Funding grants announced for three ANSIC challenges

The outcome of the three advanced nuclear technology challenges supported by the pilot Advanced Nuclear Skills and Innovation Campus (ANSIC) delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and FIS360 has been announced. Total funding of £250,000 has been awarded to 10 organizations in the first tranche of awards from ANSIC, supported by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to help develop and commercialize advanced nuclear technologies in support of the long-term target of a zero-carbon future.

A first-of-its-kind programme for the nuclear sector, ANSIC will bring together experts in industry and academia to collaborate on projects that will unleash innovation and unlock vital scientific advancements.

Feasibility project proposals were sought to address the following three challenges: advancing heat exchangers, energy management and conversion systems; irradiation of material specimens; and digital technologies.