Membership

The NCC is industry's research and development partner. We want to build long-term collaborative R&D partnerships with companies of all sizes, helping you to develop, adapt and scale-up new and existing processes.

An NCC membership gives you access to 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, as well as expert advice from specialist engineers. We can help you solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time.

We have four tiers of membership: Tier 1, Tier 2, Associate and SME Affiliate.

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Core Research Programme

Each year the NCC and its Tier 1 Members agree and shape a programme of mutually beneficial research, with an estimated value of over £1million. We call this the Core Research programme.
Tier 2 and Associate Members can apply to 'buy-in' to specific projects within the programme each year. 

Tier 1 Membership

Tier 1 Members commit to a three-year partnership with the NCC. This commitment enables the company to access the technology and expertise they need to support what we call “Member Directed” projects. They also partner in a collaborative R&D project with at least one other Tier 1 Member.

Benefits include:

  • Access to over £1million worth of research via the Core Research programme
  • Opportunity to shape the future direction of the NCC via representation on the NCC Steering Board and NCC Research Committee (one place per Tier 1 Member)
  • Directed research to value of membership
  • Access to NCC facilities for private venture work
  • Access to the NCC network including leading OEMs, material and equipment suppliers
  • Demonstrating and proving equipment/materials/software/hardware to Members
  • Up to five places on NCC open training courses
  • Four permanent desks at the NCC, plus unlimited bookable desks and meeting rooms (up to 10 people)
  • Unlimited attendance at exclusive Members’ breakfast briefings and consortia building events
  • 25% discount on NCC Discover events
  • Exposure through the NCC communication channels

Click here to see our current Tier 1 Members.

Tier 2 Membership

Tier 2 Members commit to a minimum one-year partnership with the NCC. This commitment enables the company to access the technology and expertise they need to support what we call “Member Directed” projects. They are also able to join the NCC Core Research programme, and are encouraged to conduct collaborative projects with other members.

Benefits include: 

  • Directed research to value of membership
  • Right to negotiate IP license from NCC Core Research Programme
  • Access to NCC facilities for private venture work
  • Access to the NCC network including leading OEMs, material and equipment suppliers
  • Demonstrating and proving equipment/materials/software/hardware to Members
  • Opportunity to shape the future direction of the NCC via representation on the NCC Steering Board and NCC Research Committee (one place and vote per 10 Tier 2 and Associate Members)
  • Optional buy-in to a single project on the NCC Core Programme
  • Unlimited attendance at exclusive Members’ breakfast briefings and consortia building events
  • 25% discount on NCC Discover events
  • Up to three places on NCC open training courses
  • Exposure through the NCC communication channels
  • Unlimited bookable desks and meetings rooms (up to 10 people) at the NCC

Click here to see our current Tier 2 Members

Associate Members

Associate Members provide the NCC a benefit in kind, such as goods or software. These memberships are arranged on a bespoke basis and we are happy to discuss this in more detail with companies interested in this partnership.

Benefits include:

  • Access to NCC facilities for private venture work
  • Access to the NCC network including leading OEMs, material and equipment suppliers
  • Demonstrating and proving equipment/materials/software/hardware to Members
  • Opportunity to shape the future direction of the NCC via representation on the NCC Steering Board and NCC Research Committee (one place and vote per 10 Tier 2 and Associate Members)
  • Optional buy-in to a single project on the NCC Core Programme
  • Unlimited attendance at exclusive Members’ breakfast briefings and consortia building events
  • 25% discount on NCC Discover events
  • Up to three places on NCC open training courses
  • Exposure through the NCC communication channels
  • Unlimited bookable desks and meetings rooms (up to 10 people) at the NCC

Click here to see our current Associate Members.

SME Affiliate Scheme

SME Affiliate Members sign-up to a year-long affiliation which is designed to provide affordable access to the NCC capabilities, expertise, training and networks, making composite materials research and development as accessible as possible to all levels of industry.

Benefits include:

  • Places on specialist training courses
  • Exclusive access to networking events and knowledge sharing sessions that address industry challenges
  • Exposure to other members and industry via the NCC's communication channels
  • Training on the NCC’s technologies and software packages
  • Bookable hot desk at the NCC’S HQ in Bristol, providing on-site access to advice from the NCC’s own specialist engineers

Click here to see our current SME Affiliate Scheme Members

Our Current Members

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