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.


Calon Cardio Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Graham Foster, describes the collaboration his company has had with ASTUTE.

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

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What's Happening

  1. 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..

  2. 12.Apr.2015

    Sustainable Design & Manufacturing Conference 2015 (SDM15)

    We are pleased to invite participation in SDM-2015 organised by the University of Seville in conjunction with KES International. The conference will take place in Seville, in the s..

  3. 08.Apr.2015

    Conference of the Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME-UK 2015)

    ACME-UK 2015 will be the ideal forum for the fostering of ideas and the establishing of new collaborative research links, helping to build strong research networks within UK and at..

  4. 10.Mar.2015

    Inside Welsh Industry Events

    Come and hear from GE Aviation Wales, the current intake of apprentices and those who have risen through the ranks about what makes a good apprentice programme.

  5. 09.Mar.2015


    Multiple Photonex events in March, June and October