Welcome to ASTUTE

Embedding Advanced & Sustainable Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing

ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) combines the latest innovations in advanced manufacturing from eight leading Welsh Universities, led by Swansea. This offers Welsh enterprises (based in the convergence region) the opportunity to collaborate with world-class academic and industry experts in the fields of Engineering, Science and Business to generate cutting-edge, sustainable solutions to real manufacturing problems.

Projects undertaken with Welsh enterprises are collaborative in nature which requires the enterprise to match the level of inputs provided by ASTUTE, this can be in the form of in-kind contributions based on staff costs, access to equipment, provision of materials etc. It should be noted that we do not undertake activities which may be considered as potentially displacing the private sector. Please use the contact us link above to discuss your manufacturing related issues further.

Since the start of the project in May 2010, ASTUTE has already collaborated successfully with 289 Welsh companies covering a range of different sectors.

Cambrian Printers, Commercial Director, David Lowe, describes the collaboration his company has had with ASTUTE.



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What's Happening

  1. 16.Jun.2015

    Bright Lights & Engineering

    The KTN, the Engineering and Science Group North Wales, OpTIC Glyndŵr University and the Welsh Opto-electronics Forum will show in this event how light is used in engineering ..

  2. 04.Jun.2015

    Inside Welsh Industry - Building Regional Clusters to Drive Collaborative Innovation IQE

    The event will provide an insight into how our OpenIQE programme feeds into the establishment of a Foundation for collaborative innovation that will seed the formation of a high te..

  3. 03.Jun.2015


    Multiple Photonex events in June and October

  4. 02.Jun.2015

    Inside Welsh Industry - Good Service is Good Business

    With a Queen’s Award for Innovation Moneypenny is recognised as one of the Top 5 Best Companies to Work for in the UK.

  5. 26.May.2015

    International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering (ICOSSE 2015)

    The purpose of the Congress is to exchange emerging ideas about ways and means of protecting the environment and its resources so that humans can achieve sustainable development an..