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

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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Tech Nation Launches Rising Stars 2018

Are you the next Rising Star? Tech Nation has launched Rising Stars - the newest and most exciting pitch competition for early-stage businesses. Building on the success of Northern Stars (run by Tech North), the competition is now going national to discover the best tech startups from every corner of

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North East BIC Launches New Round of Innovation Funding

A programme designed to unlock the innovative potential of North East SMEs has been relaunched by the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). The new programme will build on the success of the BIC’s previous SME Innovation Programme and will assist businesses in the region to become more innovative,

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Digital Company Goes for a Pizza the Market

A North East digital company is hoping to give fast food retailers a bigger slice of the market, after launching a new site to rival Just Eat.   The FoodHouse, which has been designed and built by North East entrepreneurs Roger Byrne and David Duff, is set to stand up against

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New Programme Launches to Support NE Manufacturing Firms

Local manufacturers are being given the opportunity to explore emerging technology as regional innovation hub, Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley (NETV), today (6th September) launches a new Digital Manufacturing Programme. The programme was designed to ensure North East firms benefit from the predicted multi-billion pound boost, that

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Marketing Specialists Scale Up

MEET the marketeer helping businesses scale-up around the world, from her base in Sunderland. Having worked in Los Angeles, Sydney and London, Natasha McDonough – founder and Managing Director of MMC – has always “gone global” in her worldview. MMC, which specialises in developing effective marketing strategies to help businesses

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Making the Most of Business Opportunities

Billy Webber, COO at Sunderland Software City, has supported hundreds of businesses across the North East. In this month's North East Times, he discusses the ways businesses can make the most of their opportunities. I don’t believe in luck – new customers present themselves in many forms and the businesses

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