TRLs were originally developed by NASA as a method of measuring the maturity of space exploration technology. A variety of different industries, including nuclear decommissioning, now use the same approach.
The guidance aims to:
improve the consistency of application of assessing technology readiness in the nuclear decommissioning sector
increase the general awareness of the approach
The Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning Research Forum (NWDRF) TBuRD Working Group supported the development of the guidance.
We welcome views from wider stakeholders on the content and clarity, so that we can update the document if required.