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NHIP Academy

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy supports health and care academic career development.

Newcastle University Policy Academy

Newcastle University Policy Academy provides skills development for all staff and our post-graduates. They learn how to engage with policymakers, expand their networks and increase their impact…

Research Funding Development Team

The Newcastle University Research Funding Development Team provides strategic pre-award research funding services. Our expertise lies in...

Northern Accelerator

The Company Creation team is part of the wider Business Development and Enterprise team within Newcastle University. Their role is to support academics to move their research into scalable…


Research Design Service North East and North Cumbria is one of 10 RDS Regions in England. It offers research design and methodological advice to researchers from across the region who are…

Newcastle University’s Enterprise Services

Newcastle University’s Enterprise Service supports the University’s expertise and capabilities to benefit society and the economy for partners, universities, staff and students…


VOICE is a community of public, patients and carers who are passionate about working with researchers. Embedded in the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University, it supports public.…

The Enterprise Academy

The Enterprise Academy is an internal Newcastle University initiative to help University staff become more comfortable with the commercial world and dealing with industry.

Commercial Enterprise Team, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Commercial Enterprise Team at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supports research active staff from within the Trust. These are staff who are looking to work with commercial partners to deliver projects.

NIHR Innovation Observatory

The NIHR Innovation Observatory (IO) has a national remit to deliver medical horizon scanning: keeping an eye on the future for upcoming change.

Newcastle Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership

The Newcastle Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership (WTTP) supports Newcastle University researchers carrying out early-stage translational research.

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) supports stages D2- D3 and T1-T2 along the Translational Research Pathway.

Newcastle Joint Research Office

The Newcastle Joint Research Office (NJRO) is a partnership between Newcastle University (University) and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Trust).

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) is an accredited Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and works collaboratively to translate world-class research and innovation into real world benefit, improving the population’s health and generating economic growth for the North East and North Cumbria region.

NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative

The NIHR Newcastle In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative (NIHR Newcastle MIC) works with researchers from academia, healthcare and industry who are developing new diagnostic tests. Their experts generate high quality evidence that highlights the potential benefit of the new test, increasing the likelihood of its use in the NHS.

Newcastle Biobanks

Newcastle Biobanks offer a wider range of support to researchers


NovoPath provides high quality services to researchers and academics, other healthcare providers and industry within an ISO-accredited clinical laboratory…

Diagnostics North East

Diagnostics North East (DxNE) brings together research infrastructures, capabilities and resources across the North East of England. This includes the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University and others from across the region. We aim to benefit NHS patients by supporting the discovery, development, evaluation and adoption of high-quality diagnostics.

Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre

The Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (NA-ATTC), along with the Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (ATTC) Network, has developed resources to support translation of advanced therapies into clinical practice.

Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA)

Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) supports researchers in Newcastle by offering the opportunity to collaborate on science with peers across the north and lobby collectively. Creating a unique offer nationally and internationally. Supporting translational research projects throughout all stages T1-D3.

Bioindustry Association (BIA)

Bioindustry Association (BIA)is the national trade association for innovative life science companies in the UK. As a not-for-profit member organisation, it is our aim to enable companies to start & grow successfully in the UK. BIA supports researchers throughout translational research stages D2-T3.


Bionow supports researchers at Newcastle by connecting researchers to the wider ecosystem, people with expertise and other technical and professional services, as well as potential investors and funding opportunities. Bionow supports researchers throughout all stages of the translational research pathway D1 to T3.

Research Software Engineering

Research Software Engineering (RSE) develop high-quality software in collaboration with scientists, engineers and scholars from all research domains. The team's mission is to support the transformation of research at Newcastle through the application of software engineering best practices. Supporting researchers throughout all stages D!-T3 of the translational research pathway.

Newcastle Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre

Newcastle Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Centre grant provides infrastructure support for the delivery of early phase clinical trials and also development and development and delivery of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic biomarkers. Newcastle’s CRUK Centre mainly supports early stage translational projects at T1.

NIHR NENC Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The NIHR North-East North-Cumbria Clinical Research Network (NENC CRN) make sure that health and care research occupies the place it deserves to across the North East and North Cumbria area. The NIHR NENC CRN supports translational research in its early stages T1 and T2.


Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, brings together the five North East Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside. A unique collaboration to deliver world-class research to improve health and wellbeing and tackle inequalities. Fuse supports projects across all translational research stages (D1-T3), although not clinically focused, rather with a primary focus on public health.

NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC)

The National Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) programme is purpose-designed to increase the UK's capacity to deliver late-phase commercial clinical research. NIHR PRC Newcastle supports SMEs, the Life Sciences and MedTech Industries in delivering late phase clinical trials. This would usually be at stage T2 of the translational research pathway.

FMS Project Management Team

The FMS Project Management Team are a highly skilled team who provide a comprehensive specialist professional support service to a portfolio of translational medical research projects, many of which are multi-site and cross-disciplinary. The majority of the projects supported by the FMS Project Management Team fall within stages D3-T2.

Centre for In Vivo Imaging

The Centre for In Vivo Imaging develops novel imaging technologies and applies them to basic science and clinical research. We support stages D1-D3 and T1-T2 of the translational pathway.

NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation

The NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation is a collaboration between Newcastle University, University of Cambridge and NHS Blood and Transplant. The BTRU ODT offers infrastructure and expertise across a range of research areas. Our work supports stages D1-T1 of the translational pathway.

Medicines Discovery Catapult

The Medicines Discovery Catapult has decades of experience across large pharma, academia, leading technology providers, SMEs, charities and start-ups. We are on hand to assist you in creating a clear experimental plan for your project, and then conducting specialised experiments in our state-of-the-art labs to deliver data critical for decision making. We support researchers throughout stages D2-D3 and T1 of the translational research pathway.


CPI is a leading independent technology innovation centre and a founding member of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. We act as a catalyst bringing together academia, businesses, government and investors to ensure that every great invention gets the best opportunity to become a successfully marketed product or process. CPI predominantly supports researchers at stages D3-T2 of the translational research pathway.

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit is a thriving academic clinical trials unit. We work in collaboration with investigators to design and conduct high quality trials and studies answering important questions, whose finding bring substantial impact to health and social care.

NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility

The NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (NCRF) is well-established and successful. It delivers a range of experimental medicine studies led by Principal Investigators from across the Newcastle University and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It plays a strategic role in realising the ambition to be a leader in translational research bringing benefits to patients and society.