Hartree Centre SME Hubs

Helping UK SMEs on the digital journey 

Our Hartree Centre SME Engagement Hubs assist and enable small and medium-sized businesses to enhance productivity and gain a competitive advantage through the adoption of advanced digital technologies such as: 

  • Supercomputing and cloud 
  • Data science 
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning 
  • Visual computing 

We have SME Hubs in Northern Ireland, Cardiff and North East England, providing tailored on-the-ground support for local businesses and industry sectors.  

Our Hartree Centre Hubs are operated by our partners at Ulster University, Cardiff University, Newcastle University and Sunderland Software City.

Establishing a digitally engaged SME network across the UK 

Through this initiative, we are connecting advanced digital technologies and expertise from the research community and established regional networks of industry-led innovation to the small and medium-sized businesses which make up 99.9% of the UK economy. 

The Hartree Centre Hubs are currently funded for three years (2023-2025) as part of the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation programme. 


North East

Northern Ireland