Pragmatic Semiconductor to bring major leap in domestic chip production


UK chip manufacturer Pragmatic Semiconductor has recently inaugurated its new manufacturing facilities in Durham, just over a year since its CEO threatened to relocate the company abroad due to insufficient governmental support for the semiconductor sector. The new site, named Pragmatic Park, situated in Durham in the northeast of England, boasts the UK’s inaugural production […]

LawtechUK to host event in Liverpool


LawtechUK, a champion of digital innovation within the UK’s legal sector, is delighted to announce an essential event taking place in Liverpool on Tuesday, 24 April 2024. Open to both LawtechUK’s existing network and anyone fascinated by the lawtech landscape, this Liverpool gathering promises a vibrant agenda designed for startup founders, legal professionals, investors, government […]

Embracing creativity at Stockport DigiFest


The Stockport DigiFest, held in February as part of Stockport’s tenure as the GM Town of Culture, showcased over 70 workshops, activities, and sessions aimed at enhancing digital skills. The festival’s highlights throughout the month featured podcasting workshops, virtual reality experiences, digital videography and photography, hackathons, and even the assembly of a robotic chicken! The […]

Answer Digital acquires new firm


Answer Digital has acquired Interneuron, a Cambridge-based provider of digital healthcare systems. This move brings Interneuron’s software expertise, notably its Open Modular Care Record system for various patient care settings, into Answer Digital’s portfolio. Answer Digital, a Leeds-based, employee-owned consultancy, already collaborates extensively with the NHS on projects from AI deployment to GP interoperability and […]

Cyber security firm Precursor creates new jobs


Precursor, a Leeds-based cyber security company, has expanded into Newcastle, introducing a new secure operations centre and creating 10 initial jobs. This move brings its specialised 24-hour managed defence and response services closer to North East businesses, emphasising its dedication to enhancing cyber security measures through services like compliance, incident response, and penetration testing. Scott […]

Cloud technology companies form alliance to enhance data security offerings


In a strategic move to amplify data security services, channel-first cloud and disaster recovery expert, virtualDCS, has partnered with transformative cloud technology company, Vapour, to host Vapour’s Veeam backups for its clientele. This collaboration between the two Yorkshire-based firms aims to provide clients with unparalleled scalability, flexibility, and security in data management. Under the terms […]

CyberNorth to pilot innovation centres in the North East


CyberNorth is set to launch two pilot Innovation Centres in Newcastle and Durham, following a successful funding bid from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT). In collaboration with digital bank Atom and co-working space provider Floe, the initiative will offer businesses a six-month support package aimed at fostering innovation and growth. These Innovation […]

Circadacare secures £1.3M investment to support healthy ageing in Tyneside

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A Tyneside lighting technology company has secured £1.3 million to bolster its efforts in assisting people in living independently for longer. Circadian Lighting Limited, trading as Circadacare from The Catalyst at Newcastle Helix, has obtained funding to launch its remote monitoring solution, Heleos, into the independent living care market during the first quarter of this […]

Digital technology company set to create jobs with Newcastle city centre office

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Digital technology firm Scrumconnect Consulting is poised to inaugurate its new office in the heart of Newcastle at Portland House. The new space will enable the company to achieve its aim of generating 150 job opportunities over the next four years, aligning with its broader objective of expanding its workforce from 300 to 1,000 individuals within that same time. More than […]

Palintest invests £1M+ into expanding Gateshead manufacturing operations

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Palintest, a Gateshead-based water analysis technology firm, has significantly bolstered its facility manufacturing capabilities to keep up with the growing demand for its products. Specialising in crafting equipment for water quality monitoring and disinfection control, the company has expanded the production capacity at its Gateshead site from one to three lines, in its most substantial operational investment in […]

Leeds-based comms tech specialist scores £2m contract win


Leeds-based Filtronic, designer and manufacturer of products for the aerospace, defence, telecoms infrastructure and space industries, has clinched a lucrative £2 million contract with the globally acclaimed defence and security company, QinetiQ, to design and supply the full RF chain sub-system for a new radar system that will be used for land, sea and air […]

North East entrepreneur advocates for hiring international graduates


Mark Renney, a Northumbria University alumnus and entrepreneur, is championing the recruitment of international graduates as a means to address skill shortages and bolster the regional economy. As the founder and Managing Director of Wubbleyou, a Newcastle-based tech and software company, Mark has firsthand experience of the benefits that hiring overseas talent can bring to […]

Yorkshire is gathering aims to boost its city tech sector


Silicon Yorkshire, one of the fastest-growing tech communities in the North, is set to host its second informal gathering in York. This event aims to bring together professionals working in the tech, digital, and IT sectors, fostering meaningful conversations, creating space for special interest groups, and fostering opportunities for all attendees. The event is scheduled […]

Newcastle-based company secures investment for various industries


A Newcastle-based company specialising in immersive training programs for various industries using extended reality software has secured a £1 million investment. Luminous Group has secured this funding from the North East Venture Fund, which is backed by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Ventures. This injection of capital will enable Luminous Group […]

Harrogate company’s high-tech robots to reduce gas emissions

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Nestled in Hornbeam Square, Harrogate, Synovate, an advanced engineering company, has invested £1.2 million over the past two years to introduce the LeakVISION robot into the gas networks, addressing the pervasive issue of “shrinkage.” This problem holds significant implications for both gas companies and the United Kingdom’s endeavors to combat climate change. “Shrinkage,” or gas […]