Phonovation expands to Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead

Phonovation, a Dublin based Fintech and Mobile Technology company who opened a technical hub in Baltic Quarter, Gateshead in 2017 is again expanding its operation in the North East because of increased growth within the Fintech sector. Phonovation provide banking security services using mobile networks and the company has seen significant growth within the last […]

BGL Group creates 40 new digital jobs in Sunderland in new tech hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub

BGL Group to create 40 digital jobs at Sunderland base BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, is to invest £3m in a new tech hub at its base in Sunderland, it announced today. The investment has been welcomed by MAKE it Sunderland at Sunderland City Council, which has advised […]

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North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge

SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and to give […]

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Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities

A new report provides the UK’s first overview of how digital technologies are creating the country’s smartest city. Vision and principles Newcastle’s System of Systems was commissioned by Newcastle City Futures, a project led by Newcastle University which brings together academics, local government, businesses communities  and charities. The report identifies what the city is already […]

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Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead
Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead

Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne. As in previous years, the five-day entrepreneurship and innovation festival will begin on Monday 13 May with Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) at The Boiler Shop on Stephenson Quarter in […]

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BLOG: Invest North East England is proud to support Generator’s Digital Union
BLOG: Invest North East England is proud to support Generator’s Digital Union

We’re blessed with an excellent range of support agencies in the region and the digital and tech sector is very well served. We rely upon organisations like Digital Union to support our work in attracting investors to the region and the team are always incredibly supportive. It’s important we have a good understanding of the sector […]

New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads
New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads

A fast-growing business and IT firm is making a move to new premises in an area set to play a key role in creating thousands of jobs for County Durham. Waterstons is moving to Durham County Council-owned Northumbria House at Aykley Heads in Durham City. The council recently announced its ambitions to attract more than […]

Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley Immersive Lab
BLOG: The North East & Tees Valley Immersive Lab launches
BLOG: The North East & Tees Valley Immersive Lab launches

In our latest guest blog, Jenny Lang, Programme Engagement Manager at Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley (NETV) speaks about the recent launch of the North East & Tees Valley (NETV) Immersive Lab, in Gateshead and the growing tech sector in North East England. The Launch It’s been an exciting few months at Digital Catapult […]