£4m research funding boost for Welsh manufacturing sector

Manufacturing businesses across Wales can remain at the forefront of innovation, thanks to £4 million of EU funding announced by the Welsh Government.

The extra support will build on the success of Wales’ top higher education Institutions industry-led research partnership by extending the ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) operation.

Led by Swansea University in collaboration with Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, ASTUTE 2020 has been collaborating with industry for ten years, delivering high impact demand-led research, development and innovation within the manufacturing sector across Wales.

Thanks to the additional funding from the European Regional Development Fund, ASTUTE 2020 can continue to support businesses until September 2022.

ASTUTE 2020’s world-class academics and highly qualified technical experts utilise a multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses research, latest innovations, specialist expertise and state-of-the-art facilities.

The team supports businesses to de-risk and implement change, exploit new and existing opportunities and develop sustainable products and services through integrated application of knowledge, information, equipment, materials and people.

Read more at Welcome to ASTUTE 2020 (astutewales.com)

Posted on: Friday 11th December 2020