Global Technology Centres

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

On Friday 15th October, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP visited our Global Technology Centre in Bristol to see first-hand how GKN Aerospace is shaping a more sustainable future of flight.

The Prime Minister, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss MP, officially opened the £32M centre, which was jointly funded by GKN Aerospace and the Aerospace Technology Centre (ATI). The Cabinet Ministers saw the break-through technologies being developed, from advanced and lightweight composites today, to electric and hydrogen propulsion technologies to support the transition to zero emissions air travel.

As well as meeting team members, the Prime Minister spent time discussing the skills required by the workforce of the future with graduates and apprentices from both GKN Aerospace and its partner companies and academic institutions.

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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 October 2021

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

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Kostas Soumilas
Kostas Soumilas
SVP Engineering & Technology & Global Technology Centre UK
Tel: +44 01173175666

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