Newcastle Upon Tyne is a quaint little city in Tyne and Wear in North East England. It is located just 103 miles from Edinburgh and it is the most populous city in the North East. With a history spanning over 2000 years, the city retains its original charm with unspoiled beaches and sand dunes. The entire landscape is dotted with castles and it is one of the best less known tourist attractions in the North Eastern part of England. The city flourished well during the Elizabethan times as coal export was a major business.

Newcastle Upon Tyne continued to be the center of industries when it became popular for shipbuilding in the 17th century. More than 25% of the ships in the world were built in the shipyards of this city. Commercial enterprise also embraced Newcastle and the city became wealthy in the 19th century. In the present times, Newcastle Upon Tyne has emerged as one of the tech cities in the North England with more than 14% of top 50 tech businesses in the city. These businesses specialize in e-commerce, digital media and other types of IT services.

Renewable energy industries and manufacturing businesses are found in abundant in Newcastle. This city has grown to become the cultural and financial center of the North East. The opening of Core, Science Central in 2014 paved way for the development of tech businesses in and around the city. Numerous firms focusing on technology, science, and sustainability adorn this charming city. One of the major reasons for the popularity of this city as a business center is the connectivity to the regional neighbors. The fastest train from Newcastle will take you to Kings Cross station in London in two hours 50 minutes.

Newcastle is a hub for energy and tech businesses as the city provides various incentives such as enhanced capital allowance, reduced business rates, and quicker planning process. This city is one of the prominent Centers for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE) and it is closer to National Renewable Energy Center, Blyth. Two of the popular UK universities, Newcastle University and Northumbria University are located in this city. These universities collaborate with tech businesses to train students in developmental projects. The availability of local tech workforce also encourages firms to establish the business firmly in Newcastle. It is cheaper to hire highly qualified local talents compared to the neighboring cities.As of 2014, more than 1,210 startup firms were started in the Newcastle region. The city houses three major and popular angel networks that dedicate resources to help startup firms to establish their business. About 38.6% of startups that were started in 2009 continued to run the business successfully until 2014 without showing signs of closing up. The government takes various measures to promote startups in Newcastle. Lets Grow program provides grant support for capital investment and R&D projects. Tech businesses can get anywhere from £50,000 to £1 million to start projects of various sizes.
godigitallogoGo Digital Newcastle and Superfast broadband scheme also provides all the technological assistance that the firms need to operate their business.

As of 2014, more than 1,210 startup firms were started in the Newcastle region. The city houses three major and popular angel networks that dedicate resources to help startup firms to establish their business. About 38.6% of startups that were started in 2009 continued to run the business successfully until 2014 without showing signs of closing up. The government takes various measures to promote startups in Newcastle. Lets Grow program provides grant support for capital investment and R&D projects. Tech businesses can get anywhere from £50,000 to £1 million to start projects of various sizes. Go Digital Newcastle and Superfast broadband scheme also provides all the technological assistance that the firms need to operate their business.