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106 England | Full Member Gateshead Technology Park Gateshead Technology Park is home to a diverse range of tech-driven entrepreneurs and established companies operating as advocates for open and disruptive innovation. Working across all sectors, our companies are focused on taking industry challenges and transforming them into innovative and impactful solutions, giving their clients a competitive advantage in their marketplace. A thriving urban cluster of high technology companies and their supporting cast of universities, colleges, financiers, professional services, and support organisations, Gateshead Technology Park is the “go-to” place for demand-led tech solutions. Locati on Northern Design Centre Abbotts Hill Baltic Business Quarter Gateshead NE8 3DF C ontact detai l s Chris Pape T: 0191 499 8350 E: chrispape@gateshead.gov.uk www.gateshead.gov.uk Unique Selling Points The Park is a well-established innovation ecosystem that enables collaboration, knowledge-sharing and commercialisation of ideas between our tenants, partners, public sector, and academia. In the heart of iconic Gateshead Quays, its urban setting provides a great location to do business as local companies sit alongside world leaders like Oculus, Warner Music, Atomhawk and Fueled. Gateshead is a great place to recruit the skilled workforce your business needs to flourish as it boasts 30% more technology employees than the national average, and forecasters predict a 47% tech sector growth over the next five years. Gateshead Technology Park is part of a 40 acre site with plots available for development. The park currently offers over 100,000 sq ft of studio space across three modern buildings, all of which offer flexible terms to support young and growing businesses. Northern Design Centre is a hub for UKSPA Directory 2017 design-led innovation with knowledge- driven companies working in fields such as architecture, software development, video games, digital and web technology, design, and film production. The PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre will launch in 2018 and as a recognised Digital Catapult will play a key role in driving forward the UK economy through the practical application of digital innovation and culture. Its specialist R&D facility will showcase the latest emerging technologies, focusing initially on accelerating industry adoption of immersive technology. Baltimore House provides studios for digital, technology, and high-growth businesses, especially those seeking to commercialise the development of new technologies. It is also home to some key business support organisations. Located on the Park is INNOVATE, Northumbria University’s design-led innovation campus, from where academic experts in design, technology, and Gateshead Technology Park is an established innovation ecosystem in the heart of iconic Gateshead Quays