NIRO to reconvene NIRAB on behalf of Government

14 September 2017




The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today tasked the Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) with convening a restructured NIRAB which will incorporate a wider range of expertise and operate in a more flexible manner. NIRAB initially operated as a temporary advisory board from January 2014 to December 2016. During that time it reviewed the UK civil nuclear landscape and made recommendations to Ministers on the additional research and innovation required to underpin Government policy.


The reformed NIRAB will be responsible for providing independent advice to Government on:


  • The impact and delivery of Government’s nuclear innovation programme;

  • Opportunities for greater collaboration with industry and international partners;

  • The potential for innovation to reduce the cost of the nuclear life cycle


In response to this action NIRO will shortly issue a call for Expressions of Interest from experts to become members of NIRAB.


For further information please visit the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Website.