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

Introducing Business Challenges 2.0

At Digital Catapult NETV we’ve spent almost 5 years supporting businesses in the North East with the adoption and proliferation of emerging technologies. Our experience of bringing together large corporates and SMEs has led to us developing a new framework for corporate innovation. Corporate Innovation – the process by which

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Go Reboot: Gateshead

Here at Sunderland Software City, we have joined forces with Gateshead Council and PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, to bring Go Reboot to Gateshead residents. Showcasing some the regions most advanced and exciting tech businesses, the Go Reboot Expo offers a great opportunity for local people to come along and

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Venator Lauches North East Bright Ideas Fund

Teesside based global manufacturing company Venator has launched a £10,000 Bright Ideas Fund to inspire innovation and stimulate learning in STEM subjects across the North East region. The Bright Ideas Fund will give 40 grants of £250 to groups and organisations that encourage innovative ideas within science, engineering, technology and

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Digital distributor BGL Group makes £3m investment in Sunderland tech hub.

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BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, is to invest £3m in a new tech hub at its base in Sunderland, it announced today. The investment has been welcomed by MAKE IT Sunderland at Sunderland City Council, which has advised and supported BGL on this

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North East Manufacturer selected for £230k industry-first digital pilot

Dyer Engineering, based in Stanley, County Durham, has been selected to take part in a national, industry-first £230,000 project to prove the potential of networks technologies within manufacturing, led by Digital Catapult. The Connected Factory Demonstrator will see Dyer Engineering join Digital Catapult and a second manufacturer – Wiggin Specialist

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The Power of Networking with Jeni Banks & Service Network

Service Network has joined forces with networking strategist and industry expert, Jeni Banks to deliver a morning of effective networking training for North East professionals. Large and small enterprises are invited along to the talk, which will see Jeni illustrate the importance of not only networking, but networking effectively. Jeni,

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Government agrees 5-year funding package for Digital Catapult

Government has confirmed its intention to provide a five-year funding package for Digital Catapult.   Driving early adoption of advanced digital technologies, Digital Catapult runs digital facilities and programmes that bring startups, scaleups and corporates together in leading edge innovation. Its major programmes focus on early adoption of AI, Future

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Innovation Procurement Now Open for South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside Council are seeking innovative suppliers to support the creation and delivery of efficient alternative solutions taking into consideration the use of technology. This session is open to current and prospective suppliers with an interest in helping to shape the services of the future within the South Tyneside area.

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DXC Technology Looking to Retain Graduate Talent

DXC Technology are are looking for talented individuals in the North East to join their  graduate programme. With a base in Newcastle, the end-to-end IT services company are looking for confident, passionate graduates from universities in the region. Driven by a desire to create value for money for their customers,

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