Delivering Change Through Robotics

Discover the challenges and opportunities for robotics and AI to support Sellafield's decommissioning mission.



CALL FOR INNOVATION : Could your technologies and techniques support the Physical Asset Management challenges in nuclear construction? EDF and Sellafield seek innovative solutions to uniquely identify new assets throughout their entire lifecycles.



Decommissioning of the Sellafield site creates challenges never encountered before and requires investment in innovative technologies, concepts and methods. Tell us about how you can meet our calls for innovation.


Identifying Unknown Sharps in Gloveboxes

CALL FOR INNOVATION : Sellafield would like to explore technologies which enable the analysis of gloveboxes, specifically identifying the presence of potentially unknown sharp objects.



CALL FOR INNOVATION : Can your technologies and innovative solutions meet the waste package and storage challenges at Sellafield?



CALL FOR INNOVATION : Applications are invited for innovations and smart technologies to support the Modelling and Knowledge Management Decommissioning Challenges at Sellafield.


Our challenges for innovative technologies

Using Machine Learning on Safety Reports

Delivering Change Through Robotics at Sellafield

Physical Asset Management

Identifying Unknown Sharps in Gloveboxes

Condition Monitoring and Inspection

Analytical Services

Plant Characterisation

Plant Dismantling

Post Operational Clean Out (POCO)

Modelling and Knowledge Management

Waste Handling and Storage

Surveillance and Maintenance

Engaging with the Game Changers initiative has enabled our innovative technology to gain an accelerated level of interest across the Sellafield site and the funding awarded has given us confidence that there is a potential significant new market for our technology.

Bob EdenMD, Rawwater Engineering Company Ltd.

Every day at Sellafield we are using world-class innovation to overcome the huge challenges on the site. Game Changers offers us a direct route to the individuals and organisations that can help us make the breakthroughs we need to successfully complete the mission.

Paul FosterManaging Director, Sellafield Ltd

The University of Manchester and NNL are very proud of the way that innovation has taken root in Cumbria and Game Changers shows that it can have a part to play in other areas too, whilst addressing a particular sector. The key is to be adaptive, flexible and imaginative, to find that idea that changes something to make a big difference.

Anne KnottCommercial Manager, University of Manchester’s Dalton Cumbrian Facility

The decommissioning of Sellafield - the NDA’s number one priority programme - is one of the greatest scientific and engineering challenges facing the UK.

Adrian SimperNDA Strategy and Technology Director