Enabling the region to play a pivotal role in responding to the government’s grand challenge of growing the Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Economy.
What does the
North East Digital Sector
The story so far...
We want the North East to be a place of work and opportunity. Today, our region is a fast growing and diverse economy with passionate and skilled people, a high quality location for business and a hive of science and innovation.
Our vibrant digital community is one of the most productive and fastest developing in the UK, across industry and public services.
We have over
IT & digital employees in the North East.
creative industries employees.
to the northern
To continue growing the sector so significantly and meet our overall target of 100,000 more and better jobs by 2024, it is essential businesses in the digital sector respond to change, address challenges head on, and seize the opportunities. In June 2018, there had been 62,500 more jobs created and 78% of these were better jobs. This means we still have a way to go.
The region provides a strong business support ecosystem and hosts a volume of vibrant and established digital networks, organisations and events
Driving the North East digital industry is:
National Innovation Centre for Data
X3 Centre at Proto
Centre for Innovation and Growth
Digital transformation across all sectors
More businesses than before require expertise from the digital sector.