Set to open in 2019, the National Centre for Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT) will act as the UK’s primary hub for research and development of future low-emission aero gas turbine combustion technologies. Beyond aerospace applications NCCAT will provide wider exploitation potential in the automotive and energy sectors, as well as areas such as power generation, marine propulsion, and thermal management applications. NCCAT will enable industrial problem-owners to visit and work closely with academic researchers to ensure that new technologies are translated from theory to practice as quickly and as efficiently as possible. NCCAT welcomes the engagement of its capabilities in several ways with flexible R&D packages tailored to the specific needs of clients. This includes access to its facilities on a purely commercial basis through to collaborative ventures with NCCAT's own experienced research staff.