Newcastle is a major hub for technology businesses who value access to world-class research institutions, smart infrastructure and collaborative ecosystems.
Newcastle has emerged as a significant player in the technology sector in recent years, owing to the presence of a growing number of international companies such as FTSE-100 constituent Sage PLC, global games developer Ubisoft and wealthtech pioneer True Potential.
The city has unique expertise across a number of key growth areas, including software development, data science, video games, fintech and immersive technologies.
Newcastle boasts advanced digital infrastructure ranging from the Urban Observatory, which hosts the largest set of open source urban environmental monitoring data, to Stellium Data Centre, a high-capacity fibre network that can connect Newcastle to New York City in 66 milliseconds via the North Atlantic Loop.
The city is also at the cutting edge of innovation thanks to the presence of the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), which brings together world-leading academics to develop the skills, ideas and resources needed to exploit the opportunities offered by the data-driven revolution.
With two city centre universities attracting 60,000 students per year, Newcastle has a diverse and highly skilled workforce for digital companies. Newcastle University is driving research via its Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data and Digital Institute, while Northumbria University hosts its Cyber Security and Network Systems Group (Cybernets) and the Digital Learning Laboratory.
Largest set of publicly available real time urban data in the UK via Urban Observatory.
67,000 STEM and computing students within an hours’ drive of the city.
Home to the National Innovation Centre for Data.
Newcastle to New York in 66 milliseconds via North Atlantic Loop.
Take a look at the digital and tech clusters driving growth in Newcastle.
Newcastle is recognised as one of 10 fintech hotspots in the UK, with major potential for further growth and development around payments technology and embedded finance.
Newcastle is one of the most historic gaming clusters in the UK owing to the presence of Triple-A studios like Ubisoft Reflections and Creative Assembly alongside around 50 specialist companies across the wider region.
Newcastle has emerged as a centre of excellence for data skills, with the National Innovation Centre for Data helping SMEs and multinationals to automate, optimise and make more informed decisions.
Newcastle is leading the way on virtual and augmented reality through state-of-the-art digital production facility PROTO in Gateshead, which is helping animators, film makers and game developers create more immersive experiences.
Explore the assets local companies are using to power innovation.
National Innovation Centre for Data
NICD is an international centre of excellence focused on advancing research in the field of data science and exploring opportunities related to data-driven technologies.
Based on Newcastle Helix, the Urban Observatory is home to the UK’s largest source of urban open data which deploys more than 1,000 sensors across Newcastle and Gateshead, measures over…
Stellium Data Centre
Stellium Data Centre is a secure, high-capacity fibre network routeing to mainland Europe and the USA via the North Atlantic Loop.
PROTO is a state-of-the-art digital production facility helping companies to create more immersive experiences using 3D scanning, optical motion capture and a virtual LED stage.
Centre for Process Innovation
CPI focuses on advancing processes and technologies across various industries, collaborating with businesses and research institutions to drive development in manufacturing, healthcare and energy.
North East Futures UTC
North East Futures University Technical College is a specialist educational institution for 14-19 year olds that teaches hands-on, industry-relevant learning experiences in fields such as science, technology and engineering.
Newcastle University is a Russell Group university with a global reputation for academic excellence and groundbreaking advancements in fields ranging from healthcare and ageing to data and sustainable development.
Northumbria University is a former Times Higher Education University of the Year that continues to raise the bar on research and innovation in fields such as biotechnology, aerospace, energy systems…
Newcastle College Group
NCG is one of the largest further education providers in the country offering a broad range of career-focused technical qualifications, university degrees and industry training programmes. The group is committed to creating inclusive communities of excellent learning and teaching.