North East Times welcomed around 80 attendees at Teesside University on February 8 – in association with Tees Valley Business Club and Tees Valley Combined Authority – for informal networking and refreshments. Attendees from the region’s business community were the first to receive a copy of the latest issue – with Sugata Mitra, professor of education technology at Newcastle University’s School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, illustrated on the cover. We were delighted to welcome Laura Woods, director of academic enterprise at Teesside University, and Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, as guest speakers

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