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Read the latest news from our Composites, Digital Engineering and Sustainability teams at the NCC. Announcing the launch of the Joule Challenge, Bridge of the Future and iCast projects and 5G-Encode industrial test bed, through to our involvement in the Quantum Data Centre of the Future and Digital Learning Factories programmes, we have lots of news to share with you. 

  • Read more about Composite materials set to enable the next generation of wind turbines with Joule Challenge project launch

    Composite materials set to enable the next generation of wind turbines with Joule Challenge project launch

    A flagship £5m, 20-month programme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) will set out a detailed roadmap for incorporating radically new composite-based components in the next-generation of offshore wind turbines.

  • Read more about Bridge of the future programme launch

    Bridge of the future programme launch

    The High Value Manufacturing Catapult has today launched the ‘Bridge of the future' programme to address some of the key challenges in the way that we design, build and maintain UK road bridges in a more sustainable way.

  • Read more about iCAST project launches at Swindon Carriage Works

    iCAST project launches at Swindon Carriage Works

    The £17M Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) was officially launched at its new base in the Carriage Works in Swindon on 19th November. The project, led by the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at Bath, is a collaboration between the Universities of Bath and Oxford, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s Sustainability Partnership (National Composites Centre, and Centre for Process Innovation) innovation experts at SETsquared, Local Enterprise Partnerships, investors and the companies that iCAST will be working with.

  • Read more about NCC announces participation in £9m Quantum Data Centre of the Future Project

    NCC announces participation in £9m Quantum Data Centre of the Future Project

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) has announced its participation in the £9m Quantum Data Centre of the Future project, which is led by Orca Computing. Funded by UKRI, Quantum Data Centre of the Future is one of 12 successful bids to receive a share of the £50m funding programme for UK quantum industrial projects from UKRI’s £170M Commercialising Quantum Technologies challenge.

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