NCC News

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:16

The NCC is absolutely thrilled that the ARION1 team has broken the landspeed record!

Last month, in Battle Mountain, Nevada, San Francisco, the ULV team competed in the International Human Powered Vehicle Association (IHPVA) World Human Powered Speed Challenge and broke the British Land Speed Record three times raising the record from 69mph to 75.03mph.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 14:50

We are delighted to announce that NCC employee Ashley Parkinson has been shortlisted for the Trainee/Apprentice Award within the 2015 UK Composite Industry Awards.

The premier black-tie awards dinner, where winners will be announced, runs to coincide with the Composites Engineering Show and will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 4th November 2015. The event celebrates the successes in the UK Composites Industry with awards celebrating innovation in materials, manufacture and design, sustainability, health and safety, and employers and their employees.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:55

The National Composites Centre (The NCC) and Tier 2 Member Shell, joined forces to roll out the centre’s latest pioneering capability a flexible composite pipe fatigue test rig. The new capability is designed to meet the emerging needs of the Oil and Gas sector in deep water environments.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 16:01

The University of the West of England has launched the Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) funding scheme using the UK Goverment's Regional Growth Fund. This scheme has almost £4 million to invest in businesses in the South West of England, supporting South West SMEs to develop innovative products, technologies, processes and services, with grants of £25,000 to £150,000.

The fund's objectives are:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:12

Following an invitation from Innovate UK to represent the Catapult network, on Tuesday 29th September, Tom Hitchings (Head of SME) and Stacey Downton (Strategy and Business Development Officer) set off to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff to exhibit at Venturefest Wales.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:02

Dr Kalyan Hazra from the NCC attended the NMBP Brokerage Event in London on the 17/09/2015. The day contained a number of interesting presentations including an insightful presentation on the work programme from the European Commission’s Nicholas Deliyanakis (Deputy Head of Unit, Strategy, Directorate D Key Enabling Technologies). The day also included an Elevator Pitch and a Panel discussion. European Technology Platforms representatives presented and shared information on how can they help.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 09:35

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is pleased to welcome new Associate Member, Bristol-based INSPHERE Ltd. The partnership will enhance the metrology capability to support existing world-class composites manufacturing and testing equipment at the NCC.

INSPHERE Ltd is a specialist metrology company providing measurement related services to high value manufacturing organisations. Working with a range of clients across industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive and oil and gas, their work aims to increase productivity and enhances value added manufacturing process activities.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 09:40

The Bloodhound project is having its world debut in London Canary Wharf on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September. This project aims to design a supersonic car that can not only go faster than the speed of sound (supersonic) but aims to go over 1,000mph (1,600km/h), covering a mile in just 3.6 seconds.  With three power sources, Bloodhound SSC (supsersonic car) can generate 135,000 thrust horsepower - the equivalent of 180 Formula One cars!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 15:56

The NCC-sponsored Cambridge University Eco Racing Team (CUER) will be racing Evolution in the World Solar Challenge in four weeks’ time. CUER is a 60 strong student organisation that designs, builds and races solar powered vehicles. Since their founding in 2007 they have become the UK’s number one for solar vehicle development.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 16:33

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult has announced Dr Phillip Cartwright as their newly appointed Chief Technology Officer. 


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