NCC News




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.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:42

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).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 13:34

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.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 15:27

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.


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