Research Facilities

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 seeking to engage in nuclear energy research. 

Many of these facilities provide on-demand access to a powerful network of research and training facilities and expertise. The opportunities are scalable, from small projects to multi-year programmes involving sponsored PhDs and postdoctoral researchers, with opportunities to leverage public and private sector funding.

Facilities in the South West Nuclear Hub network include:

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National Nuclear User Facilities

The National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF) project is a Government investment in the UK’s nuclear future, providing state-of-the-art experimental facilities for research and development in nuclear science and technology. NNUF was established to support the Government Nuclear Industrial Strategy launched in March 2013 , with facilities available for external access to undertake work on nuclear materials. In 2019 a further £80m to enhance national facilities for the study of radioactive materials, which supports 30 individual projects in UK universities and national laboratories. 

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