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EDF Energy inspection Innovation Challenge

By Phil Williams

Businesses and consortia can apply for up to £10,000 to develop new inspection methods for nuclear reactors and offshore wind farms.

EDF Energy (EDF) is funding an Innovation Challenge to stimulate new inspection and monitoring systems. EDF and Innovate UK are working in partnership to run this competition.

The aim of this competition is to identify new and innovative ways to inspect and monitor EDF Energy’s power generation assets. These solutions must be safe, fast, cost effective and accurate.

The competition has 2 themes. EDF Energy has based these themes on existing challenges within its nuclear fleet and offshore wind farms. EDF is seeking proposals for feasibility studies that address these challenges.

The competition is open to businesses of any size, from start-ups to large companies. If you are a business, you can work alone. You can also work with academic partners but a business must lead your project. We particularly welcome innovators from outside the energy sector.

We will consider early stage and well-developed ideas. We will select projects based on how innovative they are and how much value they create. We expect projects to last up to 3 months, with £5,000 to £10,000 for each project.

Download the Competition Brief.

The competition opens on Monday 18 July 2016

You must apply before noon on Wednesday 28 September 2016

Attend the briefing event for potential applicants in Gloucester on Thursday 8 September 2016. You can also attend this event via webinar.


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