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. 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..

  2. 27.Nov.2014

    High Value Manufacturing Workshop From Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board)

    The keynote speech will be given by David Wright, Head of High Value Manufacturing with other presentations from lead technologists, an innovation clinic and advice on KTN support..

  3. 26.Nov.2014

    Accelerating Business Growth - Knowledge Exchange Wales Network

    The theme of this year’s annual showcase is Accelerating Business Growth and will feature recognised Swansea University projects and success stories, exclusive academia-business co..

  4. 19.Nov.2014

    Micro Surface Structuring Meeting

    The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision is holding this one day meeting at The OpTIC Centre,St Asaph, North Wales on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

  5. 13.Nov.2014


    Meet ASTUTE at AutoLink 2014. AutoLink is aimed at getting supply chain companies (principally automotive but most certainly not exclusive) to showcase products, concepts technolog..

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