On Monday and Tuesday of next week (27th October - 28th October 2014), Mattia di Francesco (Design and Simulation Research Engineer), Tim Young (Materials and Process Selection Engineering Capability Lead), Gary Poynton (Materials and Process Selection Research Engineer) and Alex Wallace (Process Development Research Engineer) will be attending the International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) 2014 in Bremen, Germany.
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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced it is to co-fund the IDP11 competition with £11m of its R&D budget. This has enabled the IDP11 competition to fund up to £15m of new innovative collaborative R&D projects.
At the same time, InnovateUK has been able to increase the Off-Highway Vehicles competition grant fund to £6m.
This November, the first ever National KTP Week will take place across the UK with over 100 universities and businesses participating in one of the largest collaborations between the business world, and UK academic institutions.
There are still places left on our Microsoft® Project 2010 - Level 2 course taking place on Wednesday 5th November 2014.
You may have read our previous news item about our Business Support Engineer, Nigel Keen, attending the Marine Competitions and Consortia/Networking Event in Liverpool a few weeks ago (if not, you can read it here.).
A London Underground project supported by the NCC has won the prestigious Stephenson Award. The winning door was the result of a TSB- funded project under the “Accelerating Innovation in Rail” funding call. A consortium, led by Transport for London (TfL), embarked on a project to replace the door on the existing Central line tubes with a light weight thermoplastic door. The consortium included Transport for London, Atkins, Wabtec, UCL and the National Composites Centre.
The GROW:OffshoreWind service, has recently announced the opening of two fast-track funding calls worth a combined £4.5m, which will help manufacturers in the South West grasp a significant share of the opportunities presented by the UK’s offshore wind market.
On 24th September, Dan Kells attended the ATI consortium building event in Cranfield in relation to the upcoming CR&D call, Building UK Leadership in Aerospace Technology. Over 80 organisations were represented at the consortium event by leading figures, scoping out future collaborations to drive the next generation of world-leading technologies.
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