At the core of ASTUTE 2020 are five Welsh HEI’s, Swansea University, Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, University of South Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). Collaborating together since 2010 on the ASTUTE project (2010 – 2015) focusing on technologies related to manufacturing, the five partners offer highly qualified project officers and renowned academic expertise to enable transformational and sustainable growth in the manufacturing industry across Wales by facilitating the adoption of advanced technologies, increasing competitiveness and future proofing.