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

Pitch@Palace On Tour visits Sunderland

Brand Ami, TryLife and Realrider voted through to bootcamp stage Tech companies had the opportunity to pitch their business to royalty this week (Wed 18) as the Pitch@Palace 7.0 competition visited Sunderland. Pitch@Palace is an initiative set up by The Duke of York to guide, help and connect entrepreneurs with

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Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland

Pitch@Palace On Tour Sunderland will take place on 18 January 2017 Tech start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to an audience of investors, entrepreneurs and Royals as the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace series heads to Sunderland in the New Year. Pitch@Palace is an initiative set up

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New website is just the ticket for Customs House

Leading North East art and entertainment venue, The Customs House, has gone live with their brand new website, designed and built by Newcastle web design agency Urban River. The new website is aimed at providing a smoother, quicker way to book tickets, as well as giving online users more and

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Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced today (Wednesday 23rd November 2016) that £1bn is to be invested in full fibre broadband and 5G network rollout in the UK, including an opportunity for UK Local Authorities to bid for trial superfast 5G networks. Sunderland Software City welcomes today’s announcement by the Chancellor that

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Scott Logic welcomes influx of PhDs

Bespoke software development consultancy Scott Logic has welcomed four academics to bolster its high-calibre workforce in recent weeks. The new starters, all of whom are based in Newcastle, joined Scott Logic as software developers during October, the most recent starting at the firm just today! Two of the new developers,

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The region's innovation conference Venturefest North East has announced a series of new features aimed at making its 2016 event the largest and most successful yet at helping businesses to grow. The annual autumn conference has grown to 700 people this year and its next gathering on 8 November at

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Students turn idea into business through Open Innovation Competition

Two students have turned a competition entry into a business after winning a £2,000 prize to design and build a new mobile application. 21-year-olds Emma Louise Fielding and Sam John Pearce, students at Northumbria and Newcastle University, beat two other finalists to clinch the top prize in the Data Movement

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