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    NAA Update: Last chance to enter for the 2016 NAA Awards, don’t miss out on our forthcoming events, and new R&D funding available

    One of the best opportunities of the year for your organisation to raise its profile is by becoming a winner of an NAA Award, and the good news is that we’ve extended the deadline to enter the 2016 Awards until 9am on Monday 10 October, so please download an entry form by visiting: … […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Mark Harding, Manufacturing Project Leader, Bentley Motors Ltd

    Mark Harding, Manufacturing Project Leader at Bentley Motors Ltd, takes centre-stage on the recently-filmed video for the NAA’s STRIVE project (see article below), but what’s he really like when he’s not on camera?… Name Mark Harding MSc Company Bentley Motors Ltd Position Manufacturing Project Leader Apart from that Previously on the Board of South Cheshire […]

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    Member company case study: Force Technology achieves rapid growth in the space of a year

    Force Technology provides an excellent example of how a business in the automotive supply chain can experience success by working with the NAA and accessing other support for the manufacturing sector… About Force Technology Force Technology was established to pave the way for development and innovation in the high precision, high duty spring markets. The […]

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    NAA Member News: EA Technology launches the Electric Nation project

    Motorists buying or leasing a new electric car, including pure EVs and plug-in hybrids, are invited to become part of the Electric Nation project. NAA member EA Technology is a lead partner in the Electric Nation project, which is looking for 500-700 electric vehicle drivers to be part of the world’s largest trial of its […]

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    NAA Member News: Assystem to provide training for Jaguar Land Rover

    Engineering and Innovation Consultancy Assystem is to provide Jaguar Land Rover with GD&T Training to help aid productivity across the supply chain… Assystem, the leading engineering and innovation consultancy which employs over 12,000 people worldwide, has been recognised as a Jaguar Land Rover training provider. The organisation, which has a presence in 20 countries, will […]

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    NAA Member News: OakTec Pulse-R Engine wins MoD contract

    Lancaster-based low carbon powertrain specialist OakTec has recently secured its first commercial contract from the MoD to explore the suitability of its novel Pulse-R engine technology to combust a broad spectrum of fuel types in the same engine… The development work will seek to produce a demonstration engine that will combust a range of fuels […]

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    Funding News: Funding available for SMEs through the APC’s Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) programme

    The new SME support competition through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP), has opened for expressions of interest… TDAP provides mentoring for Technology Developers and SMEs, helping bring forward their innovative Low Carbon Technologies. This is achieved by focusing the development of both their product and organisational capability through better understanding […]

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    Event review: Presentation of the outcomes from Bentley’s STRIVE virtual design for manufacturing project

    STRIVE (Simulated Tools for Rapid Innovation in Vehicle Engineering) is an AMSCI-funded collaborative project between Bentley Motors, the Northern Automotive Alliance, Liverpool University’s Virtual Engineering Centre, Optis and Valuechain. Over the last three years, the project has brought about a step change in Bentley’s design for manufacturing, bringing about a faster time to market by […]

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    Event review: Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Event 2016

    The NAA once again had a stand at the UK’s leading business-to-business low carbon vehicle event, LCV2016, which took place at Millbrook from 14th to 15th September; read our summary of the event… The Future Of Green Car Technologies At LCV2016 The Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV2016) event showcases the best of current low carbon […]

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