Ubisoft, Games Studio, Video Games - Newcastle
Discover the English region behind some of gaming’s greatest hits
Discover the English region behind some of gaming’s greatest hits

Hands up how many people have been to North East England? Hands up how many people can name some of our major cities? I’m guessing most of you still have both hands on your keyboard or gripped to this magazine. What if I asked if you’ve heard of the Mortal Kombat 11? Or how about […]

PROTO - The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead - specilaising in Immersive Technlogy, VR and AR
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic

Having recently started as the Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, I, like a lot of people in the UK, and across the world, have spent the last few months working from home. (In fact, I’ve not actually been to my new workplace yet!) Physical meetings have been replaced with zoom calls, conferences […]

Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
In Conversation with: Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager
In Conversation with: Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager

Invest North East England has recently appointed a new Inward Investment Manager, Rachel Burdis. Former Tech Sector Lead for Gateshead Council, Rachel will use her in depth knowledge of the digital, tech and life sciences sectors to encourage businesses to base themselves in the region and help create more and better jobs for the North […]

Building links in Ireland - David Pattison Blog
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland

Those of us above 30 will probably remember the old Ferrero Rocher adverts on TV, where a nameless ambassador served them stacked high on a platter to various visiting dignitaries. Well, have you ever wondered if they really are on the Ambassadors shopping list? If so, I can confirm that they are, or at least […]

Smulders Project, Hadrian's Yard, North Tyneside
North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations
North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations

Invest North East England’s latest blog, by Guy Currey, looks at how the region is cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations As a society, I think it’s fair to say we’ve all woken up to the global issue of climate change. From rising temperatures and warming oceans to decreased snow […]

Digital Sector, North East England
International video games conference, Northern Exposure, shines a light on North East England’s thriving gaming sector
International video games conference, Northern Exposure, shines a light on North East England’s thriving gaming sector

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, explains why Mortal Kombat and Fortnite are helping put North East England on the map One of the earliest video games ever made was a simple 2D tennis game called ‘Tennis for Two’. Created as part of a science experiment by William Higinbotham in 1958, […]

Atom Bank, County Durham
North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital
North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital

As I sat down to write this blog, I asked myself, ‘when was the last time I went into a bank?’ The answer? Well it’s been a long time. The reason is I do nearly all of my banking online, like many of us. From paying bills, managing my accounts, even applying for a mortgage, […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager Blog: discussing how industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology

Our latest blog by Inward Investment Manager, David Pattison, looks at how industry is embracing immersive technologies I always find it fascinating how quickly new technologies become commonplace in our lives. We’ve gone from turning the pages of a magazine to swiping on a tablet and buying CDs to streaming music online. The pace at […]