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.
Canada-UK Critical Minerals: Sustainability and Circularity
Opens: 20/11/2023 Closes: 03/04/2024
UK registered organisations and Canadian SMEs can apply for a share of up to £5.4m for joint R&D projects on circularity in critical minerals.
Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 12
Opens: 09/11/2023 Closes: 10/01/2024
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Innovate UK Smart Grants September 2023
Opens: 28/09/2023 Closes: 17/01/2024
Apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
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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.