Based in the heart of Sunderland, Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley offers cutting-edge incubation space for start-ups and SMEs developing new data-driven products and services using emerging technologies; all supported by an expert team of industry experts and academics. Along with easily-accessible hot desking facilities, our Centre also boasts conferencing facilities and a cinema – perfect for showcases and product launches.

We help organisations of all sizes transform their business through digital innovation by accelerating the practical application of emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, 5G, AI and immersive technologies.


We apply our knowledge of the digital SME marketplace to create commercial opportunities for technology SMEs, the public sector and academia- supporting the competitiveness, longevity and growth of corporate organisations and the North East’s digital tech sector.

By offering multiple exploration routes, from hackathons to commercial business challenges, and working alongside businesses throughout the innovation process, we can help identify barriers, investigate opportunities and improve services.

Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley is a partnership led by Sunderland Software City on behalf of the North East LEP & Tees Valley Unlimited. Other key partners involved include Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Durham University, the University of Sunderland and Teesside University.

Our work includes:

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