York tech company honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise


York technology company honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Incremental Solutions, which provides technology for smart transport systems and was set up in 2014, was one of 200 organisations around the country to be recognised for its excellence in the field of innovation this week, with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Now in its 53rd […]

Greater Manchester invites bidders for public sector broadband


£32m tender request will enable ultrafast full-fibre connectivity to more than 1,300 public sector sites in Greater  Manchester Greater Manchester’s local authorities have come together to invite tenders for a £32m full-fibre broadband network project that will connect 1,300 public sector sites to a newly-built 450km network, with access guaranteed for 20 years to come. The project […]

Technology giant HP confirms move to Circle Square


A global technology giant has confirmed plans to open an office in Manchester’s Circle Square development where it will have capacity to locate almost 300 of its UK employees. Hewlett Packard Enterprise currently operates across six locations in the UK – Bracknell, London, Bristol, Belfast, Warrington, and Erskine. Its latest site – at No. 1 […]

Northern Tech Awards 2019 to celebrate thriving digital firms

Awards conference

Growing technology companies are invited to follow in the footsteps of pioneering former winners at the Northern Tech Awards 2019, with entries still being accepted for this prestigious event, which takes place on the 28th March 2019 at the Albert Hall in Manchester. Recognising the fastest growing companies in the North of the UK, the annual […]

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


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


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


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


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 […]

‘Tinkering’ Manchester children make robots, planes and catapults


Primary pupils in Manchester have been building robots, planes, vehicles and catapults, using their creativity and problem solving skills under a teaching approach dubbed “tinkering”. The Royal Academy of Engineering and University of Manchester have been working in schools for the past three years and have devised a curriculum which they say capitalises on children’s […]

Manchester tech firm Bidooh wins South Korea contract


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


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


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


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


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 […]