NCC News

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:15

On Wednesday 12th October, the NCC attended the Autumn Careers Fair at the University of the West of England (UWE).

Francesca Andrews, Recruitment Advisor, and Josh Sherwood, Graduate Research Engineer, attended the fair, and had a fantastic day networking with Engineering students, spreading the word about the Early Careers Opportunities available at the National Composites Centre. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 18:15

November is fast approaching and we can't wait to be exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering Show for the fifth year running next month. This year's show will run from Wednesday 2nd to Thursday 3rd November at the NEC in Birmingham. With over 750 supply chain engineering exhibitors across all high performance engineering sectors, you'll be able to network and gain market and technology intelligence from industry leaders.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 16:14

The NCC exhibited for the first time this year at the Low Carbon Vehicle conference and exhibition. This event was held at the Millbrook Proving Ground near Bedford on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th September 2016. Tom Hitchings, Head of SME & Membership, and Paul Gallen, Automotive Sector Lead, represented the NCC, sharing a stand with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 14:27

Last month, on Tuesday 13th September, the NCC hosted its 1st Annual Conference, held jointly with ACCIS. The conference, held at the National Composites Centre, attracted nearly 300 delegates and showcased the latest developments in composites research and manufacture.

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:20

We were delighted with all of the entries received by the NCC and the University of Bristol in the Images of Composite Research Competition. The entries were reviewed by our judges and the winners were announced at the 9th ACCIS & 1st NCC Annual Conference on the 13th September at the NCC. 

Without further ado, we are delighted to announce the winners of the competition are:


Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:12

Last week, the NCC was delighted to attend the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2016 where over 450 individuals from across the engineering industry gathered at Cheltenham Racecourse for the big reveal of this year’s winners. The event, the second Cotswold Life Engineering, Manufacturing, Innovation Awards Dinner, event celebrated the thriving Cotswolds engineering and manufacturing sector, and the successful individuals working within it, across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Wiltshire.

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 18:11

The NCC was delighted to host the first Images of Composite Research Competition jointly with our parent company, The University of Bristol. The competition, open to all NCC and University of Bristol staff and postgraduate students, aimed to showcase the fantastic work being undertaken across the university and the centre, and encouraged staff to submit exciting and engaging images relating to composites R&D. We received over 40 fantastic images. 

You can check out all of the entries at  

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 18:01

The NCC is delighted to announce that we will be hosting our first Annual Conference next week, held jointly with the 9th Annual Conference of the University of Bristol's,  Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS). The event will be held at the NCC on Tuesday 13th September 2016. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:06

Innovate UK opened the Innovation in Infrastructure Systems funding call earlier in July this year. This call gives businesses the opportunity to apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in the infrastructure systems sector.  The deadline for registration is Wednesday14th September, so there’s still time to get involved.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 14:40

On Monday 22nd August, Sector Lead, Paul Gallen, and Business Development Engineer, Nigel Keen, attended this very useful seminar on composite bridge solutions, followed by the evening event in the striking composite pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery.


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