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Institute of Advanced Research Computing

Digital Catapult Centre

Durham University and iARC are proud to be one of the leading core members of the Digital Catapult Centre North East and Tees Valley (led by the North East LEP and Tees Valley LEP)

As part of a local consortium, our purpose is the controlled delivery and security of data so as to increase information sharing amongst businesses and organisations and open up new business models and revenue streams.

The 3 consortia were chosen following a competitive bid process. 17 LEP and local consortia bids were received involving more than 50 businesses, local authorities, SMEs and university partners (2).

The Digital Catapult builds platforms for UK SMEs to innovate on at speed and with less risk, so new digital products and services can be accelerated to market. It works with a range of partners interested in the success of the digital economy including large businesses, start-ups and SMEs and the research and academic community. It will support 10,000 small businesses by 2018, delivering an economic benefit of £365 million.