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FutureScope Decommissioning Data Challenge Webinar

Date: 12 September 2023 11:00 - 12 September 2023 12:00

Register by: Monday 11 September 2023

About the event

This online webinar will provide you with an overview of the FutureScope Decommissioning Data Challenge, a three month long programme to explore the potentials of a “digital-twin”, based on data related to nuclear decommissioning. It will introduce you to the people and organisations involved and give you the opportunity to ask questions about the programme and how to apply.

Learn more about the programme here.

Why should you attend?

If you are interested in applying your expertise in data modelling and analysis to enter the UK’s nuclear sector you should attend this webinar to find out: 

  • About the programme, its goals, and ambitions 
  • How you can become involved and contribute to the UK’s nuclear sector 
  • What resources and support you will be offered 
  • More about the organisations and people involved  
  • The steps involved in the application process 
  • The answers to your questions about the programme and the application process.

Who should attend?

The webinar is for anyone interested in participating in the FutureScope Decommissioning Data Challenge. Specifically, those working at UK based companies who are involved in or have expertise in data science, data analytics, software-as-a-service (SaaS), artificial intelligence, data management, or familiarity with “digital-twins” technologies.


11:00 – Introduction to Digital Catapult

Antonio Ricciardi, Senior Innovation Partner Team Lead, Digital Catapult

  • Who Digital Catapult is and what is its purpose

11:05 – Introduction to RAICo

Salvador Pacheco-Gutierrez, Principal Technologist, UKAEA

  • Who RAICo is, its purpose, who is involved and its structure

11:15 – Overview of the FutureScope Decommissioning Data Challenge

Salvador Pacheco-Gutierrez, Principal Technologist, UKAEA

  • Why this challenge was created
  • How it can be an entry point into the nuclear sector
  • The challenge and what a digital twin is
  • The people and organisations involved

11:30 – The Application Process

Gavin Burns, Innovation Delivery Manager, Digital Catapult

  • Application process overview
  • The funding offered
  • Timescales
  • Selection criteria

11:40 – Q&A

12:00 – End

About the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Collaboration

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Collaboration (RAICo) is a collaboration between the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Sellafield Ltd, UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and University of Manchester. It is an end user-led collaboration that brings together teams from fission decommissioning and fusion engineering. The programme is focussed on developing robotics and artificial intelligence technologies that are required for the deployment of remotely operated solutions for decommissioning and future fusion powerplants.