condițiile de accesare a unor linii de fonduri norvegiene pentru susținerea și dezvoltarea cercetării românești în domeniul energiei.
http://energie.gov.ro/intalnire-intre-ministrul-energiei-victor-grigorescu-reprezentantii-ministerului-fondurilor-europene-si-cercetatorii-din-domeniul-energiei
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May 19 Thursday, May 19, 2016, RATEN Management has participate in a Meeting with researchers working in the RD energy field, at the invitation of Minister of Energy , Mr. Victor Grigorescu, in the framework of the National Energy Strategy.

April 21 Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in the framework of the Practical Arrangements between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Institute for Nuclear Research Piteşti, România, on Cooperation in the Area of Scientific and Technical Support to Member States in Nuclear Safety, the Center of Cooperation was inaugurated.
The solemn event has taken place at the RATEN ICN premises in the presence of IAEA Director General Dr. Yukiya AMANO, Romanian Minister of Energy, Mr. Victor GRIGORESCU, and other Romanian Institutes representatives involved in the nuclear energy field.

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2015

14 decembrie Vizita de Documentare a Ambasadorului Marii Britanii si Irlandei de Nord la Bucuresti, privind posibilitatea de colaborare cu institutiile britanice din domeniul nuclear.

4 septembrie Vizita stiintifica a delegatiei Universitatii din Mansoura , Egipt, pentru dezvoltarea de programe de studiu si activitati de cercetare in domeniul energeticii si tehnologiilor nucleare, in baza Acordului Cadru de cooperare intre Universitatea din Pitesti (UPIT) si RATEN ICN.
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13 martie Vizita de lucru a reprezentantilor CANDU Owners Group ( COG) si SNN – CNE privind continuarea colaborarilor pe Programele COG R&D.

2014

15-19 septembrie Misiunea IAEA pentru implementarea Proiectului national ROM 007 Supporting a Refueling Simulator and Nuclear Knowledge Management Tool.
6 mai Vizita de documentare a unei delegatii a Parlamentului European pentru promovarea domeniul nuclear si dezvoltarea posibilitatilor de colaborare cu organizatii internationale.
4 februarie Vizita Tehnica a reprezentantilor Ambasadei Frantei la Bucuresti şi a Commisariatului pentru Energie Atomica , CEA- Franta, privind implementarea Proiectului ALFRED in Romania.

2013

19 Decembrie Seminar Interactiv organizat de Ministerul Educatiei Nationale cu ocazia vizitei oficiale a Ministrului Cercetarii din Egipt, George Ramzy Stino, pentru evidentierea realizarilor in domeniul cercetarii-dezvoltarii ale unor institute din Romania precum si identificarea de noi directii de colaborare.
18 Decembrie - Semnarea Memorandumului de Cooperare intre ANSALDO Nucleare şi ENEA din Italia si Institutul de Cercetari Nucleare Pitesti, RATEN ICN, pentru implementarea constructiei proiectului ALFRED;
- Constituirea Consortiul FALCON (Fostering Alfred Consortium).
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