UK Global Technology Centre

UK Global Technology Centre launch event

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

GTC partners

Contact Us

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

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