Like many fellow Northerners who are passionate about our region we wanted to find a way to leverage the full potential of the North East as a formidable digital tech force, from the banks of the Tees to the banks of the Tweed.
There are many excellent groups and individuals who are actively developing and promoting our digital tech sector today; The North East LEP, Tees Valley LEP, Dynamo North East, Digital Union, Sunderland Software City, and all of the regional Invest organisations, to name just a few.
Here at TechNorthEast we feel there is an excellent opportunity to complement the great work of these groups to further promote our region's digital tech status. To make it easier for anyone outside the region, and a lot of people inside the region, to understand who else is operating here, who to ask for help, and to easily find out what's going on and where.
That is the purpose of TECHNORTHEAST. A digital platform that maps and categorises the region's technology ecosystem to inform and help people navigate our tech sector. It is complemented by social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook), and it links to the excellent 'Tech Diary' service that already serves the North East tech scene very well.
The platform is not intended to duplicate or compete with any of the other regional network groups. That would be madness and only serve to create even more confusion. Instead the platform will support and amplify the many great initiatives led by all the existing regional advocates.
We hope you will use, support and contribute to TECHNORTHEAST and help us shout from the rooftops about our great region.