National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)

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NNL has an important role in the UK and global nuclear industry. Its work helps to reduce the cost of clean-up and decommissioning as well as maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry.
The organisation advises the UK Government and also works with other National Laboratories around the world as well as delivering research and technology to support the nuclear fuel cycle.



Atkins is a world-leading engineering and project-management consultancy working a wide range of sectors including nuclear and oil and gas. With an annual revenue in excess of £1.86 billion, it employs more than 18,000 staff worldwide.

The University of Manchester


We work closely with the University of Manchester through their participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – a Europe-wide programme to help businesses improve competitiveness and productivity. Through our relationship with the University, we are able to tap into specialist knowledge, expertise and technologies.



Nitrocision is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Texas-based IHI Southwest Technologies, Inc. The company has considerable expertise in using liquid nitrogen for precision cutting and cleaning, decommissioning and decontamination.



Innovus assists Cumbrian businesses that are developing new technologies and innovations. It offers access to specialist development facilities, funding and technical expertise, helping businesses to take their ideas to market. The organisation also works closely with Sellafield Ltd to encourage innovation in the nuclear sector.

Innovate UK


Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and has committed more than £1.8 billion to innovation projects since 2007.