Relaunch of Northern Ireland composites center

Queen's University Belfast has reportedly relaunched its Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE).

According to the University, NIACE has been set up by the university, Ulster University and the National Composites Centre. NIACE is supported by Invest Northern Ireland, Spirit AeroSystems, BEIS and industrial members.

Ulster University and the Royal Academy of Engineering have also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) ‘in relation to collaboration in innovation and enterprise’, Queen’s said.

‘NIACE is entering a truly exciting new phase in its development, with a team of core staff recruited to give the Centre the capability to deliver innovation R&D projects tailored to the needs of our manufacturing companies,’ said Professor Paul Maropoulos, who is leading the relaunch. ‘I am especially pleased that NIACE is supported by a new partnership that includes both Northern Ireland Universities and the National Composites Centre. This gives NIACE access to the UK-wide High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.’

This story uses material from Queen's University, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.