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IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. Today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.

bytemark Bytemark is a UK-based server hosting and datacentre provider, headquartered in York, United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 as Bytemark Computer Consulting Ltd.Bytemark is a provider of virtual machines and cloud hosting through User-Mode Linux since 2003. In 2012, Bytemark launched BigV their public cloud platform designed completely in-house using open source software. In 2013, Bytemark moved into their own £1.2 million datacentre and headquarters in York, "YO26". In 2017, their BigV platform was renamed Bytemark Cloud

Rapitasystems Rapita Systems develops on-target verification solutions for customers in the avionics and automotive electronics industries. Our tools and services help to reduce the cost of measuring, optimizing and verifying the timing performance and test effectiveness of their critical real-time embedded systems. As of April 2016, Rapita is a Danlaw company

The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)

HEIF is designed to support the range of knowledge exchange activities that result in economic and social impact. The funding provides incentives for HEIs to work with businesses, public and third sector organisations, community bodies and the wider public. Activity that can help the country’s economic growth and productivity is currently a high priority.

ETAS ETAS York creates embedded software for the automotive industry. With more than 1.25 billion ECUs driving on the roads today containing our software, we know what it takes to create efficient, safe and secure embedded software. Get in touch to join our team - careers.york@etas.com.

MooD MooD International is a leading software technology provider. We enable complex businesses to drive insight and achievement of critical business outcomes through making big data relevant to the business user.