2019 Exhibitors

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VRTGO Labs is Europe’s first collaborative, industry-led immersive technology network supporting growth through innovation in the North East. Our members have been at the forefront of emerging technologies and have a plethora of experience with big brands and clients such as Audi, ASDA, McDonalds, Komatsu, Nissan and Gilette to name a few.

They are a focal point for companies looking for immersive technology solutions and we aim to help companies under the benefits of immersive technology for their sector.

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VRTGO Labs
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Open Lab is an interaction design and ubiquitous computing research group called Open Lab, based at Newcastle University. Established in 2008, the group is led by Patrick Olivier and has a core team of around eighty researchers. Their work focuses on the experience-centred design of digital technology and applied challenges in ubiquitous computing. Many members of the group originate from a disciplines outside computer science, including psychology, electronic engineering, sociology, clinical sciences, education, design and fine art.

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Lightworks is all things visualisation, from software development and integration, configurators and application builds through to immersive Virtual Reality design review experiences. Years of expertise mean your visualisation needs are at the forefront of everything we do.

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Lightworks Design (Siemens)
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MAADIGITAL® creates
unforgettable digital experiences.
Working primarily in apps, augmented and virtual reality, we craft
bespoke, forward-thinking and brand-enhancing digital solutions,
always at the cutting edge of what’s possible.

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Proto: The Emerging Technology Centre, the North East's new home for innovation. Located in Baltic Quarter Gateshead, PROTO is Europe's first dedicated centre for emerging technology. We partner with businesses to help them create exciting and meaningful digital content specialising in XR, 3D character capture and motion capture. We're also a base for some of the region's most trailblazing businesses and offer contemporary office and co-working space.

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Defence and Security Accelerator
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hedgehog lab
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Coatsink is a passionate and talented games development team working on games for PC, VR, console and mobile. Since Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb established Coatsink in 2009-10, the company has grown into a recognised face in the developer community, growing VR industry, and applications market. Currently, we’re working on some original projects for release on PC, Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR, and console.

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Coatsink
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Digital Union is the largest network of digital companies in the North East.

They will be attending and demoing some of the coolest member tech.

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Digital Union
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Spearhead Interactive is a leading emerging technology agency, providing a diverse and award-winning range of services and solutions in corporate and commercial strategy, consultation, technology, digital transformation, and software development.

We assist our clients in maximising efficiency, productivity and performance to meet their goals and ambitions through the development of world-first and best-in-class creative and innovative technology solutions; enabling and empowering companies and governments to improve operational, managerial and supporting processes across all areas of activity.

Specialising in the creation of interactive and immersive 3D software, Spearhead Interactive are pioneering developments in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality sector, with innovative and disruptive solutions specifically targeted at solving commercial business challenges through the visualisation of data and processes.

The business currently operates as an end-to-end ideas and solutions company, creating new technology applications and solving client problems through analysis of the issue and use of creative and intellectual capital to devise, develop and deploy the correct solution.

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Spearhead Interactive
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Animmersion specialises in innovative visualisation through 3D animation, data visualisation and technology solutions for the offshore, energy, process, engineering, construction, automotive and defence industries as well as retail. We focus on delivering innovation allowing traditional businesses to visualise their data, concepts, designs and products. We have four core offering which are
• Visualisation content
• VR/AR
• Interactive media (smartphones, tablets, touchscreens)
• Holograms

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Animmersion
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Sunderland Software City leads the consortium for the Digital Catapult Centre North East & Tees Valley on behalf of the 2 Local Enterprise Partnerships and the five local universities. Its work aims to help businesses and organisations from all sectors unlock insights and create new value from their data. It does this by educating potential customers on the opportunities within emerging technologies (including AR & VR).

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Digital Catapult Centre: North East & Tees Valley
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North East England has a vibrant, fast-growing tech cluster with an established niche in Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality. Over 50 specialist gaming companies are supported by more than 70 university and college courses aimed specifically at nurturing talent for the gaming sector. We are also one of the lowest cost locations in the UK and Western Europe, with typical savings of £1m per annum compared to London for a 25-person studio. When combined with the thriving creative and cultural scene, renowned nightlife and a host of specialist properties for the sector, it’s clear to see why North East England Works for the gaming industry.

Invest North East England is the first point of contact for companies looking to invest in the region. Our experienced team opens the door for companies to North East England’s network of specialist organisations and individuals with the information, support and advice essential to any investment decision. We co-ordinate investment enquiries on behalf of our region's local authorities to ensure businesses are able to make the best decisions based on a wide array of information. To find out more, please visit www.investnortheastengland.co.uk or email enquiries@investnortheastengland.co.uk.

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2017 Exhibitors

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Founded in 2007 by our co-founders Sarat Pediredla & Mark Forster, we are a leading global enterprise app developer & post-PC technology consultancy.

Our Immersive division bring nearly a decade of VR/AR/MR knowledge to deliver immersive experiences with a lasting impact . . .

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Hedgehog Lab
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Coatsink is a passionate and talented games development team working on games for PC, VR, console and mobile. Since Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb established Coatsink in 2009-10, the company has grown into a recognised face in the developer community, growing VR industry, and applications market. Currently, we’re working on some original projects for release on PC, Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR, and console.

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Coatsink
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Digital Union is the largest network of digital companies in the North East.

They will be attending and demoing some of the coolest member tech.

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Digital Union
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Spearhead Interactive is a leading emerging technology agency, providing a diverse and award-winning range of services and solutions in corporate and commercial strategy, consultation, technology, digital transformation, and software development.

