Business Secretary Vince Cable announced £100 million to help companies strengthen their domestic supply chains and create or safeguard thousands of jobs. The new funding will provide support for the increasing trend of ‘reshoring’, as companies bring manufacturing back to the UK from abroad.
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Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HMRC are hosting a series of free innovation workshops across the UK for high-tech SMEs to learn about Government support for Research, Development and Innovation. The workshops cover supports provided by HMRC, the Technology Strategy Board, EU programmes, Intellectual Property Office (formerly the Patent Office) and the Design Council.
MAS in the West Midlands is hosting a conference on Wednesday 30th April at RAF Museum Cosford for over 100 SME manufacturers in the West Midlands which will detail how companies can prepare themselves to take advantage of new contracts to supply components into next generation vehicles, aircraft, turbines and ancillary equipment within the automotive and aerospace sectors. There will also be an introduction to the MAS offshore wind initiative providing manufacturers with access to technical advice, innovation support, supplier matching and grants of up to £500,000.
The Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Composites Manufacture aims to provide the UK composites manufacturing industry with Research Engineers equipped with the necessary advanced technical and leadership skills required for effective adoption of new knowledge and technologies in composites manufacture.
On Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 10am, Ph.D. Student from the Composites Research Network (The University of British Columbia) Janna Fabris will be at the NCC to deliver a talk on “Knowledge in Practice: the next step in reducing risk in composites manufacturing and design”.
The NCC is pleased to announce that Lucintel, a premier global management consulting and market research firm, has joined as an Associate Member. A key part of the membership will be providing the NCC with valuable Lucintel market reports and briefs, mainly on key composites industry sector activities both nationally in the UK and globally; Lucintel has over 50 published reports covering composites and advanced materials. All Lucintel market reports will be available at preferential rates to all NCC Members.
On Tuesday 25th March, the Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing Technologies (CALMARE) in Exeter will be holding a practical workshop geared towards supporting local businesses working with plastics and composites.
An Introduction to Plastics is an interactive, full-day workshop that will provide an overview of the current plastics industry and give delegates an opportunity to learn about the industry as well as gaining hands-on experience of a variety of plastic processing equipment.
Tomorrow, the NCC will be hosting the March ACCIS seminar: Multifunctional composites containing ferromagnetic microwires, presented by Professor Hua-Xin Peng.
ANSYS is a world leading developer of software for Computational Structural Modelling (CSM/FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). ANSYS software allows engineers to simulate and predict how their products and designs will perform with precision and fidelity, giving engineers the insight they need to make informed decisions.
Alan Harper will be coming to the NCC to demonstrate his Reusable Vacuum Bag Technology on Tuesday 18th March at 2pm.
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