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

New funding means more interns for North East businesses

North East graduates are helping the region’s digital business grow whilst gaining valuable work experience thanks to an enterprising scheme from the University of Sunderland. Five businesses based at Gateshead’s Northern Design Centre have employed local graduates through the University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme, which provides funding to SMEs

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National Technology Event Comes to the North-East for the First Time

This summer the Drupal North East User Group will host the region’s first ever DrupalCamp. Digital business leaders, website and application developers, creatives and innovators from all over the UK and beyond will be in Sunderland and Newcastle for three days of activities from 25-27th July. Following on from successful

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New service helps North East tech companies crack American market

A Sunderland management specialist is helping the region’s software companies make it big stateside with the launch of a new service. Alan Hill of IMA Limited, who assist international companies to set up in the UK, has established LaunchUSA, a service that supports British software and technology firms who want

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Teenage entrepreneur grows high-flying web business

A young programmer whose dreams of joining the Air Force were grounded has gone on to set-up a fast growing web design business. 18-year-old Joseph Robson was studying for a BTEC in aviation engineering at Newcastle College’s Aviation Academy when his medical history forced him to reconsider his career options.

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The next 100 Creative Entrepreneurs of the future

MORE than 100 potential entrepreneurs of the future will attend a specialist Creative Enterprise Conference at Sunderland Software Centre on Thursday 3rd April. The event organised by the University of Sunderland, working with Transmit Start-ups and Sunderland Software Centre, is designed to combine students from across the University to collaborate

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SaleCycle grows business down under

Sunderland based software firm SaleCycle has opened up a new office in Australia as it continues to grow its global operations. The online remarketing specialists, based at Rainton Bridge Business Park, help some of the world’s biggest brands recover lost sales by contacting customers who have not completed online purchases

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Sunderland software business wins funding for cybersecurity project

A Sunderland based software development company has secured funding from the Technology Strategy Board for a unique cyber security project. Orcuma has been awarded £5,000 through the TSB’s Innovation Voucher scheme to work with the University of Sunderland on a research project looking at how businesses can better protect their

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Dynamo launches IT capability survey

Dynamo North East- Gathering data about the enterprise IT capability in North East England Dynamo is an industry led initiative to focus on the growth of the IT sector in the North East. Dynamo have four streams of activity: Be a focal point for regional IT growth Promote our region

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