SBRI Funding Competition: Integrated Innovation for Nuclear Decommissioning

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Innovate UK are to invest up to £3 million working collaboratively with Sellafield Ltd as an end user. The aim is to create an opportunity for organisations to develop and demonstrate integrated innovative technologies for decommissioning.

Projects should integrate technologies and aim to:

            • minimise human intervention

            • increase productivity

            • optimise waste treatment, packing and routing

Examples of technologies that could be part of projects include:

            • robotics and autonomous systems

            • sensors and detectors

            • imaging

            • artificial intelligence

            • virtual reality

            • digital and ICT

            • big data modelling and simulation

Further information can be found here:

KTN is organising a series of events and registration is open now. The event in Bristol happens on 9th March and you can register your place for free.


Small Businesses Research Initiative (SBRI) funding competition: advanced nuclear manufacturing and materials

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is to invest up to £5 million in projects to develop innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector.

The aim of this competition is to establish an innovative R&D base for materials and manufacturing that will support a strong UK nuclear supply chain.

Proposals should address one of the following themes:

  • Nuclear structural materials (£1.5 million);
  • Mechanisation and automation of component manufacture (£1.9 million);
  • Large scale component manufacture and assembly (£1.1 million);
  • Pre-fabricated module development and verification (£200,000); and
  • Design codes and standards (£300,000).

The competition opened on 7 November, registration must be completed by 11 January and applications submitted by 18 January 2017. Register your interest on the competition web site.