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North East Digital Festival 2019

The North East Digital Festival 2019 will see some of the region’s biggest tech events partnering to deliver a broader event to showcase the region’s tech expertise and celebrate the startup ecosystem.

A full week in May will be enriched by a cornucopia of events within the digital, innovative and creative scene.

13-17 May: Newcastle Startup Week

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day and night festival that inspires and helps hundreds of people to start or grow their business in the North East. Creative Fuse North East will be taking a space on Day 4 – Scaleup Summit which will challenge speakers giving insights on how to take business to the next level.

Each day has a different theme:

  • Day 1 – Inspiration
  • Day 2 – Getting Started
  • Day 3 – Funding & Finance
  • Day 4 – Scaleup Summit
  • Day 5 – Keep Going or Pivot?

15-16 May: Thinking Digital 2019

The 12th Annual Conference Thinking Digital taking place at Sage Gateshead is a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, hear innovative ideas and begin to understand how our future is being shaped by them

17 May: Digital Disruption – Human. Digital. Design.

Northumbria University, PROTO, Digital Catapult and Dynamo North East are hosting an event exploring the human element of digital disruption on May 17th. The event will welcome speakers from Google in Silicon Valley, Home Group, the Department of Work and Pensions, Accenture, and representatives from the region’s rapidly growing immersive industry, to Northumbria University’s world-renowned design school. Together with leading academics in the field of human computer interaction, they will explore the importance of the user in designing successful digital products and services, and how industry and academia can collaborate to innovate and prepare for the future.

17-18 May: The Late Shows 2019

The Late Shows is a free late-night culture crawl taking place in Newcastle Gateshead – museums, galleries and landmark historical buildings offer visitors one-off events including hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties.

21-23 May: Startup SAFARI Newcastle Gateshead

Delivering up to 30 sessions across Newcastle and Gateshead, the event wants to open up the startup ecosystem to the region and give like-minded people the chance to take a deep dive into the local startup scenes, experience the startup lifestyle and create meaningful connections.

22 May: Tech Talent 2019

Taking over the Boiler Shop, Tech Talent comes at its third edition. The event is the ideal opportunity to showcase the very best of the region and tech industry.

Read the Newcastle Startup Week blog