SBRI: Protecting Nuclear Decommissioning Operators

Funding opportunity:

SBRI: Protecting Nuclear Decommissioning Operators



Funder and programme:

Sellafield Ltd – Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)


£ 10,000 – £ 35,000 (Phase 1, feasibility studies); £ 50,000 – £ 160,000 (Phase 2, development & demonstration)



Registration closes:

13/06/2018 (12:00 noon)

Competition closes:

20/06/2018 (12:00 noon)

Sellafield Ltd will invest up to £850,000 excluding VAT in innovative projects that will better equip and support nuclear decommissioning operators working in hazardous environments.

The aim of this competition is to enable operators to carry out tasks safer, quicker and cheaper while being more comfortable in their working environment. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition.

Your proposal should be an integrated solution that solves or alleviates challenges for people operating in radioactive environments.

Regulations must be met for equipment operating on radioactive sites. These are given in the invitation to tender. However, Sellafield Ltd will consider proposals that could lead to changes in the current regulatory process. Engagement with the regulators will be available for projects selected for phase 1 and phase 2.

This is phase 1 of a 2 phase competition.

Phase 1 projects should be between £10,000 and £35,000 and last up to 3 months. Phase 2 projects should be between £50,000 and £160,000 and last up to 12 months.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email