Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK. Industry-led courses are at the heart of our offering. We pride ourselves on links with major local and regional employers, such as Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB and the BBC. Their knowledge and expertise is fed back into our courses, ensuring they provide students with only the most relevant skills for 21st century industry.

Primarily based in Wrexham, we also have a state of the art Research Facility in St Asaph. OpTic, our cutting-edge research centre brings together academia and industry.  The activities at St Asaph are centred around high-level opto-electronics technology and includes Science laboratories, research facilities and conferencing units, World-leading scientists working on a project to produce prototype mirrors for the world’s largest telescope, and The university’s Centre for Solar Energy Research.

Based at OpTic, Glyndwr Innovations is a leading provider of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting.    Working from our design offices co-located with large scale R&D and assembly/integration facilities, we have the skills needed to help take an innovative concept design right the way through to product manufacture.   We specialise in designing and manufacturing unique or prototype hardware or low volume production required in particular by the aerospace & defence, space sciences, medical & astronomy markets. We’ve been engaged by some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as well as small, innovative start-ups who want to break into new markets.



We have in particular expertise and advanced facilities for:

  • Precision engineering design services
  • Mechanical & opto-mechanical assembly
  • Predictive modelling (dynamic & thermal)
  • Precision polishing
  • Optical micro-structured/patterned drums