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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.


Webinar: Enabling Welsh Manufacturing Towards a Sustainable Recovery

Webinar: Enabling Welsh Manufacturing Towards a Sustainable Recovery


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Join manufacturing specialists from Industry Wales and ASTUTE 2020+ as they outline how the EU-funded operation can collaborate with Welsh manufacturing businesses to address the challenges of sustainable recovery and improve competitiveness to build long-term resilience.

ASTUTE 2020+ technical experts will be on hand to discuss specific manufacturing challenges, opportunities and support available. Join us for short presentations and a live Q&A session.

Featuring discussions on:

Driving Competitiveness

  • Factory layout reconfiguration to comply with social distancing requirements
  • Automation of tasks traditionally done by hand
  • Increase production volumes in response to demand
  • Re-shore supply chains to improve manufacturing resilience
  • Digitalised production systems - manage, classify and predict
  • Security Management - make remote working secure
  • Digital design of products and their physical assessment

Continuous Improvement

  • Modelling of airflows throughout the factory for enhanced working environment and investment decision
  • Computational modelling as forecasting tools and for providing situational awareness

Sustainable Materials

  • New in-house technologies to improve self-reliance
  • Sustainable materials - replace single-use plastics with materials that can be sterilised and reused
  • Surface coatings using anti-microbial materials
  • New products, processes and flexibility in response to critical demand
  • Materials to mitigate contamination