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Melanie Brownridge

Melanie Brownridge

Melanie Brownridge joined NDA in 2005 and is NDA's Head of Technology.

Fascinating to see projects progress from the drawing board to reality

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.

We're supporting the development of technology for Fukushima clean-up

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Panel members visited the Fukushima Dai-ichi site to see progress

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.

Could you have the solution to the challenges in nuclear decommissioning?

Chris Hope and Melanie Brownridge at Digital Catapult Centre

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.

Japan forges ahead with latest clean-up technologies

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The visitors are shown around one of the undamaged reactors.

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.

Further £500,000 funding supports innovation for nuclear decommissioning

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Game Changer Energy Funding

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.

Solving the technical challenges of nuclear decommissioning

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Melanie Brownridge

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.