As the £8.5 million Integrated Innovation in Nuclear Decommissioning (IIND) competition heads into the final stages, NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge invites the 5 collaborative projects to outline their work.
Melanie Brownridge joined NDA in 2005 and is NDA's Head of Technology.
NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge is part of an international panel working with the Japanese to review their research for technologies needed to clean up the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. She reflects on progress after returning from a recent visit.
NDA's Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge welcomes the government's recently published Nuclear Sector Deal and the benefits it will bring for innovation in nuclear decommissioning.
NDA Head of Technology Melanie Brownridge is inspired by the promising innovative ideas now being explored in the £8.5 million competition to find new ways of dealing with problematic, highly radioactive nuclear facilities.
Robots are playing an increasing role in our lives with lawnmowers that drive themselves and drones that deliver parcels to your door. As we mark UK Robotics Week, NDA's Melanie Brownridge, explains how robots are helping us in the nuclear decommissioning industry.
Chris Hope, who’s on secondment to the NDA, from Sellafield, is urging organisations to sign up tp one of four brokering events around the UK as part of a competition to distribute nuclear innovation funds totalling £3 million.
Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, outlines how this competition is part of NDA's ongoing commitment to seek innovation across all its sites and encourage news ways of working that are safer, faster and cheaper.
This week is UK Robotics Week, so Melanie Brownridge, NDA’s Head of Technology, explains how robotics can benefit the decommissioning of nuclear sites in the UK.
Melanie Brownridge, NDA Head of Technology, describes her recent experience of seeing the Fukushima Dai-ichi site in Japan that is abuzz with activity and a ‘can do’ attitude. Her visit helped her appreciate the scale of the technology challenges.
Melanie Brownridge, Head of Technology, announces a £500,000 contribution from the NDA for innovative technology projects. This boosts Innovate UK’s recently announced Energy Game Changer funding to a total of £2 million. Melanie encourages innovative SMEs from outside the nuclear sector to apply for this funding and test how feasible their novel and radical ideas might be.
NDA's Head of Technology, Melanie Brownridge, explains how the NDA ensures the right level of research and development helps progress the decommissioning mission. Melanie seeks feedback on this approach via the consultation on NDA’s draft revised strategy.
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