Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus industrial innovator research and development projects

On behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Game Changers are inviting proposals from businesses for access to facilities at NNL’s Preston Laboratory to undertake research and development projects focussing on advanced nuclear technology.

The projects must be undertaken between 15th November 2021 and 25th March 2022.

This funding call is part of a short pilot of the Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus (ANSIC), delivered by NNL on behalf of BEIS, and will provide innovation grants of up to £135k per project. It is intended that two innovation projects will be funded. The cost of instrument and facility access at NNL’s Preston Laboratory and support from NNL experts will be covered by ANSIC, and therefore free at point of use for the successful applicants. 

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In this call, proposals for research projects that explore all potential uses of nuclear technology as part of a low carbon economy are invited. This includes, but is not limited to, research projects investigating:

  • The use of nuclear technologies in hydrogen production, direct heat for industrial or domestic use, energy storage, chemical synthesis and production of medical isotopes
  • Technologies that enable the recovery and reuse of radioactive waste material for energy and non-energy use
  • Technologies that reduce the cost of advanced nuclear systems
  • Mechanisms of enabling licensing and validation of new technologies
  • Opportunities to derive additional value from advanced nuclear systems

Please download the Call for Proposals PDF (via Get Challenge Statement) for full details of this opportunity and how to apply.

An online briefing event took place on 15th September to provide an overview of ANSIC and further information about this call. Watch the recording now:

Proposals must be submitted using the Game Changers online application system. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 7th October 2021.

Template documents for the supplementary information required as part of this application process are provided below. Please note that these documents are for guidance only and should not be regarded as being editable. There is no requirement to submit a poster in support of ANSIC open call applications.

Supporting information

Project plan

National Nuclear Laboratory

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