NCC News




Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 16:55

On Monday 11th August 2014, the National Composites Centre will be hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Sayata Ghose on Polyimide composites.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 14:47

Nigel Keen from the NCC Business Support Team attended a Marine Scoping Workshop held on Monday 16th June at the BIS offices in Westminster. The meeting was very well attended, and the workshop outputs will provide TSB with more detail on key technology challenges, solutions, UK capability to deliver them, and relevant importance and timing. The TSB reported back on the previous roadmap outcomes from the All at Sea II event last November, and Nigel was pleased to see Composites Technologies scored second on the list of key topics.

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 15:34

We are pleased to say that a further £100m is available under the AMSCI programme and it is now open for new applications. 

See press release issued earlier this week here, which also has the links to the competition website and application forms etc.

For more information, please contact


Friday, June 13, 2014 - 15:14

The NCC working with the University of Southampton, is tasked by Dept. of Business Innovation & Skills to establish if there is sufficient industrial demand for an additional open-access facility.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:25

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest £6m in collaborative R&D projects and feasibility studies to accelerate the proving and commercial application of a wide range of recent or emerging manufacturing technologies involving mechanical conversion processes such as machining, casting, forging, moulding and joining. With the installation of the new press-based technology at the NCC offering high speed composites production, this competition is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate in these emerging techniques.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 12:02

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has recently announced a second competition for Collaborative Projects, 'Creating UK capability in low-carbon automotive technologies', in which up to £75m funding has been allocated for a limited number of pre-production projects.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:21

On Friday 6th June, the NCC attended the Engineering Advisory Board Meeting (EAB) at the University of the West of England, hosted by the Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 13:04

On 29th May the NCC arranged its 4th Academic Engagement Event, chaired by Prof. Mike Hinton. 

Thirty-three academics attended from a wide cross section of UK universities. The main focus of the meeting was to discuss the scientific input which will be needed to support the Composites Leadership Forum's (CLF) 2014 National Strategy Review. The CLF has been engaging with industry groups to identify ‘Market Pull’ while this event provided the required ‘Technology Push’ impetus.

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 15:57

The NCC was delighted to host the Composites UK 14th Annual Conference last month.

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 14:04

On Wednesday 28th May, the NCC hosted ‘Optimising Composites Material Components for the Marine Environment’, a joint event with MARIC the Marine Innovation Centre based at Plymouth. The event was aimed at encouraging small- and medium-sized companies in the South West to tap into the expertise available at both centres in developing products and technologies for maritime, shore-side and sub-sea applications.


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