Norwich hosts a vibrant cluster of digital businesses, with companies such as Proxama, Foolproof and Further, serving global digital technology customers. A unique collaboration between the University of East Anglia’s School of Computing and Norwich University of the Arts is spearheading a distinctive specialism in computing games.

 

The Government’s 2016 Tech City report recognises a vibrant digital creative sector focused on Norwich and Great Yarmouth, which has seen new business growth of 22% between 2010 and 2014. A further 1,000 jobs should also result from the Greater Norwich City Deal. Sector specialisms include telecoms and networks, advertising and marketing and software development.

This dynamic cluster includes companies such as Proxama (worldwide platform provider of mobile contactless payment solutions), FXHome (global supplier of visual effects products), Foolproof (Europe’s biggest user experience design specialist) and Further (voted the UK’s no.1 agency for Digital Strategy and Content Strategy 2014).

A key driver for the growth is the strong supply of creative graduates coming out of Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and University of East Anglia (UEA). Joint work between the UEA School of Computing and NUA has led to a distinctive strength in computer games. A wide range of networks exists to support the sector, such as SyncNorwich (which has over 750 members) and meet-up group, Hot Source.

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