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Transmission Dynamics are a privately owned engineering and innovation company delivering world leading Internet of Things solutions to complex industrial challenges with our Smart Sensor networks.

We design, manufacture in-house, and deploy a range of wireless telemetry and data acquisition systems and sensors, focusing on machine learning, artificial intelligence, low power consumption, exceptionally low noise and unbeatable performance, for recovering in-service information from the most demanding of environments. Operating within the defence, rail, wind energy, automotive aviation and power transmission sectors, Transmission Dynamics’ core competencies are the embedded skills that lie within its multidisciplinary workforce.

Our culture and environment fosters consensus, integrity, courtesy and humour and promotes enthusiasm, innovation, continuous improvement and efficiency. We develop engineers and project managers in pragmatic but effective techniques, and care deeply for those who work with us. Our objectives are driving for innovation, improving on the status quo in all we do, growing an imaginative and creative workplace and team, having a concern for all stakeholders, and aiming to achieve a lasting and prosperous future.

Newcastle Data drives forward research, teaching, and training on Data Science both within Newcastle University, and with our external partners. Our work includes the National Innovation Centre for Data – a £30M investment that delivers data insights and analytics skills into the workforce of organisations.

NordVPN is a trusted online privacy and security service provider, recommended by the most influential tech experts and valued by VPN newbies. Inspired by Nordic ideals of confidence, trust, and innovation, it stands strong for the free, uncensored, and safe internet worldwide. NordVPN offers a user-friendly interface, the highest level of security, a built-in malware blocking tool, and one of the best prices on the market. Strict no-logs policy, strong encryption, and advanced security features make it particularly appealing. Is it your best choice? Without a doubt, yes! Over 14 million NordVPN’s users can’t be wrong.

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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

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Sunderland is home to thriving and innovative industries including advanced manufacturing, digital technology, and professional services. A leading, global location for electric vehicle research and production and a track record of attracting and nurturing successful enterprises.

From first class commercial space, excellent transport links, significant investment in the city centre, skilled workforce to named Smart City of the Year 2020 – Sunderland is a great city for business.

From initial enquiry, to long-term aftercare, businesses receive a bespoke service. If you need support, advice, looking to relocate or expand, take a product or service to market or export, talk to us.


The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) is playing a leading role in addressing the shortage of data analytics skills in the UK through a new ground breaking facility designed to encourage and create a vibrant eco-system around data science. A flexible rolling programme of collaborative projects with clients, focused on their specific business challenges and opportunities, is transferring practical data skills into the workforce of private and public sector organisations across the UK. Engaging with NICD enables organisations to gain insight from their data, allowing them to optimise existing operations and to grow by launching new products and services.

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Newcastle 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 have the highest proportion of STEM and computing students in the country, world class universities and the UK’s renowned National Innovation Centre for Data.

Invest Newcastle will help you settle in a city that welcomes business and helps you build on success. We’re a city that’s growing and invite you to be part of it.


Whatever your business needs, our portfolio of offices and manufacturing units provide a range of facilities to support your business as it grows. Whether it’s location that is the priority, a secure workspace or a high-quality town centre office there is something suitable in South Tyneside.

Our aim is to make your selection of business space easy – we provide flexible terms in all locations throughout South Shields, Boldon and Jarrow.

Our specialist team will work with you to understand all aspects of starting up or relocating your business to South Tyneside.  Contact us at business@southtyneside.gov.uk

North East England has one of the fastest growing digital & tech sectors in the UK with companies such as Sage, Accenture, Atom Bank, Zerolight and tombola all choosing to locate in the region. Invest North East England is the first point of contact for digital companies looking to locate in our region. Our team connects businesses to the region’s network of specialist organisations and individuals, and provides the information, support and advice essential for digital businesses looking to locate in North East England. Visit our website for more information.

Tech Startup Sunderland is a new programme created to help entrepreneurs across Sunderland to bring their tech and digital ideas to life through a wide range of expert-led support. Delivered by Sunderland Software City and developed as part of Sunderland City Council’s Smart City activity, this programme has been designed to help boost Sunderland’s digital economy, creating a place where everyone can take tech business ideas to global markets. Fully-funded hands-on support is provided to the startups by a team of experienced industry experts; offering valuable network, knowledge, and insight for their entrepreneurial journey. Find out more at techstartupsunderland.co.uk

Mincoffs Solicitors was established in 1948 and is one of the North East’s oldest commercial law firms. We have a strong reputation for delivering high quality, pragmatic advice and are recognised as one of the region’s leading technology practices. The technology team at Mincoffs Solicitors is a specialist multi-disciplinary departmental offering which can provide expert support to businesses on wide range of legal issues such as intellectual property rights, software licensing, fundraising and corporate finance and commercial contractual matters. The team have extensive experience of supporting pre-revenue businesses, start-ups and established businesses operating in the digital and creative sectors regionally, nationally and internationally

Nomad Digital is a world leading provider of passenger and fleet management solutions to the transport industry. We are dedicated to delivering an enhanced service, offering benefits to passengers and operators by improving connectivity for trains, metros, trams and buses on a global scale. We are proud to be a homegrown North-East business, having achieved international success through innovation, skilled people and hard work. Our international impact is made possible by our Newcastle teams. Our home is a hub of creativity and learning and we remain committed to investing in and supporting the amazing technology coming out of the North-East.

The BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world. Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our role is to fulfil our mission and promote our Public Purposes.


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