WEBCAST: SBRI: Protecting Nuclear Decommissioning Operators Briefing Event

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There is up to £850,000 of funding available from Sellafield Limited working in partnership with Innovate UK via a small business research initiative (SBRI) investing in innovative projects that will better equip and support nuclear decommissioning operators working in hazardous environments.

The decommissioning of redundant nuclear facilities is a major challenge for the nuclear industry. While every effort is made to decommission remotely, there is still a need for operators to enter hazardous environments. The aim of this competition is to enable these operators to carry out their tasks safer, quicker and more cost-effectively, while being more comfortable in their working environment.

We will be seeking disruptive solutions; so this will be a great opportunity to bring ideas together from a wide range of sectors, from creative industries to space applications.

We will be looking for proposals that integrate technologies and will improve such things as:

  • personal safety
  • communication
  • hazard monitoring and protection
  • physiological effects
  • comfort and ergonomics
  • dexterity
  • health monitoring
  • reusability and minimising waste
  • capability

We are particularly encouraging applications that:

  • bring together organisations from outside the nuclear sector that can create unique solutions to the challenge
  • are multi-disciplinary and involve technology transfer
  • adopt a systems based approach to solving the challenge
  • provide solutions that are adaptable, scalable and useable in a range of facilities and environments

The competition is 100% funded and will open 23rd April 2018. Information is available on the Innovate UK competitions page here.

We would like to invite you to a Briefing Event run by KTN, where you can hear more about the scope for this competition and the application process.

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