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 Horizon Europe. These projects bring together the Nuclear AMRC, manufacturers along the supply chain, and other specialist research centres. They aim to tackle 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 and tackle national challenges. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), manages programmes including the £2.6 billion Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and Small Business Research Initative, and funds the Catapult network.
- Net Zero Innovation Portfolio – a £1 billion fund led by BEIS to accelerate the commercialisation of low-carbon technologies, systems and business models across 10 priority areas including nuclear, hydrogen, energy storage and CCUS. It builds on the former Nuclear Innovation Programme, and includes the advanced modular reactor R&D programme.
- Horizon Europe – the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation, with a €95.5 billion budget over 2021–27. The programme funds projects to help tackle climate change, achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and boost the region’s competitiveness and growth.
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: email@example.com