ABOUT

ABOUT

TechNExt is the tech festival for the North East, hosted by a partnership of North East businesses and stakeholders working collaboratively to shape the event. The festival is funded by local authority partnerships, ticket revenue and sponsorship.

A festival steering committee brings together key collaborators and plans are developing across a multitude of stakeholders.

SIMPLY PUT, THE TIME IS RIGHT.

The North East tech sector continues to grow

There is alignment across all local authority areas that digital and tech can catalyse
economic growth

Our regional sector support organisations are working in tandem

There is momentum from industry wanting to participate

The North East needs to stay at the forefront of the national tech radar

A FESTIVAL FOR ALL

The festival has been created with the intention of being accessible in all senses. The festival programme is a diverse collaboration of curated and community designed and led fringe events covering all aspects of the tech sector across the regions of the North East.

The 3000+ attendees will encompass a wide range of interest parties, stakeholders and community groups. From launching the festival in January 2023 the ambition was set to make the festival programme truly accessible, considering those with different protected characteristics and how to meet their needs, with the aim to make the events as welcoming as possible. Attendees will include but not be limited to:

North East businesses

Academic institutions

National business looking to invest in the North East

Individuals looking to move into the North East tech sector

Public sector – local authorities and national government

Funders and support organisations

Interested members of the community

Young people interested in tech

All programmed events that are community designed and led will be free to attend and be based on a first come first served basis until capacity is met. There will be a ticket price for the following curated events: the Main Stage, Industry Dinner and the Festival Party.

THE GOOD FESTIVAL

The festival will be planned as a Good Festival with ‘for good’ being a core value that will run through everything. This will ensure a focus on quality, inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and sustainability. We are pleased to offer limited ticket funding support to help make the events inclusive to all- apply here or get in touch getinvolved@technext.co.uk

GET INVOLVED

If you would like to #getinvolved simply provide your details and sign up to the TechNExt newsletter on the home page or email getinvolved@technext.co.uk.
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