DigitalCity focus on bringing digital skills to businesses across the North East through partnerships, knowledge transfer and education, it has been revealed.
As scores of people attended the DigitalCity 10th anniversary celebration, DigitalCity head David Jeffries announced the direction the organisation will be taking in its next decade.
Jeffries spoke at the event in Boho One, DigitalCity’s flagship building in Middlesbrough, saying: “DigitalCity is moving forward, and as the digital economy expands ever more, it will work to help industry to embrace digital in a way that hasn’t happened yet. Our work will look at how DigitalCity can help enterprises in the Tees Valley to use digital to expand, create better businesses, train and access new markets.
“Experts predict there will be a massive shortage of digital skills in the coming years and we are brilliantly placed to work to fill that gap.
“DigitalCity and Teesside University are working together with schools and colleges to make sure young people know about the great opportunities in the digital sector.”
Digital leaders and entrepreneurs from across the region gathered to listen to key speakers at the event speak on the past and future of digital in the region.
Malcolm Taylor, head of DigitalCity Business, added: “We have created more than 537 new jobs as a result of DigitalCity, created 264 companies, attracted 12 businesses from outside the area and 515 new businesses have been supported.
“The businesses we have helped appreciate the support they get from concept to incubator to successful enterprise.”