The latest news, case studies and blogs from Sunderland Software City and the region’s tech community.

Cisco Internet of Things Innovation Grand Challenge

This global open competition aims to recognize, promote and reward innovators, entrepreneurs and early-stage startup businesses that can help us transform the industry by connecting the unconnected. Three winners of the Internet of Things Innovation Grand Challenge will share US $250,000 in award money that can be used to jumpstart

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Crowdfunding success for smartwatch creator

The Durham-based creator of a high-tech smartwatch is celebrating after smashing an ambitious crowdfunding target in less than two weeks. Paul Gill, who is founder and design engineer at Orsto launched a Crowdcube Equity Investment funding campaign to raise £60,000 to launch the x3 smartwatch in mid-April. After achieving the

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IC tomorrow data Digital innovation Contest

Apply now- £125k to trial data innovation with leading industry partners. There is still time to apply for the IC tomorrow ‘Digital Innovation Contest 8 Data’ with £125K of funding available for innovative products and services, which explore the potential of working with multiple data sources. Video briefings from each of the

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Marketing Graduate Joins Orcuma Team

Software specialists Orcuma Ltd have recently appointed marketing graduate Andrea Mason to the role of sales and marketing co-ordinator as part of its ongoing growth strategy. The company, which is headquartered in the Sunderland Software Centre, has welcomed Andrea into its team to increase business growth into expanding UK and

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New funding means more interns for North East businesses

North East graduates are helping the region’s digital business grow whilst gaining valuable work experience thanks to an enterprising scheme from the University of Sunderland. Five businesses based at Gateshead’s Northern Design Centre have employed local graduates through the University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme, which provides funding to SMEs

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National Technology Event Comes to the North-East for the First Time

This summer the Drupal North East User Group will host the region’s first ever DrupalCamp. Digital business leaders, website and application developers, creatives and innovators from all over the UK and beyond will be in Sunderland and Newcastle for three days of activities from 25-27th July. Following on from successful

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New service helps North East tech companies crack American market

A Sunderland management specialist is helping the region’s software companies make it big stateside with the launch of a new service. Alan Hill of IMA Limited, who assist international companies to set up in the UK, has established LaunchUSA, a service that supports British software and technology firms who want

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Teenage entrepreneur grows high-flying web business

A young programmer whose dreams of joining the Air Force were grounded has gone on to set-up a fast growing web design business. 18-year-old Joseph Robson was studying for a BTEC in aviation engineering at Newcastle College’s Aviation Academy when his medical history forced him to reconsider his career options.

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