Working with the Manufacturing Industry Across Wales

Demand-led by industry, ASTUTE 2020+, the EU-backed multi-University partnership, enables greater levels of business innovation in future manufacturing. ASTUTE 2020+ are supporting industry by applying advanced engineering knowledge to manufacturing challenges to develop advanced and sustainable future technologies.

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Stimulating Successful Partnerships Between Industry and Academia

Swansea University is leading the £22.7m ASTUTE 2020+ operation (£14.7m for West Wales and the Valleys plus £8m for East Wales) with a team of technical experts based in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, on the Science and Innovation Bay Campus. The College's world-class research centres have a long and highly successful tradition of working with industry on cutting-edge research and development delivering high impact.

The ASTUTE 2020+ team at Swansea University will focus its resources on working closely with industry to provide support in areas that offer the best economic opportunities for the manufacturing industry across Wales to improve the prosperity of the region.

The ASTUTE 2020+ (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation, supporting manufacturing companies across Wales, has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.


At the core of ASTUTE 2020+ are five Welsh HEIs, Swansea University, Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, University of South Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) who can support a variety of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, energy generation etc. by facilitating the development and adoption of advanced and sustainable manufacturing technologies, higher-value goods and services of the future for the global market.