This is Phase 2 of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials programme, part of the BEIS wider Nuclear Innovation Programme.
Award: Up to £10 million per project
Opens: 15th Jan 2019
Closes: 8th Mar 2019
BEIS launched the Nuclear Innovation Programme in November 2016, covering 6 key areas.
Phase 1 of the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials strand of the programme provided initial funding to develop technologies in advanced manufacturing and materials.
Phase 2 is a £20m investment programme and focuses on increasing the manufacturing or technology readiness levels of technologies, including those established in Phase 1, towards demonstration and commercialisation.
Phase 2 will be output led, producing a technology demonstrator or a number of demonstrators that include advanced manufacturing/construction techniques; incorporating and developing the learning and technologies from the Phase 1 funded programme.
Demonstrations will involve trial builds (or equivalent) including one or more of the technologies funded in Phase 1, relevant to factory-build, modular and advanced construction, and digital engineering execution and assurance. These techniques could then be applied to the build, maintenance and decommissioning of a nuclear sites as well as future technologies.
The demonstrator(s) will exhibit the anticipated benefits of advanced manufacturing techniques relevant to both near term and advanced nuclear technologies, meet the required standards such that they could be used in an operational environment (or significantly improve the understanding of the requirements for operational deployment). Each demonstrator project in Phase 2 will encompass at least one of the Phase 2 work areas – detailed below.
Phase 2 Work Areas:
Funding to support projects is available until 31st March 2021. As such, the BEIS funded elements of any projects must be financially complete by that date.
For further information on this competition, please find the full BEIS guidance notes and application forms here.
To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must meet all the following criteria:
The following is the maximum funding available:
For industrial research projects:
For industrial research projects involving collaboration or where results will be disseminated: