European Projects

European Projects

european projects

The University has secured European funding to deliver the following projects beginning in 2019. For further information please click on the links below:

For more information, please contact Dr Neil Strevett: Neil.Strevett@uwtsd.ac.uk or Andrw Walker, Director of Business Engagement: a.walker@uwtsd.ac.uk or Tel: 07876448748

Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) 

The University has secured European funding to deliver two operations, namely Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) West Wales and the Valleys and East Wales, with delivery scheduled to begin in February 2019 and lasting 36 months.

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 will be based in the

University’s specialist centre for research into advanced manufacturing technologies, the Wales Centre for Advanced Batch Manufacture (CBM).

The operation is divided into 3 distinct stages with clearly defined outcomes and objectives:

  • Stage I-initial recruitment of 80 companies to the operation and a bespoke assessment of each company’s technological readiness, capacity and capability;
  • Stage II-a collaborative technology prototyping project between the University and 50 companies using advanced manufacturing technologies and materials;
  • Stage III- technology adoption and commercialisation of products by 20 companies.

 

Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) Research, Development and Innovation Scheme  Ref: tbc

Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) support is being registered under the General Block Exemption Regulation.

Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) will enable transformational and sustainable growth in the manufacturing industry of East Wales and West Wales and the Valleys by facilitating the adoption of Industrial Digital Technologies (IDT’s). The scheme will address two interlinked problems faced by manufacturing SMEs within Wales evidenced by 1) global changes in manufacturing technologies and 2) increasing their productivity.   The main objective of the scheme is to address these market failures in order to meet the challenges and opportunities inherent in Industrial Digital Technologies.  In doing so, ADE will to bring these technologies, materials and knowledge to specifically targeted SME’s in order to increase their capacity to innovate and remain competitive.

Download a copy of the scheme which is currently being registered with the European Commission.

International Innovation Masters

The University has secured European funding to deliver an International Innovation Masters in the West Wales and Valley convergence area. The operation will run from January 2019 until 2023.

International Innovation Masters is an operation aimed to increase the number of people in the workforce with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level. Industry in general, and manufacturing in particular, is currently experiencing a period of profound and disruptive technological change referred to as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ or more commonly Industry 4.0.

The aim of this operation is to upskill individuals within industry to create professionals who able to understand, adapt and take advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid technological change and the management of the innovation process in this dynamic environment. It seeks to produce managers with an international perspective who understand how to bring innovative products and services to market, how companies can introduce and exploit innovation, and how new commercial opportunities can be identified and realised. Participants in each operation will be offered the opportunity to undertake a bespoke training course (based on a combination of distance learning and face-to-face learning and teaching) based on their needs and interests, as well as those of their employers. Options will include the opportunity to undertake a full masters or a bespoke programme of advanced learning leading to a University award.

The aim of both ESF operations  the number of people in the workforce with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level and to upskill individuals within industry to create professionals who able to understand, adapt and take advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid technological change

International Innovation Masters and I4.0Wales support is being registered under the General Block Exemption Regulation.  

Download a copy of the scheme which is currently being registered with the European Commission.

The University has secured European funding to deliver two operations, namely I4.0 in the West Wales and Valley and the East Wales convergence areas. The operations will run from January 2019 until 2023.

I4.0Wales is an operation aimed to increase the number of people in the workforce with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level. Industry in general, and manufacturing in particular, is currently experiencing a period of profound and disruptive technological change referred to as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ or more commonly Industry 4.0 (I4.0).

The aim of this operation is to upskill individuals within industry to create professionals who able to understand, adapt and take advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid and disruptive technological change. It seeks to produce professionals who can understand the impact of I4.0 on their companies, the wider economy and their own careers. Participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to help shape the response to this change within their own companies. Participants in each operation will be offered the opportunity to undertake a bespoke training course (based on a combination of distance learning and face-to-face learning and teaching) based on their needs and interests, as well as those of their employers. Options will include the opportunity to undertake a full or a bespoke programme of advanced level learning leading to a University award.

he aim of both ESF operations  the number of people in the workforce with technical and job specific skills at an intermediate and higher level and to upskill individuals within industry to create professionals who able to understand, adapt and take advantage of the opportunities offered by rapid technological change

International Innovation Masters and I4.0Wales support is being registered under the General Block Exemption Regulation.  

Download a copy of the scheme which is currently being registered with the European Commission.