National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Who we are

Who we are

Helping us all live better for longer

Set up in 2014, the National Innovation Centre for Ageing is a world-leading organisation, created with a £40 million investment from UK Government and Newcastle University.

We bring together world-leading scientists, business and industry, health and care providers, and the public in a unique space that is designed to lead on innovations that improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Living better for longer – helping us all stay as healthy and well as possible as we age 
  • Age-friendly places – adapting our built and social environments and creating homes we can live in for longer so that we can maximise the quality of our later years
  • Inclusive design - ensuring that products and services meet our needs, whatever our age or ability

From 2020, we will be based at our iconic new building, The Catalyst, at the heart of Newcastle Helix. Funded by Newcastle University, the Medical Research Council, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the building will also house the National Innovation Centre for Data and other businesses.


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