Welcome to ASTUTE

Embedding Advanced & Sustainable Technologies into Welsh Manufacturing

(ASTUTE) Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies is a £27million project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) delivered through Welsh Government that has already supported over 250 Welsh enterprises in the West Wales and the Valleys, helping them toward long term sustainability and competitiveness through the implementation of advanced technologies and improved manufacturing processes. Led by Swansea, in partnership with Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Glyndŵr, University of South Wales and University of Wales Trinity Saint David this five-year project offers Welsh manufacturers the opportunity to collaborate with renowned academic highly specialised experts employed by ASTUTE to develop and embed advanced technologies by providing cutting-edge, sustainable solutions to real manufacturing challenges.

ASTUTE is unique in that it brings together world class leading experts from across all of the Universities in Wales with engineering, science and manufacturing processes backgrounds combined with the availability of highly experienced specialists employed by the project to support manufacturing related businesses in Wales through responsive business collaborations.


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

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





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  1. 15.Sep.2014

    Is your business looking to expand its presence in Hong Kong?

    Find out more about opportunities for Welsh companies in Hong Kong at this special Reception hosted by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce and InvestHK.

  2. 11.Sep.2014

    Sustainable Design & Manufactuing 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. 10.Sep.2014

    Job Opportunity ASTUTE Project Officer

    Working across Cardiff Business School and School of Engineering, the successful candidate will work within the Advanced SusTainable manUfacturing TEchnologies (ASTUTE) team. You w..

  4. 09.Sep.2014

    CNH Event - Business improvements through material characterisation - all your questions answered

    As the importance of nanomaterials in technological applications increases, it is necessary to recognise the challenges associated with reproducible materials synthesis, maintainin..

  5. 04.Sep.2014

    The Annual Design Management Europe (DME) Award

    The annual Design Management Europe (DME) Award is the only international award dedicated to the management of design.

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