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The Success of the Composites Innovation Cluster
Thu 17 November 2016, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
Due to this event taking place in a government building, for security reasons registration is now closed.
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.
10:00 CiC Welcome and Opening
Mark Steele, Programme Director as Programme Lead, Solvay
10:10 Ministerial Address
Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry & Energy
10:20 The Role of BEIS
Tim Cullen OBE, Deputy Director, Steel and Materials, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
10:30 CiC Impact in the Supply Chain
Will Searle, Programme Director, Axillium
10:50 CiC Input to UK Composites Strategy
Alex Aucken, Chair of the Composites Leadership Forum
11:05 CiC Impact on the UK Automotive Strategy
Lee Bateup, Innovation Manager, Bentley Motors
Andrew Mills, Cranfield University
Spotlight: Gerry Boyce
Matthew Thornton, Haydale Composite Solutions
Spotlight: Matt Sellens, Formaplex
Brendon Weager, NetComposites
Spotlight: Donna Dykeman, Granta Design
Matt Sellens, Formaplex
13:15 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.