Digital Skills Summit to Address Tech Skills Gap
Digital Skills Summit to Address Tech Skills Gap

Sunderland Software City is working in collaboration with education pressure group The Education Foundation to host the first Digital Skills Summit in Sunderland on the 20th June. The summit will bring together key representatives from the tech industry, education and policy makers to discuss, debate and action the main priorities for tackling the digital skills […]

Tech Talent at Sunderland Recruitment Event
Tech Talent at Sunderland Recruitment Event

On 25th May the North East’s biggest tech recruitment fair, Tech Talent, returned to the Sunderland Software Centre. Ran by Sunderland Software City, the organisation enabling the growth of the software sector in the North East of England, Tech Talent attracted job seekers eager to discover career opportunities and meet with representatives from 50 of […]

Accenture
Accenture Expands in Cobalt Park, North Tyneside
Accenture Expands in Cobalt Park, North Tyneside

Accenture plans to hire 60 people for its Newcastle operations by the end of its 2017 fiscal year, on Aug. 31, and is currently recruiting for the new roles, which will be based at its offices in the Cobalt Park.  The new positions, in the company’s Technology and Consulting workforces, will range from entry-level to […]

BLOG: We’re all in this together
BLOG: We’re all in this together

This week, we’ve had an excellent few days hosting a senior delegation from the Department of International Trade (DIT), responsible for the Tech and Digital sector. The 14 visitors, from across the country, all have key roles in increasing the size of the sector in the UK, by attracting new investment and supporting existing businesses […]

Newcastle Uni Cyber Security
Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research
Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research

Newcastle University has reaffirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for cyber security research after being named a Centre of Excellence by Government. Led by the University’s world-leading School of Computing Science, the announcement is a renewal of Newcastle’s Centre of Excellence status, making it a key player in the Government’s National […]

North East tech sector going from strength to strength
North East tech sector going from strength to strength

In recent years the North East’s Tech and Digital sector has certainly made waves across the globe and the region is looking to further stamp its mark on the sector. We have seen rapid growth in the sector and now have the fastest growing tech cluster outside of London. By 2020, it is estimated that […]

Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’
Countdown begins to opening of region’s £60m ‘building of the future’

The countdown has begun to the official opening of Newcastle University’s Urban Sciences Building which is due to be completed August 2017. The state-of-the-art structure on Science Central will be the new home for the University’s School of Computing Science and its 1,395 staff and students. It is the second of the University’s buildings to […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR

I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to the VRTGO Conference, held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Many of you may not be familiar with the conference, as it is relatively new to the increasing programme of digital and technology conferences in the North East, but it is fast becoming one […]