Innovate UK KTN supports activities across the nuclear landscape including existing generation, new build and decommissioning and waste management. There are also strong links with the fusion energy community.
The Innovate UK KTN Energy Team has helped to develop collaborations and deliver briefing and networking events for Innovate UK since funding became available for collaborative R&D competitions in 2012. More recently, the team has been providing briefing events for competitions for the BEIS Nuclear Innovation Programme (NIP). Several challenges have been delivered for the likes of Sellafield, EDF Energy, Jacobs and Nuvia through the Innovation Exchange programme.
Innovate UK KTN also co-chairs the Digital Special Interest Group (SIG) on behalf of the Nuclear Institute. This group was established in 2016 following two Innovate UK KTN workshops on the role of BIM in the nuclear sector.
Game Changers challenge: Identifying deformities in 500L drums
Opens: 11/08/2023 Closes: 28/09/2023
FIS360’s Game Changers nuclear industry innovation programme seeks a method of inspecting radioactive waste drums.
Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 4
Opens: 31/08/2023 Closes: 25/10/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2023 to 2024 Round 5
Opens: 12/09/2023 Closes: 01/11/2023
UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Related Case Studies
Innovation Exchange Challenge sparks NUVIA UK and Lucideon’s solution to tackle hazardous nuclear waste
The cross-sector Innovation Exchange approach was key in facilitating a collaboration between Lucideon and NUVIA UK to solve the issue of hazardous waste encapsulation. Read about this success story.
Related Events and Recordings
HydroGenerally - Episode 9: Nuclear Hydrogen
Our podcast discusses the importance of using nuclear hydrogen and the expertise of energy specialists that are working in this field. Innovate UK KTN’s Debra Jones and Ray Cheqwin are joined by special guest Allan Simpson from the National Nuclear Laboratory.