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Tech North East

The definitive guide to the North East of England’s Digital and Information Technology ecosystem



Proto – the Emerging Technology Centre

PROTO is the first digital production facility of its kind in Europe. They partner with animators, film makers and games developers to help them create exciting and meaningful digital content. Proto offers 3D character, motion and audio capture in one unique place.



IoT Cluster North East

Promoting the development of #IoT #IIoT within the commercial, R&D and academic sectors in the North East of England
Follow on Twitter @IoTClusterNE


Cyber Security North East

Establishing the development of a Cyber Security Cluster within the commercial, R&D and academic sectors in the North East of England
Follow on Twitter @CyberSecurityNE





Sphere Network

Enabling Digital Collaboration



Newcastle Helix

A landmark 24-acre hybrid city quarter in the centre of Newcastle, built for international tech and science businesses, the local community and residents.


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Urban Sciences Building

A living laboratory and an exemplar of world-class research and education in computing, digital technology and engineering, producing the next generation of leaders for the digital age.

The building is designed for teaching, laboratory research, events and testing real-time smart technologies for urban sustainability.

Newcastle University has brought together cutting-edge research in computing, energy, water, digital urban sensing and infrastructure to discover solutions for global challenges, working with stakeholders in government, business, industry and communities. It is revolutionising how cities will look, behave and interact within their environment to improve life for communities and create opportunities for sustainable economic growth.



The National Innovation Centre for Data

The National Innovation Centre for Data is delivering key technical and practical data skills into organisations. This improves business competitiveness and drives growth by unleashing the huge potential for innovation offered by the explosive growth in digital data.


Newcastle University School of Computing

Networked and Ubiquitous Systems Engineering (NUSE) Group

(Internet of Things)


Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley

The Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley (NETV) is one of three regional centres for innovation. Headed up by a central team based in London, the regional centres are strategically based around the UK to support local businesses as they adopt emerging technologies.

Established in 2015 and delivered by Sunderland Software City on behalf of the central Digital Catapult, the North East Tees Valley team support businesses from across the North of England to encourage the adoption of emerging technologies and educate on the potential impact that this can have on productivity and performance.



  • Innovation & Technology Group
  • Business Acceleration Team
  • Innovation Connections

Innovation & Technology Group Innovation & Technology Group

Digital Technologies with Business and
Business with Digital Technologies

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Business Acceleration Team Business Acceleration Team

Providing the resource for high growth businesses

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Innovation Connections Innovation Connections

Innovation Hubs and Clusters in the North East of England

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