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Innovation centre for Sheffield’s Castle House gets the green light

Work is underway on plans for a tech hub in Sheffield after a funding package was agreed.

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Smartphone sales to reach 1.85bn in five years

Smartphone sales to reach 1.85bn in five years

The sale of smartphones is set to grow to 1.85bn by 2023 with development of more sophisticated electronic chips set to allow devices to greater deploy augmented reality, something which is ripe for business exploration, it is claimed today.

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Sheffield Stock pic taken from roof of Wilkos River Don towards Wicker Arches

Yorkshire economy set to lag behind the national average for growth and jobs

Yorkshire is set to be the second worst region in the country for productivity by the end of the decade, with the gap between the north and south set to increase, data published today shows.

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29 July 2014......Michael Goulding founder of Anaplan at the company's new offices in The Bonding Warehouse, York. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1004/37a

Anaplan’s value hits $1.4bn following funding

A tech company started in a North Yorkshire barn has just agreed a new round of funding to take its net worth to $1.4bn.

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‘Tech can make SME sector more efficient’

‘Tech can make SME sector more efficient’

Yorkshire’s smEs can deliver a huge productivity boost to Britain’s economy after Brexit if they embrace new technologies, an entrepreneur has predicted.

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Fintech sector needs a meaningful investment fund says challenger bank boss

Fintech sector needs a meaningful investment fund says challenger bank boss

The boss of an up-and-coming challenger bank has said that the sector is someway off from having the firepower to sufficiently challenge the mainstream banking sector and called for the establishment of a meaningful investment fund to support fintech start-ups.

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Sky Bet sees profit and customer numbers soar but signals concern on recruitment

Sky Bet sees profit and customer numbers soar but signals concern on recruitment

Sky Betting and Gaming picked up an extra half a million customers this year as its revenue soared by 38 per cent to £516m, with its boss saying it would be targeting further market share.

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KPMG Building, Sovereign Street, Leeds, where the event will be held.

Major Fintech event to be held to bring ‘disrupters’ and mainstream together

THE BEST path to making Leeds a hub for finance innovation will be discussed next month at a major summit in the city.

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Google's driverless car

Leeds ‘the perfect city to trial driverless cars and robot surgeons’

Leeds is ideally placed to pilot driverless cars, robotic surgery and other cutting edge technologies, one of the city’s leading tech experts has said.

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Could one in four young people be set to lose their jobs to automation?

Almost 28 per cent of young workers’ jobs could be at risk of being lost due to automation in the next 15 years, it is claimed today.

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10 January 2013......      Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall in the city center skyline

SME sector contribution set to soar by 2025

Small and medium sized businesses in Leeds are set to contribute £7bn to the UK economy by 2025, a new study has claimed.

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A single white rose is pictured at Temple Newsam Rose garden. (Pic is for Yorkshire Day)31st July 2006

Business growth in Yorkshire outstrips rest of UK

Business activity in Yorkshire experienced the fastest expansion in the UK during July, with firms hiring staff at the quickest rate since March 2015, figures show.

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Apartments designed specifically for rent, office space, hotels, student accommodation and car parking are all part of the initial phase of plans being put forward by Caddick Developments to transform the six-acre Quarry Hill site in central Leeds.

An exciting new era for Quarry Hill

For nearly 50 years it was the biggest social housing complex in the country, home to thousands of people and a considered to be one of Leeds’s more down-at-heel areas.

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City could create 47,000 new jobs by 2030

As many as 47,000 high quality jobs could be created in Leeds by 2030 if the city is given appropriate investment in areas such as transport and skills, experts have claimed.

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Economy of Leeds ‘grew faster’ than London since Northern Powerhouse was launched

Leeds’s economy has grown at a faster pace than London during the three years since the Northern Powerhouse was launched, new figures show.

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A third of UK food is currently supplied by other EU countries.

Are shoppers 'completely in the dark' about the Brexit impact on prices?

Shoppers will see "prices, quality and choice" hit by Brexit, a former Sainsbury's boss has warned.

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Bid to connect airport to East Coast Mainline

Bid to connect airport to East Coast Mainline

The bid to connect Doncaster Sheffield Airport with the East Coast Mainline has taken a step closer today with the commissioning of a feasibility study into the link.

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Healthcare firm’s new ap could free up doctors

A Harrogate-based healthcare company may have come up with a new technology that will dramatically free-up the workload of hard-pressed doctors.

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Leeds Digital Festival panel discussion from 2016.''From left, Kate Nash (Director Of Education Leeds University School of Media & Communication), Ana Jakimovska (Head of Product Sky News) and Tom Philips (UK Editorial Director Buzzfeed)..'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire tech firms contribute £4bn to UK economy

Technology firms in Yorkshire contributed nearly £4bn last year and are supporting some 60,000 jobs, new figures show.

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IN CONTROL: Students compete in the eSports Grand Final.

University in major tie-up for pioneering ‘esports’ collaboration

The University of York and ESL - the world’s largest esports company - have announced a new teaching and research partnership agreement.

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