The South West Nuclear Hub is a gateway to nuclear energy related research capability across the region. Enquiries are welcome from potential new partners, from industry, academia or other organisations and from anyone seeking more information on nuclear energy research in the south of the UK.

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Research collaboration schemes

One of the most constructive forms of knowledge transfer, for all partners involved, is collaborative research. This is where a company and a University group work together to pursue a research objective that is of mutual benefit, and is jointly managed under a collaborative agreement. There are a wide range of schemes for supporting research collaboration, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP’s), UK Research Council Programmes and European Funding Schemes.

Many of our existing research collaborations directly complement our Technology Transfer activities and are strongly supported by the University’s Research & Enterprise Development department (RED). For further information on the range of research collaboration schemes, please visit University of Bristol Research and Enterprise Development (RED).

What our industrial partners say

EDF Energy logoIonel Nistor, EDF Energy

The University of Bristol is one of four key strategic University partners of EDF Energy in the UK, and recently signed a Framework Agreement extending to the EDF Group in France.

The high quality research delivered by our academic teams has been helping EDF to support the case for some plants’ life extension, and is ultimately aiming at making nuclear an industry more cost efficient and safer.

NNL logoGraham Fairhall, NNL

NNL works with the University of Bristol to develop joint research opportunities in a number of areas which include lifetime extension of the existing fleet of nuclear reactors, decommissioning and nuclear new build in the UK.

University_of_Oxford.svgProfessor Chris Grovenor, University of Oxford

The Bristol-Oxford Nuclear Research Centre has generated some excellent interactions, some substantive new projects led by both institutions and a number of new projects that we are still pursuing.