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ASTUTE 2020 Response to the COVID-19 crisis

ASTUTE 2020 Response to the COVID-19 crisis


ASTUTE 2020 Response to the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is a worrying time for many businesses and the manufacturing sector is facing unprecedented challenges, either through staff absence, limits to production activity, changes in how you work or having to temporarily close your facility.

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we are able to support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Key academics and technical experts from across our strong HEI partnership (Swansea, Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of South Wales) are working from home and we are available to support you through research and innovation activities to further understand and apply advanced engineering technologies.

We are here if you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us or are looking to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19.

Collaboration and innovation are key for the prosperity of the sector, and we are very much looking forward to working with you on industrial challenges.

How Can ASTUTE 2020 Support you?

ASTUTE 2020 can support manufacturing companies across a variety of sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, energy generation, oil and gas, medical devices, electronics, foods,
etc., stimulating growth by applying advanced engineering technologies to manufacturing challenges driving cutting-edge research and innovation. 

ASTUTE 2020 collaborations inspire manufacturing companies to improve and streamline their manufacturing processes, manufactured products and supply chain, generating sustainable, higher-value goods and services and bringing them to a global market.

We are still able to assist you thought this turbulent time, please contact us on info@astutewales.com

Welsh Government Support

COVID19 advice

The Welsh Government have announced their support for the Welsh economy, in addition to that which is being offered by the UK Government. 

Further details here

Support Needed

Call for businesses to help

The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of our response to COVID-19.

Further details here

Economic Resilience Fund

Is your business eligible

Find out if your business is eligible for support from the new Economic Resilience Fund.

Further details here

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

What you'll need to make a claim

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Further details here