Collaboration on an ‘industrial’ scale

Members of the AWE and National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) Early Careers communities came together at the recently held NuLINKS Conference to share learning, complementary capabilities and innovations – highlighting collaboration on key areas of interest between the two organisations. Hosted by AWE, with the focus of the conference being security and non-proliferation, NuLINKS debated and discussed how the two organisations can work together for the benefit of both defence and civil nuclear industries.

AWE Director Science, Professor Andrew Randewich and AWE Director Nuclear Threat Reduction, Dr Dominic Jones, provided an insight into AWE’s mission and how NTR supports that. NNL Director of International Engagement, Security & Non-Proliferation, Dr Rob Whittleston, discussed the security of nuclear technologies and the challenges they face to meet the growing UK energy demands.

There were presentations from SMEs at AWE and NNL as well as a dedicated poster session showcasing technical research. In the afternoon, BPNI (Broad Perspectives on Nuclear Issues), a forum for employees to discuss world affairs and wider nuclear issues of interest to AWE, led an interactive debate to get everyone thinking and discussing current nuclear topics…Read more