TechNExt is a celebration of North East England’s thriving technology sector. Bringing together over 3,000 attendees, the festival spans five days in June (17-21), and features events held across the region to spotlight the best tech businesses and talent the North East has to offer. From curated showcases to community-led fringe events, TechNExt displays the diversity, achievements, and innovation of the North East’s tech scene, shaping a bright future for the industry.

More than 60 events across the week will take place across our region’s towns and cities, from Middlesbrough and Hartlepool in the Tees Valley and Sunderland, to Durham, South Shields, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and towns such as Blyth in Northumberland.

To find out more about the TechNExt24 festival, view this one hour webinar which unveils what to expect and what’s new in 2024. Co-hosted by Sarah Thackray and Jamie Hardesty, we’ll hear from speakers from the festival’s headline sponsor line-up including Opencast, Sage and Leighton covering topics such as digital transformation, AI and partnership with government.



TechNExt is the tech festival for the North East, hosted by a partnership of North East businesses and stakeholders working collaboratively to shape the event. The festival is funded by local authority partnerships, ticket revenue and sponsorship.
A festival steering committee brings together key collaborators and plans are developing across a multitude of stakeholders.

TechNExt is underwritten by Dynamo North East CIC, which is co-organised by Sunderland Software City. The festival is a collaborative festival, working with partners across the North East and delivered by BeaconHouse Events.


David Dunn, Chair of Dynamo North East said:

“TechNExt is a core festival for the North East and demonstrates there are great things happening across the region’s tech sector. We are keen to work with UK Tech Week to spread the word.”