helps Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate to share their technical challenges and find solutions.

Many complex technical challenges are encountered across Sellafield Ltd and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate. Some of these challenges can be addressed with existing off the shelf solutions or the transfer of solutions between sectors; others require the development of new technologies or processes.

The Challenge Portal is a single centralised repository for challenges and opportunities which helps to encourage innovation collaboration across the NDA estate and to avoid duplication of effort.

The Challenge Portal can be used by any Site Licence Company employee who has a challenge and needs to find a solution.

Challenges are submitted securely via a simple online form. They’re then evaluated by a panel of relevant stakeholders within the NDA group who will suggest appropriate mechanisms for solving the challenge or addressing the opportunity. There are a wide variety of internal and external routes to solutions. The outcome of the panel review is communicated to challenge owners who are then guided towards solution routes by a team of innovation experts.

Solution routes include, but are not limited to:

  • Sellafield procurement opportunities such as LINC, the Dynamic Purchasing System or Major Frameworks and Contracts
  • Enabling Innovation Framework
  • SBRI call through Innovate UK
  • Sellafield Innovation Centre
  • The Game Changers innovation programme
  • The Knowledge Transfer Network Innovation Exchange (KTN-iX)

The Challenge Portal is funded and supported by Sellafield Ltd, and delivered by FIS360 Ltd.