ASTUTE networking breakfast: ‘Advanced Manufacturing Support in Wales’

ASTUTElogo To celebrate Europe Day on Wednesday, May 9, the Swansea University-led ASTUTE project will showcase collaborations with two Welsh companies – Electronic Motion Systems Ltd and FSG Tool and Die Ltd – at a free networking breakfast.

The ‘Advanced Manufacturing Support in Wales' event will take place from 8am until 11am at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Presenters include Dr Peter Sommerfeld, Director Marketing and Sales for Electronic Motion Systems Ltd, and Gareth Jenkins, Managing Director of FSG Tool and Die Ltd and Head of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Sector Panel.

For more information and to register your attendance at the event, visit

ERDFlogo The £27million Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) project supports the manufacturing industry in the Welsh convergence area. It has been part-funded with £14million from the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government.

The partnership of eight Universities across Wales – including Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, Glyndwr, Swansea Metropolitan, and the University of Wales, Newport – brings expertise in engineering, science and business to support Welsh companies to grow by adopting advanced design and manufacturing technologies and improve their sustainability by reducing their environmental impact.

The project, which began in May 2010, targets the aerospace and automotive sectors, as well as other high technology manufacturing companies to create sustainable, higher value goods and services and bring them to a global market.

For further information about the ASTUTE project, please contact Tel: 01792 513711, email:, or visit