Integrated Innovation for Nuclear Decommissioning Brokerage Event - Birmingham

Event details
Thursday, 2 March 2017 at 9:30 am
etc.venues Maple House, Corporation Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Overview
Brokerage event to support the £5m SBRI funding competition to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommisioning

NDA logo Innovate UK logosellafield logo

Funded by the NDA and Innovate UK, in partnership with Sellafield Ltd, the aim of this £3m SBRI competition is to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommissioning. Projects should produce a step change in the decommissioning or dismantling process and address the following objectives:

  • minimise human intervention
  • increase productivity
  • optimise waste treatment, packing and routing

We are keen to see technology transfer from other sectors. In particular, we wish to exploit advances in robotics in combination with other innovative technologies. Examples of technologies that may work together include, but are not limited to:

  • robotics and autonomous systems
  • sensors and detectors
  • imaging
  • artificial intelligence
  • virtual reality
  • digital and ICT
  • big data
  • modelling and simulation

Click here for more information on this competition.

Programme:

9:30 Registration

10.00 Welcome

Ray Chegwin, KTM – Nuclear, Knowledge Transfer Network

10.10 Three Minute Business Venture

led by Knowledge Transfer Network

10:20 Introduction to the Competition – Scope and Eligibility

  • Background & Process – Derek Allen, Innovate UK and Melanie Brownridge, NDA
  • Competition Scope – Chris Hope, Sellafield Ltd

11:10 Break & Networking

11:40 An SME Perspective on the Innovation Process

  • SME 1 Case Study
  • SME 2 Case Study

12:00 How KTN Can Help

Knowledge Transfer Network

12:15 Company Pitches – Session 1

Opportunity for delegates to pitch their competition ideas or skills

13.00 Lunch & Networking

14:00 Company Pitches – Session 2

Opportunity for delegates to pitch their competition ideas or skills

14.30 Collaborations / Consortia Building

Knowledge Transfer Network

15:30 Close

Partnering: We will be making a one-to-one meeting facility available to delegates. Meeting Mojo enables you to book meetings with each other online, ahead of the event. This facility will open 2 weeks prior to the event and registered attendees will receive login details then. You can search or browse company/delegate listings, and request one-to-one meetings with other delegates which will take place at the event. 

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