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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.

The Digital Institute at Newcastle University is proudly sponsoring Thinking Digital for the ninth consecutive year. The Institute was created to transform research and its impact on society through the use of digital technologies.

In doing this we collaborate with a wide range of local, national and international industry and public sector organisations. Key activities include the award-winning Cloud Innovation Centre which was created in partnership with Newcastle City Council, and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data which is creating the leaders of the future in data science.

The Digital Institute has played a leading role in bringing more than £90 million in funding to Newcastle University, while our work with partners across the region led to the recent award of £30 million to create the National Innovation Centre for Data.

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution, that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 130 billion chips worldwide. More than 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and end-to-end connectivity, device and data management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices and data. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.”

Invest North East England is the first point of contact for companies looking to relocate or expand to the North East of England. With the fastest growing digital sector outside of London and significant specialisms in immersive tech, software development, entertainment & gaming and data, the region has a lot to offer. The highly experienced Invest North East England team opens the door for investors to North East England’s network of specialist organisations and individuals with the information, support and advice essential to any investment decision. If you are interested in exploring the region further, then please contact

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Sunderland is open for business, open to business. It offers a remarkable range of opportunities in a city with a growing entrepreneurial spirit.

MAKE it Sunderland is the city’s inward investment campaign, aimed at encouraging businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to international blue chip organisations, to base here and benefit from world leading levels of productivity, unrivalled connectivity and available space.

A city with a strong heritage of making things well and enviable international links, Sunderland has a proven track record of attracting, encouraging and nurturing successful enterprises, from manufacturing to new technologies. Investing in Sunderland is a low risk, high reward opportunity for any business.

NBS offers distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals. We have developed an integrated Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that has been designed to support global design and construction. Combining world-leading technology with expert knowledge, NBS is trusted to help construction industry professionals make the best project decisions.

As the UK’s fastest growing mortgage lender and the most trusted UK bank on Trustpilot, Atom is well on its way to creating the most customer centric bank on the planet. In 2015, Atom became the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile. In 2019 will see this innovation continue, with a faster and more agile Atom, continuing their impressive growth with unparalleled speed.

Mincoffs Solicitors are committed to helping businesses in the region’s IT community gain access to the legal support they need to realise their full potential. Our legal practice has a rich history of working with digital and creative businesses, providing high quality, commercially focused advice

Orange Bus is a product and service design agency focused on the user. Their creativity, agility and technical expertise combine to deliver digital interactions that work for everyone. They design and build the interaction layer between users and technology. They continue to recruit month-on-month to facilitate ambitious new projects, alongside continued working with organisations such as SportPesa Racing Point F1, HMRC, Joules, Barbour, DWP, ChooseCare and the NHS

At DWP Digital, we design and develop digital services that almost everyone in the UK relies on at some point in their lives. Using creativity and leading-edge technologies, we’re reimagining our users’ experiences to make a real difference to our 22million customers. Brilliant civil servants work in inclusive, co-located, multi-disciplinary teams, united by this extraordinary social purpose.

Newcastle University Business School is one of an elite group of Business Schools to hold triple accreditation.

The Business School’s vision is to be a globally renowned international Business School that delivers excellence in the Future of Work and develop leaders for a future they can shape.

The School recently cemented its partnership with Thinking Digital by appointing Herb Kim, as its prestigious David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This partnership will enable the School to further its vision of embedding the school’s global graduate attributes which recognise the value of combining research-led education, technology and the ‘soft power’ of leadership and innovation skills.

Blu Sky believe that your finance team should be your most important ally when growing your business. You need to be able to rely on your finance function to get the essentials right so you can sleep at night. Your financial controller needs to provide timely, forward-looking financial insights focused on getting more cash into your business quicker. Your specialist Blu Sky team will own your business like it’s their own. A finance team that has deep commercial experience in the tech, digital and manufacturing sectors ensures you will have time to focus on growing your business. Whatever the strategic challenges you face, we’ll help provide the foresight and support to overcome them.

What does your tomorrow look like? Whether you are starting up, growing or looking to relocate your business discover what South Tyneside has to offer your business. Innovate, create and succeed with support from our team to find the right property, access the right funding at the right time and integrate into our thriving, vibrant business community. Hello tomorrow. Change is happening. Join us.

The Innovation SuperNetwork is a “network of networks”, bringing together over 60 partners and 5000+ businesses to increase innovation, collaboration and business growth in the North East. With strategic alignment to the North East LEP, the SuperNetwork exists to increase connectivity and collaboration between the region’s business community.

Our mission is to boost innovation in the North East by creating the space for fresh ideas to be explored with innovative activity – including through VentureFest North East, FinanceCamp and Innovation Challenge.

The SuperNetwork is funded by partner organisations and includes projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions. 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.

Based in Sunderland and Peterborough, BGL Tech is the team behind BGL Group’s Insurance, Distribution and Outsourcing Division, which provides a range of motor, home and life insurance in partnership with some of the best-known brands in UK financial services, and through its own brands Budget Insurance, Dial Direct, Beagle Street and Fifty Life.

Pulsant are the UK’s leading secure hybrid IT and cloud hosting provider helping businesses realise the benefits of cloud. Blending the best of people and technology, we deliver infrastructure, IT transformation and multi-cloud services.

Our 11 UK datacentres offer secure, high performance connectivity ensuring more than 4,000 customers can rely on us to keep their IT up and running and secure. We hold a number of accreditations, including ISO27001, PCI DSS and BSI CSA Star for cloud security, and we’re listed on the G-Cloud framework.

We are the only hosted IT company to be awarded the Royal Warrant for technology services to the Royal household.

 Northstar Ventures has been supporting entrepreneurs in the North East since 2004, investing in over 300 companies to date. We’re looking for strong teams with great ideas – ideas that will drive high growth, scalable businesses. As the North East’s leading early stage investor, Northstar makes and manages investments into a wide range of ventures, and gives ongoing support through our investment team who have a wealth of experience and expertise.

Drummond Central is all about bold, insight-driven work. The kind that gets noticed and gets results. Why be that brand that no one wants to hang out with when you could be the brand that turns heads, steals hearts, opens eyes and kicks arse?


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