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Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing and Materials Brokerage Event

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 09:30 to 15:00 (GMT)

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To support the £5m SBRI funding competition: Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing and Materials, KTN and Innovate UK will be running a brokerage event on 8th December 2016 in Birmingham.

This event will be an opportunity to hear about the competition, as well as identify potential partners. Organisations will have the opportunity to deliver a 2min pitch on their offering and what they are seeking from partners.


Background: As part of their £20m nuclear R&D programme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to invest up to £5m in projects to develop innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector. This competition is being delivered by Innovate UK on behalf of BEIS. 

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

Proposals should address one of the following themes. Allocated budgets are shown in brackets:

  • 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)
  • design codes and standards (£300,000)

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK. It is open to organisations of all sizes.

More information on this funding competition can be found here.


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome

Ray Chegwin, KTM - Nuclear, Knowledge Transfer Network

10.15 Introduction to Innovate UK & Other Funding Opportunities; Introduction to BEIS Nuclear R&D Competition

Derek Allen, Lead Technologist, Innovate UK

10.30 Scope of SBRI Funding Competition: Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing and Materials

Andy Howarth, Head of Technical Business Development, NIRO

10.45 Break & Networking

11.15 Case Studies: A Perspective on the Innovation Process

Development of Powder-blown Diode Laser Cladding on Large Scale Vessels - Keith Bridger, Head of Welding and Materials Engineering, Nuclear AMRC

Horizontal Innovation – using Automotive tTchniques to Classify Safety Critical Parts - Carl Hitchens, Head of Machining and Metrology, Nuclear AMRC

11.45 Elevator Pitches

12.30 Lunch & Networking

13.30 Business Opportunities

Discussion groups to help delegates find partners, facilitated by KTN 

14.30 Open Networking

15.00 Close


We will be making a one-to-one meeting facility available to delegates. Meeting Mojo enables you to book meetings with each other online, ahead of the event. This facility will open 1 week prior to the event and registered attendees will receive login details then. You can search or browse company/delegate listings, and request one-to-one meetings with other delegates which will take place at the event. 

Do you have questions about Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing and Materials Brokerage Event? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

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7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 09:30 to 15:00 (GMT)

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