Earlier this month, Business Support Engineer, Paul Gallen, presented a speed pitch at the Technology Strategy Board IDP11 and Off-HighWay Vehicle Networking event. This event was the ideal occasion to promote our new press village (which includes a large high-power Schuler press suitable for large 'body in black' components - see previous news item) that will become available when the doors to the extension open later this year.
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Apprentice programmes in England are undergoing a significant reform.
They are being reformed to ensure that they can meet the needs of the economy and employers for years to come.
The reforms are intended to:
The NCC supported the Composites UK and HS2 Technical Directorate in a one-day drop-in showcase event at the Building Centre on 14th July to enable High Speed 2 (HS2) engineers, specifiers, contractors, and the wider engineering community to gain a better understanding of what composite materials are, where they are already used and how they might be utilised effectively in the HS2 line.
The NCC was delighted to host The LRF Contribution to the Business Awards event for the second year running last week.
This annual event is primarily a showcase for Sheffield-based businesses to attract overseas investors to their region. Held this year at the new Apprentice Training Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park across the road from the AMRC it attracted many of the small businesses close by and engaged with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
We are pleased to confirm that the sixth round of the Regional Growth Fund was officially launched earlier this month.
The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a competitive £3.2 billion Government fund operating across England to:
On Tuesday 22nd July 2014, at 11am, the National Composites Centre will be welcoming Anoush Poursartip, Director of the Composites Research Network and Professor of the Department of Materials Engineering at The University of British Columbia, Canada.
On Monday 11th August 2014, the National Composites Centre will be hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Sayata Ghose on Polyimide composites.
Nigel Keen from the NCC Business Support Team attended a Marine Scoping Workshop held on Monday 16th June at the BIS offices in Westminster. The meeting was very well attended, and the workshop outputs will provide TSB with more detail on key technology challenges, solutions, UK capability to deliver them, and relevant importance and timing. The TSB reported back on the previous roadmap outcomes from the All at Sea II event last November, and Nigel was pleased to see Composites Technologies scored second on the list of key topics.
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