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


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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Scott Logic welcomes influx of PhDs

Bespoke software development consultancy Scott Logic has welcomed four academics to bolster its high-calibre workforce in recent weeks. The new starters, all of whom are based in Newcastle, joined Scott Logic as software developers during October, the most recent starting at the firm just today! Two of the new developers,

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The region's innovation conference Venturefest North East has announced a series of new features aimed at making its 2016 event the largest and most successful yet at helping businesses to grow. The annual autumn conference has grown to 700 people this year and its next gathering on 8 November at

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Students turn idea into business through Open Innovation Competition

Two students have turned a competition entry into a business after winning a £2,000 prize to design and build a new mobile application. 21-year-olds Emma Louise Fielding and Sam John Pearce, students at Northumbria and Newcastle University, beat two other finalists to clinch the top prize in the Data Movement

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Traineeship lands unemployed tech fan a job at software firm

An innovative programme designed to accelerate young people into careers in the software sector has landed a former call-centre worker a job with a growing technology company. 29 year-old Peter Light, from South Shields, attended the six-day Go Reboot programme run by Sunderland Software City in January and has been

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BLOG: Can Edtech be the North’s Fintech?

I seem to be reading on an increasingly frequent basis that Fintech is consolidating London’s reputation as a leading global location for tech companies. However, of equal regularity– and usually from the same sources – I read the Northern Powerhouse is realigning the UK’s economy. Last month Tech North published

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BLOG: The Northern Powerhouse- Eating the Elephant

By David Dunn, CEO Sunderland Software City The recent Digital Powerhouse report commissioned by Tech North  into collaboration across the Northern Tech economy makes some good recommendations about how the Powerhouse can grow the North’s economy by £5.7bn– I perhaps would, or should say that given I was interviewed as

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