Manchester augmented reality firm secures £15K start-up loan

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A Manchester-based augmented reality company is putting together a range of new experiences after securing a £15,000 start-up loan. Digital Pop-Ups was founded by Milenne Tanganelli, who launched the company last year, to help businesses adopt AR and VR technologies so they could create more exposure, generate awareness and engage more fully with their audiences. Milenne and her […]

Activ Technology set for further growth following Scottish expansion

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Newcastle’s Activ Technology has ended 2018 with great confidence for the new year, having opened its first office outside of the North East and achieving strong revenue growth across its divisions. Formed in 2010, the company has 28 staff and is a managed service provider for IT and telecommunications across the North of England and […]

Notify Technology raises £500,00 funding for software platform

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Newcastle- based Notify Technology has secured a £500k funding. Backers included the North East Venture Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Mercia Fund Managers, Notify has developed a new health and safety software platform. The company plans to use the funds to step up its sales and marketing activities to attract […]

Veterinary tech start-up secures £1M for new diagnosis app

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A Leeds-based veterinary research and development start-up has secured £1m in funding. Founded in early 2017 by technology specialist Paul Hallett and experienced veterinarian Robert Dawson, Vet-AI’s Joii app enables pet owners to diagnose and receive recommended treatment, and is set to launch in April of this year. The company has received investment from several key stakeholders […]

Manchester tech firm Bidooh wins South Korea contract

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A Manchester-based real-time advertising platform is set to run 10,000 digital screens in South Korea, after  signing a deal with DBDB Labs. Bidooh’s automated platform allows advertisers to accurately measure who has viewed each message and to adjust their plan, in real-time, accordingly. And because ads can be published in minutes, with no minimum spend or […]

Durham’s Atom Bank named as a world Top 10 financial innovator

Trailblazing challenger bank Atom has been named as one of the world’s most innovative companies in financial technology for a fourth year in a row. The Durham bank made it into number nine in the Fintech 100 rankings, compiled by H2 Ventures and KPMG, and is the highest rated business in the UK. The rankings highlights innovative companies […]

Tech start up Wakelet moves into Manchester Tech Incubator

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Fast growing tech start up Wakelet is moving to a new base in Manchester Science Partnerships’ Tech Incubator. The online content curation firm that has seen 200% year on year growth and has more than a million individual and business users including Harvard University, international sports teams FC Barcelona and Atlanta Hawks, and blue chip companies […]

Leeds launches pilot for NHS service access to GP records

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Leeds has become the first city to go live on NHS Digital’s GP Connect service, which aims to offer clinicians across all care settings on-the-spot access to patients’ records. The service will provide point-of-care access to patients’ GP records across general practice surgeries, as well as community, mental health, and hospital care settings, with the […]

Penketh completes £200K fit-out of new Tech Incubator

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Commercial interiors specialist Penketh Group has completed the £200,000 furniture fit-out of Manchester Science Partnerships’ (MSP) new Tech Incubator. Located in Manchester Technology Centre, the £2 million incubator offers technology innovation and data science startups with co-working spaces, meeting rooms, a large event space and small private offices. Penketh Group’s design facilitates a range of […]

Salford scientists show how cars could power your home

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Scientists at the University of Salford say they have devised a new way of saving on domestic electricity bills with a system that allows the power stored in an electric car to be transferred to a home. The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling. It is envisaged that recharging […]

Newcastle’s hedgehog lab reveals success secrets

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Newcastle digital consultancy hedgehog lab has experienced major growth since it was founded in 2007 by Sarat Pediredla and Mark Forster. The company aimed to double its turnover every year, and has succeeded in opening offices in London, Copenhagen, Boston, Austin, and Hyderabad. It seemed like the app developer would experience another surge of growth after […]

Is Newcastle about to become UK’s smartest city?

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Newcastle City Council has put forward proposals designed to create “the UK’s leading smart city”. A meeting taking place on Monday will ask the council’s cabinet members to approve two proposals, the first of which is that they will “endorse Newcastle’s aspirations and ambitions as a technologically innovative and smart city”. The second, more detailed […]

MirrorWeb awarded contract to archive the history of Wales

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Manchester’s MirrorWeb has been awarded a three-year contract by the Welsh government to digitally archive the nation’s online presence, preserving the government’s web-published content in both English and Welsh on all websites of historic and national significance, including Twitter accounts. This will open up full accessibility for the Welsh Government’s Information and Archive Services team. […]

Sunderland Software City signs MOU to help tech firms sell in China

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Sunderland Software City has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TusPark Newcastle to explore how tech can be used to improve the way UK firms sell their products to China. One of the main projects the two organisations will be working on is discovering how software such as artificial intelligence (AI) can be improved for […]

£27 million awarded to Mercia to support North East firms

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A total of £27m has been awarded to Mercia Fund Managers to support businesses across the North East. The money forms part of the £120m North East Fund, supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Mercia will also open a new office in Newcastle, its ninth in the UK, and the fund will be available […]