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What is the UK GTC?

What is the UK GTC?

A 10,000 m2, ‘Open access’ collaborative R&D centre located in Filton, Bristol.

  • One of 4 Global Technology Centres
  • A joint £32M investment between GKN Aerospace and the UK Government through the Aerospace Technology Institute
  • An ecosystem of Universities, Research and Technology Organisations, Catapults, Government Organisations and Industrial Partners
  • Providing support to start-ups and SMEs
  • Opening in 2020
  • Watch our build progress

The Missions of the UK GTC

The Missions of the UK GTC
  • Investigate the optimum application & insertion of emerging technologies into products
  • Develop advanced capabilities for high rate aerospace manufacturing
  • Increase collaboration within our ecosystem: hosts 300 engineers – GKN Aerospace, Universities, Catapults, Research Institutes, Start-ups & SME’s, Customers, Suppliers, Industrial Partners
  • Enable agile innovation and exploration of disruptive technologies for future aircraft including digital manufacturing capabilities
  • Train and develop the UK aerospace technical community as well as the next generation of Engineers – Business & technical support/advice to start-ups, SMEs & aerospace supply chain
  • Showcase GKN Aerospace and its ecosystem capabilities

GTC partners

GTC partners
  • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • Additive Industries B.V.
  • ANSYS UK Limited
  • ATS Applied Tech Systems Limited
  • Axillium Research
  • Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd
  • Centre for Modelling & Simulation
  • Digital Catapult
  • Exechon Enterprises L.L.C.
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy Limited
  • KUKA Industries UK Limited
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
  • Materialise UK Limited
  • National Composites Centre (NCC)
  • PXL Realm Limited
  • Renishaw plc
  • Siemens Industry Software Limited
  • Thales UK Limited
  • Theta Technologies Ltd.
  • TriMas Aerospace
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of the West of England

Interested in becoming a GTC partner? Please contact us below.

Strategic Technology & Collaboration Lead
Tel: +44 117 317 5142

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