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08 January 2014
Collaborative research takes DISTINCTIVE approach
A multi-million pound four-year research programme will combine the expertise of the nuclear industry with 10 universities to focus on some of the key challenges of the UK’s nuclear legacy and help build the next generation of nuclear experts.
09 December 2013
Up to £13 million for new nuclear technologies
As the nuclear renaissance gathers pace, the NDA has again joined with other public bodies to open up opportunities for UK businesses, offering a total of up to £13 million investment for new technologies covering new build, current operations and decommissioning.
07 October 2013
Radiation epidemiology and radiobiology research
The NDA has published a Credible Options Paper on Radiation Epidemiology and Radiobiology Research. The paper presents our initial assessment of the options for managing our radiation epidemiology and radiobiology research and associated research assets.
20 June 2013
Engagement Plan for 2013/14
NDA has updated plans giving details of the opportunities stakeholders have to input into strategic decision making.
26 March 2013
£31 million injection for new nuclear technology
Decommissioning research projects among nuclear beneficiaries as Business Secretary Vince Cable announces major collaborative funding awards that will enhance the supply chain and increase opportunities to commercialise new technologies.
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06 February 2014
A new scheme that supports small businesses in Cumbria to develop technologies to solve nuclear decommissioning challenges is holding a free event next month.
05 February 2014
A new system for remotely monitoring gamma rays is among the projects being successfully developed following the 2012 collaboration between the NDA and the Government’s innovation-driving Technology Strategy Board (TSB).
05 February 2014
Rotary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are beginning to offer huge potential for mapping radiation hotspots or making detailed visual records in areas that are too hazardous for normal workforce activities.
13 December 2013
The NDA is offering up to £500,000 over the next financial year to encourage university research projects that can contribute to its nuclear decommissioning and clean-up mission.
03 October 2013
A long-redundant medical isotope plant has become the first Sellafield facility to be taken apart using full remote control technology.
01 October 2013
The University of Leeds has conferred a prestigious visiting professorship on the NDA’s Head of Research and Development, Melanie Brownridge.