Tech and Digital

Our city is the centre of one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK.

We’re home to FTSE 100 company Sage PLC, Ubisoft’s largest UK Games Studio and a new BBC Tech Hub. We also have the highest proportion of STEM and computing students in the country, and the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Data.

Our strengths lie across video games, e-commerce, software development, data analytics and immersive technologies. Tech networks like Dynamo North East and Digital Union are accelerating the development of these clusters, including our games cluster – the fourth largest in the UK.

Our £2 billion+ industry employs over 40,000 people in 3,000 creative and digital businesses. We’re future proofing this vibrant sector with initiatives from the North East Futures UTC, which teaches a specialist digital tech curriculum to 14-19 year olds, to The Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data PhD facility.

Accenture, Epic Games, HMRC, RedHat, DWP, Sumo Games, Atom Bank, Tombola and Zerolight also operate in the Newcastle city region.

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