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The NDA is looking for research proposals related to nuclear decommissioning for its 2024 PhD Bursary Call. The NDA has launched its 2024 PhD bursary scheme as part of its commitment to developing talent within the nuclear sector and supporting the pioneers of the future.
Recently published the annual report of the National Decommissioning Authority (NDA) 2022-23. For Caithness perhaps the most interest will be where Dounreay is mentioned.
A state-of-the-art skills centre for the UK nuclear industry has been officially opened at Sellafield. The Glove Box Training Facility upskills operators in one of nuclear's most important disciplines.
The current financial year is shaping up to be a good one for inward investment to the Highlands and Islands. Vicky Grant is HIE's head of international trade and investment.
A number of groups in Caithness were on a long list of Scottish awards from the lottery. Caithness KLICS (SCIO) Medium Grants Scotland: Improving Lives £76,763 Highland The group will use the funding to offer a range of activities for young carers, including weekly group sessions and after school sessions to reduce stress and provide respite bringing some normality into their lives.
At a time when the debt market is transforming, the British Business Bank is bringing a debt finance roadshow to the Highlands and Moray. In partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Highland Council, the roadshow is a hands-on event tailored for SMEs looking to secure debt financing.
Twenty six entrepreneurs from the Highland and Islands have started the final edition of a four month programme aimed at putting them on the fast track to success. Pathfinder Accelerator is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
A Shetland-based engineering alliance has been awarded £105,000 from Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to accelerate plans to deliver major floating offshore wind contracts and large-scale energy projects. Norn combines the expertise of four leading engineering firms - Malakoff, Ocean Kinetics, LEF and Voar Energy, all based on the islands.
NDA group welcomes the first cohort of graduates recruited through the NDA group graduate programme, launched late last year. On Monday 18 September 2023 the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group welcomed the first cohort of graduates recruited through the NDA group graduate programme, launched late last year.
IMPACT30 is led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and delivered by business skills training consultancy, Skillfluence. The fully funded business growth programme for people aged 35 and under who are in key decision-making roles, offers bespoke support from industry specialists.
The NDA group showcased how it's using technology, innovation and expert skills to deliver its crucial mission, at the NIA's ‘Nuclear Week in Parliament'. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group showcased how it's using technology, innovation and expert skills to deliver its crucial mission, at the Nuclear Industry Association's ‘Nuclear Week in Parliament'.
There's been further improvement in the confidence businesses in the Highlands and Islands have in Scotland's economic outlook and on the performance of individual enterprises. However, concerns over finances remain prominent.
Parties involved in legal cases relating to the original design and construction of the Cairngorm funicular railway in the 1990s and early 2000s and guarantees in place with the previous operator have reached an out-of-court settlement. This means the cases will not proceed to a court proof hearing, which had been scheduled to begin in August.
Malakoff Ltd secured £32,129 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) for a project to enhance the capability of its covered slipway in North Ness, Lerwick. More than 160 years ago, the firm started out as a blacksmith and boat builder and now offers a wide range of specialist services including project management and engineering for the island's supply chain.
Marine and land investigations are under way to inform proposals for a major upgrade of Kishorn Port in Wester Ross. Owner operator, Kishorn Port Limited (KPL), has engaged specialist contractors for phase one of the £2.4m project, after securing a £500,000 investment from HIE.
A community project to support local business on the Isle of Mull in Argyll has secured up to £250,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) is leading the £999.908 project, which is also being supported by the Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grants Fund, administered by Argyll and Bute Council.
Caithness Voluntary Group is one of 53 projects awarded a share of £3.2 million fund set up to tackle loneliness by Scottish Government. Activities delivered by the organisations include community choirs, walking football, Men's Sheds and volunteering opportunities.
The NDA innovation programme covers a range of supply chain focused calls and competitions that have been run since 2006. It is targeted at the NDA's growing ambition to deliver its decommissioning mission safer, faster and at lower cost.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Newsroom 13 July 2023, 09:50 Group to challenge the norms in tackling housing issue The first meeting of a sub-group set up to address the housing problem facing the Highlands and Islands took place in Inverness on Wednesday 5 July, with members agreeing to challenge the norms and bring about changes that will better support the housing needs of the region. The 12-member sub-group was set up by the Highlands and Islands Regional Economic Partnership in recognition of the critical influence the housing crisis is having on businesses and communities across the region.
NDA and Scottish stakeholders come together seeking to accelerate innovation through collaboration. On Wednesday 28 June, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the University of Strathclyde, welcomed over 100 stakeholders to their second Innovation and Technology Roadshow at the university's Innovations and Technology Centre in Glasgow.