NCC News




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.).

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 09:56

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.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:12

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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:56

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.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:12

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.


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