Universities

Collaborate with the NCC

The National Composites Centre is a Research Technology Organisation which is owned by the University of Bristol but works with many universities in the UK and overseas.

We have a particularly strong partnership with the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) and we are one of the 7 innovation centres that comprise the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Technology Pull-Through Programme

The NCC's Technology Pull-Through Programme (TPT) is designed to promote research that will enable the transition of suitably mature technologies from academia to industry. It aims to de-risk, scale up and facilitate the industrialisation of proven technologies by transferring them from the lab environment into the NCC’s semi-industrial set-up for further testing.

The programme is open to all academics who have completed fundamental research into their chosen technology, and are now looking to prove its technology readiness. As well as sponsoring the collaborative projects between the applying university and the NCC, the NCC will be actively involved in the research activities, offering its research and development experience to help further the project. An NCC Champion and NCC Project Manager will also assist invited applicants to develop their full proposal for further review.

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COVID-19 update

Following the Prime Minister’s Briefing on Monday 23 March where he gave clear guidance for the nation to stay at home, and in line with University of Bristol action to close down all of its buildings, the NCC has taken the decision to close both the NCC HQ and NCC Filton centres until further notice, effective from 24 March 2020. 

The vast majority of NCC staff have already been working from home, successfully holding digital meetings with our members, customers and other partners and will continue to do so. You can still get in touch with us through your usual contacts via email and phone, or please email info@nccuk.com. We are in touch with our customers to discuss arrangements for our current projects.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will continue to update our website and social media channels to keep you informed.