Hi3 Network

Screen South Digital Hub

Hi3 Network


The Hi3 Network partnership, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is now closed. Delivery of the project ended in August 2023 and all of the consortium partners wish to express their sincere thanks to the 300+ businesses/freelancers that engaged with the project throughout the three years.

The Screen South Digital Hub has relaunched with a packed programme of labs & showcases, along with access to state-of-the art digital technology and facilities to help realise your next big idea.

Screen South launched the Digital Hub in Folkestone as part of the Hi3 Network partnership, which included Screen South, Christ Church University, London South Bank University, Creative Folkestone, and Maidstone Studios. Screen South’s Digital Hub secured ERDF funding to provide space, facilities, opportunities, and expertise to support creative innovators in developing ideas and practice.

Over three years, we offered public events and activities, as well as a focused programme for new Hi3 Network members which seem them gain access to lab/studio space, digital lounge desks, high-tech software and equipment, and meeting rooms. The project provided a programme of activities with specialist advice and guidance focusing on creative digital tech. It also provided resources for new talent, freelancers, SMEs, and emerging Creative-Digi-Tech enterprises, supporting innovation and the development of new digital projects.


The work of the Digital Hub continues to go from strength to strength. Alongside innovation and creative project support, Digital Hub members can develop new practical applications with access to high-end digital facilities and guidance. The aim is to strengthen the level of Innovative Creative Digital activity locally and across the South East area, as well as widening the offer on a national level for new collaborations. We also have mobile and virtual elements, so that we can provide outreach Creative DigiTech workshops to our creative and cultural partnership network across the South East area. Digital Hub members may be new to digital creative production or more experienced artists and companies who would benefit from access to bespoke support, including research and innovation support alongside 24/7 access to DigiTech facilities to try out new ideas.

Delving into the Hi3 Network

Previous Hi3 Events

Find out more about the programme delivered as part of the Hi3 Network.

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Case Studies

Find out more about the brilliant SMEs and creatives supported as part of the Hi3 Network

Studio Spaces

Screen South's Digital Hub offers a range of state-of-the-art tech, including a Green Screen studio, and two editing suites. A range of tech is available for use by members.
Contact us to find out more about what's on offer.

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