The Nuclear AMRC leads and participates in numerous collaborative research and development projects, supported by UK and international funding programmes.
We lead and collaborate in externally-funded R&D projects including those supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC, the Nuclear Innovation Programme and the European Horizon 2020 programme. These projects bring together the Nuclear AMRC, manufacturers along the supply chain, and other specialist research centres. They aim to address specific problems in high-value manufacturing, and deliver technical innovation and sustainable economic benefits.
We always want to hear from potential project partners. We have extensive experience in forming project consortiums, preparing bids, winning funding, and successfully managing collaborative R&D projects. We aim to manage projects to the highest standards, and are a corporate partner of the Association of Project Management (APM).
We can also bring our unique capabilities and resources for innovative large-scale manufacturing to projects led by others.
Current funding sources for collaborative R&D at the Nuclear AMRC include:
- Innovate UK – the UK’s innovation agency, supporting R&D projects in a range of priority areas, with regular funding competitions to help companies develop new ideas. Programmes managed by Innovate UK include the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and also funds the Catapult network.
- EPSRC – the UK’s main agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences. EPSRC is principally funded by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and invests more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects. EPSRC is part of UKRI.
- Nuclear Innovation Programme – part of the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, offering around £180 million over 2016–21 to support the aims of the Nuclear Sector Deal.
- Horizon 2020 – a European Commission programme to bring innovation to market. Horizon 2020 operated over 2014–20, supporting collaborative projects involving industry, SMEs and research institutions across Europe, with a strong focus on sustainable manufacturing.
Find out more about our current and recent collaborative R&D projects.
To find out more about working with us on collaborative R&D projects, contact Matthew Wheatley, Nuclear AMRC business development manager: firstname.lastname@example.org