We assist our clients in maximising efficiency, productivity and performance to meet their goals and ambitions through the development of world-first and best-in-class creative and innovative technology solutions; enabling and empowering companies and governments to improve operational, managerial and supporting processes across all areas of activity.

Specialising in the creation of interactive and immersive 3D software, Spearhead Interactive are pioneering developments in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality sector, with innovative and disruptive solutions specifically targeted at solving commercial business challenges through the visualisation of data and processes.

The business currently operates as an end-to-end ideas and solutions company, creating new technology applications and solving client problems through analysis of the issue and use of creative and intellectual capital to devise, develop and deploy the correct solution.

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Spearhead Interactive
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Animmersion specialises in innovative visualisation through 3D animation, data visualisation and technology solutions for the offshore, energy, process, engineering, construction, automotive and defence industries as well as retail. We focus on delivering innovation allowing traditional businesses to visualise their data, concepts, designs and products. We have four core offering which are
• Visualisation content
• VR/AR
• Interactive media (smartphones, tablets, touchscreens)
• Holograms

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Animmersion
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Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of development tools made for anyone working with real-time technology. From enterprise applications and cinematic experiences to high-quality games across PC, console, mobile, VR and AR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.

A world-class toolset and accessible workflows empower developers to quickly iterate on ideas and see immediate results without touching a line of code, while full source code access gives everyone in the Unreal Engine 4 community the freedom to modify and extend engine features.

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Unreal Engine
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Gateshead Council supports emerging technology companies and was the first council to create a VR network of Companies VRTGO Labs.

The Council is also developing a new state of the art facility for emerging tech companies called PROTO. This will be a one of a kind location for cutting edge tech companies and is located in the heart of the digital quays.

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Gateshead Council
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We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.
Who we are
We’re an organisation of around 300 staff, drawn mainly from business. We work across the UK, with a head office in Swindon.
Our responsibilities
With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. To do this, we work to:
• determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth
• meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we’re focused on
• fund the strongest opportunities
• connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed
• help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses

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Innovate UK
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We are an award winning, creative technical team developing bespoke software pushing the boundaries of 3D Virtual Reality experiences and technology for Games, Retail and Enterprise. We pride ourselves in developing long-term relationships with our clients developing bespoke, high-quality solutions to solve their specific needs.

Our team of creatives and technologists collaborate to create elegant cross domain solutions. Our team of game technology experts break boundaries, using games technology to create novel real world enterprise, financial and retail solutions. We go above and beyond delivering a high quality solutions, always exceeding expectations.

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Neutron VR
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North East England has a vibrant, fast-growing tech cluster with an established niche in Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality. Over 50 specialist gaming companies are supported by more than 70 university and college courses aimed specifically at nurturing talent for the gaming sector. We are also one of the lowest cost locations in the UK and Western Europe, with typical savings of £1m per annum compared to London for a 25-person studio. When combined with the thriving creative and cultural scene, renowned nightlife and a host of specialist properties for the sector, it’s clear to see why North East England Works for the gaming industry.

Invest North East England is the first point of contact for companies looking to invest in the region. Our experienced team opens the door for companies to North East England’s network of specialist organisations and individuals with the information, support and advice essential to any investment decision. We co-ordinate investment enquiries on behalf of our region's local authorities to ensure businesses are able to make the best decisions based on a wide array of information. To find out more, please visit www.investnortheastengland.co.uk or email enquiries@investnortheastengland.co.uk.

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2016 Exhibitors

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Coatsink is a passionate and talented games development team working on games for PC, VR, console and mobile. Since Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb established Coatsink in 2009-10, the company has grown into a recognised face in the developer community, growing VR industry, and applications market. Currently, we’re working on some original projects for release on PC, Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR, and console.

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Coatsink
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Spearhead Interactive is a leading emerging technology agency, providing a diverse and award-winning range of services and solutions in corporate and commercial strategy, consultation, technology, digital transformation, and software development.

We assist our clients in maximising efficiency, productivity and performance to meet their goals and ambitions through the development of world-first and best-in-class creative and innovative technology solutions; enabling and empowering companies and governments to improve operational, managerial and supporting processes across all areas of activity.

Specialising in the creation of interactive and immersive 3D software, Spearhead Interactive are pioneering developments in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality sector, with innovative and disruptive solutions specifically targeted at solving commercial business challenges through the visualisation of data and processes.

The business currently operates as an end-to-end ideas and solutions company, creating new technology applications and solving client problems through analysis of the issue and use of creative and intellectual capital to devise, develop and deploy the correct solution.

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Spearhead Interactive
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Animmersion specialises in innovative visualisation through 3D animation, data visualisation and technology solutions for the offshore, energy, process, engineering, construction, automotive and defence industries as well as retail. We focus on delivering innovation allowing traditional businesses to visualise their data, concepts, designs and products. We have four core offering which are
• Visualisation content
• VR/AR
• Interactive media (smartphones, tablets, touchscreens)
• Holograms

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Animmersion
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Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of development tools made for anyone working with real-time technology. From enterprise applications and cinematic experiences to high-quality games across PC, console, mobile, VR and AR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.

A world-class toolset and accessible workflows empower developers to quickly iterate on ideas and see immediate results without touching a line of code, while full source code access gives everyone in the Unreal Engine 4 community the freedom to modify and extend engine features.

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Unreal Engine
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Gateshead Council supports emerging technology companies and was the first council to create a VR network of Companies VRTGO Labs.

The Council is also developing a new state of the art facility for emerging tech companies called PROTO. This will be a one of a kind location for cutting edge tech companies and is located in the heart of the digital quays.

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