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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 […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain

In the year 2040 a ban will come into force that stops the sale of any new petrol or diesel cars in Britain. Many commentators have argued the ban should come into force sooner because of the negative impact vehicle emissions have on air pollution. As I write this blog, the UK’s future relationship with […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
North East England leads growth in offshore wind sector
North East England leads growth in offshore wind sector

A recent report by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are needed to prevent increasing levels of global warming. There are many factors that contribute to climate change but our current energy supply is one of the biggest. Today, renewable energy sources […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: From London to North East England; Why the UK continues to be a good place to invest
BLOG: From London to North East England; Why the UK continues to be a good place to invest

As the saying goes, it’s ‘as safe as houses’, and for investors and property developers, the UK continues to be a good place to invest. And it’s not just London that’s seeing the impact of this. Major cites and key employment sites across the country are all benefitting from UK and foreign investment in a […]