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This competition opened on 7 November 2016 and is now closed for registrations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to invest up to £5 million in projects to develop innovative manufacturing and materials technologies for the civil nuclear sector.
The aim of this competition is to establish an innovative R&D base for materials and manufacturing. This will support a strong UK nuclear supply chain.
Proposals should address one of the following themes. Allocated budgets are shown in brackets:
nuclear structural materials (£1.5 million)
mechanisation and automation of component manufacture (£1.9 million)
large scale component manufacture and assembly (£1.1 million)
pre-fabricated module development and verification (£200,000)
design codes and standards (£300,000)
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition run in partnership with Innovate UK. It is open to organisations of all sizes.
The competition consists of 2 stages for themes 1 to 3. For themes 4 and 5, the competition will be single stage and applicants will move directly to stage 2.
stage 1: technical feasibility studies. For themes 1 to 3, these will last up to 3 months. Contracts are worth up to £25,000. For themes 4 and 5, technical feasibility studies will last up to 24 months. Contracts are worth up to £200,000 for theme 4 and £300,000 for theme 5
stage 2: development contracts. These will last up to 20 months. Contracts are worth up to £1.9 million
In total, we have allocated up to £800,000 for stage 1 and up to £4.2 million for stage 2.
You must register before midday (12.00pm) on 11 January 2017.
You must apply before midday (12.00pm) on 18 January 2017.