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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.”

  • 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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    METal - Introduction to Materials Engineering

    METal - Introduction to Materials Engineering

    22/11/2017

    Introduction to materials provides an insight into the world of materials engineering and gives an overview of both physical and mechanical properties of different materials.
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    Horizon 2020 - Wales NMBP H2020 Information Session

    Horizon 2020 - Wales NMBP H2020 Information Session

    27/10/2017

    The Welsh Government’s Horizon 2020 Unit, in partnership with Cardiff University and Innovate UK are hosting an information session to coincide with the release of the new Horizon 2020 Nanotechnologies, Advance materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing work programme (NMBP 2018-2020).
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    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminum Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminum 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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