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.).
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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