Central England


Decommissioning Grand Challenges: The importance of innovation in mission delivery

On 30th January, Sara Huntingdon (Head of Innovation, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)) gavpIe a public lecture organised by Central England Branch of the Nuclear Institute at Ridgeway House on the Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire.

The talk discussed the NDA Corporate Centre has a leadership role in driving innovation across the NDA group.  As well as exploring opportunities which could enable the group, the Strategy and Technology Directorate has recently undertaken a group wide consultation to identify the Grand Challenges for technical innovation which could support the targets for reducing the costs of decommissioning which are set out in the Nuclear Sector Deal.

Sara provided an overview of the findings of this work so far and also some wider background context on the NDA’s approach to R&D and innovation.


Dr Mehdi Askarieh, Chairman of NI CEB thanking Sara Huntingdon (Head of Innovation, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)