We would like to make you aware of an additional event in Cardiff 20 February which we set up due to popular demand for those who were unable to attend the consortia building events in Manchester and Penrith.
The Welsh Government in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board TSB would like to invite you to this event in Cardiff to discuss opportunities around an up and coming competition in Nuclear R+D.
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are investing up to £13m in collaborative R&D and feasibility study projects, to stimulate innovation and strengthen the UK’s civil nuclear supply chain. The competition is open to all sizes of businesses and research organisations who may already be engaged in the nuclear sector or who are considering entering this growing market for the first time.
The competition whose scope covers existing plant and new build is seeking proposals in areas where the UK has the potential to become a technology leader. These areas are:
1. Construction, installation, commissioning
3. Operation and maintenance
4. Waste management and decommissioning including storage
5. Open theme (eg front end fuel cycle, SMRs)
Funding is allocated into 2 typesof project
Up to £10m is allocated for collaborative industrial research projects. (Up to 60% funding available)
Up to £3m will be available for smaller-scale feasibility studies.(Up to 75% funding available)
At this event you will have the opportunity to get more details about the competition, hear from some currently funded projects and most importantly have the opportunity to present your own project ideas for the new competition, look for project partners and network with industry and researchers.
Who should attend?
The event is open to any type of organisation; SME, large business or Research Organisation. You do not have to be working in the nuclear area as we are actively seeking to bring new ideas and innovation in from other sectors that fit the competition scope. We encourage organisations with innovative ideas that are looking to enter the nuclear business for the first time to attend
If you have an interest in all areas, you can register for both events if you wish, but please note places are strictly limited at both venues and will be allocated on a first come basis.
Submitting your project ideas
To stimulate discussion and allow you to link with the right partners all attendees are invited to submit a template outlining their project ideas or offerings and partner requirements.
The competition formally opens for applications for both types of project on 17 March 2014, so now is the time to start thinking about your project ideas and forming consortia.
We look forward to seeing you at the event