UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Bringing together world-leading experts in innovation, the public and the NHS to improve quality of life as we age.

The Centre provides state-of-the-art facilities to help develop, build, test and market a broad range of new products designed to make our lives easier as we age. That includes everything from designing homes and consumer products, to rethinking transport and mobility.

The Catalyst : home to the UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data
The Catalyst : home to the UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data

It is also the home of VOICE, a unique organisation made up of citizens who work with universities and other bodies to improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research and innovation and help make a positive difference to the lives of older people across the globe.


At a glance

  • £40m development
  • Inter-disciplinary innovation eco-system, including design, computer science, engineering, health and social science
  • Close links with other major ageing centres of innovation adn research nationally and internationally

Established in 2017, the Centre will relocate to their new building in early 2020.

Our logo is a live picture of Newcastle, right now.
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