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

New Sunderland base for global solutions provider to create graduate jobs

Sunderland Software Centre today announced a global technology solutions provider is set to open its latest office in Sunderland and create new jobs in the process. Saggezza is a US based technology solutions provider which helps ambitious businesses unlock the power of their enterprise data to accelerate growth and uncover

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TV Content Creation Multiplatform Commissioning Roundtable

People working across animation, games, online experiences, and moving image production for new platforms are invite to join Northern Film & Media, Digital Union and Royal Television Society at a multiplatform commissioning roundtable in Gateshead on Wed 16 July, aimed at content creators interested in working with network television broadcasters,

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Award nomination for Sunderland digital agency

A young Sunderland creative agency has been shortlisted for a prestigious digital award. RGB Media, based at the Sunderland Software Centre, has been nominated for the best Micro Enterprise at this year’s Big Chip Awards, the UKs biggest digital awards ceremony outside of London. The Big Chip Awards are dedicated

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Downing Street Honours North East Technology Success

The Chief Executive of Sunderland Software City will be at 10 Downing Street today representing the North East at an event celebrating the UK’s most enterprising technology hubs. David Dunn will join business leaders from across the country for an audience with Prime Minister David Cameron at the UK Entrepreneurial

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Tech professionals asked to support next generation at iDEA sessions

Over the next 5 years, iDEA (inspiring digital enterprise award) programme, inspired by the Duke of York and Nominet Trust, aims to equip 1 million young people with the skills needed to succeed in digital enterprise. The Key_Your Potential Unlocked are delivering iDEA across the North East, helping to support

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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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