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North East businesses offered fully-funded innovation support

Regional businesses can now apply to access academic expertise and world-leading facilities at the region’s universities through the expansion of the Arrow innovation support scheme.

Research-intensive universities generate nearly £38 bn for UK economy

A new report assessing the economic impact of the Russell Group universities, found that for every £1 of public funds invested in research, more than £8.50 was generated for the UK economy.

£30M study paves the way for new treatments for people with cirrhosis

The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced.

Supporting businesses and academic entrepreneurs to grow

The Innovating Together - Universities in the North East (In-TUNE) partnership has been launched to deliver two business support programmes which aim to strengthen the region’s economy.

Newcastle University Business School confirmed as world-class

Newcastle University Business School has officially received re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education.

Post-pandemic widening of inequalities for children in the North

A major new report paints a stark picture of widening inequalities for children in the North of England which cost billions, increases poverty and costs children’s lives.

Developing new eDrive technologies for future electric vehicles

GKN Automotive partners with Newcastle University and the University of Nottingham to launch Advanced Research Centre to accelerate the UK’s electrified future.

THE Awards

The University has won Outstanding Estates Team and Outstanding Technician of the Year at Times Higher Education Awards 2021.

Newcastle University supports RAF’s pathway to Net Zero

Newcastle University will collaborate with the RAF to establish a ViTAL Living Lab at the RAF Leeming base, to support its drive to Net Zero 2040.

Major funding boost for bio-researchers of the future

Newcastle University will be part of a new training partnership (CTP) between Procter & Gamble Technical Centres Limited and the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council).

Leading the way in developing clean maritime technology

Two University and industry projects have been backed by the Department of Transport (DfT) as winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.

Research looks at how small businesses responded to pandemic guidance

Researchers at Newcastle University Business School are to look at how the UK's small businesses have understood and complied with government regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK-Singapore boost for entrepreneurship and innovation

The first alliance of its kind to accelerate collaborations in entrepreneurship and innovation between the UK and Singapore and has been launched.

Business and community links championed in first KEF

The real-world impact of work at Newcastle University has been ranked among the best in results from the first-ever Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).

Newcastle University excels in a leading guide of global universities

Newcastle University has been ranked among the world’s top universities by an influential Higher Education guide.

Helping older people stay in their homes for longer

A project to help older people retain independence and stay connected with their families has received support from UK Research and Innovation’s industrial strategy challenge fund for healthy ageing.

Novel organ preservation device to reduce transplant waiting list

A novel system that preserves the condition of donor organs for longer, is easy to transport and affordable, has been developed by Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospital Trust spin-out, ScubaTx™.

COVID-19 safety packs for Newcastle University staff and students

Staff and students at Newcastle University are to receive safety packs to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the University and local communities.

Helping firms tap into skills learned from caring for older relatives

The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers.

New director for the national Innovation Observatory, NIHRIO

The national centre which helps accelerate access to new medicines, devices and diagnostics and services to patients has a new director, Professor Dawn Craig.

New self-forming membrane to protect our environment

A new class of self-forming membrane to separate carbon dioxide from a mixture of gases has been developed by Newcastle University researchers.

Living wage accreditation announced at Newcastle University

Newcastle University has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer which will see everyone working here receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 an hour.

Nic Palmarini appointed to lead National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Researcher, teacher, writer and TEDx speaker Nic Palmarini has been appointed as the new Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing.

First melanoma test identifies those at low risk of cancer spreading

ITV Tyne Tees presenter Pam Royle, is one of the first to try a new test developed by Newcastle University which predicts whether her skin cancer is likely to return.

Cause of antibiotic resistance identified

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body.