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Advanced Design Engineering (ADE)

Project description

ADE is an operation designed to facilitate collaborations between the University and eligible manufacturing companies within Wales. The aim of the operation is to improve and increase each company’s capacity and capability to engage with advanced manufacturing technologies and materials, and to facilitate the adoption of advanced manufacturing techniques. In this way, the capacity and capability of companies to innovate and thus achieve sustainable growth can be realised at a time of rapid technological change. The operation is based in the University’s specialist centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies, the Wales Centre for Advanced Batch Manufacture (CBM).

Delivery model

Step 1: Bespoke Needs Analysis

An in-depth exploration of your business’s current situation and where advanced technologies could be introduced.

Step 2: Prototype Project

A pilot project lasting anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months in which new processes are tried and tested.

Step 3: Technology Adoption

Converting steps 1 and 2 into meaningful and sustained operational change. ADE can assist the manufacturer in accessing funding and refer to other partners to realise the full potential of this stage.

Geographical coverage

The project will benefit all local authorities across Wales.

Specific targets

West Wales and Valleys Region

56 enterprises receiving non-financial support

Employment increase in supported enterprises – 7

35 enterprises supported to introduce new to the firm products

16 enterprises supported to introduce new to the market products

4 Patents registered for products

£70k private investment matching public support in innovation or R&D projects

East Wales

24 enterprises receiving non-financial

Employment increase in supported enterprises – 3

15 enterprises supported to introduce new to the firm products

4 enterprises supported to introduce new to the market products

1 patent registered for products

£30k private investment matching public support in innovation or R&D projects

Contact details

Name: Andrew Walker
Email: made@uwtsd.ac.uk
Telephone: 01792 481199
Address: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Technium 1, Kings Road, Swansea, SA1 8PH
Website: Website
Twitter: Twitter

Additional details

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