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Tech Talent Live

The Tech Festival of the North East coming to Eldon Square.

TECH TALENT LIVE is a free drop-in event designed to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent in the region, and its team will be available inside the Eldon Square Pop-Up Shop located next to Pandora from the 19 – 23 June to talk about Tech NExt festival and how you can get involved.

The immersive pop-up shop is a three-day event where the public can come and experience technology first-hand. A fantastic opportunity to explore and interact with the latest in virtual and augmented reality.

TechNext

Alongside the Eldon Square pop up, the TechNExt Festival will host over 50 events across the North East from Teeside to Tynemouth. As part of this, Tech Talent Live is a free, drop-in event for anyone keen to learn more about careers in tech. This event aims to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent, alongside showcasing North East employers to anyone looking for a role in tech.  The iconic Baltic, Gateshead plays host to this incredible event, Thursday 22nd, 12.30pm. https://technext.co.uk/tech-talent-live/

The North East has one of the highest proportions of STEM students in the county, with over 67,000 people studying science, technology, engineering and maths and the region has the highest proportion of computer science students in England. Thanks to the world-class education facilities, the region has access to some of the best future tech talent in the sector, but the challenge for businesses is keeping them here.

Cormac Hamilton, General Manager at Eldon Square commented: “We are honoured to take part in this year’s TechNExt festival, making Eldon Square one of the locations to bring together the local community of students, graduates, career changers and those new to the tech sector. We hope this community designed event will help showcase the brilliant talent and exciting tech opportunities that will shape our future in the North East.”

Jill McKinney, director at Dynamo and skills lead at Sunderland Software City said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring TechNExt to the Newcastle city centre at Eldon Square where we can help to inspire, motivate and inform the next generation of tech and digital talent. There will be a range of North East employers from the sector to help highlight the different tech careers and opportunities within tech. We look forward to seeing tech enthusiasts of all kinds take part throughout the TechNExt festival.”

TechNExt is powered by Sunderland Software City and Dynamo and is supported by all North East Local Authorities. Headline sponsors for TechNExt are Digital Catapult, Newcastle Strategic Solutions, Opencast and Sage.

For opening hours of the pop-up store and more information click here or to book tickets, please click here.

Eldon Square Pop Up Shop

We’re delighted to announce the opening of Eldon Square Pop-Up Shop, supporting Northeast independents and providing smaller businesses with the chance to showcase their offerings in the heart of the city.

Recently, we have had Sophie Photography, Loose Threads Vintage, Mayfli, Lock Vintage, No11 Interiors, Kiht Collective takeover the Pop-Up Shop.

Up next is Frank Sleightholme, with a selection of framed art. This unique selection of products under one roof is the perfect place to check out if you’re looking for a special gift for a loved one or simply want to treat yourself to something special.

Interested in renting this space?

Located on Eldon Way, next to Pandora, the Eldon Square Pop-Up Shop is available for trade. The unit is furnished with a range of facilities, including storage, centre team marketing support and a dedicated Instagram page @eldonsqpopup.

Available from one to six weeks at a time from £150 per day excluding vat, with promotional opportunities across Eldon Square’s social media channels and its own dedicated social media pages so that each business has an additional platform to promote its offer.

Fill out the booking form here or contact our retail property specialists, Barker Proudlove via email Jess Swain, or Kiera McLaughlin.

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