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

Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley opens its doors

The Digital Catapult, a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, yesterday opened its new local centre in the North East of England. The Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley will work with local businesses, universities and colleges, the public sector and two other Digital

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National Report Demonstrates Strength of North East Tech Cluster

A new report released today by David Cameron shows that tech businesses in the North East are outperforming their UK counterparts when it comes to cloud computing and big data. The Tech Nation report is the first comprehensive analysis of Britain’s digital clusters. The report has been curated by Tech City UK, the government-backed organisation

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Igniting a Passion for Coding Starts at an Early Age!

WorkCast, a leading webinar and webcasting Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform company, is part of the North East’s growing number of technology companies transforming the region. In recent years, The North East has been solidly establishing the highest rate of technology start-ups outside of the capital. Sunderland, for example,

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UK first for North East as Apprentice Hub aims to narrow IT skills gap

The UK’s first IT apprentice hub, aimed at closing the well-documented skills gap in the sector, is to launch in the North East. Dynamo, the region’s IT network, has partnered with Baltic Training Services for the initiative, which offers a 15-week Rising Stars programme preparing young adults for roles in

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Getting creative with funding

CREATIVE and digital businesses looking to fund their ventures can get the low-down on some of the options available at a special free event later this month. Organised by creative and digital finance specialist Transmit Start-Ups and sponsored by leading North law firm Ward Hadaway, the Funding Your Creative or

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Sunderland software company doubles staff numbers during bumper year

One of the North East’s fastest-growing tech companies is celebrating another successful year as it looks forward to further growth and the launch of a new product in 2015. Sunderland-based Remarketing specialists SaleCycle have created 50 new jobs in 2014, almost doubling the size of its UK team. During the

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Crowd fund campaign launched to deliver takeaway savings across the UK

A Sunderland digital marketing company has launched an ambitious crowd funding campaign to roll out their innovative takeaway price comparison website across the UK. Takeaways Online, the company behind the online ordering and takeaway comparison website Fast Eat are launching a Crowd Cube campaign to raise £200,000 to help them

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New hub launched to meet demand for digital skills

A new initiative designed to plug the shortage of digital skills in the region has been launched. The North East Tech Skills Hub is a joint venture between Sunderland Software City and the Tech Partnership, the government backed organisation taking forward the work of e-skills UK. The Hub is a

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WorkCast provides the technology for CBI’s flagship annual conference

The CBI, Britain’s premier business lobbying organisation, held its annual conference on Monday, featuring many of Britain’s leading business voices as well as all three main party leaders.  David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all took to the stage for a keynote speech and the event received wide spread

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