NCC News




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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 17:11

National Composites Centre (NCC) Tier 1 Member QinetiQ, rolled out a new Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) composite material, at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show. Following successful initial trials last year the British defence company developed and tested the SMA material together with fellow NCC Tier 1 Member GE at the NCC.

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:58

The National Composites Centre was delighted to have a Year-in-Industry (YINI) student to be in the regional finals of the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT) Contribution to the Business Awards. 

EDT has held regional finals across the UK to find the most talented and driven YINI Placement Students. Two winners from each region will go onto the national final held in London on 7th September, to be in for the chance to be crowned the top YINI Placement Student of 2016.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 17:34

The NCC training team has been working with subject experts to arrange a series of free Demand and Development Seminars. The seminars form part of an exercise to determine training and development requirements within the key manufacturing processes in the composites industry. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 13:57

On Tuesday 26 July, the National Composites Centre (NCC) hosted the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg Etienne Schneider, to sign a historic collaborative innovation agreement between the NCC and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).  This is a powerful and positive example of ongoing collaboration in the European and UK innovation community. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:18

On Wednesday 10th August, the NCC and the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) in Belfast will come together to offer a free event for Northern Ireland SMEs interested in expanding their composites expertise.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:13

The NCC is proud to announce that Tier 1 Member Rolls-Royce has received research and innovation funding from a government-backed public-private sector partnership to establish a new advanced manufacturing facility in Bristol.

This state-of-the-art facility, located on its Patchway complex, is part of the company's SILOET programme to accelerate the development and introduction of low-carbon aircraft engine technology and is likely to employ as many as 40 people when in full production next year.


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