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Our projects promote and support high quality, cross-disciplinary research and innovative knowledge exchange activities.

Our current and recent portfolio of research and knowledge exchange activities ranges from fundamental research defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics, to a collaborative programme of applied research with Welsh manufacturing firms (primarily SMEs) via the ASTUTE 2020 operation and a growing portfolio of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Explore our collaborative activities

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Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE 2020+)

Embedding advanced and sustainable technologies into Welsh manufacturing through collaboration between industry and academia.



Accelerate was established to facilitate the translational pipeline from the identification of ‘real’ healthcare needs, through to the delivery of evidence-based innovation.


Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) research builds on the strength of globally established academics in the field of digital manufacturing and robotics, human factors and cognitive psychology, mobile and social computing and artificial intelligence.

Completed projects

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Resilient Remanufacturing Networks (Re-Run)

Creating a sustainable and resilient world by helping remanufacturers manage their supply chains.

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Novel instrumentation for high-speed AFM-based nano machining.


Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE)

Supporting Welsh Manufacturing firms in West Wales & the Valleys

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Defining and measuring communication flexibility for smart logistics.

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Highways England Collaborative Lean Research Project

Principles for appropriate contracting.

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The Local Nexus Network

Building sustainable local nexuses of food, energy and water: from smart engineering to shared prosperity.


Re-Distributed Manufacturing for Resilient, Sustainable Cities

Implications of new manufacturing technologies for small-scale, distributed manufacturing in Bristol.

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Engaged Manufacturing

Researching customer engagement in manufacturing and the role of 3D Printing technologies.