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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:29


Students from Badminton School are working with engineers from the National Composites Centre (NCC) to invent a novel bio-organic composite material. The three girls, all aged 16 and 17, are using everyday kitchen caddy liners to create a sustainable and bio-degradable material.

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 14:26

On Monday 17th March, Prof Steve Tsai of Stanford University, along with his international team, will be visiting the NCC to present and discuss the development of novel Thin Ply technology and associated design and manufacturing techniques.

The seminar will take place between 2.00pm and 5.30pm (please see the below attachment for the agenda).


Please register to attend by Friday 7th March in either of the ways described below:

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 13:59

The NCC was pleased to host Finance Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid MP, and Chris Skidmore, Member of Parliament for Kingswood, to provide a progress report on the building of our extension. The centre received additional government funding in the Autumn Statement 2012 to help expand operations, and the new building is already nearing the half-way point of construction.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 08:59

Mentoring is...

"offline help by one person to another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking."

As you may have heard, the National Composites Centre was recently awarded funding from the BIS' Sector Mentoring Challenge Fund.

With the support of Composites UK, we are running a pilot to help support the growth of our sector by linking 10 Mentors and 10 Mentees to work with each other over a 12 month period beginning in April 2014.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 16:22


Businesses across the South West are set to cash in on a new £4 million funding programme, run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 09:58

The NCC’s largest single investment in one piece of equipment is very close to completion at the manufacturer’s works, and will be undergoing Factory Acceptance Testing there in mid-February before being dismantled and shipped to the UK for installation in our new Phase 2!

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 14:17

After hosting the Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) Composites in Oil and Gas Roadmapping Workshop last week (see earlier news), the NCC were delighted to host both the CLF Automotive Roadmapping Session and the CLF Technology Working Group recently.

Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:03

The National Composites Centre has been successful in bidding into BIS’ SMCF to run a pilot mentoring scheme. This will be available to help ambitious micro and SMEs wanting to take advantage of this £1 billion pa market in the UK and which is growing at least 9% pa.

With the support of Composites UK, we are looking to link 10 mentors and 10 mentees to work with each other over a 12 month period beginning in March 2014.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:30

On Monday 10th February 2014 the NCC will be hosting an Imperial College London Seminar. The seminar will consist of three talks and will run from 11am until 12.30pm.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 09:48

Following the BBC Business Daily interview with Airbus and NCC Chief Executive Pete Chivers about the use of carbon composites last week (see our earlier News item), the National Composites Centre has now featured in an article on carbon fibre planes on the BBC News Business website. Check it out here.


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