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ASTUTE 2020

The team of world-class academics and highly qualified technical experts will collaborate with industry to address manufacturing challenges to develop sustainable, higher value goods and services for the global market.

The ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.


Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford said:

“I’m delighted that EU funds are helping Welsh businesses to improve productivity by exploiting the expertise within our highly acclaimed academic institutions and adopting leading-edge technologies to achieve commercial success and growth in our economy.”

  • Engineering Wales Conference 2017

    Engineering Wales Conference 2017

    18/10/2017

    As part of the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru initiative The National Research Network (NRN) in Advanced Engineering and Materials (AEM) hosts 'Engineering Wales.' This inaugural event is designed to enhance the voice of engineering from within Wales and promote its activities and scientific achievements during a one day event through an array of talks and workshops with the promotion of industry and academia collaboration at its heart.
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    METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

    METaL - Corrosion & Coatings Technology

    04/09/2017

    This course provides an in-depth understanding of the world of corrosion, the electrochemical mechanisms and methods for preventing corrosion.
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    METaL - Arc Welding

    METaL - Arc Welding

    01/08/2017

    The course provides a detailed technical description of the key arc welding processes explaining the effects of changes in welding parameters on weld quality. It provides an understanding of the weldability of both a variety of metals and the range of product grades for a given metal.
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    METal - Environmental Issues

    METal - Environmental Issues

    24/07/2017

    With focus on the environment ever increasing and legislation rapidly changing it is becoming more important to understand the influence industry has on the environment. This course provides an education into current legislation and the influence industry is having on the environment.
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    Heathrow Business Summit

    Heathrow Business Summit

    05/07/2017

    The Welsh Government and Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) invites you to apply* for the first Welsh Business Summit that will connect Wales based businesses ‘face to face’ with supply chain opportunities from one of the World’s busiest airports. The Summit will provide new growth opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The event takes place on Wednesday 5 July 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
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    METal - Manufacturing Technology

    METal - Manufacturing Technology

    04/07/2017

    The manufacturing technology course provides an overview of common manufacturing techniques and methods as well as covering some of the technical aspects associated with these techniques.
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    International Women in Engineering Day

    International Women in Engineering Day

    23/06/2017

    International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.
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    Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Assistant / Project Officer

    Join the ASTUTE 2020 Team - Project Assistant / Project Officer

    22/06/2017

    An exciting opportunity to work with leading academic experts in close collaboration with industry, developing impactful, state-of-the-art research-based solutions to the real world problems facing advanced manufacturing businesses and their supply chains throughout West Wales and the Welsh Valleys.
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    Welsh Companies can Capitalise on Academic Expertise in Industry 4.0

    Welsh Companies can Capitalise on Academic Expertise in Industry 4.0

    25/05/2017

    Welsh companies have the opportunity to learn from the experience gained on ‘what worked’ and ‘what did not work’ during Uni-Pol’s journey to Industry 4.0 through collaboration with ASTUTE 2020.
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