VISION-FOCUSED CORE PROJECTS

Aimed at TRL 1-3, they create and develop solutions for requirements in NDEvR Vision. They are medium-sized projects involving some of the exiting RCNDE university partners and have the support from the whole industrial membership represented via NDEvR.

INDUSTRY-FOCUSED TARGETED PROJECTS

These projects address medium-to-long term NDE requirements of member companies, as well as fulfilling RCNDE’s strategic objectives.They also are mid-sized projects aimed at the practical application of research (TRL 1-4). They areled by one of the RCNDE university partners and receive support from a subset of industrial members.

TRANSITIONING PROJECTS

These projects are an efficient, fast and streamlined mechanism for transitioning RCNDE technologies into industry and are aimed at TRL 4-6. Their size can range from 6 months (feasibility studies) to 3 years.

ALIGNED PROJECTS

RCNDE supports research outside the NDEvR vision via the Aligned projects category. These projects can be led by any UK university, not only those part of RCNDE, and receive in-kind support from RCNDE in the form of access to facilities and specialist advice. They can aim at TRL1-6 and differ from the rest in that the research does not address requirements from the NDEvR vision. Early Career Fellowships and New Investigator awards are also considered Aligned Projects.