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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.”

  • Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Techniques

    Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Techniques

    30/01/2018

    This two-day Continual Professional Development (CPD) event will provide an insight into four established measurement techniques with world leaders in their respective field. Interactive workshops focussing on Audible Acoustics (AA) by AcSoft, Acoustic Emission (AE) by Mistras Ltd, Vibrometry by Polytech Ltd and Ultrasonic Inspection by Olympus will form the basis of this two-day event.
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    METal - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

    METal - Introduction to CAD, 2D & 3D

    29/01/2018

    This course is designed to give an overview of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using both 3D & 2D design methods. The skills learned are generic and easily transferable to any modern parametric CAD system.
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    KTN Briefing - KTN - Modelling, Simulation, Ai and Augmented Reality For Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    KTN Briefing - KTN - Modelling, Simulation, Ai and Augmented Reality For Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

    18/01/2018

    The Welsh Government and the KTN invites you to this event where you can learn more about the opportunities in this area, form collaborations, discuss the future developments in the field as well as find out how ideas and technologies from other fields can be incorporated.
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    Innovate UK Briefing - Manufacturing & Materials and Infrastructure Systems Competitions Briefing

    19/12/2017

    UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for innovation projects in manufacturing and materials or infrastructure systems. A further £16 million is available for KTPs. To lead a project you must: be a UK based business of any size or a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
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    Swansea-based collaboration leads to wave energy innovation

    Swansea-based collaboration leads to wave energy innovation

    27/10/2017

    The EU-backed ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation led by Swansea University in partnership with Cardiff and Aberystwyth universities and University of Wales Trinity Saint David has collaborated with Swansea-based Marine Power Systems (MPS) to support the development of a Wave Energy Converter to address the challenge of extracting wave energy at a viable cost.
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    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium Lighting Company Ltd. into the Remonte Monitoring of Lighting Columns in Service

    ASTUTE 2020's collaboration with The Aluminium 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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