The Dutch province of Overijssel, Twente region and the European Regional Development Fund Tuesday announced the allocation of a four million euro grant to the Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC). The grant comes from the Innovation incentive ‘GO Gebundelde Innovatiekracht’ and was supported by the Innovation Platform Twente, Kennispark Twente and Oost NV. Supplemented by private funds provided by the TPRC members, the research budget will reach a total of over eight million euros. The budget will be used for material research, to expand the TPRC Community of partners and to carry out research while creating around ten PhD positions at the University of Twente. The TPRC is an initiative of TenCate, Boeing, the University of Twente and others.