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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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Applying appropriate and innovative technology is critical to our mission of accelerating and delivering clean-up programmes.

The Energy Act 2004 requires us to promote and, where necessary, fund generic research relevant to nuclear decommissioning and clean-up.


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Unique free event will open up decommissioning 

Innovus and supporting organisations logos 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.

Collaboration supports decommissioning 

KTP Associate Dan Schofield<br />tests the monitor's circuit board 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).

Flying high with innovative technology 

RISER flight 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.

Research bursary call 2014 

research 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.

Robots lead the way 

remote control equipment 03 October 2013

A long-redundant medical isotope plant has become the first Sellafield facility to be taken apart using full remote control technology.

Honour for Head of R&D 

melanie brownridge 01 October 2013

The University of Leeds has conferred a prestigious visiting professorship on the NDA’s Head of Research and Development, Melanie Brownridge.

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