Richard Smith. Wall Rover Ltd. 29th January

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Richard Smith. Wall Rover Ltd. 29th January

  1. 1. Innovation Developing new tools and techniques for the nuclear decommissioning industry Richard Smith Technical Director Reaching the unreachable cheaper, faster, safer 1 Presentation title - edit in the Master slide
  2. 2. Sources of innovation in industry • • Universities Traditional approach • 2 Large company R&D Departments First to be cut in times of austerity SME’s Untapped resource – Strength of British industry
  3. 3. Innovation key ingredients • • Painful, expensive. • Share responsibilities. • Commitment. • Communication. • 3 No blame. Brutally honest communication.
  4. 4. Innovation process 4
  5. 5. WallRover A 2nd Generation Concept 5 1st Generation
  6. 6. WallRover B – Heavy lift vehicle WallRover B – Drill Payload 6
  7. 7. WallRover Box Project – 1st Generation 7
  8. 8. WallRover Box Project 2nd Generation 8
  9. 9. WallRover Box Project – 3rd Generation 9
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  11. 11. 2013 NDA Awards Highly Commended award for championing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SME) innovation “I was extremely surprised yet delighted to receive this award; it is an acknowledgement of our efforts and shows what collaborative working can achieve. I’ve been working with WallRover for two years to give us this unique and versatile tool. It has been a combination of a novel idea, belief and an appreciation of its potential at an early stage that enthuses all to see it succeed.” Alex Jenkins Sellafield Ltd 11

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