SMART Digital Accelerator

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Expert support and advice for Welsh manufacturers to adopt digital technologies

Richard Morgan (UWTSD) explains the SMART Digital Accelerator project



SMART Digital Accelerator is a team of industry expert advisers who work with manufacturers in Wales to help them identify the right technology to boost their bottom line.

The project is funded by Welsh Government, delivered by University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and supported by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Cymru (AMRC Cymru). There is no financial cost to the participating business.


Manufacturing is integral to the future wellbeing of Wales. We need to ensure our manufacturing industry is prosperous, efficient, resilient and thriving.

With so many new technologies available, it can be difficult to identify which ones will be right for your business, helping you solve the problems you face now and in the future. But with the support of SMART Digital Accelerator, you can capitalise on new opportunities, grow as an organisation and improve competitiveness.

This valuable opportunity for manufacturers provides access to a diverse team of talented and experienced experts drawn from industry and academia.




Our programme follows three main stages:

  1. Understand your current position and future plans
  2. Establish what is stopping you from achieving these plans
  3. Recommend technology that is appropriate for your business

Our team will visit your company over a mutually convenient timeframe, working with you to develop a clear understanding of your current circumstances and the operational challenges you face.

We’ll then identify where digital technologies could be deployed to help address these challenges.


Our team includes experts from UWTSD, AMRC Cymru and Welsh businesses.

We work in collaboration with each other and the Welsh Government to help organisations like yours achieve real and positive change.

Meet the team >>

Engineering Laboratory

SMART Equipment

Technology provider partners

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Majotech Logo


Reeco Logo

VR Glasses


Digital Simulation

Digital Twinning
Augmented Reality (AR)
Virtual Reality (VR)


Enablers of Mass Customisation (EMC)

Industrial Digital Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Big Data
Internet of Things (IoT)


Low-power wide-area network (LPWAN)
Technology to develop connected, intelligent processes

News and Events

Matt Booth, AMRC Cymru

AMRC Cymru joins UWTSD on a mission to boost Welsh manufacturing

By Lucy Beddall, SMART Digital Accelerator and Matt Booth, AMRC Cymru
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Festo equipment in UWTSD SA1 campus

UWTSD’s Festo Cyber Laboratory in action

By Lucy Beddall, SMART Digital Accelerator
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Welsh Government's Innovation team

UWTSD welcomes Welsh Government Innovation specialists to SA1

By Lucy Beddall, SMART DIgital Accelerator
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Lynn and Daniel at UWTSD

UWTSD film student works as intern for high growth tech firm

By Lucy Beddall, SMART Digital Accelerator
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Welsh flag for Onshoring Article

Is onshoring the answer to the global supply chain crisis?

By Dr John R. Thomas
Thursday, March 24, 2022


SMART Digital Accelerator
SA1 Swansea Waterfront Campus
Kings Rd
Swansea SA1 8EW 


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