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Helping Tees Valley digital businesses grow through innovation

23 August 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

DigitalCity is calling for high-growth Tees Valley-based companies to join the next round of its SCALE Programme.

DigitalCity Investment Programme manager, David Dixon
DigitalCity Investment Programme manager, David Dixon

The three-month programme, which is offered free of charge, is designed specifically for ambitious business owners working in the digital and technology sectors who are ready to take their business to the next level.

DigitalCity, based at Teesside University, with support from the Tees Valley Combined Authority and European Regional Development Fund, works with digital and non-digital companies to drive innovation and growth.

Scaling a company involves implementing processes and systems to ensure that it has the capability to grow.

To date, 28 companies across the Tees Valley have been helped to achieve this by the SCALE programme.

DigitalCity Investment Programme manager, David Dixon, said: 'Making sure that our tech companies realise their full potential for growth is a major priority for DigitalCity and for the Tees Valley.

'While the companies we work with on SCALE come from right across the digital and tech field, they all have one thing in common - that is the ambition, drive and capability to grow their business.' SCALE consists of a programme of workshops that are delivered fortnightly. They include Strategy Formation, People and Leadership, Intellectual Property (IP) Development and Finance.

Making sure that our tech companies realise their full potential for growth is a major priority for DigitalCity and for the Tees Valley.

DigitalCity Investment Programme manager, David Dixon

The programme also brings in high profile guest speakers and mentors working in digital industries around the world to create a unique experience for local businesses wanting to grow or enter new markets.

DigitalCity was acknowledged as one of the key drivers of digital growth in the Tees Valley when Middlesbrough was listed in the Tech Nation 2018 report as being in the vanguard of the UK’s burgeoning digital and hi-tech economy.

It was also recently named ‘Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of The Year’ at the 2018 Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards (THELMAs).

DigitalCity SCALE will be delivered at Teesside University’s Darlington Campus from September – November 2018. Business owners interested in taking part should call 01642 384334 or email info@thedigitalcity.com by Tuesday 28 August.


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Helping Tees Valley digital businesses grow through innovation
Tees Business, online, 24/08/2018, North East Chamber of Commerce, online, 23/08/2018, B Daily, online, 23/08/2018
DigitalCity is calling for high-growth Tees Valley-based companies to join the next round of its SCALE Programme

 
 
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