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CiC Open Forum: Facing Industry Challenges in the Composites Sector

Composites Innovation Cluster

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 27 April 2016 at 16:45 (BST)

CiC Open Forum: Facing Industry Challenges in the...

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Type End Quantity
Both day attendance (26th + 27th April) Ended Free  
Both day attendance (26th + 27th April) with Axillium Workshop Ended Free  
Day one attendance only (26th April) Ended Free  
Day two attendance only (27th April) Ended Free  
Day two attendance with Axillium Workshop (27th April) Ended Free  

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Event Details

Discover how the Composites Innovation Cluster is tackling industry challenges and creating future opportunities for suppliers and OEMs.

This two-day event will explore the key technical challenges faced by companies in the composites industry with a presentation by invited industry speakers, followed by talks by partners from the Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) working to address these challenges.

Industry presentations include:

- Lee Bateup, Innovation Manager, Bentley Motors

- Graham Barnes, Director, Engenuity

- Paul Fannon, Head of Programmes, Penso

- Victoria Coenen, Manufacturing Engineering Commodity Lead - Composites, Rolls-Royce

In addition, Axillium Research will run a workshop so that attendees can network, build potential development projects, and map their capability to current market demands. This could then be taken forward through collaboration and/or other public investment. As well as responding to the speakers' industry challenges, the workshop will also include engagement with BAE Systems representative Brett Hemingway.

Why attend?

This free-to-attend event will...

  • Highlight challenges from across the supply chain.
  • Enable networking with 31 partner and cluster lead companies as well as other composites professionals, OEMs and Tier 1s in attendance.
  • Form potential collaborations between with attendees and CiC partner companies.


Click here to download the full agenda.


Free registration is available via the registration link above for either one or both days.

If you would like to take part in Axillium's workshop please book the ticket with this included. Tickets will be limited to two workshop attendees per company.


No parking on site.

Regional Car Parks Nearby:
Friar Gate Car Park - DE1 1EZ (0.2 miles) - Pay and Display
Agard Street Car Park - DE1 1DZ (0.2 miles) - Pay and Display
Brook Street Car Parks - DE1 3PF (0.2 miles) - Pay and Display

Council Car Park Nearby:
Chapel Street
Car Park - DE1 3GU (0.4 miles) - Muti-Story Pay on Exit (Discount for Jury’s Inn Guests)

Do you have questions about CiC Open Forum: Facing Industry Challenges in the Composites Sector? Contact Composites Innovation Cluster
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When & Where

Enterprise Centre
37 Bridge Street
DE1 3LA Derby
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 27 April 2016 at 16:45 (BST)

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Composites Innovation Cluster

The Cluster is funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

31 companies form part of 17 projects, which brings together academics, industry suppliers, and primes to support the delivery of a nationally connected network of materials specialists, manufacturing and process businesses, tooling and systems providers.


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