The ICO CDT is receives considerable support from leading organisations in the nuclear energy sector. Based in the UK and across the world, they sponsor projects, provide access to their facilities, host student field trips or advise on strategy. They recognise the long-term benefit in supporting the teaching, research and cohort-building activities the CDT offers students in promoting the next generation of leaders.  We would like to thank them for their continued support and encouragement.



A global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.

Research projects


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is a corporate Commonwealth entity operating under Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, and is an agency within the portfolio of the Commonwealth Minister for Industry.



The Atomic Weapons Establishment is responsible for the design, manufacture and support of warheads for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent.

Research projects, strategy

BAE Systems Maritime

Design and manufacture naval ships and submarines, as well as their state of the art combat systems and equipment.

Field trip

EDF Energy

Nuclear electric power generation company. EDF Energy provides home and business energy in the UK.

Research projects, field trip, strategy


Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE (formerly known as UKAEA Culham) is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, and is owned and operated by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

Research projects

Frazer Nash Consultancy

Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. With over 700 employees, Frazer-Nash works from a network of nine UK and three Australian locations. Our consultants apply their expertise and know-how to develop, enhance and protect our clients' critical assets, systems and processes.

Research projects
Future Learn

Provision of free online courses, including the Nuclear Energy Massively Open Online Course (MOOC)
Idaho National Laboratory

INL is the US's leading center for nuclear energy research and development. INL works in each of the strategic goal areas of US Department of Energy: energy, national security, science and environment
Field trip

Institute of Nuclear Research Piteşti

The Institute for Nuclear Research Pitesti (ICN) undertakes scientific research, fundamental and applied technological solutions, and consultancy to support Romania's nuclear energy sector.

Field trip

National Nuclear Laboratory

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a UK government owned and operated nuclear services technology provider covering the whole of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Research projects, facilities, field trip, strategy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

Field trip

Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

Our mission is to deliver a geological disposal facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. We are engaging with communities to inform our work.

Research projects, strategy

Rolls-Royce Plc

Power systems provider, designing, manufacturing and supporting a range of products and services for air, sea and land applications.

Research projects, strategy


Research centre dealing with peaceful applications of radioactivity. Performs forward-looking research and develops sustainable technology. Organises training courses and offer specialist services and consultancy.

Field trip

Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd is a nuclear decommissioning Site Licence Company (SLC) controlled by Nuclear Management Partners Ltd.

Research projects, field trips

Thor Energy

Thor Energy is developing a nuclear fuel technology based on thorium as an alternative to uranium. The objective here is to qualify thorium fuel for use in existing and future generations of light water reactors.

Research projects

Tokamak Energy Ltd

Tokamak Energy aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy.

Research projects


Provides fuel, services, technology, plant design and equipment to utility customers and others in the worldwide commercial nuclear electric power industry.

Research projects, facilities

Wood PLC

Global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. Operates in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.

Research projects

ICO partners