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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Expertise Boost for the Manufacturing Industry Event

Expertise Boost for the Manufacturing Industry Event


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How Can We Support Your Business?

ASTUTE 2020 enabling greater levels of business innovation.

Find out how ASTUTE 2020 can support your manufacturing company through research, development and innovation (RD&I) to enhance your manufacturing.

This free event will highlight how the high-value manufacturing sector in Wales can collaborate with ASTUTE 2020, enabling forward-thinking and embracing RD&I of advanced technologies, through collaboration between Industry and Academia.

The event will allow manufacturing companies to engage with highly qualified technical experts to understand what RD&I support ASTUTE 2020 can offer to manufacturing businesses in the expertise areas of Advanced Materials Technology, Computational Engineering Modelling and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Why Should You Attend?

Industry Support

Understand how ASTUTE 2020 can support manufacturing companies through Industry demand-led collaborations to de-risk new technologies.

Collaboration Benefits

Understand what ASTUTE 2020 can offer and provide access to such as highly qualified technical experts, world-class academics and state-of-the-art facilities.

Manufacturing Focus

Hear about examples of industry-academia collaborations encouraging stimulation of ideas and fostering knowledge exchange.


9:30 am - Networking & Refreshments

10:00 am - ASTUTE 2020 - Working with the Welsh Manufacturing Industry
                  Prof Hans Sienz, ASTUTE 2020 Operation Director

   ASTUTE 2020 Manufacturing Focus
   Advanced Materials Technology – how is it relevant to High Value Manufacturing
   Computational Engineering Modelling – Reducing costly “Trial and error” approaches
   Manufacturing Systems Engineering - Exploit resources and connectivity in manufacturing processes

11:00 am - Qioptic’s Collaboration with ASTUTE 2020
                  Andrew Hopkins, ASTUTE 2020 Strategic Technology Manager & Thanos Athanasios, ASTUTE 2020
                  Project Officer.

11:40 am - Coleg Cambia – Engineering Capability
                  Nick Tyson, Assistant Principal and Director of Curriculum

12:00 pm - Collaboration & Networking
                   Lunch, ASTUTE 2020 & METAL exhibition and Networking

Optional opportunity at registration to indicate if you would like to speak to a member of the team about your industry support requirements.

Project Metal will be present at the event. The project, based within the College of Engineering at Swansea  University, delivers high quality work based training for businesses in the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Sector.

Further Details

Date & Time

18th April 2018
9 am - 1 pm


Coleg Cambria Higher Education Centre
Kelsterton Road
Connahs Quay