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Funding Opportunities for Nuclear R&D: A programme to be funded by the Technology Strategy Board

10/06/2010 10:00 - 15:00

Venue : Advanced Manufacturing Park Brunel Way Rotherham Sheffield

Post code : S60 5WG

Based on an independent study which it commissioned to review both the business opportunities and the UK’s R&D capability for the civil nuclear sector the Technology Strategy Board has announced that it will be investing up to £2m in feasibility studies (up to a maximum of £150k each study) to stimulate innovation and strengthen the supply chain in the area of nuclear R&D and its applications. Supported by The Northern Way Partnership, three regional workshops are being coordinated by the Energy Generation and Supply KTN to promote the competition, engage with the supply chain and broker potential partnerships. To find out more join us on Thursday 10th June at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Sheffield.
Why Should you attend? The competition is looking to engage SMEs from a broad range of sectors together with existing major players in the nuclear sector or potential new entrants into the market. The SMEs may have technology ideas or products that they feel could be applicable to the nuclear industry, but need further development, analysis or assessment to take them to the next stage.Research providers such as universities and RTO’s are also eligible for the competition. What technologies are included?
The competition scope includes technologies such as:

  • Condition monitoring, maintenance techniques, NDE
  • Materials technologies, mechanical integrity, modelling and lifetime prediction
  • Control & instrumentation, sensors and electronics
  • Knowledge capture & transfer
  • Manufacturing & construction technologies
  • Fuel systems, decommissioning and waste handling/disposal A more detailed description of the scope is given in references 1 & 2.

Programme:

  • 10.00 Registration and Coffee
  • 10:30 Introduction & Welcome
  • 10.45 An industry perspective on nuclear opportunities in the UK
  • 11.15 Overview of the UK Nuclear R&D capability review
  • 11.45 The TSB competition, details and scope
  • 12.15 Lunch & networking
  • 13.00 Project brokering - Breakout discussions - Surgery with TSB staff
  • 14.45 Summary & Close

For more information please contact Martin Stringfellow by calling 01709 722462 or emailing mark.stringfellow@namtec.co.uk