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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.


Autolink 2016

Autolink 2016


Autolink 2016 - 18th October - Cardiff City Stadium

Confirmation that representatives from Aston Martin, TVR and Jaguar Land Rover will attend to meet with exhibitors and network with delegates and both Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover will present their purchasing requirements during the plenary session.

Purpose of the event

This event is designed to provide an opportunity for Wales based organisations to showcase their products, technologies and services to selected Vehicle Manufacturers and Tier 1 companies based inside and outside of Wales

Areas of interest

Vehicle components:  Metal pressings, Castings, Forgings, Mouldings, Wiring Harnesses, Sensors, HVAC, Brake Systems, Powertrain, Interior Trim.

Materials:  Graphene, Powder Technologies and Additive Layering, Carbon Fibre, Innovative Lightweight Materials, Decorative Trim and Coating Technologies.

Connected Car:  Laser, Radar, Camera and Sensor specialists with associated technologies for integration.

Software:  Cyber Security, User Experience, Analytics, Data, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.

Other Services:  Special purpose machines, Tooling, Control Systems and Automation, Warehousing, Logistics, Measurement and Test.

This year the exhibition will feature a Technology Corner where innovative products and services from industry and academia will foster collaborative discussion with their representatives.

For delegate registration please go to:  


To register your interest to exhibit please go to:  


Programme for the Day

09:00 - 09:45 Registration and coffee
09:45 - 10:00 Welcome - Professor Garel Rhys CBE - WAF Chairman

10.00 - 10:20 Aston Martin Lagonda
10:20 - 10:40 Hugo Spowers, Founder and CEO - Riversimple Movement
10:40 - 10.50 Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure - Welsh Government
10.50 - 11.10 Michael Mychajluk, Supply Chain and External Engagement Government Programmes - Jaguar Land Rover
11.10 - 14.30 Exhibition and networking opportunities with working buffet lunch