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The Success of the Composites Innovation Cluster

Composites Innovation Cluster

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

The Success of the Composites Innovation Cluster

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The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) is the largest single collaborative R&D programme in the composites industry.

After five years of work with a total spend of £22m, revolutionising the lightweighting of composites, this event will bring together government and industry to share the positive impact the Cluster has had on the composites supply chain as the programme comes to a successful close.

Who should attend?

You will see and hear about the composites capability demonstrated by the programme, from complete propeller blades to full vehicle chassis, from thermoplastics to graphene-enhanced composites.

The 31 partners who worked on 17 projects between them produced a range of demonstrators across the gamut of the composite value chain, including CAE, FEA, design for manufacture, automation, overmoulding, HP-RTM and liquid resin infusion.

This event is an excellent opportunity to find out more on the Cluster’s outcomes and form collaborations with those project partners going forward.


09:15    Registration
10:00    Welcome Address - BEIS and/or MP
10:15    Overview presentation - Will Searle, Axillium Research
10:35    Knowledge (Project presentations from COMP-FORE, PROSEL, UK-DATACOMP)
10:50    Materials (Project presentations from COMBINE, Geneos, UK-ECOPROCESS)
11:05    Break
11:30    Process (Project presentations from FAR-MFD, LiRIC, LOWPRO, ThermoCARB, UK-BIOCOMP, UK-THERMOCOMP)
12:00    Automation (Project presentations from ACTIVATE, ATTOM, MACoB, RITAA)
12:25    The CiC: Feeding in to the UK Composites Strategy, Alex Aucken, Solvay and Chair of the Composites Leadership Forum
12:45    Primes and the CiC – the benefits received from working with the Programme, Lee Bateup, Bentley Motors
13:05    Lunch & Networking


This event is free-of-charge however you must register via this website. It is expected that this event will sell-out therefore if you can no longer attend please cancel your place via Eventbrite or contact us. Failing to turn up to the event without prior warning will result in a £50 admin charge being issued.

Places are limited to two per company.

As this event takes place in a Government building registration will close one week before for security purposes.

Do you have questions about The Success of the Composites Innovation Cluster? Contact Composites Innovation Cluster

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The Westminster Conference Centre
1 Victoria Street
SW1E 5ND London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)

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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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