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Hub Members Advise Government on Nuclear Innovation and Research

Members of the South West Nuclear Hub network have contributed to the first Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (Nirab) annual report since the Board re-convened in 2018. The Nirab Board’s membership includes industrial and academic partners of the South West Nuclear Hub with representatives from EDF Energy, the University of Oxford, the University of […]

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Could ‘Iron Man’ style suit be the answer to the world’s biggest nuclear challenge?

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond. The University of Bristol has won a contract from Sellafield Ltd and Innovate UK to consider using novel wearable technologies for nuclear decommissioning workers. As the lead organisation of a consortium including National Nuclear Laboratory, […]

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South West Nuclear Hub wins Academic Innovator award

Collaborative Projects Recognised As part of the submission, the Hub highlighted three projects that demonstrates its ability to pull together industrial and academic partners to find novel solutions to industrial challenges. The three projects were: 1. Exploring Radioactive Environments with Pipeline Devices A number of prototype devices were designed that allow for the remote characterisation, […]

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Hub nominated as ‘Academic Innovator’ in Award Ceremony

The South West Nuclear Hub has been shortlisted for a The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Award, and will attend a ceremony next week in London. The Hub enters in the Academic Innovator category, which is awarded to a university department that demonstrates a sustained culture of innovation and collaboration with academic and business partners. Hub members the […]

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Nuclear Institute Host Innovation and Integration Conference in Bristol

The University of Bristol recently hosted another high-profile conference, building on the success of the NIA International Group Meeting in July.  The topic of security was on the agenda as the Nuclear Institute assembled around 90 civil and defence professionals to discuss the key themes of innovation and integration. There was also a small exhibition […]

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NIA International Group Meeting Held in Bristol

The University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering played host to the Nuclear Industry Association and its International Group on Wednesday 11th July. The theme of the conference was France and China, with a focus on practical innovation and business. Alongside the speaking agenda there was an exhibition of innovative technologies from both academia and industry. […]

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Nuclear South West Workshop: How to use innovation to get into nuclear

One of the key challenges in the nuclear industry right now is bringing innovation into the supply chain, to solve problems and bring down cost, while maintaining safety.

Small businesses, universities and companies from other sectors all have the ability to disrupt the current supply chain. This informal workshop will provide examples of innovation that have been adopted by the nuclear supply chain and offer practical help for any company interested in connecting with nuclear.

Speakers from SW Nuclear Hub, Nuclear KTN, Forrest Brown, Hinkley Supply Chain Programme, and local companies will share their experience and knowledge.

During the workshop we’ll explore:

  • the benefits and challenges for bringing new solutions into nuclear
  • how universities connect with industry
  • support and funding available to small businesses, including R&D tax credits
  • examples of how companies have successfully entered the nuclear sector

At the end of the event there will be an opportunity to connect with contacts in the industry over a networking lunch.


This is an event for Nuclear South West SME members - sign-up here:



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