UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

The Catalyst

The Catalyst

Purpose built for innovation

Co-located with two other centres of national expertise, the National Innovation Centre for Data and the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO), the building also provides a collaborative space for business to take advantage of the expertise and services.

Spread over five floors, the buildings 100,000 sq ft provides a mix of public areas and co-working spaces  including:

  • flexible Grade A office space
  • hot desking and co-working spaces
  • a range of meeting and huddle rooms
  • spacious, collaborative open innovation and break out spaces
  • 20 seat Board Room with panoramic views across the Newcastle skyline
  • sociable kitchen and eating areas
  • showers, changing facilities and racks for 30 bikes

Specialist facilities include:

  • market research rooms
  • data visualisation suite
  • large scale prototyping and demonstration facilities with access to all services
  • unique dementia friendly meeting room
  • 180 seat TED style theatre
  • exhibition space and café

With active in-house support to facilitate networking, collaboration, a dynamic programme of events, public exhibitions, prototype demonstrations, talks and conferences the building welcomes businesses, applied research organisations and relevant support organisations actively engaged in bringing ageing related products to market.

 The Catalyst enables the creation of a tightly coupled and supportive ecosystem between the innovation centres and commercial organisations with a focus on either delivering new insights through data analytics or delivering new products and services which help us to age well, for longer.

The city-centre location provides easy access to regional, national and international transport links.

By providing world-class facilities and services under one roof, The Catalyst will acts a ‘beacon’ for both Ageing and Data related innovation. Tenants benefit from co-location with the ongoing activities of the innovation centres and with like-minded organisations working in related domains.

Together, these activities will deliver economic growth and enable the UK to become a global leader in innovation through ageing and data.



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