Super-impressed by Dr @hakim_yadi and Dr Lynne Corner of @NCLAgeing at the #NPHSummit. We’re always talking about what we can do to create new jobs, retain talent & attract investment.
It seems the next huge opportunity for the region will come from Innovative response to challenges brought about by #ageing.
What I love about this is the inclusivity of it all. Collaboration between academics, enterprise, businesses both large and small. It’s the engagement with citizens, the opportunity to listen to real people.
Too often the business world, especially in terms of ‘digital’, bypasses the actual real needs and struggles of people. So if we have the opportunity to hang our hat on something that’s going to radically improve lives then let’s bloody do it!
This is why this particular panel was my favourite of the #NPHSummit - we were given insight as to HOW we can achieve things. Too often we talk about what needs to be done. This wasn’t like that. I’m excited by the future of the North East.
If you are an entrepreneur or innovator and want to know more about this, reach out to the likes of @SunSoftCity @newcastlehelix @The_NHSA Also, speaking to Stephen at @NorthstarVent would be a great start. #collaboration #innovation

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Sep 23, 2020
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People have asked which North East digital tech companies I mentioned on today's Digi Drive launch - firms across the region which have been innovating as a response to the pandemic. There are no doubt countless examples but here's a few:
Teesside 3D Visualisation, interactive digital media and digital consultation pioneers @Animmersion caught my eye in April when the team launched virtual, interactive events tech.…
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Exciting news coming out of @TechNation today. We're ecstatic to reveal applications are now OPEN for three of our leading growth programmes; Rising Stars, Upscale and Future Fifty.

Full details here:
So then, North East tech #startups! Are you looking for a huge boost in profile? Apply for
@TechNation's ⭐⭐Rising Stars⭐⭐, which also gives you the opportunity to connect with top investors, corporates and influencers!

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Calling fast-growing North East tech firms! Have you raised Series A funding OR hit the £1.5m revenue mark?

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You might have seen a new study published yesterday looking at issues (e.g. health, crime, qualifications and economy) to determine the most deprived UK local authority areas. Long story short, Middlesbrough was named as the most deprived part of England.…
I'm a big believer in hegemony; the media undoubtedly has a direct&powerful influence on audiences. I don't know the mechanisms of this study but the reporting feels pretty irresponsible. There's a danger here that audiences, en masse, will assume Middlesbrough is without hope.
Yet Middlesbrough is massively on the up. Sure, like many Northern post-industrial towns, the area is underinvested. Yet I'd argue content like this will have more effect on the man on the street than it will on the ears of Whitehall. There's a counter-productive danger here.
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Sep 5, 2019
Good morning! We've just announced which companies will be on the next @TechNation #fintech programme. You can read about the programme in its entirety here.… In this thread I'll talk about what (IMO) it means for the North East specifically.
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May 14, 2019
Released today, the Tech Nation 2019 Report presents UK tech on the global stage. You can read the Report online here:…. Happy to answer any questions you might have. Continue this thread for North East-specific insight (just my own personal takeaway).
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I got a call from a Senior BBC Producer yesterday talking about plans in the pipeline for a feature on digital tech in Middlesbrough. Call was mainly about data and quantifying cluster growth but we did get into case studies & anecdotes. This is where grassroots is so important.
We ended up talking about @refreshteesside for a good five minutes. Talking about the sentiment in the area and how things have changed from days of heavy industry to what new opportunities digital has brought. I mentioned the talk @easbynow gave exactly on this at Refresh.
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