Analytical technology of the “economic cross” — a toolkit for modeling the efficiency of closing the nuclear fuel cycle

DOI: 10.33917/es-4.190.2023.92-101

Changes in the economic development priorities during transition to a post-industrial society inevitably forces us to reconsider approaches to the role of innovation in the modern economy, including in nuclear energy. The life cycles of nuclear energy resources and nuclear power units are intersected, and at this intersection energy is generated, revenue occurs, etc. The rest of these life cycles are mainly costs. Method of analyzing this life cycles intersection was named the “economic cross”. The purpose of the study presented in the article is to specify conditions, under which the final revenue, with regard to discounting, will exceed the total costs, and nuclear power technology will be profitable.


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Technologization and scaling of innovative entrepreneurship based on the ecosystem approach

DOI: 10.33917/mic-6.107.2022.66-75

The article deals with the problems of typology and scaling of innovative entrepreneurship, its place in the development of the global and domestic economy. The evolution of engineering thinking and the allocation of technological entrepreneurship based on the generation and implementation of innovations are considered. It is shown how the development of the ecosystem approach creates new opportunities for the production of innovative products through the formation of special innovative ecosystems. The authors emphasize the importance of engineering education in the mass development of domestic innovative entrepreneurship.