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Techies get together on the Tyne

[ October 30, 2019   //   ]

Over 40 companies including tech partners from the Connected Catapult, Royal HaskoningDHV and Nissan along with representatives from the Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, York and University College London joined forces at a technology event held at the Port of Tyne on 30 October.

A project plan was drawn up aimed at improving berth utilisation and cargo capabilities; the contributions of the 70 delegates will culminate in the UK’s first maritime hackathon event, at the 2050 Innovation Hub in November. Tech partners, coders, developers, programmers and app builders will come together during the Innovation Hub Hackathon to develop software solutions that will optimise cargo capabilities at ports and in the supply chain.