Newsletter Issue 8

12 December 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter

As we come to the end of 2023, this last newsletter of the year serves as a capsule edition, encapsulating our remarkable trajectory throughout 2023. It showcases our news, thought-provoking case studies, while also outlining the exciting professional training and workforce transformation opportunities on offer.

Navigating Innovations - 2023 in review and the path ahead to 2024

2023 has been marked by monumental strides forward. Already a centre of excellence for digital engineering, we’re set to welcome the UK’s most powerful supercomputer, Isambard AI. Hosting this unprecedented £225 million investment provides a springboard for the NCC to accelerate our journey from digital innovation to impact.

Our Core Programme 2023 diligently advanced key technologies, facilitating industries to embrace advanced materials as part of their pursuit toward achieving net-zero practices. Most notable has been our strides in hydrogen technology. Our recent hydrogen pressure vessel static burst test achieved a staggering 1,776 bar, surpassing certification targets and validating our simulation capabilities.

Additionally, under our initiatives in the Hydrogen Skills Alliance and Hydrogen Skills Framework have further solidified our position as industry frontrunners in this domain. We are committed to supporting the building of a skilled workforce necessary to support the growth and development of the UK hydrogen sector and deliver net zero ambitions. 

2024 promises another exciting chapter for the NCC, as we gear up for another impactful year of innovation, breakthroughs, and transformative endeavours.

As the festive season approaches, we’d like to extend our warmest wishes to all. In line with our annual tradition, the NCC team is fundraising for two noteworthy local causes: the Bristol Children’s Charity and the Julian Trust Nightshelter. We invite you to learn more about the remarkable work undertaken by these two impactful charities.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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