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Hub members named NDA Innovation Competition winners

EDF and Cavendish Nuclear, members of the South West Nuclear Hub, are among 14 companies who have been awarded contracts by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to come up with innovative approaches to remotely sort and segregate radioactive waste.          The ‘Sort and Seg’ innovation competition, worth £3.9 million in total, was […]

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NIA webinar: NDA in context

NDA in context: the who, what, why, when and where of UK decommissioning

The Nuclear Industry Association new2nuclear group will host a Tea Break Talk entitled NDA in Context: the who, what, why, when and where of UK decommissioning now.


Registration is via the Nuclear Industry Association website.

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New NDA Direct Research Portfolio framework announced

Industrial and academic members of the South West Nuclear Hub have been successful in the recent announcement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Direct Research Portfolio framework. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) mission is to clean up the UK’s earliest nuclear sites safely, securely and cost-effectively with care for people and the environment. The Universities of […]

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NDA Sort and segregate competition briefing

The Knowledge Transfer Network is running a briefing on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Innovate UK 'Sort and segregate nuclear waste' competition.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, in partnership with Innovate UK, is delivering an SBRI competition to fund innovative ideas that will lead to cheaper, safer and faster ways of sorting and segregating radioactive waste. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding to develop and demonstrate their technologies. £3.9m funding (inc VAT) is available for innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste.


  • Competition launches Monday 27 July
  • Competition opens 17 August
  • On-line briefing event 25 August
  • Competition closes 11 November


Who should attend – Applications can be led by any organisation, of any size and from any sector. NDA are keen to encourage technology transfer from other industrial sectors (outside nuclear) that carry out multiple complex automated tasks, rapidly and safely. This might include, for example, food processing, logistics, waste management, high value manufacturing or medical. NDA are particularly looking to fund innovative projects that combine existing technologies into a single integrated system.

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Nuclear Frontiers Conference

The University of Bristol will host the annual Nuclear Frontiers conference in January 2019, proudly sponsored by the South West Nuclear Hub, EDF Energy and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

  • Date: Tuesday 15th January 2019
  • Time: 9am-4pm

Join scientists and engineers that are delivering research and development for decommissioning and waste management in the UK and abroad.

Our annual showcase for R&D is attended by a broad range of delegates, including senior figures within the UK civil nuclear industry. Learn about the mission, build contacts, collaborate on ideas, and challenge the status quo.

Topics covered include site remediation and decommissioning; characterisation, treatment, packaging, conditioning and disposal, waste management and storage; and land management.

Posters from doctoral and post-doctoral researchers are welcome.

Read about the 2018 Nuclear Frontiers conference here.

Download the Event poster.

Ticket Information

Register for free tickets on Eventbrite.

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Download the conference agenda here:

Nuclear Frontiers 2018 - Agenda

Abstract and Poster Submissions

Please use the following form to submit an abstract Nuclear Frontiers Speaker Abstract template

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 30th November for consideration to: Rebecca.ferris@edf-energy.com

Presenters will be notified by Friday 7 December.

If you are interested in presenting or have a poster to display, please contact Geoff.x.randall@sellafieldsites.com

Conference Sponsors

South West Nuclear Hub

EDF Energy


Venue Information


The conference venue is in an ideal city centre location. It is accessible by road, rail and air, with significant public transport available in Bristol.

Travel information


There are many hotels in close proximity to the University of Bristol, or near to the train station or airport.

Where to stay

Nuclear Waste & Decommissioning Research Forum

The Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning Research Forum is a cross industry group that aims to enhance coordination of R&D and technical programmes across UK Site Restoration and Integrated Waste Management activities.

Its membership includes representatives from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)Site Licence Companies, regulators and organisations with significant nuclear decommissioning liabilities.


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Further NDA Research Contracts for the University of Bristol

University of Bristol, as a partner of Wood plc, has been awarded two new contracts to carry out research work on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). This follows the announcement earlier this year of a contract for 3D imaging work with the NDA.      Stress Testing for Spent Fuel Storage The first project, led by […]

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New project on 3D Imaging Techniques for the Nuclear Sector

The University of Bristol has been chosen to carry out a review of 3D imaging techniques for applications in the nuclear industry. This work will be carried out for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), as part of their Direct Research Portfolio. UoB will perform this work as a partner of Wood Group.   3D imaging techniques, such as […]

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