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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: University Research and Development Strategy

Strategy to ensure that there is relevant and sufficient academic capability available in the required timescales to facilitate delivery of the NDA mission.


University Research and Development Strategy Gate C

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In order to successfully deliver our mission, NDA needs to ensure that it is technically underpinned by sufficient and appropriate R&D and that our estate has access to the skills and capability to carry out the mission efficiently and effectively on the required timescales.

University R&D plays an important role in this delivery through:

  • maintenance and/or development of key technical skills required to deliver the decommissioning plans
  • early-stage development of decommissioning technologies (e.g. technology at low technology readiness levels)
  • application/adaption of existing technologies to radioactive environments
  • informing the development of strategy and policy
  • advancement and transfer of knowledge with regard to decommissioning
  • providing fundamental understanding of underpinning science and engineering of key processes or technologies deployed on our sites
  • identification of R&D opportunities arising from current and future projects
Published 28 March 2017