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Ageing and Longevity

Helping us all to live longer, healthier lives.


The global population is ageing rapidly. This brings both challenges and opportunities. We believe that more needs to be done to address physical and mental ill health. We also see opportunities to realise practical and meaningful benefits to people and the health system.

We want to bring clinicians, researchers, business, the public sector and individuals together to develop new knowledge, products and services.

Opportunities include:

  • improving patient safety through digital technology
  • developing new drugs and therapeutics
  • delivering new products to market
  • using digital twins to advance diagnostics and tackle rare diseases
  • new ways to connect patients and clinicians
  • optimising clinical and healthcare operations
Male holding a test tube in medical sciences lab

Why Newcastle and the North East?

Newcastle is known around the world for pioneering ageing research and innovation. By working through the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners, we discover, develop and deliver new solutions for healthcare.

We lead the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing. It exists to seize the economic opportunities of an ageing population. We also lead a NIHR Biomedical Research Centre focussed on ageing and long-term conditions.

Central to our vision is the development of a 29-acre innovation district in Newcastle. By co-locating world-leading research in a vibrant mixed-use community we'll create a unique ecosystem for discovery, translation, and patient benefit.

Opportunities include R&D, infrastructure, commercial and residential.

Who's involved

  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria University
  • Newcastle City Council
  • Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • Academic Health Science Network
  • National Institute for Health Research
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Astex Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche
  • Microsoft
  • Stellium - Cobalt Data Centre
  • Gener8 Kajima
  • Wolfson Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust

Health Innovation Neighbourhood

Central to our vision is the development of a 29-acre innovation district in Newcastle.

Design for the scheme is in the early stages. You can work with us to co-design and co-create a world class hub for ageing research, innovation and impact.

Investment opportunities at the Health Innovation Neighbourhood

Hub for Digitally Enabled Care Everywhere

The Hub will bring together inter-disciplinary research expertise, commercial partners and clinicians.

We will develop new, scalable approaches to improving quality of life. Novel digital approaches will improve health outcomes for all. 

Help to harness the power of "big data" to revolutionise health and care.