BEIS offers £5m to support nuclear sector

The government is investing £5 million in innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector. Businesses can now apply for a share of BEIS’ funding which is part […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The government is investing £5 million in innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector.

Businesses can now apply for a share of BEIS’ funding which is part of the UK’s nuclear manufacturing and materials research programme.

The competition aims to improve the economic prospects of nuclear power technologies.

Applications must be under one of the following five themes:

  • structural materials
  • mechanisation and automation of component manufacture
  • large-scale component manufacture and assembly
  • development and verification of pre-fabricated modules
  • design codes and standards

The government expects to invest up to £250 million in nuclear innovation in the next four years.

Interested parties must register for the competition, run in partnership with Innovate UK, by 11th January 2017.