The National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) is a state-of-the-art facility, operating within the University's existing Centre for Mobility and Transport.
Due to open in May 2017, it is a multi-million pound investment with a £7 million contribution from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the government's Local Growth Deal.The NTDC is set to explore new area of transport design research using technology in new ways, as well as new technology. It will be at the same time provocative and surprising, ambitious and disruptive, creating real transferable outcomes and impact.
To maximise its effectiveness it will function in a truly cross-disciplinary way, bringing designers, technologists, coders, together with artists, gamers, material specialists and fashion experts. It will use leading edge technology to create and refine new solutions.
Coventry University will be able to provide access to experts from across these disciplines feeding into the NTDC, as well as benefiting from the research and outcomes of the Centre.
The NTDC would also look to help support and cultivate future generations of Transport Designers through Coventry University’s regular interaction across the schools network, and our relationship with, for example, the Coventry Transport Museum.