The NCN is a Company Limited by Guarantee, with a Board drawn from organisations with prominent composites interests. NCN will call upon the expertise of a Strategy Group, representing the breadth of the composites community.
The UK has an impressive global reputation for innovation and research in composite materials and recognised high skills and quality based manufacturing, which is heavily led by implementation of new technologies. Driven by improvements in business economics and the technical performance of materials, industry will inevitably seek further advances via the use of composites.
The establishment of Regional Centres of Excellence where companies can obtain hands-on support and expert advice has already begun. The intention is to grow this cluster of centres from existing UK capabilities and focus future infrastructure investment on capability gaps defined by industry.