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Engineering Research Network Wales

Wales is a nation built on engineering prowess. It has a history of technical innovation that stretches from the very beginnings of industrial mechanisation, driven by iron and coal, through to today’s digital manufacturing revolution in which virtual product design and simulation is being integrated with automated fabrication and robotic assembly.


The Engineering Research Network Wales is founded on this strong tradition of engineering ingenuity. We are a pan-Wales initiative focused on Advanced Engineering and Materials and anchored by our core academic partners within the Engineering Colleges at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff Metropolitan, Cardiff, Swansea, South Wales, UWTSD and Wrexham Glyndwr Universities and our industrial partner, TWI Ltd. Our aim is to promote research excellence and industrial engagement across a wide spectrum of engineering challenges. The Network was established in 2013 with funding from the Welsh Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales until 2019 and from 2020  by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government. The Network is one of three Sêr Cymru National Research Networks.

Our aim is to support collaborative partnerships through which increased research activity and funding together with an international presence for Engineering Wales can be realised.