The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills visited the NCC on Friday 25 March. Dr Cable had a session with the NCC's steering board in which the challenges and opportunities facing the centre were discussed.
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The UK Composites Supply Chain Programme Workshop takes place this Wednesday at the Institute of Materials, in London.
The National Composites Centre (NCC) has announced today (Monday 31 January 2011) its purchase of a multi-million pound Automatic Fibre Placement (AFP) machine, the first of its kind in the country.
The machine cost over £2½m and was paid for with a grant from the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency) through GKN Aerospace as part of the Next Generation Composite Wing research programme, and a grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Peter Chivers, the Executive Director of the NCC, will be speaking about the National Composites Centre, and what the NCC means for the UK composites sector, at 3:35pm on Wednesday 29th September in Pavillion 2's Auditorium.
Under Secretary of State from Business, Innovation and Skills, Edward Davey today confirmed the Government's support for the National Composites Centre in a Written Answer and Statement. Answering a question from Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough, Mr Davey wrote: "The Government fully support the building of the National Composites Centre (NCC).
Work has begun on building a new world-class facility in Bristol that will bring together leading industry experts and academics in the growing area of composites research and manufacture.
Boost for advanced manufacturing as UK Business Consortium named winner of £5 million "Composites Grand Challenge" prize.
A consortium of 23 companies led by GKN Aerospace has today been announced as the winner of a unique competition for a £5 million prize awarded to British business to develop innovative composite manufacturing techniques for high-performance, high-value products.
The South West has been named as the location of a new National Composites Centre (NCC) as part of the UK Composites Strategy, announced today (26 November 2009). The Centre will be led by the University of Bristol in partnership with industry.
The NCC marks a further milestone in the development of a low-carbon economy. It will be an independent, open-access national centre to help deliver world-class innovation in the design and rapid manufacture of composites and enable widespread industrial exploitation.
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