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National Composites Centre

  • Last modified 2 years ago
  • Bristol, uk

The NCC mission is to accelerate the growth of UK industrial output by enabling design and manufacturing enterprises to deliver winning solutions in the application of composites.


In November 2009 the Government launched the UK Composites Strategy. This strategy highlighted the importance of composites to the future of UK manufacturing and the Government’s plans for ensuring that the UK has the means to succeed in intensely competitive global markets.

A key part of this strategy was the establishment of the National Composites Centre (NCC), which has brought together dynamic companies and enterprising academics to develop new technologies for the design and rapid manufacture of high-quality composite products. The combination of academic and business strengths is speeding progress from laboratory to design to factory and into products

Key Objectives of the NCC

  • Provide manufacturing facilities at an industrial scale and rapid manufacturing processes capable of building prototypes to validate design concepts
  • Be the hub of the UK’s effort to develop and implement rapid composite manufacturing technologies and systems.
  • Lead the co-ordination of a strengthened network of regional centres of composites excellence
  • Provide direction and focus for fundamental research and collaborative links with UK universities
  • Help to develop and co-ordinate training to support the skills base necessary for applying advanced and specialist composite technologies

Background and Ownership of the NCC

In collaboration with the Sponsors, the University of Bristol established the NCC. As at the date of the Agreement, the University proposed to build and retain ownership of the Facility and the intention is that, to protect the University’s charitable status, primary purpose trading activities will be carried out by the University and non-primary purpose trading activities will be carried out by the Subsidiary.

  • Feynman Way Central,
    Bristol & Bath Science Park,
    Emersons Green,
    BS16 7FS
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National Composites Centre Scoops Top Award

7th August 2019 0 comments

The National Composites Centre (NCC) has been awarded the Best New Entry from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), after achieving the Gold award last month when participating for the very first time.

National Composites Centre Strikes Gold

23rd July 2019 0 comments

The National Composites Centre (NCC), has achieved top marks in its health and safety practices and achieved the prestigious Gold award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).