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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.”

  • METal - Environmental Impact & Sustainability

    METal - Environmental Impact & Sustainability

    06/12/2017

    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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    METal - 	Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

    METal - Introduction to Materials Testing in a Manufacturing Environment

    05/12/2017

    This course provides an understanding of the interrelationship between material properties at the atomic, microscopic and macroscopic scale which underpin the mechanical properties of metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites.
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    European Structural Funds Annual Event

    European Structural Funds Annual Event

    30/11/2017

    European Structural Funds annual event is to celebrate the progress and achievements of the European Structural Funds 2014–2020 in Wales will be held on the morning of 30 November 2017 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.
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    Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop

    Horizon 2020 - Innovation Funding for SMEs Workshop

    23/11/2017

    This is your opportunity to find out more on how your business can benefit from Horizon 2020 funding, with a focus on the SME Instrument and the British Business Bank. Participation is free, register your interest now!
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    Knowledge Transfer Network: The Future of Flight

    Knowledge Transfer Network: The Future of Flight

    15/11/2017

    How can the UK improve the connectivity of transport modes to seamlessly deliver people and goods from door-to-door? Where and what are the business innovation opportunities to grow the economy and a sustainable aviation industry?
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    Swansea-based collaboration leads to wave energy innovation

    Swansea-based collaboration leads to wave energy innovation

    27/10/2017

    The EU-backed ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation led by Swansea University in partnership with Cardiff and Aberystwyth universities and University of Wales Trinity Saint David has collaborated with Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) to support the development of a Wave Energy Converter to address the challenge of extracting wave energy at a viable cost.
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    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    04/10/2017

    Continuing from successful collaborations during the 2010 –2015 funding phase of ASTUTE, ASTUTE 2020’s collaboration with ALC aimed to identify more closely how a lighting column is actually performing in real time against its predicted level of performance.
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    Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter 2017

    Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter 2017

    02/10/2017

    Read the latest edition of Aerospace Wales Forum Autumn Newsletter, we hope you find it both interesting and informative.
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    ASTUTE 2020 in collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. on their clean, Reliable and Affordable Wave Power Technology

    ASTUTE 2020 in collaboration with Marine Power Systems Ltd. on their clean, Reliable and Affordable Wave Power Technology

    14/09/2017

    ASTUTE 2020 is working with MPS on generating suitable computational models using information supplied by MPS along with performing finite element analysis on the structure.
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    Highly Commended Tidal Anchor Demonstrated at Seawork International 2017

    Highly Commended Tidal Anchor Demonstrated at Seawork International 2017

    13/09/2017

    Divemex Ltd. were experienced in maritime industries and recognised the necessity for a new type of anchor. ASTUTE 2020’s collaboration with Divemex was to determine performance parameters with particular reference to accuracy/repeatability of launch position and embedding final position of the new anchor.
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    ASTUTE 2020 Innovative & Experimental Capabilities Showcased

    ASTUTE 2020 Innovative & Experimental Capabilities Showcased

    13/09/2017

    On the weekend of the 9th – 10th September, ASTUTE 2020 participated in Swansea University’s Science Festival.
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    ASTUTE 2020 collaboration with Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. will enable clinical trials in the UK's first Ventricular Assist Device

    ASTUTE 2020 collaboration with Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd. will enable clinical trials in the UK's first Ventricular Assist Device

    17/07/2017

    Calon Cardio is developing the next generation of implantable blood pumps for the treatment of advanced chronic heart failure, the MiniVAD™, Miniature Ventricular Assist Device.
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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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