NIRAB in partnership with the Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) provides independent, expert advice to Government on the research and innovation needed for nuclear energy to play a significant role in the UK’s future low carbon and secure energy mix and to create the environment in which the UK nuclear industry can contribute significantly to our economy.
Government tasked NIRO to reconvene NIRAB with a new and broader membership. After receiving a very positive response to an expression of interest, the new membership has now been finalised with the first meeting to be held on 10th April.
In February 2017 NIRAB published an update to the UK Civil Nuclear R&D Landscape survey. The survey provides information on funding levels, research focus and capability across the UK.