JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC), a collaborative programme awarded over £11M from the Government funded Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, can celebrate some early success with 12 jobs created and 4 safeguarded in Q1.
Over its duration, the CiC will deliver 13 integrated capability projects across 25 partners and will aim to deliver a holistic supply chain model which will extend throughout the composites community. £22M of joint funding from AMSCI Round 2 & Industry will support the creation and safeguarding of over 200 jobs over the 3 years of the programme. The funding will also create £190M growth by addressing market failures which challenge the wider adoption of Composites in the UK markets.Some early technical success are for example, the COMP-FORE project or the UK-BIOCOMP project.The COMP-FORE project will create a sustainable model of the composites supply chain that will allow companies to make realistic engineering decisions on technology insertion to strengthen the UK supply chain, based on real-world economic data as well as the technical merits of that technology.The UK-BIOCOMP project aims to develop the materials & process technologies necessary to manufacture the novel biopregs via an integrated continuous process. The overall goal of the project is to deliver bio-composite components to Primes that truly compete with glass fibre composites.More information:the-cic.org.uk