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The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) supports small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data.

Digital solutions, expert guidance and funding are available to companies through the hub, allowing them to explore and evaluate their processes, make operational savings, de-risk investments and become more digital savvy.

Key objectives:

  • ¬†Increase Productivity
  • Raise the adoption of digital technology
  • Use your data smarter
  • Get real value from data available

Supporting information

Your pain in utilising data within your business? We understand. This is why we do what we do, and can provide you with an experience like no other. Read examples of how we have helped other companies here

Who is it for?

Support is available to SME manufacturing organisations and industrial partners across all regions of the UK.

How does it work?

  • Networking: Our platform offers you an opportunity to engage with like-minded peers
  • Knowledge sharing: Unsure how to solve a problem you are facing? Ask the community and one of our members can help
  • Career development: We regularly post links to training information to help you advance within the world of manufacturing
  • Personal growth: Actively engaging with other stakeholders in your industry is a great way to develop soft skills like communication
  • Community support: We have a dedicated Community Manager who is on hand to make sure that your questions reach the right people
  • Exclusive discounts: Access fantastic offers related to you and your business through our extensive partner network


Email: Kate Currie, STFC Hartree Centre
Email: Louis Rowland, STFC Hartree Centre
Website: Smart Manufacturing Data Hub 
Register here: Contact us

This support is available across Lancashire.

Contact our Business Support Helpdesk and start your growth conversation

If you’re starting, growing or scaling a business and want to find out how our funded services can help you, please contact our experienced team today. We’d love to support your growth ambitions.

  • Funded By UK Gov
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  • Northern Powerhouse
  • LCC