Empowering SMEs with Advanced Digital Tech

Fully funded support to access supercomputing​, data analytics​, visual computing​, artificial intelligence (AI)​ and more.

The Hartree Centre | North East Hub forms part of the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI) programme and aims to empower small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the region to gain a competitive edge through the adoption of innovative digital technologies.​


Access fully funded support

Our fully funded workshops, personalized one-to-one sessions, and exclusive events provide invaluable support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to explore and adopt innovative digital technologies, empowering organisations to gain a competitive edge, without incurring additional costs.

Adoption of advanced digital technologies

Learn how advanced digital technologies, such as supercomputing, data analytics, visual computing and artificial intelligence (AI) can empower your organisation, enhance productivity, lead to smarter innovation, and heighten competitiveness through our expert guidance and support at
The Hartree Centre | North East Hub.

Collaboration and networking

The hub, run by The National Innovation Centre for Data at Newcastle University and Sunderland Software City, fosters collaboration, knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. Engaging with a diverse ecosystem of experts and peers sparks innovation, facilitates problem-solving, and leads to organisational growth.


Introducing The Hartree Centre | North East Hub's fully funded events, workshops, call announcements and more.

Making Data Work for You

Where: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TG, United Kingdom

When: Tuesday 19th October, 09:30 - 16:00

Learn more about leveraging data science with the Hartree Centre | North East Hub. Understand how to embed a data driven culture to increase productivity; how to identify and collect relevant data in your business and learn about some basic data analysis methods and popular data science tools.

Open Call - Collaborative Data Projects

Open date: Wednesday 27th September
Close date: Friday 20th October

We are excited to announce the first call for applications to our 12-week Collaborative Data Projects programme.The programme is open to SMEs across the UK.To apply, you should have a project idea with a compelling story, a data science or AI focus, potential commercial impact, and perhaps some element of risk involved


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Presenting the members of the Hartree Centre | North East Hub

Prof Barry Hodgson

Principal Investigator

Dr Ashmita Randhawa

Co-Principal Investigator

Stephen Dowsland

 Senior Data Scientist

Dr Fergus McLean

Data Scientist

Dr Paul Goodman

Data Scientist

Georgia Carr

Programme Manager

Steven Brewer

Innovation Manager

Rebecca Imms

Project Manager

Tasha Bowers

Marketing Manager