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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:12

You may have read our News item last week about the world-leading off-highway vehicles competition... (If not, you can read it here!)

The competition is now officially open and the newly acquired Schuler press and High Pressure RTM equipment may well be the ideal pieces of kit to help you complete a research and development project focussing on off-highway vehicles.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:42

On Tuesday 30th September, Business Development Engineer (and NCC Marine 'champion'!), Nigel Keen, will be attending the Marine Competitions and Consortia/Networking Event in Liverpool.

The event relates to two forthcoming marine and maritime collaborative R&D competitions run by Innovate UK in parternship with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 13:34

National Composites Centre (NCC) representative Dr Kalyan Hazra recently attended the scoping workshop arranged for the upcoming Innovate UK Smart, Hybrid and Multiple Materials funding competition. NCC recognises a number of opportunities and would like to discuss suitable projects with its industrial Members and non-Members alike.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:27

Innovate UK has recently announced the opening of another new automotive competition: World-leading off-highway vehicles.

Investment of up to £3m is available for collaborative R&D projects that will enable significant reductions in off-highway vehicle emissions and/or deliver major improvements in their operationa efficiency. The competition is open for applicants to register from next week (Monday 29th September) until midday on 12th November 2014, with the application deadline set at midday on 5th November 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:26

Mattia Di Francesco, Research Engineer at the National Composite Centre, joined the SAMPE SETEC 14 Tampere Conference & Table Top Exhibition at the Vapriikki Museum Center in Tampere (Finland) on 10th and 11th September.

The conference was set up around more than 35 papers and included a mix of both industrial and academic subjects. The presentations were complemented by two company visits to local Cargotec and Patria Aerostructures.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 07:56

The Technology Strategy Board has today announced the opening of a new automotive competition: Adapting cutting-edge technologies. The competition has in scope both lightweight vehicles and power train structures.

Investment of up to £7m is available for collaborative R&D projects that encourage technologies for road-vehicles that will deliver singnificant reductions in CO2 emissions. The competition is open for applicants to register from today until midday on 22nd October 2014, with the application deadline set at midday on 29th October 2014.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:11

On Wednesday 10th September and Thursday 11th September 2014, Mattia di Francesco, Research Engineer at the National Composites Centre, will be attending the SAMPE (Society for the advancement of Material and Process Engineering) Europe Technical Conference and Table-Top Exhibition in Tampere, Finland.

This year, the event theme is Efficient Composite Solutions to Foster Economic Growth. Companies from across the globe will gather to hear sessions on thermoplastics, new materials, design, characterisation, processing and hybrids and nanocomposites.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:10

The NCC is absolutely delighted to have been able to contribute towards B9's success in becoming a finalist for the One to Watch at the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards 2014.

The Ship Efficiency Awards 2014 will be hosted by Lloyd’s Register and take place on 2nd October in London, straight after Ship Efficiency: The Event 2014, held in association with Inmarsat.
B9 Shipping was selected from an international pool of nominees to become one of the six finalists for the One To Watch award.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 15:00

On Monday 15th September and Tuesday 16th September, the University of Bristol would like to welcome guests to the fourth international symposium on Nanoscience, organised by the Bristol Centre for Nanoscience & Quantum Information Centre. The symposium will bring together the international scientific community - from students to senior academics - to discuss new and exciting advances in the field of nanoscience.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 14:56

The 7th Annual ACCIS Conference will be held on Friday 19th September 2014 in the Queen's Building at the University of Bristol. We are pleased to invite our industrial and academic colleagues and collaborators to join and discover the range of composites research and teaching activities currently ongoing within the Centre. The event will showcase work from across ACCIS, with contributions from ACCIS academic staff, as well as Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

Attendance is free of charge and will remain open until midnight on Monday 15th September 2014.

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