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

North East Fastest Growing Region in UK Knowledge Economy League Table

38% Composite Growth in north east of England Knowledge Economy 25.4 % rise in Knowledge Economy Start-Up Businesses (2010-2012) Third largest knowledge economy in the UK, just behind London and South East The 2014 Knowledge Economy Index has revealed that the North East of England has the fastest growing knowledge

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Digital Agency shortlisted for Living Wage Award

Sunderland digital agency Consult and Design has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Award 2014. The award recognises employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage, an hourly rate of pay calculated according to the

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Regional business leaders join together for free master-class in innovation

Over 20 entrepreneurs attend the Innovation Elevator programme at Sunderland Software Centre to learn how to grow their companies. The free two-day business master-class, courtesy of the Business & IP Centre Newcastle, was held in Sunderland. Delegates joining the event participated in six in-depth training sessions from leading experts in

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New jobs at Gateshead firm as demand grows for education software

A fast growing Gateshead technology firm is gearing up for expansion as it looks to create new jobs on the back of demand for its specialist online education software. Team Valley-based Mesma, which has seen sales take off among schools and colleges in its first full year of trading, is

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Digital Skills Survey

E-skills, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, are undertaking some research on behalf of No. 10 and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which is being led by Lord Young. The research covers several areas of great importance to the software and technology sector, including the

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Innovation-led master class promises to arm regional businesses for growth

Innovation Elevator programme to run from Sunderland Software Centre in October A free two-day master class which promises to help businesses grow and meet their commercial objectives is being offered to local businesses this October. The Business & IP Centre Newcastle’s Innovation Elevator programme is aimed at start-ups and SMEs

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Entertainment on the Move: Innovation Contest

£100k in funding for innovation in entertainment on the move IC tomorrow is inviting startups to come up with innovative ideas for applications or services in the mobile entertainment industries including music, books and magazine publishing and games. The winners will each receive up to £25,000 and the opportunity to

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