Posted on Friday 29 June 2012 by Ulster Business


The Northern Ireland Assembly’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee recently visited NIACE, the Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Research facility on Airport Rd, Belfast.

The centre was officially opened in January, and is an industry led, university-hosted technology hub for the research and development of advanced engineering and materials technologies, catering for a range of industrial sectors. By industries and universities working together under the one roof, a range of important benefits, such as helping Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector grow its capabilities, can be created.

The ETI Committee has recently launched a report into Developing the Northern Ireland Economy Through Innovation, Research and Development and the visit was an opportunity for Members to tour the new centre and to meet with the universities as well as some of the companies who have already signed up to conduct collaborative research in NIACE. Pictured is ETI Committee Chairperson Alban Maginness MLA, and Dr Scott King, General Manager, NIACE with Members of the ETI Committee and representatives from NIACE participating companies and university partners.


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