UK global technology centre

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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 Objectives 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


UK Global Technology Centre launch event

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