NCC News




Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:53

Nigel Keen from the NCC Business Development team attended a scoping event held at the TWI NDT centre at Port Talbot and facilitated by KTN Ltd on behalf of the Innovate UK Advanced Materials team on Thursday of last week.

This consultation event aimed to identify new materials technologies that might provide solutions for service in extreme environments and to identify what those environmental challenges. The challenges are many, and clear opportunities emerged, with potential for cross-sectoral take-up.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:52

We are proud to announce that the NCC will be holding the ‘Building the Future for Composites’ Grand Opening Event on Thursday 30th October 2014. We believe that, thanks to the uptake and interest form the composites community, and especially to our Member companies, the NCC is a great success story for joint working between industry, academia, and government.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:45

On Tuesday 21st October 2014, the NCC hosted the latest quarterly meeting of the HVM Catapult Simulation Forum. This forum brings representatives from the seven HVM Catapult centres together to strengthen the use of numerical simulation in better understanding and improving quality and efficiency in high value manufacturing processes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:06

On Monday and Tuesday of next week (27th October - 28th October 2014), Mattia di Francesco (Design and Simulation Research Engineer), Tim Young (Materials and Process Selection Engineering Capability Lead), Gary Poynton (Materials and Process Selection Research Engineer) and Alex Wallace (Process Development Research Engineer) will be attending the International Conference & Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) 2014 in Bremen, Germany.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 15:28

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced it is to co-fund the IDP11 competition with £11m of its R&D budget. This has enabled the IDP11 competition to fund up to £15m of new innovative collaborative R&D projects.

At the same time, InnovateUK has been able to increase the Off-Highway Vehicles competition grant fund to £6m.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 12:01

This November, the first ever National KTP Week will take place across the UK with over 100 universities and businesses participating in one of the largest collaborations between the business world, and UK academic institutions.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:58

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Composites Manufacture at the Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Composites Manufacture integrates an industry-based doctoral research project with research training in technical subjects and interdisciplinary skills.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:37

We have recently published a few News items relating to the new Innovate UK and DSTL 'Marine autonomous systems' funding competition (see here and here.). We are pleased to say that the competition with investment of upto £5m in collaborative R&D projects is now open!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 14:44

There are still places left on our Microsoft® Project 2010 -  Level 2 course taking place on Wednesday 5th November 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:19

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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