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Monitoring power use and AI could help older adults live independently

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing has partnered with Informetis on disruptive AI-enabled technology which helps older adults stay living at home by using the data from their electricity usage.

Drug Discovery alliance with Astex Pharmaceuticals extended

Newcastle University has extended its drug discovery alliance with CRUK and Astex Pharmaceuticals to continue its focus on the discovery and development of new cancer drugs.

Graduate start-ups awarded six-month business development packages

Two graduate start-ups are awarded valuable, six-month business development packages worth £20,000

University of York joins Northern Accelerator partnership

More high-value research and development jobs will be created in the North as the University of York joins Northern Accelerator

Tackling the risks of extreme weather for rail travel

A partnership called the “Weather Academy” has been created between our University, the Met Office and Network Rail to improve understanding of the risks of extreme weather for rail travel.

Building talent in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Newcastle University is to lead new institute to support training and skills development in the field of Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD).

Major government funding boost to enhance patient care

People in the North East will benefit from new treatments and improved delivery of health and care services following a £28.4m boost for medical research and a focus on patient safety challenges.

New research experiment to support the RAF’s drive to Net Zero by 2040

The world’s smallest and lightest nodal seismic imaging system is being deployed by Newcastle University at RAF Leeming.

National recognition for our business and community links

Newcastle University has performed strongly in the national exercise that measures how we share our knowledge and expertise with business, charities and community organisations.

XTX Ventures backs Conception X venture programme to support early-stage PhD startups

The venture capital group hope to grow the UK's deeptech footprint by investing more than £3million.

Two new bio-medical spin-out companies enable pre-symptomatic diagnoses

Two new bio-medical spin-out companies from Newcastle University enable pre-symptomatic diagnoses

Leading the future of biomedical engineering

Newcastle University is launching the first major biomedical engineering facility in the North of England thanks to a £1.1 million grant from the Wolfson Foundation.

Maximising the energy generated from wastewater

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership will help Northumbrian Water to achieve net zero by 2027 and keep consumer prices low.

Newcastle University chosen to be Siemens' top tier innovation partner

Shared interests in routes to net zero means Newcastle joins Siemens' new global Research and Innovation Ecosystems.

Sustainable tyre recycling project goes live

Newcastle University and Wastefront have joined forces to drive innovation in recovered carbon black.

Commercial lab space at the Newcastle Helix innovation district reaches full capacity.

Newcastle University spin out companies have been key to a purpose-built laboratory building reaching full capacity.

Learn lessons from COVID pandemic to stop regulatory confusion

A new study from Newcastle University, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the University of Birmingham shows how lack of regulatory clarity over lockdowns added to strain on firms.

Newcastle scientists discover genetic link to replacement joint failure

Scientists from leading biotech company ExplantLab based at Newcastle Helix have discovered a genetic link to explain why some patients develop pain and early failure of joint replacements.

Opening the Innovation Economy: The case for inclusive innovation in the UK

New research explores how places can help spread prosperity by making the innovation economy more inclusive.

Innovation centre The Catalyst achieves full occupancy

Our state-of-the-art £50m innovation centre in the heart of Newcastle is running at full capacity, just two years since opening its doors.

Newcastle experts support Port of Tyne’s drive to net zero

Clean Tyne, a UK’s Clean Maritime Demonstration consortium, has created a roadmap for the Port of Tyne and other UK ports to support their journey to net zero.

Spin out AMLo Biosciences raises £2.45M for skin cancer test development

The company's “rule-out” prognostic test for early stage skin cancer, can accurately identify genuinely low risk, early-stage melanomas.

North East Battery Alliance Conference

The first conference of the North East Battery Alliance has been announced. Running 10th and 11th May, the event will bring together stakeholders from all areas of the industry.

Creating smart homes to support net zero

Funding has been announced for a new project exploring households’ energy and water efficiency in the race to net zero.

University and Gener8 Kajima establish joint venture

Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Ltd has formed a joint venture with Newcastle University to develop the ambitious Newcastle Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

New Dstl site opened in Newcastle

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has located a new team alongside the National Innovation Centre for Data. It will specialise in artificial intelligence and data science and work with regional partners.

Ageing at the heart of Newcastle’s future

A cutting-edge £500m development supporting the understanding, care and innovation of products and services for an ageing population has been given the go ahead in Newcastle.

New investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

New funding will expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector.

Spin out CellulaREvolution raises £1.75m technology launch

The investment will be used to accelerate research & development and strengthen their commercial team as they prepare to take their bioreactor technologies to market.

Spin out Atelerix secures £425k investment

The investment will enable the company to move to revenue generation and grow the business.

New apprenticeship to support management and leadership skills

We are launching a Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Higher Apprenticeship to help address the regional skills gap around leadership and management.

£5m Innovation Deal boosts Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne

A multi-million pound deal to help all of us in the UK lead longer, happier lives has been launched today and will drive new jobs, skills and businesses in the

New partnership project to improve ecological conditions in Northumberland

A new project led by Natural England will improve the condition of the river, coastal and marine habitats of the Northumberland Coast and Tweed river catchments.

First melanoma test to offer reassurance of low risk of cancer spread

A pioneering test which reliably predicts the spread or return of the most deadly form of skin cancer has been developed by a team of Newcastle scientists and clinicians.

BSF Enterprise acquire 3D Bio-Tissues

Deal for the Newcastle University spin-out paves the way for reverse takeover and raising funds for next phase of development

Outstanding technician of the year

Dr Andrew Filby has won the Times Higher Education Awards 2021 for Outstanding Technician of the Year.

Breakthrough industrial carbon capture solution goes live

The world’s smallest industrial carbon capture technology has been launched.

KTP project with Siemens leads to AI solution for e-charging management going global

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm as a multi-stage optimisation solution for scheduling and load management of electric fleet charging, was created by PhD student Parisa Akaber for Siemens.

Faraday Institution opens regional office in Newcastle University

Recognising the importance of the North East as a key centre of battery research, innovation, skills and production, the Faraday Institution has opened a regional office in Newcastle.

Newcastle teams up with industry partners for water sector innovation

Newcastle University and industry partners have been given the backing to launch a new project that will see customer bills and carbon emissions reduced by December 2025.

Huge economic contribution of universities must not be forgotten

Universities in the North East of England contribute £3.7 billion to the economy and support 32,000 jobs across the region, new findings by Frontier Economics today reveal.

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