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2 Science ResourceAN APPLIED Idaho National Laboratory INL is distinct within the U.S. Department of Energys national laboratory complex for its strong focus on engineering and applied science. Exceptional expertise strategic partnerships and a growing one- of-a-kind testing infrastructure converge here to create an incubator that helps new ideas mature toward the marketplace. A White House Summit on Nuclear Energy in November launched the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear GAIN to provide the nuclear energy community with single-point access to nuclear-energy capabilities and expertise across the DOE complex. INL is coordinating this initiative which aims to provide small businesses industry and university partners with easier access to technical regulatory and financial support necessary to move new or advanced nuclear reactor designs toward commercialization while ensuring the continued safe reliable and economic operation of the existing reactor fleet. Earlier in the year one of the most powerful demonstrations of INLs impact on world-changing science was demonstrated when after a journey of 3 billion miles lasting more than nine years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA New Horizons mission finally flew by Pluto and its mysterious moons. The craft is powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator Since the labs founding as the National Reactor Testing Station it has always focused on testing and demonstration that helps reduce risks associated with deploying new concepts for large-scale real-world use. Collaborations Throughout the publication the sym- bols below denote projects involving external collaborations with Universities Other national labs International entities Private industry Government entities UniversitiesUniversitiesUniversities