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1 14 Decembe 20101Institute for Aerospace Technology Professor Andrew Long Director – Institute for Aerospace Technology

2 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology2 Aims To establish Nottingham as a world leading University for aerospace R&D To realise this vision by implementing major infrastructure development and investing in the research base To establish new research and technology transfer activities with a strong fit to sector priorities To strengthen strategic relationships with funding bodies and key industrial partners

3 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology3 Aerospace Research at Nottingham Nottinghams current aerospace research portfolio is £35-40 million – including £20 million in EPSRC funding and involving >50 academic experts Key programmes include: –2 Rolls-Royce University Technology Centres (UTCs): Gas Turbine Transmissions & Manufacturing (1997-) –GE Aviation/ EPSRC SMARTPACT strategic partnership in Advanced Electrical Power & Actuation Systems ( ) –EPSRC funded Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (NIMRC, 2001–11, £16m) –EU/ Industry Clean Sky JTI – Systems for Green Operations – UoN is only University with associate member status – ( , 10.3m) –5 EPSRC Platform Grants related to Aerospace Technologies - highest number at any UK university

4 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology4 Supporting aerospace innovation regionally & nationally - providing a pipeline from our fundamental (TRL 1-3) to applied (TRL 4-6) research To support three key elements: –Enhance basic research infrastructure (Aerospace Research Centre), manufacturing equipment & measurement techniques for materials/ structures (CAMERA) –New infrastructure for applied research & development via the Aerospace Technology Centre –Increased business engagement & knowledge transfer activities, supported by dedicated Project & Business Manager Total investment will be £9.3million, with £3.6million from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

5 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology5 Aerospace Research Centre 700 m 2 of new office and laboratory space at University Park, underpinning research on More Electric Aircraft and Clean Sky JTI Opening 14 Dec 2010

6 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology6 Aerospace Technology Centre A dedicated research & knowledge transfer centre Multi-disciplinary, integrated projects building on our leading basic research, evolving towards large-scale demonstrators 1850 m 2 of new office and laboratory space at University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) - opening early 2012

7 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology7 Stakeholder Involvement Collaborative research & development Business engagement events CPD and skills training Graduate placements

8 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology8 Collaborative Research & Development Collaborative research funded via UK government, research councils, EU, industry Key topics include: Advanced materials Advanced manufacturing Applied optics & nondestructive evaluation (NDE) Electromagnetics Polymer composites Power electronics, machines & control Satellite navigation technologies Structural integrity & dynamics Thermodynamics & fluid mechanics

9 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology9 Business Engagement Events Attend/ present at: –Technical seminars –Showcasing events Coordinate with others events –Midlands Aerospace Alliance –Aerospace & Defence KTN –Transport iNet

10 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology10 CPD and Skills Training Training events for industry: –Short courses (2-5 days typically) –Workshops & seminars –Potential for e-learning Taught courses (Diploma, MSc, MBA)

11 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology11 Graduate Placements MSc dissertation* PhD student placements* Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) Sponsored PhD studentships * Graduate placement scheme for regional SMEs

12 14 Decembe 2010Institute for Aerospace Technology12 Andrew Long Director T: Ben Sumner Project & Business Manager T: Contact Us


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