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

Sunderland Software City backs Newcastle Startup Week

‘Newcastle Startup Week’ is an exciting new 5-day festival taking place in Newcastle city centre between 15-19 May 2017 with the aim of inspiring and helping more local people to start or grow a business across the North East of England. Organised by Paul Lancaster (Plan Digital UK) with support

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Government Strategy to boost digital innovation and skills

Sunderland Software City welcomes the publication today by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) of the UK Digital Strategy which places tech, innovation and digital skills at the heart of UK economic productivity. The UK Digital Strategy seeks to make Britain “the best place in the world to

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New event puts focus on software testing

A new technology event by a leading software firm to help local STEM students navigate their career choices, will be held in Newcastle next month. Scott Logic, a growing consultancy headquartered at St James’ Gate in the city, has been partnering with universities across the country since 2013 to host

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Digital business brains invited to pitch bright ideas

Digital entrepreneurs and tech-innovators are invited to pitch their ideas in a Dragon’s Den-style contest. South Tyneside Council is staging the Tech Challenge 2017 competition, encouraging businesses and individuals to come up with digital solutions for the manufacturing sector and showcase their skills ahead of the development of the International

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Big Lottery Fund boost for Go Reboot programme

Grant will help more people into roles in the tech industry An industry-backed programme designed to move unemployed young people into careers in the tech industry is to be rolled out thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery fund. Go Reboot is a six-day course introducing learners who

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Pitch@Palace On Tour visits Sunderland

Brand Ami, TryLife and Realrider voted through to bootcamp stage Tech companies had the opportunity to pitch their business to royalty this week (Wed 18) as the Pitch@Palace 7.0 competition visited Sunderland. Pitch@Palace is an initiative set up by The Duke of York to guide, help and connect entrepreneurs with

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Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland

Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland will take place on 18 January 2017 Tech start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and Royals as the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace series heads to Sunderland in the New Year. Pitch@Palace is an initiative set up

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New website is just the ticket for Customs House

Leading North East art and entertainment venue, The Customs House, has gone live with their brand new website, designed and built by Newcastle web design agency Urban River. The new website is aimed at providing a smoother, quicker way to book tickets, as well as giving online users more and

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Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced today (Wednesday 23rd November 2016) that £1bn is to be invested in full fibre broadband and 5G network rollout in the UK, including an opportunity for UK Local Authorities to bid for trial superfast 5G networks. Sunderland Software City welcomes today’s announcement by the Chancellor that

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