Teesside University’s DigitalCity team has been recognised for the work it does with businesses in the Tees Valley by one of the most influential higher education bodies in the world.
The DigitalCity project beat some strong competition when it was named ‘Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of The Year’ at the 2018 Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards (THELMA). The judges praised DigitalCity and Teesside University’s wider business and enterprise support initiatives, describing them as ‘a driving force behind the digital transformation of the Tees Valley economy.’
THE is the organisation that underpins excellence in Higher Education institutions around the world and is widely considered to be the most influential University ranking system. In 2009 it named Teesside University as ‘University of the Year’.
On winning the award DigitalCity Director Lynsey Robinson said: “Supporting businesses in the Tees Valley is central to the work we do in DigitalCity. To win this award is absolutely fantastic and it shows that what we are doing is making a real difference to both digital and non-digital businesses on our doorstep.”