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Innovus Nuclear Opportunities Event



Posted: March 13th, 2014

On Wednesday 12 March 2014 I attended the Innovus Nuclear Opportunities Event held at the UCLAN Samuel Lindow Building at Westlakes Science and Technology Park.  

Innovus was created from a partnership between The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute and the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and it was good to catch up with Sheila Rae and Adrian Davis-Johnston from the NNL.  They spoke to a packed audience at the opening lecture about how the Innovus programme can support businesses and help with funding to assist and increase commercial opportunities in our region.

There were several breaks for refreshments and networking throughout the day and we caught up with many business contacts including Lee Carr who is the Low Carbon Energy Manager at Britain’s Energy Coast and Richard Kemp from Tenet Consultants Ltd – a design engineering company.

The latest theme under the spotlight is nuclear decommissioning and one of the objectives for the day was to give an insight into the challenges ahead and the potential opportunities for local businesses to ensure nuclear legacy sites are decommissioned safely, securely and cost effectively in ways that protect the environment.  It was good to see Cumbrian businesses at the event who will have the knowledge, expertise and ideas to help achieve this goal.

Jane Clingan

(Pictured is Sheila Rae from the National Nuclear Laboratory.)